How businesses can serve everyone, not just shareholders
Dame Vivian Hunt
Companies worldwide are pledging to play a more meaningful role in the well-being of their employees, customers and the environment. How can they turn their promises into action? From creating a representative boardroom to committing to measurable sustainability goals, business leader Dame Vivian Hunt discusses the necessary changes companies can make to embrace stakeholder capitalism -- and shares how it could change business for good.
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Dame Vivian Hunt
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Dame Vivian Hunt's professional journey has taken her from expanding midwifery services in Senegal to helping private, public and third sector leaders across the globe strategize and transform during extraordinary times.
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Drawing on the experience of John Browne, former CEO of BP, and the insight of two McKinsey experts, this book articulates and explores the recurring rift between big business and society, offering a practical manifesto for reconciliation through extensive interviews with Sheryl Sandberg, Tim Berners Lee and former UK prime minister, Tony Blair. It is an evidence-based primer for stakeholder capitalism.
Shirley Horn | Verve Records, 1993 | Listen
A beautiful song with a simple message that everyone, young and old, can relate to.
Vivian Hunt | Financial Times, 2020 | Article