Redefining Corporate Purpose
Join us on Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. as The Washington Post Live examines the provocative concept that American corporations have a significantly broader mandate than the almighty dollar. The Business Roundtable recently redefined the role of business in society, proposing that corporations put the responsibility to customers, employees, suppliers, and the environment on par with the responsibility to shareholders. In an atmosphere of widening economic inequality and a growing skepticism about business, companies across the country are upending the conventional wisdom that the paramount duty of a corporation is only to the bottom line.
We will gather a top CEO, other business executives and Washington Post economic reporters to examine how this proposal will actually play out, from corporate board rooms to Main Street. How will companies turn this aspirational statement into a new plan of action?