Navigating a New Order: Business Responsibility and Opportunity in the Post-Trump Era
The Biden administration assumes office as the United States--and the world--face challenging headwinds. Alienation and polarization characterize the political environment, and the pandemic’s toll on economies and people around the world is still growing in severity.
Business leaders have increasingly been forced to step up, taking a stand on everything from racism and inequality, to immigration, climate change, and more recently, threats to democracy. Employees are increasingly likely to demand a voice in how companies position themselves on questions of ethics and corporate sustainability, which is having a profound impact on organizational culture and strategy. At the same time, policy makers and the public are calling for more extensive regulation of business due to the growing perception that capitalism is no longer working for the average American.
Stern’s Business and Society Program offered a series of three webinars to explore how business can take a proactive role in helping society to tackle these challenges responsibly and collaboratively.