“It must be of benefit to French companies of a shock to the competitiveness of democracy “

[The law Covenant (the” action plan for growth and business transformation “) has for objective the development of the entrepreneurial fabric of French and an association with more great employees to the company’s results. One of the components of the draft law, as embodied in the report Senard-Notat, offers a rewriting of the civil code, in order to better integrate social and environmental concerns in the issues of business corporations. The economy minister Bruno Le Maire has confirmed. But the presentation of the draft law by the council of ministers, scheduled on 18 April, has been delayed successively to 2 may, 16 may and 23 may, and could be even later than that. The text is in strong opposition on the part of some of the employers and some economists]

Forum. Reviving the reflections conducted in their own time by Charles de Gaulle, Pierre Mendès France and Michel Rocard, the recent report Notat-Senard commissioned by the French government made a correct diagnosis : the enterprise of the Twenty-first century is much more than a ” société anonyme “, this legal instrument at the service of shareholders. But it is also more than an ” object of collective interest “, as called it modestly the report.

In reality, it has become a real political entity. It now has significantly more influence than most of the elected representatives of the people. Volkswagen is teaming up with our lungs. Apple escapes our contributions. Caterpillar exports our jobs. Monsanto watch over our cancers. Finally, in case you’re not certain yet that this was political, Facebook is involved in our elections…

But companies are not only political entities by their externalities. As the tip report Notat-Senard, they are made of parts “components” : all the days, the “contributors of capital” and ” investors…

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