Submitted by: Corporation 20/20
Posted: Nov 06, 2007 – 10:59 PM EST
The Summit on the Future of the Corporation is inspired by the growing tension between the emergence of the corporation as the world's most powerful and innovative social institution and the growing severity of social and environmental problems that plague billions of people. As the tension between these two realities grows, the roles, responsibilities and rights of business are the subject of increasing controversy, as are the relationships of the corporation to government and civil society. At the same time, it is a moment of opportunity for business to apply its unparalleled resources to solving pressing global issues. This complex landscape is evolving, contested and, to a large measure, unresolved.
The event will offer fresh perspectives on key building blocks of the corporation, including its governance, directors' duties, ownership, capitalization, primacy of investors' claims, and internal rewards and incentives.
The Summit marks an historical moment for considering how the most influential social institution of our time can serve the broader public interest essential to its own long-term prosperity, and to begin designing corporate forms that recognize the reciprocity between private and public interests.
Join John Elkington, Mindy Lubber, Henry Mintzberg, Robert Monks and Peter Senge along with other thought leaders at Historic Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA on Novermber 13th & 14th, 2007.
For Registration: www.summit2020.org/registration.htm