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Article 21: “A Declaration of Sustainability” – Paul Hawken (1993) Premise: Corporations – because they are the dominant institution on the  humankind o Record increase in hydrocarbons and climate change o 20% of humans chronically hungry/starving o Top 20% (especially North Americans) control/consume 80% of world  wealth   probably even more now Often people say “it’s only the rich people that can afford to care about  the environment” “Whole Foods, whole paycheck” Ethical dilemma for business begins with the acknowledgement that a  commercial system that functions well by its own standards/definitions  unavoidably defies the greater, more profound ethic of biology o Profit maximization = cost minimization Don’t count the environmental cost Irony: (In examining the “sustainable” companies) If every company on the 
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