When we talk about commerce as a for-profit social service that should facilitate ‘calm and pleasant life’, two vital queries each one of us should ask would be ‘What kinds of products should the commerce provide?’ and ‘at what cost?’– We have discussed some elements of these earlier. Today let us think more on the ethics to be uphold while fixing the costs of commercial products. Almost all commercial practitioners are very keen to factor in requirements like ensuring a healthy living for the practitioner of commerce, sustainability of the organizations through which the products are produced and distributed, future prospects of the commercial establishments etc while costing the products. Of course, it is not a bad thing and it should be there. But a crucial link that connects the commercial prosperity to social well-being is missing there. How many practitioners of commerce are really worried about the implications of the quality of their products and its prices on a healthy social life? This introspection is vital to a healthy commercial ecosystem as well as a calm and pleasant life, as both are interdependent.
Practice it and make it a habit. Then the nature will make it sustainable by triggering necessary genetic engineering!