The conference is over and I have some time before I fly home. The conference was all about corporate social responsibility, or more accurately, about the lack of it. After 3 days of discussions about climate change, world food and fresh water shortages, pandemics and inequality, I needed a lively walk and some time to contemplate. I am now sitting on the steps of the Federal Hall on Wall St. Next to me is George Washington, looking a bit stiff if you ask me. On my left is the extremely tall and ugly Trump Tower. In front of me is the NY Stock Exchange, and behind me is a very large building site, formerly known as the World Trade Center. I won't foist my political opinions on anyone here, but unless corporate America starts to effectively address the world's real problems, there will be more building sites created in the not too distant future. "Did you hear that Wall St?'"
The smell of fried onions is wafting past me, so I may have to indulge in another NY tradition and get me a hot dog from a street vendor.
Move over Geordie boy, and give me some elbow room.