Building on the success of last fall's public program "Capitalism and the Future," the 1.5 day second annual Business and Society Forum will explore how we, as businesses and society, measure success. In considering how we measure progress toward building a sustainable world, speakers will address questions such as:
- What constitutes a healthy society?
- What is the purpose of the firm? Should the predominant measure of success extend beyond shareholder value?
- How do personal criteria for success influence the way we do our jobs, participate in our communities and view our legacy?
Format: The program will start with a broad-reaching panel at the Stern School of Business, NYU on the evening of October 26 and progress to a series of short, moderated discussions at Bloomberg LP headquarters during the day on October 27. The audience will have the opportunity to participate in these discussions through Q&A as well as facilitated “table conversations.”
We have a fantastic line up of confirmed speakers and the participants are a typical Aspen mix of dynamic and accomplished people. Registrants for this year's Forum include business execs (with sustainability & corporate governance portfolios), investors, designers, and nonprofit leaders from organizations as diverse as Ashoka, Goldman Sachs, IDEO and the Met.
Join us in October for conversation that will be both thought-provoking and inspiring--it may change the way you view the world.