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Below is a select list of books that not only imbibe the spirit of Investing for the Soul, but also are highly informative and inspirational. The titles are linked to booksellers (mostly Amazon.com) where they may be purchased. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Values: Building a Better World for All, by Mark Carney, Signal 2021.
"Writing with the benefit of almost two decades at the heart of global financial policymaking higher circles, Mark Carney's indispensable new book asks how we can go from knowing the price of everything to understanding its true value. From the Great Financial Crisis to climate change and the coronavirus pandemic, this is the essential handbook for 21st century leaders, policymakers and everyone who wants to build a fair and sustainable world."—Christine Lagarde, former chair and managing director of the IMF and president of the European Central Bank.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need, by Bill Gates, Knopf 2021.
"The most refreshing aspect of this book is its bracing mix of cold-eyed realism and number-crunched optimism... Ultimately his book is a primer on how to reorganise the global economy so that innovation focuses on the world's gravest problems. It is a powerful reminder that if mankind is to get serious about tackling them, it must do more to harness the one natural resource available in infinite quantity--human ingenuity."--The Economist

Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit. by Alex Edmans, Cambridge University Press 2020.
"I do not know whether capitalism is in crisis. But I do know Alex Edmans' superb book makes the case, compellingly and comprehensively, for a radical rethink of how companies operate and indeed why they exist. It is the definitive account of the analytical case for responsible business, but is at the same time practical and grounded in real business experience. It is a tour de force."--Andy Haldane, Chief Economist, Bank of England.

Profitable Conservation: Business Strategies that Boost Your Bottom Line, Protect Wildlife, and Conserve Biodiversity, by Mark Aspelin, Gypsy Road Publishing 2018.
"The diversity of nature, perfected over millions of years, provide many secrets that can be of great benefit to humans. If we lose biodiversity, we lose that potential. In a world of population increase, habitat destruction, and especially industrialized agriculture, biodiversity is the victim. Mark Aspelin’s excellent presentation provides ideas about how business and biodiversity can go hand in hand."—Dr. George Archibald, Co-Founder and Senior Conservationist at The International Crane Foundation.

Main Topics on Corporate Social Responsibility, by Jorge Emilio Sierra Montoya, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Barranquilla, Colombia, 2016.
"Most of these articles were published in different national and international communications media, such as the prestigious RS Magazine of the International Center for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, in Colombia; the monthly bulletin of the World Confederation of Businesses (headquartered in Houston, United States), that is distributed in more than seventy countries."—Jorge Emilio Sierra Montoya.

Metrics for Sustainable Business: Measures and Standards for the Assessment of Organizations, by Scott R. Herriott, Routledge 2016.
"Metrics for Sustainable Business is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview and comparison of the frameworks companies can use for reporting on environmental and social issues. It includes a valuable discussion about the use of indicators to measure sustainability performance and offers technical details on the accounting for greenhouse gas emissions, water, and waste."—Kenton D. Swift, University of Montana.

Sustainable Frontiers: Unlocking Change through Business, Leadership and Innovation, by Wayne Visser, Greenleaf 2015.
"Combines the latest developments with scholarly and wide-ranging business examples"—Laura J. Spence, Professor of Business Ethics, Royal Holloway University of London.

The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency, by Mark L. Clifford, Columbia University Press, 2015.
"In this well-researched and ultimately optimistic account, Clifford makes the case that environmental policies ’can and must be fixed’ and gives us examples of companies that have worked to find private-sector solutions. In doing so, Clifford sheds much-needed light on the workings and future of the region’s efforts on the environment, and on the need for governments to set clear rules so that business can do its part to solve the region’s environmental crisis."—Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics.

Reframing the Game: The Transition to a New Sustainable Economy, by Mike Townsend, Greenleaf 2015.
"This Special Issue of Building Sustainable Legacies brings together key voices in business and academia that show us how to accelerate towards this tipping point by exploring the role that business in society, responsible education, leadership techniques and legal reform will have in shaping the new sustainable economy."—Book description.

