Past Event

Business and Society Conference: What's New?

November 10, 2023
8:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Columbia Business School, 665 W. 130th St., New York, NY 10027 Room 1040, Kravis Hall

Join us for an exciting and thought-provoking event that explores the future of business and society. This in-person conference will take place on Friday, November 10, 2023.

As part of The Hub’s ‘Business and Society’ focus, CBS faculty are advancing new scholarship aimed at guiding business leaders in considering both non-market forces and the concerns of diverse stakeholders in their decision-making processes, going beyond the traditional focus on shareholders. This half-day conference will highlight recent developments and breakthroughs in the field and feature a keynote conversation with Russell Carson, Founding Partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Chairman Emeritus of Columbia Business School. Renowned experts and industry leaders will share their insights and experiences, providing valuable knowledge to help you navigate this ever-evolving landscape.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered attendees while supplies last. Note that you will need to provide a government issued ID that matches the name used on your registration to enter the event. This session may be video recorded, and attendees' faces may appear in the recording. For further inquiries or assistance, please contact us at [email protected].


8:45-9:00 Welcome Remarks by Costis Maglaras, Dean, Columbia Business School

9:00-10:00 “Friedman (1970) and Shareholder Primacy”

Presenter: Glenn Hubbard, Dean Emeritus;Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School

Academic discussant: Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Practitioner discussant: Gillian Tett, Chairman of the US Editorial Board and America Editor-at-Large, Financial Times; Provost, King’s College, Cambridge University

10:00-11:15 “Is Capitalism Working for Today’s Workers?” (Ann Bartel)

Presenter: Ann Bartel, Professor of Workforce Transformation, Columbia Business School

Academic discussant: Caroline Flammer, Professor of International and Public Affairs and of Climate, Columbia University

Practitioner discussant: Andy Stern, former President, Service Employees International Union

11:15-11:30 Conversation Break

11:30-12:30 “Corporate Action with Government Inaction: Protecting Privacy in Digital Markets”

Presenter: Jacopo Perego, Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

Academic discussant: Kinshuk Jerath, Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise, Columbia Business School

Practitioner discussant: Nicolas Stier, Director, Core Data Science Team, Meta=

12:30-1:30 Lunch and Keynote Conversation with Russell Carson, Founding Partner, Welsh,Carson, Anderson; Chairman Emeritus Columbia Business School

Contact Information

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