The Lindisfarne Tapes

Alice Tepper Marlin: The Competitive Advantage of Better Business

Episode Summary

Alice Tepper Marlin, President Emerita of Social Accountability International and founder of the Council on Economic Priorities, presents the methodologies and strategies she used to show big business that community interests don’t necessarily threaten corporate profitability. (Episode photo courtesy of

Episode Notes

The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. In 2021, the Schumacher Center used the digital audio to create the Lindisfarne Tapes Podcast. Reposting should include acknowledgment of Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.

Tepper Marlin delivered this lecture in 1976 at the Lindisfarne Fellows Conference, "Economics and the Moral Order."