Purpose of the Corporation in the media

10. 1. 2017
The debate on the role that businesses play in today’s society has been increasingly present in the media and political sphere, especially following on from the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change. At the same time, major corporate scandals have also come to light, representing the other side of the same coin: the benefits and consequences of a responsible (or irresponsible) corporate governance framework.

The Purpose of the Corporation project has published several articles with the intention of stimulating the discussion on responsible and sustainable corporate management. Furthermore, we also comment on relevant policy developments and important events. 

List of published articles:

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation:


ICGN 2017 Yearbook: 

Responsible Investor: 





NewCo Shift:

Triple Pundit:




Columbia Law School's blog on corporations and the capital markets:

Media coverage: 



Responsible Investor:

Financial Times:


Board Agenda:

Time Business:

Katrin Muff's blog at Business School Lausanne:

Peter Crow's blog:

Observatoire des multinationales:

ActionAid's website:

Oxford Business Law Blog:

Andrew Johnston and Tiina Ruohonen in the University of Oslo website:

Governance magazine:


The project has also been cited by several experts in their articles, blog posts and research studies.

International Panel on Social Progress. The Report will be published next June by Cambridge University Press.

  • "Rethinking Societies in the 21st century". Chapter 6 Markets, Finance, and Corporations. Provisional link.


Friends of the Earth:

Ernst & Young Cleantech and Sustainability Services on behalf of the European Commission: 

Submission to the UK BEIS Committee inquiry on corporate governance:

Oxfam Briefing Paper

Shift project website

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