George Serafeim

'Reimagining capitalism' in conversation with George Serafeim

Kim B Clark Fellowship Talk

How can we measure corporate purpose and what are its implications?

Growing income inequality and environmental damage are challenging political systems and business credibility worldwide. Robust political responses based on strong social support are crucial to meeting these challenges, but action by the private sector will also be critically important.

How can we reimagine the way we measure performance, build governance structures, and allocate capital? Do environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues lead to superior or inferior economic outcomes? How can we measure corporate purpose and what are its implications? Building a new operating system for capital markets is already underway but significant challenges and obstacles exist because of cultural and technological reasons. Pathways forward are explored.  

George Serafeim, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, has been researching measuring, driving and communicating corporate performance and social impact, presenting his findings in over 60 countries around the world. He will join Oxford Saïd's Professor Colin Mayer CBE (Firm Commitment, Prosperity) for what promises to be an insightful discussion about the future of capitalism.



  • 17:15 - Registration opens
  • 17:45 - Event starts
  • 18:45 - Drinks reception
  • 19:45 - Close

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