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The Cranfield School of Management and the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility have authored a report for Coca Cola Enterprises entitled:‘Combining Profit and Purpose: A new dialogue on the role of business in society’ .

The report looks at the purpose and responsibility of business now and in the future and considers a number of questions including:

  • What is the purpose of business?
  • Should business have a social purpose?
  • How should a business define its purpose?

The Blueprint for Better Business’ Five Principles of a Purpose Driven Business are mentioned in Appendix Two of the report as an important new tool which can provide a practical framework for companies.

Coca-Cola Enterprises report