“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 new 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 stakehoders. They have to run purpose driven businesses, redifining 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 Fundacion 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 cerating shared value and real examples of some companies.”
Francisco Roman é o orador convidado para a sessão sobre “Stakeholders Capitalism ?The role of companies: purpose, leadership and governancel”.
Os encontros do Alumni Learning Program constituem um momento de reflexão e atualização de conhecimentos, com oradores de referência no âmbito dos temas tratados.