Business and Markets

Unpacking Corporate Purpose: A Report on the Beliefs of Executives, Investors and Scholars

May 1, 2014  • Miguel Padró & Business and Society Program

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Most commentary on corporate purpose and corporate governance is couched in narrow assumptions about what corporate executives and investors believe. Rather than assume, we have commissioned independent research to ask executives, investors and scholars to unpack what they really believe about the purpose of the corporation. Twenty-eight one-hour interviews were conducted in late 2013 and early 2014 and the results may surprise you.