In this episode of our Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Rick Alexander about the tension between responsible corporate actions and maximizing investors’ financial returns. What if investors don’t have only a single interest in one company? What if, instead, they have diversified portfolios of interests that include the well-being of future generations? This is the theory behind the Shareholder Commons, an organization Alexander established.
Rick Alexander is a former corporate lawyer. In 2015, Rick became Head of Legal Policy at B Lab, where he worked to create sustainable corporate governance structures around the globe. He left that position in 2019 to develop the concepts behind The Shareholder Commons. Visit his website here. His latest publication is available here.