Populism and corporate behavior

Thanks to my amazing colleagues Grethe Schepersand Nick Petersfor authoring this white paper on populism and corporate behaviour with me.

How will businesses respond to the social and economic imbalances built up through decades of globalisation, automation and credit-fuelled growth? I believe this is the critical question of our time. Corporations must decide carefully on their priorities going forward, or else populist governments around the world will decide for them. The process of swinging the pendulum back to center has already begun.

“History teaches us that when capitalism makes big profits through doing bad business, it ends up failing badly too, both politically and corporately. As responsible capitalists, we must always seek to do the right thing, in the right way, for the right reason or we, and society as a whole, will pay a very high ultimate price.” - Anne Richards, CEO, Fidelity International