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George Mason University’s Stakeholder Roundtable Series
February 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Business for A Better World Center at George Mason University’s School of Business has launched its Stakeholder Roundtable Series, a program of conversations intent on driving stakeholder capitalism further into the business industry’s mindset and changing the trajectory of corporations.
Six dynamic conversations, amongst CEOs, tri-sector leaders, faculty, and students, will explore stakeholder capitalism and how it can be applied to businesses in a world rife with persistent inequality, social injustice, racial bias, and political polarization.
“The belief that the sole purpose of a corporation is to make money for its shareholders is outdated. The Stakeholder Roundtable Series will examine the push for businesses to change their practices to create value for all stakeholders,” said Lisa Gring-Pemble, Co-Executive Director of the Business for a Better World Center at Mason’s School of Business.
The first discussion of the Series will feature Peter Georgescu on Thursday, February 11 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST. Georgescu is a leading advocate for business governance to evolve from shareholder primacy to stakeholder capitalism. Said Georgescu, “Capitalism does not require democracy to be successful. But a democratic nation cannot exist, over time, without some form of stakeholder capitalism.”
The former Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam, and author of ‘Capitalists, ARISE!’, will focus on the need for corporations to treat their employees as a crucial stakeholder.
To learn more about the 2021 Stakeholder Roundtable Series, visit https://business.gmu.edu/business-for-a-better-world/.