Insights: The Evolving Role of Business

How is business balancing shareholder and stakeholder demands to respond to the changing expectations of society?

  • Improving accountability and fighting corruption to regain public trust
  • Restructuring value chains to produce multistakeholder value
  • Redesigning the system to reward a long-term mindset

David Childs, Managing Partner, Clifford Chance, United Kingdom
Richard W. Edelman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edelman, USA
Ernst Ligteringen, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Netherlands; Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business
Duncan Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext, USA
Sandra Wu Wen-Hsiu, President and Chief Executive Officer, Japan Asia Group, Japan

Moderated by
Nancy Koehn, James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA

Rapporteur
Oliver Niedermaier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tau Investment Management, USA; Young Global Leader

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