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Date: 2024-02-24 Page is: DBtxt001.php L020-OG-ORGANIZATIONS
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ORGANIZATIONS

MANY, MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF ORGANIZATION
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THE NATURE OF AN ORGANIZATION
The Characteristics of Organizations
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SPECIFIC ORGANIZATIONS
SPECIFIC BIG ORGANIZATIONS
A critical stage in the process of development
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SPECIFIC SMALL AND MEDIUM ORGANIZATIONS (SMEs)
A critical stage in the process of development
Open L0200-OG-SMEs
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SECTOR FOCUS
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Root cause of much of the socio-enviro-economic dysfunction
Essential ... and at the same time a root cause of some of the socio enviro economic dysfunction
PROVIDE A VITAL SERVICE FOR SOCIETY BUT DO NOT GENERATE VALUE ADD ... THERE PROFITS ARE A BIG COST TO SOCIETY

Money, banking and financial services are a critical lubricant for the socio-enviro-economic system, but are neither the engine nor the essential fuel!
Open L0200-OG-BANKS-FINANCIAL-SERVICES
Open L0700-SS-BF-BANKING-FINANCE
Open L0700-OG-BANKS-FINANCE
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Brands
increasingly the consumer facing identity of a corporate organization ... often used to hide reality
In many case the BRAND is more important to the consumer than the product. Brand reputation is one of the main connections that a seller has with the customer, and this is enabled and maintained by the advertising industry. Loss of brand reputation is a major risk for every organization that sells using brand identity.

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Benefit Corporations (B-Corp)
Not all jurisdictions in the United States allow incorporation as a 'benefit' corporation.
In my experience managers of for profit organizations have been concerned that they are constrained from 'doing good' when it is likely that doing good will degrade theire profit performance. Accordingly they have welcomed the idea of the 'benefit corporation' where it becomes possible for the mission of the organization to include doing good even where it iwll degrade profit performance.
Certified Benefit Corporations
Certification is provided by B-Lab according to an evolving standard. It is valid for two years. The certification is available no matter what the form of organization and the jurisdiction of the incorporation.
COMPANIES ... BIG DOMINANT MULTISTATE COMPANIES
in manufacturing, resource extraction, distribution, etc. (not banking)
BIG COMPANIES DOMINATE THE MODERN SOCIO-ENVIRO-ECONOMIC SYSTEM ... THEIR EFFICIENCY IS A KEY DRIVER OF PROGRESS
Because of their scale they have an outsize impact on the system as a whole. The performance of companies has been a key to major change in the past and will continue into the future. The profit measure served well in the past, but this has changed and a more refined set of measures is required for an efficient future ... that is True Value Accounting
Open L0200-OG-COMPANIES
Open L0700-RE-COMPANIES
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Multi-Jurisdication-Companies ... mainly to avoid taxation and regulation
Open L0200-OG-Multi-Jurisdication-Companies
COOPERATIVES --- Cooperatives / Collectives
A FORM OF ORGANIZATION THAT PUTS STAKEHOLDERS OTHER THAN THE INVESTORS AT THE CENTER
an old and important idea that has been sidelined in favor of investor owned and investor benefit organizations
Cooperatives have proved to be an effective form of organization for society, but less popular with the investment community
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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE / HUMANITARIAN RELIEF
AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE SOCIO-ENVIRO-ECONOMIC SYSTEM BUT WEAK BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE ACCESS TO RESOURCES
These institutions have an important role in the delivery of humanitarian assistance and development aid.
International Development Assistance / Humanitarian Relief
a part of the organizational ecosystem that should not be needed
Open L0200-ORGS-IDA-HR
Open L0200-OG-IDA-Humanitarian-Relief
FINANCE
Companies of interest in the FINANCE segment ...

Most of these organizations are working in the 'impact investing' space in various capacities

Open L0200-OG-FINANCE
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FUNCTIONS
FUNCTIONS ... as in accountancy, law, architecture, music, engineering, health, teachers, etc.

