Laszlo Zsolnai ‘Nature, Society and Future Generations.’ , in Business, Globalization and the Common Good, eds. Henri-Claude de Bettignies, and Francois Lépinueux, Peter Lang, Oxford – Bern – Berlin- Bruxelles – Frankfurt am Main – New York – Wien, 2009. (This book may be available at: Amazon)
Today’s business has a major impact on society and the natural environment. It considerably affects the fate and survival of natural ecosystems and the life conditions of present and future generations. Applying the imperative of responsibility developed by Hans Jonas, we can say that business has a one way, non-reciprocal duty: to care for the beings which are under the impacts of its functioning.