How can the ones who have been winning at this broken game become the ones to change the rules for good?
The excesses of capitalism left unchecked are catching up with us, in the form of huge inequality, environmental disaster, and institutional collapse. Can business, which has until now been part of the problem, become part of the solution?
What we urgently need, argues economics professor Rebecca Henderson, are businesses with a purpose beyond profit, that can create sustainable shared value for people and the planet. Ethical and economic arguments, she tells us, align more often than we might think, so businesses acting as agents of the change we desperately need is not only plausible, but absolutely necessary. Henderson makes a compelling case for the power and duty of socially and environmentally responsible business to transform capitalism, and shares her vision for a system where good business means doing what is right.
RSA Fellow Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger has been awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada – Academy of Social Sciences, one of the most important academic honours in the country.
Lianna Etkind, RSA Central Fellowship Areas and Engagement Manager, explores the social benefits of the four-day week and calls for more participation to create the future of work.
Bake Off judge, who campaigned to use Trafalgar Square space for contemporary art, says it’s not prominent enough for monarch