Investing in Democracy – Is There a Role for Business?


It is common wisdom: Inequality is terrible for democracy. What choices exist for executives seeking to invest in democracy and its institutions? The idea that business leaders can keep their heads down and maximize profits, and that liberal democracy will follow, feels flawed in these times. How might business help rebuild our democracy? What are the levers for change? The Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program is exploring what corporations and their leaders can do — or need to stop doing — to shore up democracy’s foundations. Join us in a town hall-style session facilitated by Judy Samuelson, founder and executive director of Business and Society, to contribute your ideas and to shape the conversation.

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