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS, AGENCIES AND PROGRAMS
MULTIPLE LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES, PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

an old and important idea that has been sidelined in favor of investor owned and investor benefit organizations
Many things are best done by government, but these things should be done efficiently. Low efficiency, poor accounting, accountability and transparency are big issues in government. Government has a poor track record in handling corruption at all levels.
an old and important idea that has been sidelined in favor of investor owned and investor benefit organizations
Open L0200-OG-GOVT-AGENCIES
Open L0200-ORGS-GOVT-AGENCIES
Open L0700-RE-ORGS-GOVERNMENT
Healthcare
a big part of the modern economy but badly managed and badly served by prevailing management metrics and politics
Open L0700-RE-HEALTHCARE
Open L0200-OG-HEALTHCARE
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HUMANITARIAN RELIEF
a part of the organizational ecosystem that should not be needed
Open L0700-RE-HUMANITARIAN-RELIEF
Open L0200-ORGS-IDA-HR
INDUSTRIES
Industries are similar to sectors. Compared to a sector, an industry has more focus. There may be several industries within a sector. Companies identify with an industry.
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International Development Assistance / Humanitarian Assistance
a part of the organizational ecosystem that should not be needed
Open L0700-RE-HUMANITARIAN-RELIEF
Open L0200-OG-IDA-HR
Initiatives ...
The critical first step in implementing an idea ... A critical stage in the process of development
Open L0700-RE-INITIATIVES
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THE JUSTICE SYSTEM ... POLICE, COURTS AND PRISONS
The JUSTICE SYSTEM comprising POLICE, COURTS AND PRISONS needs to deter crime, to punish and to rehabilitate. Some police capabilities and performance are exceptional while some police behavior is reprehensible. These are important elements of a just and civilized society.
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Markets
an important part of the economic system, but increasingly gamed to create financial wealth while doing nothing for the real economy
Markets are central to the idea of a free economy, but the way markets work in the modern enviro-socio-ecomomic system is not the way free markets really work. Understanding the way modern markets are working is an important part of understanding how the modern enviro-soci-economic system works and how things need to be changed.
Open L0700-RE-MARKETS
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THE MILITARY
The MILITARY and the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX have become very large and very powerful. They absorb a huge amount of wealth, and it is not clear whether the value fo the military establishment justifies these costs.
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MULTILATERAL and INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS - Multilaterial Organizations (MLOs)
International Development Banks / Intergovernmental Agencies / etc. ... like the WORLD BANK, the UNITED NATIONS, REGIONAL GROUPINGS
These institutions have an important role in providing a framework of governance that goes beyond national boundaries
Open L0700-RE-MLOs
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Open L0200-ORGS-MLOs
Networks / Platforms
Networks have been enabled by technology, but ability to grow does not correlate well with ability to do worthwhile things
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Open L0200-ORGS-NETWORKS
Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) / Not for Profits (NPOs)
AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE SOCIO-ENVIRO-ECONOMIC SYSTEM BUT WEAK BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE ACCESS TO RESOURCES
These institutions have an important role in the delivery of humanitarian assistance and development aid.
a part of the organizational ecosystem that draws attention to problems but can do little to fix them
Open L0700-RE-ORGS-NGOs
Open L0200-OG-NGOs-NPOs
Open L0200-ORGS-NGOs-NPOs
ORGANIZATIONS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR
MANY DIFFERENT FORMS TO SUIT DIFFERENT PURPOSES AND SITUATIONS
A successful society needs ORGANIZATION and ORGANIZATIONS. There are many different forms of organization with very different socio-enviro-economic imnpact. Metrics about organizational performance have been goood for investors but less good for society and the environment. A major goal of TVA is to even this playing field.
ORGANIZATIONS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
MANY DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS TO SUIT DIFFERENT PURPOSES AND SITUATIONS
The idea that 'less government' is better government is an easy idea to communicate ... but the reality is that in many cases more government is actually better. The issue is the effectiveness of government, and in too many cases government programs and practices are not fit for purpose and badly run.
Nevertheless ... good government can make a huge difference!
Professional Firms
professional firms serve to advise in areas such as law, accountancy and consultancy
Open L0700-RE-PROFESSIONAL-FIRMS
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Regulators ...
in manufacturing, resource extraction, distribution, etc. (not banking)
Open L0200-OG-Regulators
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
SMALL BUSINESS / SMEs
AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE SOCIO-ENVIRO-ECONOMIC SYSTEM BUT OFTEN INEFFICIENT AND DISADVANTAGED
an important part of the economic ecosystem, but only a part and in many ways a constraint on progress
Small business is an important part of a community, but seriously disadvantaged relative to the efficienty of the very large corporate organizations
Open L0700-RE-ORGS-SMEs
Open L0200-OG-SMEs
Open L0200-ORGS-SMEs
THINK TANKS / POLICY RESEARCH
sometimes very useful, but often merely a way to promote political ideology without addressing underlying ctitical issues
A USEFUL PART OF A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY UNLESS THEY ARE DRIVEN BY IDEOLOGY RATHER THAN RESEARCH AND FACTS
These institutions have an important role in providing politicians with talking points and a basis for legislation
Open L0200-OG-THINK-TANKS
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Open L0200-ORGS-THINK-TANKS
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