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The Conference Board | The Role of Business in Society

A European Perspective on Achieving a Sustainable and Inclusive TransformationConversations about stakeholder capitalism are no longer new to the boardroom. Over the last two years, both companies and investors have endorsed the need to embrace a more holistic and inclusive approach to capitalism that considers the welfare of all stakeholders, including investors, employees, customers, business partners, local communities, and society at large. COVID-19 has brought new urgency to the question: What is the role of business in society beyond profit maximization and regulatory compliance?

A European Perspective on Achieving a Sustainable and Inclusive Transformation

Conversations about stakeholder capitalism are no longer new to the boardroom. Over the last two years, both companies and investors have endorsed the need to embrace a more holistic and inclusive approach to capitalism that considers the welfare of all stakeholders, including investors, employees, customers, business partners, local communities, and society at large. COVID-19 has brought new urgency to the question: What is the role of business in society beyond profit maximization and regulatory compliance?

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