Companies today increasingly say they serve more than just shareholders. They assert a new stakeholder mindset that includes factoring in employees, customers, and especially the community. But are they telling the truth? What are the tradeoffs? What choices do companies make when profits and purpose collide? Corporate veterans and a pragmatic investor squared off, and the seriously divergent views of our panelists will get you thinking.


  • Jon Iwata, Board Member, The Center for Global Enterprise
  • Andy Kessler, Investor & Columnist, Wall Street Journal (Read his Inside View on the subject here)
  • Susan Sobbott, Former President, American Express Global Commercial Services
  • Moderator: David Kirkpatrick, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy