Tortoise Business Breakfast - Screw the shareholde
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  • Organized by Tortoise (11 events)
  • Tuesday 16 April, 08:00 AM

Milton Friedman’s definition of the “one and only one social responsibility of business” was “to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without deception or fraud.”   That idea was enshrined in the doctrine of fiduciary responsibility - the job of companies to serve shareholders. But is that system working? Do shareholders act in the best interests of companies, their employees, their customers and the countries they operate in?  If not, do we need to change the rules of the game?

What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?
A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. Modelled on what we call a ‘leader conference’ in the UK (or an editorial board in the US), it is a place where everyone has a seat at the table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It’s where, together, we sift through what we know to come to a clear, concise point of view. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.
Members can find their ThinkIn booking code in My Tortoise, under My Membership.


Tuesday 16 April, 08:00 AM

till Tuesday 16 April 09:15 AM


Fora - Fitzrovia 16-19 Eastcastle Street London GB


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Tortoise is building a different kind of newsroom. Not breaking news, but what’s driving the news. Not the news as it happens, but when it’s ready. We want to open up journalism. To give everyone a seat at the table. To create a system of organised listening. A place, in the real world and the digital one, where you can come, learn and tell us what you think.   The ThinkIn is the heart of what we do. It’s modelled on what we call a leader conference in the UK, an editorial board in the ...

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