The Business of Doing Good: Insights from One Organisation’s Journey to Deliver on Good Intentions, by Anton Simanowitz and Katherine Knotts, Practical Action Publishing, January 2015.
"A lucid and thought-provoking account of how things actually work in the field, based on the history and experience of AMK in Cambodia. It should become a well-thumbed staple for many of us working in social investment generally and microfinance especially.”—David Woods, Managing Director, Oikocredit International.

Competing for a Sustainable World: Building Capacity for Sustainable Innovation, by Sanjay Sharma, Greenleaf 2014.
"[This book] summarizes a lifetime of experience and perspective by the author that others in this emerging field will find very useful and important."

The Breakthrough Challenge: 10 Ways to Connect Today’s Profits With Tomorrow’s Bottom Line, by John Elkington and Jochen Zeitz, Jossey-Bass 2014.
"John Elkington and Jochen Zeitz argue in this lucid, compelling, forward-thinking book that humanity′s collective self-interest will be best served by enlightened business leaders. As practical as it is inspiring, this case for doing well by doing the right thing should be required reading for anyone seeking to build a truly successful 21st century business.”—Jeff Skoll, first president, eBay, and founder and chairman, the Skoll Foundation, Participant Media, and the Skoll Global Threats Fund.

The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, by Christine Bader, Bibliomotion March 2014.
"Thought-provoking...a good primer on the C.S.R. phenomenon...effortlessly gulped during a long airplane flight. The writing is clear and concise, and if the book doesn′t leave one convinced that every multinational has suddenly developed a guiding conscience, it does offer some encouragement that many are on the way."—Bryan Burrough, The New York Times.

Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, by John Mackey and Rajendra Sisodia, Harvard Business Review Press 2013.
“Conscious Capitalism is a wonderful book, full of fiery passion and incisive insights. So buy it. Read it. Implement it. It′s a true guide to future.”—Forbes.com

The Business Case for Sustainable Finance, by Iveta Cherneva, Routledge 2012.
"Highly recommended. The book provides a truly global picture, drawing on the expertise of the foremost voices in the sustainable finance space."—
Dr. James Gifford, Executive Director, United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

Screw Business as Usual, by Richard Branson, Portfolio Hardcover 2011.
"Doing the right thing can be profitable. I will show how this works step by step in the following pages. It’s the core message of this book. I often say, ’Have fun and the money will come.’ I still believe that, but now I am saying, ’Do good, have fun and the money will come.’"—Richard Branson.

The Politics of Corporate Social Responsibility: The Rise of a Global Business Norm, by Ursula Muhle, Campus Verlag 2011.
"The Politics of Corporate Social Responsibility provides a stepping stone for future research regarding the evolving corporate social responsibility of business as an auspicious new direction."—Selena Lucien, CSR International

Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart’s Green Revolution, by Edward Humes, HarperBusiness 2011.
"Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Humes (Eco Barons) offers a stirring story of how ecologically responsible practices are increasingly benefiting the bottom line, and how as Wal-Mart goes global (and tries to lure back the more green-conscious consumer decamping for Target), the biggest retailer in the world is, slowly but surely, encouraging a change for the better. A fascinating, fair-minded look at the congruence between environmentalism and business, and the behemoth at the intersection."—Publishers Weekly.

Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change, by L. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen, Hill and Wang 2011.
"If you wonder whether there is any hope of humankind′s dealing successfully with climate change, read this book. It is a virtual compendium of what is going on already from which to draw hope and, more important, inspiration.”—Ray Anderson, chairman and founder, Interface, Inc.

