In the light of the financial crisis it has become an urgent need to address the excesses and failures of capitalism in ways that are not only conceptually sound, but practical and feasible in other words, to re-direct capitalism towards responsible business models.
The Responsible Capitalism public lecture will discuss how businesses acting responsibly can rebuild corporate reputation and drive value for all stakeholders, including shareholders. A concrete action plan will be presented for discussion.
Two leading international thinkers will share their experience in helping organisations to integrate business ethics and the stakeholder approach into practice: Prof. R Edward Freeman (Darden School of Business, University of Virginia; and Prof. Michael Hopkins (University of Geneva and CEO of MHC International). The lecture will be moderated by Dr. Simone de Colle, Lecturer in Business Ethics at the DCU Institute of Ethics, co-author of Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art (Cambridge University Press, 2010). There will be a panel discussion including Tina Roche, CEO of Business in the Community.
The event is aimed at managers, entrepreneurs, public sector officials and those seeking to find new opportunities who wish to use the key tools of Stakeholder Theory and Corporate Social Responsibility and discuss how the new approaches can help us rethink traditional business models towards successful, sustainable and responsible capitalism.
Please register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your full name and organisation affiliation. Spaces are limited.
Participation is FREE of charge
Responsible Capitalism Lecture Overview
Welcome & introduction
2.15 – 3.00
Ed Freeman: Redirecting Capitalism towards Responsible business models
o What Stakeholder Theory Is and What Is Not
o Mapping Stakeholders in the Value Creation Process
o Turning stakeholder conflict into value creation opportunities
3.00 – 3.30
Simone de Colle: Why Business Ethics & CSR matter? The “Business Case” for Responsible Capitalism from 5 perspectives:
o Stakeholder claims; Corporate Governance; Risk Management; Organizational Identity; Value Creation
3.30 – 4.00
Michael Hopkins: Corporate Social Responsibility: Why it fragments and accelerates
4.00 – 4.30
Panel discussion with Ed Freeman, Simone de Colle, Michael Hopkins and Tina Roche with Q&A from participants
4.30 – 5.00
Conclusion & Networking
Start Date: 21-06-2012
Location: European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Start time: 14:00
End time: 17:00