The Corporations and Society Initiative explores the interactions between private and public sector institutions and the rest of society.
Corporations are key engines of innovation and growth. However, as they engage in their various activities and affect everyone’s lives, they raise questions like these:
- What rights and responsibilities should apply to corporations and to those who control them?
- Are society’s interests best served by managers focusing on “shareholder value” as measured by metrics such as stock price?
- What are the roles and responsibilities of governments as they interact in markets and as they design and enforce rules affecting everyone?
The Corporations and Society Initiative is devoted to improving our understanding of these critical issues and facilitating informed engagement to shape the future of capitalism.