Others invested in more bleeding heart initiatives, like building wells in Africa (they rarely mention how that community came to be without water in the first place).
This first wave of CSR was mainly pushed by image, as at the time consumer awareness wasn’t high enough to greatly influence demand.
Chances are that you are going to find your best soluation of true costs (those externalized hidden numbers) by collaborating with surrounding communities that might be affected by your interests.
Through collaborative studies, you will determine the true implications of your actions.
A good design plan will provide solutions for negative impli-cations before the project begins.
So how do we evaluate true cost and what does it have to do with CSR and collaboration?
The truth is that there is no economic equation that can evaluate the true cost of any of our actions.