Bart Houlahan: Shifting from Shareholder to Stakeholder Capitalism

We are witnessing a momentous shift in the expectations of business – from a sole focus on financial shareholders to being held accountable to all stakeholders, including employees, consumers and the environment. On this episode of CASE in Point, we’ll discuss the role of B Corporations, the Business Roundtable’s 2019 announcement about the purpose of business, and the future of capitalism. Our guest, Bart Houlahan, is at the front lines of these conversations. Through the experience of scaling and selling his $250 multimillion basketball footwear and apparel company, AND 1, Bart Houlahan and his partners experienced firsthand the challenges of trying to run a socially responsible business and so they went on to found B Lab, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to using business as a force for good.

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