Delivering Healthy Profits, People and Planet: A Fireside Chat with Paul Polman, Co-Founder and Chair of Imagine, and former CEO of Unilever
— October 8, 2020
In conversation with Tensie Whelan, Clinical Professor of Business and Society, and Director, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 8:30 - 9:30am ET Location: Virtual
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Milton Friedman’s now famous assertion that the business of business is solely profit. One year ago, the Business Roundtable released its reformulation of the purpose of the corporation to benefit all stakeholders. Today, we look to companies to take action beyond simple statements of support to real systems change, as being envisioned by Imagine.
In this conversation, we will hear from Paul Polman, Co-Founder and Chair of Imagine, and former CEO of Unilever on the role of business in addressing today's pressing issues such as massive unemployment, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the #BlackLivesMatter fight for racial justice.
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