Double bottom line
I think this is kind of related:
A year or two ago, this was somewhat a topic on IH, but I don't think the community/sustainability/social aspects took much hold. The part that stuck was that Indie Hackers need to build differently.
I like the idea of having a social-forward company, but I'm also still waiting for my first paying customer.
Last, I listened to a podcast about charity a couple months ago, and one of the things they talked about was another issue:
When you're not making a lot of money, 10% seems like too much to donate, and you don't want to commit.
When you're making a ton of money, 10% seems like too much to donate because it's just a lot of money.
Interesting to me. But there are lots of IHers with different ideas, political leanings, cultures, etc. I think it's easier to just not talk about these things people may disagree on because indie hacking is already difficult enough :-P
Why isn't this something indie hackers talk about more?
I didn't even know the concept existed. I googled it when someone said it in a Clubhouse room and couldn't believe there was a whole Wikipedia page on it. But then I did a search on Indie Hackers for this term and didn't get any results :(
The term must be making a comeback I guess. It's normally called CSR isn't it, corporate social responsibility?
I'm actually into ethics but I'm also tangled up in the financial markets. It's hard to place capital ethically!