Valuing Corporate Responsibility: How Do Investors Really Use Corporate Responsibility Information? By Rory Sullivan, Greenleaf Publishing 2011.
"This book exposes the chasm in understanding that currently separates companies and investors on the critical issue of corporate responsibility. It explains why a dialogue of the deaf has continued for so long, and also provides wise guidance based on practical experience on how to bridge the divide. Importantly, it also points the way to a new relationship between company management and their shareholders based not on better corporate reporting but on actual improvements in social and environmental performance."—Nick Robins, Head, HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence.

International Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Corporations in the Economic Order of the 21st Century, by Ramon Mullerat, Kluwer Law International 2010.
"Corporations and law firms want to keep up-to-date with the wide range of initiatives and codes of practice on CSR, and with policies being used by other companies. The book is divided into four sections."—Book description.

Social Responsibility: Failure Mode Effects and Analysis, by Holly Allison Duckworth and Rosemond Anne Moore, CRC Press 2010.
"... this is the first book to focus on methods for assessing an organizations process towards its social responsibility performance through failure mode and risk assessment. The text defines social responsibility, explains how the new ISO 26000 standard will affect the market place, and provides practical problem solving methods that can be put to use immediately in any organization to improve overall social responsibility."—Book description.

Sustainability Strategies: When does it pay to be green? by Renato J. Orsato, Palgrave Macmillan 2009
"’Very useful for managers and investors looking to prioritise environmental projects based on solid management principles.’—Ethical Corporation Magazine.

Looking Beyond Profit (Corporate Social Responsibility), by Peggy Chiu, Ashgate 2009.
"’Looking Beyond Profit’ is an essential book, not just for encouraging investment managers to look more closely at their environmental impacts, but for ethical finance advisers and all concerned with corporate governance, either as practitioners, researchers, business educators or students."—Book description.

Corporate Social Responsibility – A Legal Analysis, by Michael Kerr, Richard Janda, & Chip Pitts, LexisNexis Canada 2009.
"... is the first comprehensive legal text on global CSR. It examines the hard and soft laws that ground CSR to show that responsible corporate behaviour has become a matter of important legal concern for virtually every corporation."—Book description.

Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage, by Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston, Wiley (revised, updated edition) 2009.
"An excellent, updated primer that tracks the A to Z of getting a grip on green as a business leader."—CNBC European Business.

Responsible Business: Self-Governance and Law in Transnational Economic Transactions (Onati Internatonal Series in Law and Society), Olaf Dilling (Editor), Martin Herberg (Editor), and Gerd Winter (Editor), Hart Publishing 2008.
"The wealth of case studies and meticulous empirical evidence, combined with high theory, make for a very plausible analysis of one of the most significant trends in environmental and economic governance...a worthwhile addition to nearly any environmental law library."—Benjamin J Richardson Journal of Environmental Law Vol 21, No 1, 2009.

The Aspen Institute Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs 2008-2009, by The Aspen Institute 2008.
"The Aspen Institute, a premier non-profit, research organization for corporate social responsibility, offers the first comprehensive guide to the world’s leading global MBA programs in CSR--an indispensable guide for prospective students, universities, hiring companies, and libraries."—Book description.

Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Other Economic Leaders, by Conor Clarke (Contributor), Michael Kinsley (Editor), Simon & Schuster 2008.
"... at the 2008 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, [Bill] Gates advocated a creative capitalism in which big corporations, the distinguishing feature of the modern global economy, integrate doing good into their way of doing business... This controversial new idea is discussed and debated by the more than forty contributors to this book."—Book description.

Guidance on Corporate Responsibility Indicators in Annual Reports, by United Nations 2008.
"This publication is a voluntary technical aid for enterprises, investors, regulators, and others. It is aimed to assist preparers of enterprise reporting in producing concise and comparable corporate responsibility indicators within their annual financial reports."—Book description.

The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems, by Van Jones and Ariane Conrad, HarperOne 2008.
"This book illustrates the link between the struggle to restore the environment and the need to revive the US economy. Van Jones demonstrates conclusively that the best solutions for the survivability of our planet are also the best solutions for everyday Americans."—Al Gore, former U.S. Vice-President. Now Chairman of Generation Investment Management.

