Reimagining the Purpose of a Corporation: Meeting the needs of today’s workforce
As the workforce and technology continue to evolve rapidly, organizations and their leaders are presented with both a myriad of opportunities and the toughest challenges yet. Today’s workforce is eager to understand their organization’s diversity and inclusion strategies and how this may influence the societal impact overall. Business Roundtable’s statement on “the purpose of a corporation”, issued in 2019, is a direct response to these trends, and also a monumental shift in corporate convention.
Esteemed panelists will reflect on the trend of corporate purpose and will focus on how the growing CEO interest and action in advancing diversity objectives influence the level and focus of internal D&I conversations — the value and best practices of the partnership between the CEO, CHRO and CDO; what challenges they face related to advancing D&I goals within their companies, and how they plan to keep up with the demands of today’s workforce that is currently reshaping the business landscape.