What is the role of a company? Two schools of thought, two rival philosophies, have vied for supremacy for over twenty years now. Is it to put the interests of shareholders above all else, as Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Freedman declared? Or is it, in addition to the shareholders, to serve other stakeholders such as staff, clients, suppliers and beyond?

Conscious Capitalism

What is the role of a company? Two schools of thought, two rival philosophies, have vied for supremacy for over twenty years now. Is it to put the interests of shareholders above all else, as Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Freedman declared? Or is it, in addition to the shareholders, to serve other stakeholders such as staff, clients, suppliers and beyond?

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What is the role of a company? Two schools of thought, two rival philosophies, have vied for supremacy for over twenty years now. Is it to put the interests of shareholders above all else, as Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Freedman declared? Or is it, in addition to the shareholders, to serve other stakeholders such as staff, clients, suppliers and beyond?

Leadership & Conscious Capitalism: The Conscious Company Comes to the Fore

What is the role of a company? Two schools of thought, two rival philosophies, have vied for supremacy for over twenty years now. Is it to put the interests of shareholders above all else, as Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Freedman declared? Or...

19-06-2018

Exclusive interview with Rajendra Sisodia, co-author of the book

Rajendra Sisodia: “Capitalism is a win-win game, not a zero sum one"

Exclusive interview with Rajendra Sisodia, co-author of the book "Conscious Capitalism” and Professor of Global Business, Babson College. An outspoken advocate for an enlightened capitalism, Sisodia gives Leaders League the lowdown on the core princi...

20-06-2018

Philosopher, writer, libertine and fervent defender of a form of capitalism that is both conscious and measured, André Comte-Sponville sees in the moralization of the role of the company an evolution that is not organic, but has been underway for more than a century now. An explanation.

André Comte-Sponville: “It’s precisely because capitalism is intrinsically amoral that it must be made more moral”

Philosopher, writer, libertine and fervent defender of a form of capitalism that is both conscious and measured, André Comte-Sponville sees in the moralization of the role of the company an evolution that is not organic, but has been underway for mor...

20-06-2018

Witness to the growing number of businesses which are determined to act in the public interest, Axelle Davezac, managing director of the Fondation de France, the ‘first philanthropic network’ in the country, assures: social responsibility now resembles something of a growth lever for the private stakeholder.

“Many firms are transforming social responsibility into a business opportunity”

Witness to the growing number of businesses which are determined to act in the public interest, Axelle Davezac, managing director of the Fondation de France, the ‘first philanthropic network’ in the country, assures: social responsibility now resembl...

20-06-2018

With France’s new Pacte law project, presented to the council of ministers in May, the government has signaled their intention to redefine the place of the company within society, compelling them to consider the social and environmental impact of their activity. This reform – a revolution some might say – will move the goalposts for entrepreneurs and looks set to worry some at Medef, a social partner.

What Role for the 21st Century Company?

With France’s new Pacte law project, presented to the council of ministers in May, the government has signaled their intention to redefine the place of the company within society, compelling them to consider the social and environmental impact of the...

20-06-2018