Strategies for the Green Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in the New World of Business, Joel Makower, McGraw-Hill 2008.
"Joel Makower provides a roadmap--a clear and compelling vision of what’s possible when companies harness environmental thinking to create value for their shareholders, employees, customers, and communities."—Gary Hirshberg, chairman and president of Stonyfield Farm.

Positively Responsible: How Business Can Save the Planet, by Erik Bichard and Cary L. Cooper, Butterworth-Heinemann 2008.
"At last - a book about ’business and sustainability’ that treats business as an integral part of society (not some disconnected alien force) and business people as real people with real feelings, doubts and contradictions. That makes Positively Responsible a much more satisfying and illuminating read."—Jonathan Porritt, Forum for the Future.

Corporate Responses to Climate Change: Achieving Emissions Reductions Through Regulation, Self-Regulation and Economic Incentives, by Rory Sullivan, Greenleaf Publishing 2008.
"This book is particularly important since it addresses the corporate sector, a major stakeholder in tackling the challenge of climate change. Indeed, it is largely through market-based responses that new technologies will be developed and their dissemination would take place to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases. The book appropriately addresses issues of public policy and their nexus with corporate responses, which makes this a useful volume not only for corporate leaders but policy-makers as well."—Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and Director-General, TERI, India

Vault Guide to Green Programs, by Won Kim, Vault, Inc. 2008.
"This guide presents accurate information about how North American companies are incorporating environmental concerns into their business and career practices. The guide is especially relevant to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as entry-level and mid-career employees, who are considering environmentally friendly companies. The guide can also be used by companies for research purposes, benchmarking their current programs or even motivation to create such programs."—Book description.

No Small Change: Pension Funds and Corporate Engagement, by Tessa Hebb, Cornell University Press 2008.
"Tessa Hebb examines the ability of pension funds, now the largest single driver of financial markets around the world, to use their ownership position to change corporate practices for the sake of the bottom line and, perhaps, change the world for the better in the process."—Book description.

The Difference Makers: How Social and Institutional Entrepreneurs Created the Corporate R Movement, by Sandra Waddock, Greenleaf Publishing 2008.
"The Difference Makers is a history and detailed analysis of how corporate responsibility has emerged as a key political, social, and business issue, why it has evolved so quickly, and what the visions of its thought leaders are for the future. It will be essential reading for academics, business people and all those who are interested in the future of the corporation."
Book description.

The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility, by Andrew Crane, Abagail McWilliams, Dirk Matten, Jeremy Moon, Donald S. Siegel, Oxford University Press 2008.
"[The} issues [of corporate social responsibility] encompass broad questions about the changing relationship between business, society and government, environmental issues, corporate governance, the social and ethical dimensions of management, globalization, stakeholder debates, shareholder and consumer activism, changing political systems and values, and the ways in which corporations can respond to new social imperatives... This Oxford Handbook is an authoritative review of the academic research that has both prompted, and responded to, these issues. Bringing together leading experts in the area, it provides clear thinking and new perspectives on CSR and the debates around it."—Book description.

Sustainable Value: How the World’s Leading Companies Are Doing Well by Doing Good, by Chris Laszlo, Stanford Business Books 2008.
"Read Sustainable Value, dispel the myth that environmental responsibility is expensive, and form a new vision of industry as part of the solution rather than a part of the problem; and more profitable at that, not less."—Ray Anderson, Founder and Chairman, Interface, Inc.

When Principles Pay: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Bottom Line, by Geoffrey Heal, Columbia University Press 2008.
"A balanced and optimistic account of how companies can benefit from the Corporate Social Responsibility movement. Geoffrey Heal makes a persuasive argument that doing the right thing can also boost the bottom line."
—Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in economics.

