Take it personally: how to make conscious choices to change the world

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Conari Press, Oct 15, 2001 - Business & Economics - 255 pages
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Humanitarian consumers have been outraged to learn of the Gap's sweatshops, the young children who assemble Nike running shoes, and the deplorable demands put on agricultural workers by Starbucks Coffee. This book is a call to action to change business practices that hurt workers, children, animals, and the environment.

Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, a phenomenally successful alternative corporation, believes that businesses can be both profitable and ethical. Her 1,700 stores in 47 countries sell environmentally friendly beauty products within a model of personal accountability and social responsibility. Inspiring consumers to think about what they buy and from whom they buy it, this book examines the issues driving globalization and the steps consumers can take to keep destructive elements in check.

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Review: Take It Personally: How to Make Conscious Choices to Change the World

User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

Can read through or browse the short entries on many topics about economic policies and practices that have worldwide effects. Read full review

Review: Take It Personally: How to Make Conscious Choices to Change the World

User Review  - Tanya - Goodreads

Interesting read, shows that the world is just too big for just one opinion, or one set of rights. so much to do, so little time...i better start NOW. Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Dame Anita Roddick started The Body Shop in 1976 in Brighton, England. What distinguishes The Body Shop and Roddick from other global businesses and entrepreneurs is a core dedication to community trade and human rights. Roddick is a key pioneer of socially responsible business, proving that commerce with a conscience is not only a moral imperative. She was named a Dame of the Order of the British Empire in 2003. Her Web site is www.AnitaRoddick.com.