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Art and culture, music and dance | COMPANY | ECONOMIC ACTIVITY | Education | Food and agriculture | Government | Health | Infrastructure | Manufacturing | National security | PEOPLE | Personal service | PLACE | PROFIT | Religion | Restaurants | Retail | Sports |


PRODUCT go to TOP

PRODUCT
Food
Clothes
Services
Housing
Knowledge

PEOPLE go to TOP

PEOPLE
as individuals
as members of a family
as children in a family
as parents in a family
as elders in a family
as members of society
as elders in a society
as producers
as consumers
as employers
as employees

PLACE go to TOP

PLACE
from the perspective of a company
from the perspective of an individual or family

PROFIT go to TOP

PROFIT
in a large multinational corporation
in an owner operated small business

COMPANY go to TOP

COMPANY
from the perspective of society
from the perspective of owners / investors
from the perspective of employees
from the perspective of consumers

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY go to TOP

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
from the perspective of an operating business
from the perspective of an owner / investor
from the perspective of a worker
from the perspective of a consumer

Infrastructure go to TOP

Infrastructure
A house
A road
Water mains
Sewers
Electricity distribution
Electricity transmission (the Grid)
Oil and gas pipelines
Gas distribution
Airports
Seaports
Railroads
Bus terminals
Train terminals
Communications
Data centers
Military intelligence satellites
Research satellites
GPS satellites

Religion go to TOP

Religion What is the purpose of religion The purpose of religion is
A church
A synagogue
A mosque
A temple

Retail go to TOP

Retail
A department store
A discount store
A supermarket
A bodego
A convenience store
A liquor store
Big box general store
A clothing store
Jeweler
Flee market
A computer store
A furniture store
A food market
A butcher
A baker
A general store
A bar
A sports bar
A gentleman's club

Restaurants go to TOP

Restaurants
A coffee shop
A chain restaurant
A fast food restaurant
A pizza place

Personal service go to TOP

Personal service
Hairdresser / barber
Hair stylist
Nails
Spa
Health club
Pawn shop
Shoe repair
Laundromat
Dry cleaners
Service
Automobile service
Residential heating and air conditioning
Landscaping and lawn service

National security go to TOP

National Security
The army
The navy
The air force
The coast guard
Special forces
Intelligence

Government go to TOP

Government
Civil service
Administration
Executive
Legislative
Judiciary
Regulators
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Housing
Ministry of Public Works
Ministry of Defense
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of the Environment
The budget
The courts
The prisons
Statistics
The census

Health go to TOP

Health
Medical research
Hospitals
Clinics
Doctor's offices
Training
Doctors
Doctor certification
Nurses
Nurse assistants
Community health workers
Advertising
Pharmaceutical research
Pharmaceutical patents
Drug prices
Health Insurance Company
National health system
Specialists

Education go to TOP

Education
Pre school education
Kindergarten
Primary school
Secondary school
Community college
Vocation training
University
Post grad study
Special education
Financing students
Financing educational establishments

Manufacturing go to TOP

Manufacturing
Supply chain
Logistics
Workplace safety
Payroll
Employee benefits
Robotics
Inventory control
Quality control
Marketing
Advertising
Trade shows
Brand PR
Risk management

Food and agriculture go to TOP

Food
Agriculture
Genetically modified seeds
Fertilizers
Pesticides
'Roundup'
Soil conservation
Permaculture
'Natural'
Irrigation
Antibiotics
Growth hormones
Managing runoff
Localization
Greenhouses
Hydraponics
Aquaponics

Sports go to TOP

Sports
A professional team
A star player
A stadium
Children's sport
High school sport
College level sport
Gambling on sports
Drugs in sports

Art and culture, music and dance go to TOP

The Purpose of Arts and Culture. Music and Dance
Music
A symphony orchestra
A choral group
A music ensemble
A jazz group
A pop group
Opera
Dance
Classical ballet
Contemporary dance
Ballroom dancing
Art
Art galleries
Museums

MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING (MDIA)

What is the Purpose of …?

