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Book talk with Christopher Marquis on Thursday, 4/1

  • 1.  Book talk with Christopher Marquis on Thursday, 4/1

    Posted 23 days ago
    Dear Colleagues:

    The SMS Stakeholder Strategy IG is excited to launch a new initiative to help connect with and engage with our members, the Stakeholder Strategy Community Book Talk!

    Members are invited to join and discuss "Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism" with author Christopher Marquis, Cornell University. This 1-hour virtual event will take place on Thursday, April 1, 12pm-1pm EDT (UTC -4), and will include a 30-minute book talk by the author, followed by a lively community discussion between the author and attendees. This event is targeted at Stakeholder Strategy IG membership and is open to all 2021 SMS Members*.

    Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism
    Businesses have a big role to play in a capitalist society. They can tip the scales toward the benefit of the few, with toxic side effects for all, or they can guide us toward better, more equitable long-term solutions. Better Business tells the story of the rise of a new corporate form, the B Corporation, that aims to embed stakeholder principles in companies' DNA. These companies undergo a rigorous certification process, overseen by an independent NGO B Lab, and commit to putting social benefits, the rights of workers, community impact, and environmental stewardship on equal footing with financial shareholders. Informed by over a decade of research and animated by interviews with the movement's founders and leading figures, Better Business explores the rapid growth of companies choosing to certify as B Corps around the world and explains how and why researching accountability systems and corporate transparency is important to realize stakeholder capitalism.

    You can register on Zoom or visit the Stakeholder Strategy Interest Group website to learn more.

    We hope that you will join us for this interactive session on April 1!

    SMS Stakeholder Strategy Interest Group Leadership

    Matthew Lee
    New York University
    New York NY