The Schulich School of Business hosted a high-level panel discussion recently at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The discussion focused on the book Re-Imagining Capitalism, a collaboration between Schulich and McKinsey & Company that brings together renowned academics, global executives and NGO leaders to tackle some of the major issues confronting capitalism today.
The panel featured: Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth; Dominic Barton (Hon. LLD ’12), global managing partner of McKinsey; John Stackhouse, senior vice-president, Office of the CEO at RBC, former editor of the Globe and Mail and author of one of the chapters in Re-Imagining Capitalism; and the Honourable John Manley (Hon. LLD ’16), former deputy prime minister of Canada, president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, and chair of CIBC.
The discussion was moderated by Matthias Kipping, the Richard E. Waugh Chair in Business History at Schulich, and co-editor of the book Re-Imagining Capitalism, together with co-editors Barton and Horváth.
More than 60 high-profile corporate leaders and media attended the event, including the chairman of Nestlé and the president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., as well media representatives from the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, TIME Magazine and Reuters.
The book, published last fall by Oxford University Press, features contributions from business leaders and academics, including: Unilever CEO Paul Polman; Indian business legend Ratan N. Tata (Hon. LLD ’14), former chairman of Tata & Sons; Chairman of George Weston Limited, Galen G. Weston; former Desjardins CEO Monique Leroux; Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart; and Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation. It also features the following world-renowned academics: John Kay, visiting professor at the London School of Economics and one of Britain’s leading economists; Lynn Stout, Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law at Cornell Law School and a well-known critic of an exclusive shareholder value focus; and R. Edward Freeman, University Professor and Olsson Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, who is considered the father of the stakeholder model theory of capitalism.
Schulich and McKinsey & Company will host a similar panel discussion about the book in London, U.K., on March 24.