Honest conversation is a tool and a principle of the Initiatives of Change movement, and that of TIGE. No matter how uncomfortable it may be, over the years we have brought together corporate leaders and NGOs, bankers and their (disillusioned) customers, companies and their (vexed) clients, senior business leaders and students of business, government officials and citizens who they serve. These encounters have not always been pleasant. We have been accused of inviting ‘the enemy’ and giving them the chance to do their ‘PR’, ‘CSR’, ‘white-washing’ and ‘green-washing’. They have been accused of doing wrong things, or, if doing something right, not doing enough. However, we persevere, because we believe that these conversations are important and that we need to develop our capacity to host them, wherever we are.
Examples are coming soon.