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This past week, the U.S. Business Roundtable announced the release of a new "Statement of Purpose of a Corporation" signed by 181 CEOs who commit to lead their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders-customers, employees, suppliers, communities, and shareholders....

August 21, 2019

Updated Statement Moves Away from Shareholder Primacy, Includes Commitment to All Stakeholders

WASHINGTON – Business Roundtable today announced the release of a new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation signed by 181 CEOs who commit to lead their companies for the b...

“Evolve or die,” wrote hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio in a manifesto published in April titled “Why and How Capitalism Needs to Be Reformed.” With each passing month, more business executives have been joining this unlikely crusade to save capitalism from itself.

The...

This week, the Business Roundtable put out a statement signed by 181 corporate CEOs purporting to redefine the purpose of the corporation.

The statement, which has garnered widespread praise among commentators, basically proposes to junk the idea, fashionable since the...

What most distinguishes America’s brand of capitalism is the widely held belief that the first duty of every business is to maximize value for shareholders.

The benign version of this credo is that there is no way to deliver maximum value to shareholders over the long t...

August 1, 2019

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto remembered his grandfather taking him as a child to the Produce Terminal in the Strip District, where they would purchase grapes to make “bad” wine.

The mayor should be able to buy some good wine at the renovated terminal building along Smal...

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