25th Annual Stakeholder Dialogue

Thursday, April 19, 4:30 PM

The New Story of Business: Towards a More Responsible Capitalism

The 25th Annual Stakeholder Dialogue will feature R. Edward Freeman, founder of Stakeholder Management.

There has been a wave of new ideas and models for understanding the role of business as embedded in society.  From Conscious Capitalism to older ideas like Corporate Social Responsibility, there is a renewed interest in how we can revise the dominant narrative of business.  The purpose of this talk is to examine several of these proposals for change, and to offer a set of principles for understanding this multi-faceted "new" story of business.  This new narrative must cope with a host of evolving ethical issues that arise due to 21st Century technologies and human understandings.

Sponsored By:
The David A. & Barbara Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics
The Center for Ethical Organizations
The Veritas Institute

About the Event:
The Stakeholder Dialogue is an annual series focusing on various groups that have a stake in the business enterprise. The series is designed to increase public understanding of issues and encourage ethical action by business organizations.


4:30 p.m.: Registration opens
5 - 6 p.m.: Reception
6 - 8 p.m.: Program and Q&A

R. Edward Freeman is the Ellis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of VA. He is also Senior Fellow (2009) [Director/co-director 1987-2009], The Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, The Darden School. Dr. Freeman is also Professor of Religious Studies (courtesy), Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

In addition to being the author of the book on perhaps the singularly most influential paradigm in business and management, Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, published by Harper and Row in 1984; Professor Freeman has published over one hundred articles and books on stakeholder theory and stakeholder capitalism. He has also been honored as a member of the faculty of multiple universities around the world. He routinely speaks and engages with academic and business organizations to help development of ethical business organizations in the 21st century.