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GBS alumni event: Can corporations 'fix' capitalism?

Alumni from the MSc programme Global Business & Sustainability GBS are cordially invited to this year's programme event

For the past 20 years, The Global Business & Sustainability (GBS) MSc programme has been a leading force for positive change. Today, the alumni community forms a vivid and lively network consisting of more than 700 international professionals making a positive societal impact.

On August 19th of this year, 181 CEOs of leading US Firms announced the release of a new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. In this statement, the CEOs committed to shift their companies away from shareholder primacy, and to lead their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders.

Please join RSM Professor of Stakeholder Management Flore Bridoux for a discussion and debate on the role of organizations in ‘fixing’ capitalism. What are the tangible implications of the Business Roundtable statement; can it live up to its promise? How can corporations serve the interests of stakeholders at large – or can they?

We would be delighted if you would join us for the following programme:

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Registration and buffet dinner
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Plenary Lecture & debate: “Can corporations ‘fix’ capitalism?"
  • 20:00 - 20:15 GBS as a Force for Positive change for 20 years
  • 20:15 - 21:30 Career Speed Dating & Networking drinks

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Speaker profiles:

Flore Bridoux is a Professor of Stakeholder Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her current research focuses on the management of stakeholders and human capital. In particular, she studies how to organize firms and stakeholder-firm relationships to motivate stakeholders, and employees in particular, to cooperate with the firm and with each other. She is also interested in stakeholders’ reactions to the tradeoffs firms make among the interests of different stakeholder groups and in the dynamics that characterize firms-stakeholders interactions. Her work has been published in, among others, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Strategic Management Journal. She serves as Associate Editor for Organization & Environment, is on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Review and Strategic Organization, and acts as ad-hoc reviewer for many journals and conferences.

Carola van Lamoen heads the Active Ownership team, responsible for the Robeco's engagement and voting activities. She is Co-Chair of the Board Governance Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and Chair of the Investment Committee of the Dutch governance platform Eumedion. Before joining Robeco in 2007, she was Corporate Governance Policy Advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Carola has been active in the field of corporate governance since 2001. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Please register today as seats are limited:

This event is free to attend for all RSM GBS Alumni and current students*

*Please note, if you are a member of the public this event is unfortunately not available to you, please look out for future public lectures at Rotterdam School of Management

'Food for thought' - Recent articles on this topic:

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