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Thu, 18 June 2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

How To Build a Better Future

Harvard Business School Professor Rebecca Henderson In Conversation with Matthew Stadlen

Inside every crisis is an opportunity. For Harvard Prof. Rebecca Henderson, the pandemic presents a chance to build a new capitalism that works for society as a whole.

Free market capitalism is one of humanity’s greatest inventions, and the greatest source of prosperity the world has ever seen. But it’s also on the verge of destroying the planet and destabilizing society in its single-minded pursuit of maximizing shareholder value. As the global pandemic looks set to plunge the world into a new depression, putting pressure on our economies unprecedented in our lifetimes, we quite literally cannot afford to continue with business as usual.

Its time to imagine a new capitalism to suit the needs of the 21st century. Rebecca Henderson, McArthur University Professor at Harvard University, joins How To Academy to argue for a new framework — one that can simultaneously make a positive societal impact by confronting the realities of the environment and the need to address social and economic inequality while also delivering sustained financial performance.

In this free, livestreamed conversation with broadcaster Matthew Stadlen, Rebecca will explore how we can build an economic model to bring prosperity and wellbeing to society as a whole. She’ll consider how the worlds of finance, governance and leadership must evolve post-pandemic, and provide a pragmatic foundation for navigating this moment of unprecedented challenge — and extraordinary opportunity.

This talk takes place at 6:30pm British Summer Time.

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Private: Matthew Stadlen

Broadcaster, writer and regular How To Academy host.

Matthew Stadlen is a broadcaster, writer and regular How To Academy host. Previously he was an LBC presenter, wrote The Matthew Stadlen Interview for the Telegraph and presented the TV series Five Minutes With and On The Road With for the BBC. He is a birdwatcher and photographer, and his book How To See Birds is out now. Twitter: @matthewstadlen