Stakeholder Capitalist

Stakeholder Capitalist podcast is for investors, business management and anyone who has heard about Stakeholder Capitalism and who is interested in learning from academic and business experts on how to implement these principles for their own organizations. It is the podcast version of the Enterprise Engagement Alliance YouTube show at:

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Tuesday Mar 21, 2023

Who would have ever guessed that the European Union or any government body would in effect make Stakeholder Capitalism a matter of mandatory disclosures?  Not me.

Saturday Feb 18, 2023

The current controversy about Stakeholder Capitalism and ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) will eventually die down because it’s simply about better business and is non-partisan. B Lab nearly doubled the number of certified companies during the pandemic because of the surprising focus on creating value through people…Certified B Corporations did much better during the pandemic than most companies and having a B Corp Certification can help enhance an organization’s valuation upon exit. These are the highlights of my conversation with Bart Houlahan, Co-Founder of B Lab, a not-for-profit organization that was among the first to strategically promote the concept of Stakeholder Capitalism long before that name became better known. See the video show on the Enterprise Engagement Alliance at YouTube channel.

Tuesday Dec 13, 2022

In this podcast on Stakeholder Capitalism, Leo E. Strine Jr., former Delaware Supreme Court justice, early advocate for the Public Benefits Corporation statutes, with Larry Beeferman, Fellow on Work Life and Labor for the Harvard Law School, refute the notion that Stakeholder Capitalism has anything to do with politics. In fact, Strine argues, most companies should stay out of politics and focus on the welfare of the stakeholders—employees, customers, supply chain and distribution partners, and communities that create wealth for shareholders. In this wide-ranging interview with two experts in the areas of Stakeholder Capitalism and corporate governance, key insights include: The current debate about Stakeholder Capitalism and Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) is more a reflection of well-established opposing views about the pros and cons of capitalism and free enterprise than it is an actual debate about the merits of Stakeholder Capitalism.

Thursday Jul 07, 2022

In a 60-minute Enterprise Engagement Alliance webinar class, London Business School Professor of Finance Alex Edmans provides a clear framework for benefiting from the practical implementation of Stakeholder Capitalism. This session is part of the only formal professional learning program for the implementation of the people aspects of Stakeholder Capitalism.The reason why Alex Edmans’ book “Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit” is among the five books that come with Enterprise Engagement Alliance membership becomes apparent when watching this EEA YouTube show. Edmans doesn’t just make a business case for Stakeholder Capitalism, he provides a practical framework for implementation.

Monday Jun 20, 2022

Despite decades of pressures from racial and social equity groups, US corporations have for the most part made only slow progress toward baking Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into their business plans, according to panelists Eric Darrisaw, Principal, Lazarus Advisors, a boutique advisory firm focusing on Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), human capital management, and DEI; Marvin Owens, Chief Engagement Officer, NAACP Impact Shares; and Rene Redwood of Redwood Enterprise, a corporate strategic planning and human capital advisor with a focus on DEI.
This show addresses why US companies in general have made little progress in creating fully inclusive cultures and marketplaces and how organizations can benefit through an ROI-based approach to DEI.

Monday Jun 20, 2022

Who better to catch up with on the state of Stakeholder Capitalism but R. Edward Freeman, Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. His 1984 book “Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach” helped give rise to the extensive research on the benefits and methods of managing and addressing all stakeholders in an organization, rather than focusing specifically on the interests of shareholders. This has earned him the designation as a “father” of Stakeholder Capitalism by organizations such as JUST Capital.

Monday Jun 20, 2022

This show demonstrates in clear and simple terms how organizations can clearly measure human capital and engagement and use human capital scorecards to build a better business. Guests are Dr. Gary Rhoads, CEO of Xvoyant, a sales technology company and Academic Advisor to the EEA, and Todd Hanson, President of Catalyst Performance Group, a leader in Business Operating systems and ROI of engagement practices.

Monday Jun 20, 2022

This show focuses on the role human resources or other management can play in: helping CEOs develop and implement a human capital management strategy with clear metrics; providing better measurement of HR practices; contributing to the publication of Corporate Responsibility Reports, and even assisting CEOs with human capital merger and acquisition assessments. What does HR need to make the case for a strategic and systematic approach to people management. What does HR need to do as a profession to profit from these opportunities? What types of skills will they need?
Guests: Amy Armitage, Chair, Human Capital Investment & Reporting Council, Program Director,The Conference Board; Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School, and author of Grow the Pie; Sonia Consiglio Favaretto, UNGC SDG Pioneer/Chair of the Global Reporting Initiative Brazil Advisory Board/ Vice-chair of the CDP Board; Laura Queen, EdD, CEO,, a mid-market M&A advisory firm focusing on human capital risk analysis, with 20-plus years in HR management.

Strategic Culture

Monday Jun 20, 2022

Monday Jun 20, 2022

Over the last two decades, hundreds of books have focused on leadership and culture, and many CEOs at companies of all sizes have hired coaches to help improve their management styles. And yet, after 20 years or more of talk, probably no more than 20% of organizations have a strategic approach to culture management—i.e., a CE0-led plan that drives a consensus-based brand promise, values, culture, and objectives through a formal process across the enterprise. The result—almost no change in customer and employee engagement.
Panelists address why most companies do little more than pay lip service to culture; the potential cost of that oversight; and what can be done about it. Guests: Dr. Paul White, Founder, Appreciation at Work, a leader in culture through genuine appreciation; Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School and author of the recently published, Grow the Pie, who will be sharing his research on the economic benefits of engagement but also a new equation for making decisions based on smarter human-capital analytics; Gary Rhoads, CEO of, and Professor Emeritus, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Marriott Graduate School of Business, who will provide the perspective of an early pioneer in Enterprise Engagement as creator of Allegiance, now MaritzCX, a customer experience company, and more recently of Xvoyant, a sales engagement SaaS platform that is yielding fascinating insights on sales behaviour based on empirical data; and Barbara Porter, Managing Director, EY, who has managed culture both as a CEO of her own company and as an advisor to many others.

Monday Jun 20, 2022

Human Resources visionary Dave Urlich talks about the forces potentially changing HR in the coming years. Investors, consumers, talent, and now the Covid-19 crisis have put increasing pressure on CEOs to have a strategic and systematic approach to managing human capital. This show addresses the emerging topic of Stakeholder Capitalism being espoused by an increasing number of influential leaders, including the World Economic Forum, the Business Roundtable, Paul Tudor Jones and his JUST Capital outreach organization, The Embankment Project, and many more, and how it promises to affect the management of people in the coming years. This show addresses the new focus on people and what skills CEOs and management will need to master. Topics covered include making the business case for HR; the need for strategic engagement solutions, and much more.


About the Stakeholder Capitalist Podcast

This podcast is for those seeking to implement Stakeholder Capitalism at the practical level by understanding how to take a stakeholder approach to enhancing returns for investors by creating value for employees, customers, supply chain and distribution partners, and communities around the world.  

It is produced by the Enterprise Engagement Alliance, dedicated to helping organizations achieve organizational results by fostering the proactive involvement of all stakeholders.

This program interviews business leaders, academics, and other experts who have insights on how organizations of any size and type can address the implementation issues of Stakeholder Capitalism principles. 

The Stakeholder Podcast of R. Edward Freeman, one of the creators of the Stakeholder Management theory underlying Stakeholder Capitalism, provides one-hour indepth interviews with academics, authors, and business leaders at the forefront of the movement.

For more information, email or call 914-591-7600, ext. 230.

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