“We have a lot of crises – gender equality crises, climate crises – that we are all facing. And we need to have a better way to have a conversation about these issues inside organizations. That’s what this book is meant to do,” said Sarah Kaplan, Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy and author of The 360° Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-Offs to Transformation.

In her talk at the Rotman School of Management on September 26, Kaplan said that society is increasingly turning away from the idea that the main responsibility of businesses is to shareholders. For example, 181 CEOs from the Business Roundtable recently signed a statement that businesses must benefit customers, employees, suppliers, and communities, in addition to their shareholders.