Wednesday, October 28

15:00 - 15:45  h
Plenary Panel Session
Session Leaders

All Sessions in Track PLENARY

Monday: 11:00 - 11:45 h   |   Session 1878
Exploiting Disruption to Build a Unicorn in Healthcare

Tuesday: 15:00 - 15:45 h   |   Session 1880
Strategy in Digital Times: How Microsoft Overcame Disruption

Wednesday: 15:00 - 15:45 h   |   Session 1881
Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

Thursday: 15:00 - 15:45 h   |   Session 1882
Exploiting Disruption to Address Social Problems

Friday: 15:00 - 15:45 h   |   Session 1883
The Anatomy of a Disruptor

Session 1881 -
Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

Capitalism is a powerful system that has delivered economic growth and human prosperity. But at a huge cost. The free market capitalist system is also destroying the planet and generating a level of inequality that threatens to destabilize society at large. In this plenary, Rebecca Henderson will share her thoughts and insights about how we can reimagine the entire system based on her recently published, ground-breaking book titled “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire.” The panel will be joined by Sue Garrard, the former EVP of Sustainable Business at Unilever, and current independent advisor. Drawing on rigorous research but also on both of our panelists’ multi-year and multi-dimensional experience, we will discuss challenges and opportunities on the path forward, towards a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive future.

Sue Garrard
Former EVP Sustainable Business, Unilever. Current Independent Advisor

...was, until Autumn 2018, EVP Sustainable Business and Communications at Unilever. She has now established her own business, as an advisor on sustainability strategy for companies wishing to step change their strategy and commitment to sustainability. She complements her client work by advising sustainability related organisations on...

Rebecca Henderson
Harvard University

... is one of 25 University Professors at Harvard, a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a fellow of both the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is an expert on innovation and organizational change, and her research explores the degree to which the private sector can play a major role in building a more sustainable economy, focusing particularly on...

Ioannis Ioannou
London Business School

... is a leading strategy scholar whose research focuses on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). More specifically, he seeks to understand whether, how, and the extent to which the modern business organization contributes towards building a ...