Table of Contents What is the Purpose of …? 1 Background 6 TO DO 6 Complete this paper 6 Develop an app 6 Incorporate purpose into the MDIA framework 6

Infrastructure 7 A house 7 A road 7 Water mains 7 Sewers 7 Electricity distribution 7 Electricity transmission (the Grid) 7 Oil and gas pipelines 7 Gas distribution 7 Airports 7 Seaports 7 Railroads 7 Bus terminals 8 Train terminals 8 Communications 8 Data centers 8 Military intelligence satellites 8 Research satellites 8 GPS satellites 8

Religion 9 What is the purpose of religion 9 A church 9 A synagogue 9 A mosque 9 A temple 9

Retail 10 A department store 10 A discount store 10 A supermarket 10 A bodego 10 A convenience store 10 A liquor store 10 Big box general store 10 A clothing store 10 Jeweler 10 Flee market 10

Restaurants 12 A coffee shop 12 A chain restaurant 12 A fast food restaurant 12 A pizza place 12 Personal service 13 Hairdresser / barber 13 Hair stylist 13 Nails 13 Spa 13 Health club 13 Pawn shop 13 Shoe repair 13 Laundromat 13 Dry cleaners 13

Service 14 Automobile service 14 Residential heating and air conditioning 14 Landscaping and lawn service 14

National Security 15 The army 15 The navy 15 The air force 15 The coast guard 15 Special forces 15 Intelligence 15

Government 16 Civil service 16 Administration 16 Executive 16 Legislative 16 Judiciary 16 Ministry of Finance 16 Ministry of Housing 16 Ministry of Public Works 16 Ministry of Defense 16 Ministry of Foreign Affairs 16 Ministry of Home Affairs 16 Ministry of the Environment 17 The budget 17 The courts 17 The prisons 17 Statistics 17 The census 17

Health 18 Medical research 18 Hospitals 18 Clinics 18 Doctor's offices 18 Training 18 Doctors 18 Doctor certification 18 Nurses 18 Nurse assistants 18 Community health workers 18 Advertising 18 Pharmaceutical research 19 Pharmaceutical patents 19 Drug prices 19 Health Insurance Company 19 National health system 19 Specialists 19

Education 20 Pre school education 20 Kindergarten 20 Primary school 20 Secondary school 20 Community college 20 Vocation training 20 University 20 Post grad study 20 Special education 20 Financing students 20 Financing educational establishments 20

Manufacturing 21 Supply chain 21 Logistics 21 Workplace safety 21 Payroll 21 Employee benefits 21 Robotics 21 Inventory control 21 Quality control 21

Marketing 21 Advertising 21 Trade shows 21 Brand PR 22 Risk management 22

Agriculture 23 Genetically modified seeds 23 Fertilizers 23 Pesticides 23 'Roundup' 23 Soil conservation 23 Permaculture 23 'Natural' 23 Irrigation 23 Antibiotics 23 Growth hormones 23 Managing runoff 23 Localization 24 Greenhouses 24 Hydraponics 24 Aquaponics 24

Sports 25 A professional team 25 A star player 25 A stadium 25 Children's sport 25 High school sport 25 College level sport 25 Gambling on sports 25 Drugs in sports 25

The Arts and Culture 26 Music 26 A symphony orchestra 26 A choral group 26 A music ensemble 26 A jazz group 26 A pop group 26 Opera 26 Dance 26 Classical ballet 26 Contemporary dance 26 Ballroom dancing 26 Art 27 Art galleries 27 Museums 27

CONTACT 28 Founder / CEO … TrueValueMetrics 28 Mailing Address: 28 Internet/communications footprint 28 Print on Demand Books: 28

Background

The conventional wisdom in some circles is that the purpose of business is to make profit, and if a business makes profit, then there will be an optimization of the economy and the maximum of benefit for society. This is the basic premise of the Adam Smith argument for a laissez faire market economy, and it has worked better for most of the last three hundred years than the alternatives.

The modern version of this argument is that business has to optimize its performance relative to the interest of the owners … the stockholders. Some executives have argued that to do anything else is a breach of trust and executives could be held accountable in law for their actions.

This idea has been challenged. Whether or not the law requires optimization of business for the benefit of stockholders, there are initiatives to make it clear that the 'purpose' of the business is to make a contribution to society using the resources of the business. One such initiative in the United States is the B Corp movement, which specifically has articles in the Bye Laws to ensure that social benefit is a legitimate goal of the business.

Whether or not there is a problem in law to do things that are valuable for society … for people and planet … the metrics of state, progress and performance may be structured so that it is possible to see what is going on and understand the implications.


TO DO
Complete this paper
Flesh out this paper with a complete set of statements of purpose for all the elements listed
Develop an app
Develop a mobile app to build a database of statements of purpose that can be used for analysis
Incorporate purpose into the MDIA framework
Make purpose a part of the analysis of each of the main elements of MDIA



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