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.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
12:10pm – 1:10pm
On Campus|
Stanford, CA
Unilever CEO Paul Polman: Pursue Your Purpose
54:06
Paul Polman
18,770 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
14,602 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
11,884 views
Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China offers wisdom on how to pursue business ideas and build a core founding team.
Lord Chris Patten on Politics, Education, and Innovation
1:01
Lord Chris Patten
5,599 views
Last Governor of Hong Kong and the University of Oxford Chancellor shares stories from his experiences in politics and global business.