G-T0EQG81BZP Episode 19: Is a Corporation’s Only Real Obligation To Its Shareholders?
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Episode 19: Is a Corporation’s Only Real Obligation To Its Shareholders?

September 2, 2019

The Business Roundtable, a group of corporate CEOs, recently put out a statement that CEOs should be focused on more than just shareholders. What does their statement mean, practically speaking? What are the pressures on CEOs and how should they balance the short term vs. the long term? Are corporations moral? Should they be? We tackle these big life questions and more, right here in this episode.

0.48 The Business Roundtable Position Statement

3.45 What pressures do CEOs really face?

6.17 A ray of hope for CEO behavior

9.26 Long term versus short term focus

11.15 Is there a moral element to capitalism?

16.05 Are CEOs worried about growing discontent with capitalism?

18.55 A CEO case study

26.15 CEOs, Boards, and creating good jobs

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