The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Complete Reference Guide to Concepts, Codes and Organisations, Wayne Visser (Author), Dirk Matten (Author), Manfred Pohl (Author), Nick Tolhurst (Author), Katja B?hmer (Editor), Aron Ghebremariam (Editor), Judith Hennigfeld (Editor), and Sandra S. Huble (Editor). Wiley 2008
"A complete reference guide...offers an invaluable combination of lessons learned and best practice for the future...provides first-hand insights"—Forum CSR International, October 2008.

Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts, by Marc J Epstein, Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2008.
"Moves CSR from the theoretical to the practical, offering real-life tools, processes, and metrics for creating a true corporate framework for sustainability."—Brad Shaw, Senior Vice President, The Home Depot.

Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, by Hazel Henderson, Chelsea Green Publishing Company 2007.
"Hazel Henderson uses her flawless systemic analysis, great eloquence, and her unique gift for provocative, yet disarming aphorisms to show us not only that the transition to a sustainable future is possible with existing technologies and conceptual models, but also that it is already well on its way."—Fritjof Capra, author, The Web of Life and The Hidden Connections.

Megatrends 2010: The Rise of Conscious Capitalism, by Patricia Aburdene, Hampton Roads Publishing 2007.
"The Megatrends books have become a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy: they not only identify significant trends, but also spur them."—Social Funds.com

The Civil Corporation, by Simon Zadek, Earthscan Revised 2007.
"The Civil Corporation breaks new and critical ground on the impact of the business and society debate on the dynamics of business strategy. I single it out as a must read for all scholars and practitioners who study and manage businesses that seriously aim at blending societal and economic welfare in their decisions and actions.’ Maurizio Zollo, Shell Fellow in Business and the Environment, and Associate Professor of Strategy, INSEAD."

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century, by Fred Pearce, Beacon Press 2007.
"Veteran science writer Pearce (Turning Up the Heat) makes a strong—and scary—case that a worldwide water shortage is the most fearful looming environmental crisis. With a drumbeat of facts both horrific (thousands of wells in India and Bangladesh are poisoned by fluoride and arsenic) and fascinating (it takes 20 tons of water to make one pound of coffee), the former New Scientist news editor documents a "kind of cataclysm" already affecting many of the world’s great rivers."Publishers Weekly.

The Virtuous Consumer: Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World, by Leslie Garrett, New World Library 2007.
"The Virtuous Consumer is your key to shopping consciously and creating a simpler, greener lifestyle."—Book description.

The Debate over Corporate Social Responsibility, by Steven K. May (Editor), George Cheney (Editor), and Juliet Roper (Editor), Oxford University Press, USA, 2007.
"Should business strive to be socially responsible, and if so, how? The Debate over Corporate Social Responsibility updates and broadens the discussion of these questions by bringing together in one volume a variety of practical and theoretical perspectives on corporate social responsibility."Book description.

50 reasons to buy Fairtrade, by Miles Litvinoff and John Madeley, Pluto Press 2007.
"This book provides a critical guide to international trade and shows that fair trade presents a realistic and positive alternative for farmers and producers in developing countries."
Book description.

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It, by Al Gore (former US presidential candidate), Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2006.
"Our climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but in fact it is happening very quickly-and has become a true planetary emergency."

The High-Purpose Company: The TRULY Responsible (and Highly Profitable) Firms That Are Changing Business Now, by Christine Arena, HarperBusiness 2006.
"Kudos to Christine Arena for daring to challenge sound-bite thinking! She asks important questions.”—Sue Mecklenburg, vice president sustainable procurement practices, Starbucks Coffee Company.

The Market for Virtue: The Potential And Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility, by David Vogel, Brookings Institution Press 2006
"Here is the definitive guide to what corporate social responsibility can and cannot accomplish in a modern capitalist economy."—Robert B. Reich, University Professor of social and economic policy, Brandeis University, and former U.S. Secretary of Labor.

