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The New Story of Business: Capitalism in the 21st Century

October 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT

About the Program

A quiet revolution is sweeping the business landscape. The old story of business is slowly changing. There are many suggestions for a more human centered version of capitalism, such as conscious capitalism, inclusive capitalism, impact investing, socially responsible investing, etc. And there is renewed interest around the world in older ideas such as corporate social responsibility and sustainability. However these changes settle out, there are a number of key principles that are important. This program will focus on these principle that undergird this new story of business that is emerging. The principles include the importance of purpose, values and ethics, stakeholders, a more robust understanding of business as embedded in society, and a more complex idea of the human beings who are engaged in business.

About the Speaker

R. Edward Freeman is University Professor, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor, academic director of the Institute for Business in Society, and Senior Fellow of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is best known for his award winning book, Strategic Management:  A Stakeholder Approach (Pitman, 1984; and reprinted by Cambridge University Press in 2010).  His latest book is Bridging the Values Gap with Ellen Auster published by Barrett Koehler in July 2015.  He has received honorary doctorates (Doctor Honoris Causa) from Radboud University Nijmegen, Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain, the Hanken School of Economics, and Tampere University in Finland and Sherbrooke University in Canada for his work on stakeholder theory and business ethics. Freeman is Co-Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Business Ethics, one of the leading journals in business ethics. He is a lifelong student of philosophy, martial arts and the blues.  Freeman is a founding member of Red Goat Records (redgoatrecords.com) bringing the joy of original soul and rhythm and blues music into the 21st Century.


Noon – Registration and Lunch Networking Reception
12:45 pm – Presentation



Registration is currently limited to Baruch College students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Register online, by phone, or via e-mail:

  1. Complete the online registration form
  2. Call us at 646-312-3231 or
  3. E-mail us at srdanovic@baruch.cuny.edu



ZIcklin School of Business, Newman Vertical Campus

55 Lexington Ave. (Between 24th and 25th Streets), Room 14-220


October 11, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm


Baruch College, Vertical Campus Building, Room 14-220
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010 United States