Walking the Talk of Stakeholder Capitalism (Project-Syndicate)

Corporate governance is undergoing a sea change, as the longstanding principle of “shareholder primacy” gives way to broader concerns. But recognition of social, environmental, governance, and data stewardship issues is not enough; company boards must also figure out how to integrate shareholder value with corporate responsibility.


Richard Samans is a managing director of the World Economic Forum and Chairman of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board –  Jane Nelson is Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School