Opening: What should we expect from companies?

Companies no longer exist within a given market, their function has become societal. Facing rapid and durable changes in our economies and global/local governance, coupled with expectations and sudden pressures (coming from employees, clients, partners, civil society, institutions) – corporate agility alone no longer suffice. Companies must continually reinvent themselves, from A to Z, to a point that their purpose is now being drawn into question.

“What should we expect from companies?” – Beyond their economic performance, what can (reasonably) be expected from them? Which is the minimum level of social responsibility that companies should assume? Alternatively, how much is toomuch to ask? During this opening plenary session, business leaders and representatives of corporate stakeholders from across the world will share their visions and best practices to ensure that companies know… “How to get things done?”.

 

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