University of Virginia professor Ed Freeman told JUST that critics of stakeholder capitalism misinterpret it in three primary ways, rather than seeing it as the ideal way to run a growing, profitable business.
“How can the stakeholder model lend American corporations a competitive advantage on the world stage?” The more I ponder this, the more I realize it is in fact a defining proposition.
Walmart has seen both sides of the stakeholder vs shareholder debate over the last seven days, losing $25 billion off its market cap after a mixed earnings call.
This past year has shown more than ever the impact that JUST Capital’s work can have on the lives of Americans, especially in their roles as workers.
As political polling comes under fire after another year of unexpected election results, it’s worth noting how JUST Capital’s surveys differ.
Public and private sectors are locked in a constant struggle, with the pendulum swinging between regulation and taxation on the one side, and free enterprise and profits on the other. For the good of the country, this has to change.
How do you create an economy that works for all? Martin joins “Unfinished” to discuss the path forward with Angela Glover Blackwell (Founder in Residence, PolicyLink) and David Leonhardt (Senior Writer, New York Times).
What we measure for stakeholder capitalism is as important as how we measure it.
JUST Capital is joining with Imperative 21 coalition partners B Lab, The B Team, CECP, and Conscious Capitalism, to call for a reset of our economic system.
Arguments in support of shareholder primacy and against stakeholder capitalism are out of sync with the voice of the American public, institutional investors, shareholders, and corporations themselves.
Two events this week highlighted the extremes of worker empowerment in America today. Once again, the defining social issues of 2020 – COVID-19 and racial equity – were the catalyst.
Timed with the one-year anniversary of the Business Roundtable’s landmark redefinition of corporate purpose, we asked the public how they believe companies are doing in shifting from a myopic focus on shareholders to better serving the needs of all stakeholders.
If one thing has become clear this year, it’s that corporate stakeholder performance claims – on COVID-19, racial equity, and other “S” issues – must be backed by real action.
In these trying times, as business leaders are struggling to understand what is “just,” we’ve created the following guiding principles.
The world is gripped by fear. The market is plunging. Governments are locking down cities. What should companies be doing to help their stakeholders?
These JUST companies have unveiled ambitious initiatives that we’ll be tracking closely over the coming months and years.
Any leader can learn from these executives’ actions.
Back in the 70s, Marty Lipton was a lone voice crying out in the wilderness. Now he’s joined by many others: Klaus Schwab, Just Capital, and the Business Roundtable. They’re all urging a shift from shareholder primacy to a new model of stakeholder capitalism.
These notable podcasts all offer regular episodes that inform, inspire, and energize business leaders in their daily quest to do right by their stakeholders.
We’ve rounded up some of the most powerful statements on stakeholder capitalism from this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos and from the writing that the conference has inspired.
If you are attending the World Economic Forum’s Annual meeting in Davos this year, we would love to have you join us for two invite-only sessions!
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