The Denny Center engages in conversations with thought leaders who are wrestling with the natural tensions between free market capitalism and the needs of a democratic society. Check back here for new ideas on how we might navigate the tradeoffs in an effort to keep capitalism healthy.
- Professor Heather McGregor, Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business School, and Dr. Caroline Howitt, Programme Director of Adam Smith’s Panmure House, on long-term thinking and how corporate profits and purpose fit together (Fall 2021).
- Natalia Nicolaidis, Founder & CEO of Dynamic Counsel, and Denny Center Affiliated Fellow on corporate purpose, risk management, and how ESG strategies can drive long-term profitability (Fall 2021).
- Jamie Kalamarides, President of Prudential Group Insurance, on generating profits and pursuing the common good (Spring 2021).
- Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at the London Business School, on how companies can both generate profits and serve society without seeing the two as zero-sum alternatives (Fall 2020).
- Shane Goodwin, Associate Dean and Professor of Practice at SMU’s Cox School of Business, on corporate purpose and how shareholder activism can be misunderstood (Fall 2020)
- FCLTGlobal’s Ariel Babcock, Head of Research, and Allen He, Associate Director, on mitigating common share buyback pitfalls and getting R&D spending right (Fall 2020)