@Dr. Marty: good comments... CSR with executive compensation would be a good idea but it is at odds with the financial goals of a company. Public companies' first goal is satisfy the shareholder expectations BUT if you make that dependent on satisfying more groups including the society at large, then one could hope for meaningful change. How ever, governments should not legislate CSR, instead promote that as a substitute to restrictive legislations! Looks like 'voluntary' CSR will be the status quo for a while!
I would be proud to second it! Reminds me of the bygone Sprint commercial where the firefighters are expediently resolving a city hall issue on clean drinking water. If things were left to us engineers, we tend to get to the heart of the problem right away and find a solution!
There is too much disparity in the salaries in US than Europe. I think that it has to do with rules and regulation. The same rules and regulations can be applied in US and i donot agree with those distractors that say the companies will loose out with competitors. I thinks the management in Europe is on par with US at a much lower cost.