Putting the needs of shareholders above all else has been the leading aim of the US corporation for decades. The Business Roundtable, an influential association of the top bosses of America’s most noteworthy firms, is seeking to alter that singular focus. Alan Murray, head of Fortune magazine, pens a succinct yet wide-ranging look at what is prompting these executives to rethink capitalism’s mission, at a time in which employees, customers, suppliers and voters are demanding greater accountability from their leaders. Readers could regard this insightful analysis as a manifesto for corporate change.
About the Author
Alan Murray is president and CEO of Fortune magazine.