The COVID-19 pandemic has seen some inspired corporate responses, such as Unilever donating €100 million of food and sanitizer, and guaranteeing the jobs of all 150,000 workers including contractors. But what if you’re a small business without millions to donate? Or in an unrelated industry without relevant products to give? This talk will discuss what it means to be a responsible business, for companies of all sizes and in all industries. It will also explain the business case for responsibility in normal times as well as in times of crisis, and how companies can ensure that responsibility is consistent with long-term shareholder value.
Our speaker, Alex Edmans, professor of finance, London Business School, will draw on rigorous academic research, real-world examples, and his new book, Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit, which headed the list of the Financial Times “Business Books of the Month” for March 2020 and was named to the FT’s “Summer Reads of 2020.”
50 copies of Grow the Pie will be raffled off to webinar attendees.