The State of Responsible Competitiveness

The State of Responsible Competitiveness

Countries that fail to compete responsibly could miss their share of emerging market opportunities worth in excess of $750 billion, or more than 1 percent of current global GDP. According to a new report from AccountAbility, the most successful countries will be those that can redefine public policies and business strategies to account for factors such as climate change, gender equity and human rights campaigns, and anti-corruption initiatives. Funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Microsoft and two Salvadoran business groups, Agrisal and Fundemas, the report, The State of Responsible Competitiveness (156 pages, PDF), includes an index of 108 countries (accounting for 96 percent of global economic activity), and blends twenty-one data streams to arrive at a measure of their progress in advancing responsible business practices.