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Stakeholders Capitalism? The role of companies: purpose, leadership and governance

“We have seen capitalism as the biggest engine of prosperity. But, at the same time, it is associated with many of the problems we live with. Inequality is a good example. Even more, the new global challenges, like the risk of ecological collapse or the everywhere present impact of technological disruption, are showing that traditional capitalism cannot respond. A global shared sense of urgency and innovative approaches are required. It has to involve governments, institutions and a strong civil society. Companies play an essential role leading the needed change. They have to ensure the creation of shared value for all the stakeholders. They have to run purpose driven businesses, redefining their role in society.

The good news is that there is a general growing support to this approach, from SDG to ESG trends. But it requires clear and responsible company leaders and strong commitment from Boards. A good example is Fundación SERES, Spanish association focused in connecting economic and social progress, with over 150 companies representing 30% of Spanish GDP.

We will cover the evolution of capitalism, new general trends from CSR to ESG, the role of companies creating shared value and real examples of some companies.”


Francisco Roman is Lecturer of Strategic Management at IESE Business School. Telecommunications Engineer from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid and PDD from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Empresa (IESE).

He started his professional career in Sainco and in 1983 he entered the spanish branch of the IT multinational Hewlett Packard, where he was appointed director of the Telecommunications, Electronics and Defense area. In the beginning of 1992 he was designated Director for Spain of AirTouch International, one of the founders of Airtel Móvil S.A, where he was Director of Technology, obtaining the first licence when the liberalisation of the Telecommunication sector occured. CEO of Microsoft Ibérica from 1998 and July 2002, he then went to Vodafone, first as COO and later appointed CEO on February 2003 and Chairman CEO on January 2008. Until the 1st of January 2019 he was Chairman of Vodafone España and Chairman of Vodafone España Foundation.
Nowadays he is the Chairman, since april 2015, of March R.S. which belongs to Banca March. He also chairs Fundación SERES which unites more than 140 companies and focuses in promoting the compromise of the companies with Society.

Francisco Roman is a member of the Board and Adviser of: Universidad Europea de Madrid (Laureate International Universities), The Advisory Board del Global Corporation Center of IE And of the Professional Council of ESADE. He is also a member of the Directive of the Círculo de Empresarios, The Rector Council of APD (Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección) and different sectoral associations of Telecommunications. He was an independent adviser for NH Group (2014-2017). In the Social field he is patrono of Fundación CASER.
In the innovations and startups development field, he takes part on Vitamina k and K Fund, and is a member of Bullnet’s Advisory Council, a venture capital society specialized on technology. He teaches Strategic Direction on IESE Business School.


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21 de julho de 2022


Das 18:h00 às 19h00

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19 de julho de 2022

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