Global Speaker Series

The Global Speaker Series brings international leaders to Stanford GSB for broad-reaching conversations about the global context of today’s business environment.

Each year, a student leadership team invites a small group of top business, political, and social sector leaders to speak to our students on management and leadership in the global context. The series offers speakers an opportunity to discuss their personal views on the challenges inherent in leading multinational organizations and enacting change in an increasingly interconnected world.

Unilever CEO Paul Polman: Pursue Your Purpose
54:06
Paul Polman
25,720 views
The CEO of Unilever shares how having an impact stems from pursuing your purpose — that which aligns with your values.
Sir Ronald Cohen: Impact Investing Is the Future
54:01
Sir Ronald Cohen
18,148 views
Cofounder of Apax Partners discusses why impact investing is the future and how the sector must evolve going forward.
Sequoia's Neil Shen to Entrepreneurs: "Follow Your Heart"
52:52
Neil Shen
12,958 views
Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China offers wisdom on how to pursue business ideas and build a core founding team.
Ben & Jerry's CEO Jostein Solheim on "Conscious Capitalism"
55:55
Jostein Solheim
4,750 views
Ben & Jerry's CEO Jostein Solheim discussed the power of empathy, values, and passion in business.