Judith Samuelson

Vice President, Executive Director, Business and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Judith Samuelson is a vice president at the Aspen Institute and founder and executive director of its Business and Society ProgramIn this position, she has been at the forefront of fresh thinking about the purpose and impact of business for two decades. Through well-crafted dialogue, leadership opportunities, networks, and commentary in leading media, Samuelson and her Aspen colleagues challenge business executives to place long-term, responsible decision-making at the heart of business practice. Samuelson’s work experience spans the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. Previously, she served as director of the Office of Program-Related Investments at the Ford Foundation and helped launch the Corporate Involvement Initiative, encouraging private-nonprofit partnerships.

Videos/Audio of Judith Samuelson

Increasingly, companies are gaining reputation for decisions that extend well beyond the bottom line. How they are... See more
On provocative topics from immigration to gender equality to gun control, corporate leaders are stepping into the... See more
“Our people are our most important asset” is a common refrain from the C-suite — but does the walk match the talk? For... See more
Roughly one in four students choose business as their undergraduate major in the US, making business the most popular... See more
How can we engage business in the quest for greater income equality? While government fixes like tax, safety net, and... See more