The Triple Bottom Line: How Today’s Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success -- and How You Can Too, by Andrew W. Savitz (Author) and Karl Weber (Contributor), Jossey-Bass 2006.
"Informative, persuasive, and practical, containing valuable advice for anyone seeking a more responsible and profitable approach to business."—Steve Reinemund, chairman and chief executive officer, PepsiCo.

Sustainable Protein Production and Consumption: Pigs or Peas? By Harry Aiking and De Boer Joop, Springer 2006.
"This book deals with step wise changes -- called societal transitions -- to make food production and consumption sustainable."—Excerpt from book.

Six arguments for a greener diet, by Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D., and the Staff of the (US) Center for Science in the Public Interest 2006.
"... a meticulously researched examination of scientific studies that finds that eating more plant foods and fewer fatty animal products can lead to extra years of healthy living... that same diet also leads to much less food poisoning, water pollution, air pollution, global warming, and animal suffering."

Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser, Harper Perennial 2005.
"H Schlosser’s incisive history of the development of American fast food indicts the industry for some shocking crimes against humanity, including systematically destroying the American diet and landscape, and undermining our values and our economy."Publishers Weekly.

The Ethical Consumer, by Rob Harrison, Terry Newholm, Deirdre Shaw, Sage Publications Ltd. 2005.
"This book is not simply the best book on the remarkable phenomenon of today’s ethical consumer. It is a gift of advice and insight, from the people that know best, to the cause of tomorrow. Many of the writers deserve the plaudits of being pioneers of a new consumer movement. These are the issues of our time."—Ed Mayo, Chief Executive of the UK’s National Consumer Council (NCC).

Capitalism As If The World Matters, by Jonathon Porritt, Earthscan Publications Ltd. 2005.
"...how capitalism, and business, can provide a future of wealth, equity and ecological integrity...Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is a leading influence on business and industry, the UK Government′s foremost adviser on sustainable development."—Book description.


Investing in Corporate Social Responsibility: A Guide to Best Practice, Business Planning & the UK’s Leading Companies, by John Hancock, Kogan Page Business Books 2005.
"This book explains the issues and the benefits of corporate social responsibility in the context of an analysis of the 300 quoted UK companies currently listed on the prestigious FTSE4Good index."—Book description.


Corporations and the Public Interest: Guiding the Invisible Hand, by Steven Lydenberg, Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2005.

Lyndenberg argues that, "Corporations not externalize costs onto society; corporations not exhaust natural and societal resources that could otherwise be used by future generations; and corporations not divert their profits and assets for unproductive use, but invest them in creating value for stockowners and other stakeholders."—CSRwire.

The Market For Virtue: The Potential And Limits Of Corporate Social Responsibility, by David Vogel, The Brookings Institution, 2005.

Shows how managers can meaningfully integrate corporate social responsibility in their workplace.


The Natural Step Story: Seeding a Quiet Revolution, by Karl-Henrik Robèrt, New Society Publishers 2002.
The author describes how he came about The Natural Step environmental sustainability program and of how he enlisted in it major corporations such as Home Depot, Interface and IKEA.


Dancing with the Tiger: Learning Sustainability Step by Natural Step, Brian Nattrass and Mary Altomare, New Society Publishers 2002.
These individuals are the pioneers of the ‘Natural Step,′ a framework of environmental sustainability for business. This book shows how businesses can employ it to their advantage.

Natural Capitalism, Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, by Paul Hawken. Back Bay Books 2000.
A wonderful vision of how environmental sustainability can be applied to businesses while helping them become more profitable.

The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World, by John Robbins and Dr. Dean Ornish, Conari Press 2001.
Using an incredible array of statistics from the health, agriculture, and environmental fields, the authors make a compelling case for substituting meat consumption with plant-based foods.

Good News for a Change, by David Suzuki and Gary Sanders,Stoddart 2002.
Details many environmentally beneficial changes being made around the world by businesses and consumers.


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