Social Impact

Keynote Speech by Alex Edmans

Speakers: Alex Edmans,
Date: 2016-02-08

How can it be that the answer to the question "Why do businesses exist? To earn profits or for the benefits of society?” is “Yes”? In his 17-minute keynote to our Social Impact evening, Alex Edmans explains that it is wrong to see it as a binary choice. With plenty of empirical data, both his own and others, he explains why companies reach the land of profit follow the road of purpose.  Alex is a Professor of Finance at London Business School, and advises many investment funds on how to bring society into their investment decisions.

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