Delivering purpose and profit, with Alex Edmans - Executive Learning REWIRED

Episode 21

Published on:

7th May 2020

ELR #011 - Delivering purpose and profit, with Alex Edmans

Businesses are under increasing pressure to seek their profits in a responsible way. The common view is that aiming for positive social outcomes requires financial sacrifice for investors; or, in the opposite direction, that the pursuit of profit is always at the cost of social and environmental health.

But is there something fundamentally flawed with this worldview? Is there a different route that leads to increased profits and greater wellbeing for all stakeholders?

Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School and author of the norm-challenging book, Grow the Pie - How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit.

In this episode we learn:

  • Why those at both extremes of the debate about responsible capitalism have more in common than they think
  • How leaders and organisations can find a genuinely sustainable way forward that serves society and investors
  • What leaders need in order to create the businesses of the future

Meet our guest: Alex Edmans

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Executive Learning REWIRED
Where leaders are challenged to rethink what, how and why they and their organizations learn
Learning REWIRED introduces leaders to the people and insights that are shaping the future of learning in organizations. Every week we challenge established patterns of thinking, inviting the audience to reassess what, how and why they learn.

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