Although many of us feel despair about the direction of globalization and the actions of huge corporations, there IS another way.
Much attention has been paid to this recently; that in itself is hopeful. Here are some sources that seem to point in valuable new directions:
Ethical Corporation magazine (yes, I know...but their logo actually says that is "not an oxymoron)...
A wonderful artist-photographer ( Chris Jordan) and his work on consumerism; see a video of him discussing and displaying his work, here... and an interview with him, here.
A recent article on some companies with different corporate values in Yes! magazine, here, and a related article, here.