Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday August 12, 2021.
Rebecca M. Henderson is one of 25 University Professors at Harvard, and holds the John and Natty McArthur University Professorship on the faculty of Harvard Business School. She will discuss her most recent book, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, and how rectifying distorted markets and distorted costs would both be to the benefit of businesses and the planet.
Henderson is a prominent economist and expert on innovation and organizational change, and her research explores the degree to which the private sector can play a major role in building a more sustainable economy, focusing particularly on the relationships between organizational purpose, innovation and productivity in high performance organizations. She serves as a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a fellow of both the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In the classroom, Henderson inspires her students in “Reimagining Capitalism,” the most successful MBA elective course launched at HBS in the last five years. She also teaches in HBS’ Executive Education program. Additionally, she is a Research Fellow at the National Bureau for Economic Research, a sustainability advisor to several of the world’s largest companies, and a board member at Amgen and IDEXX Laboratories, both S&P 500 Companies.
This program is made possible by Week Seven "Presenting Sponsor" Erie Insurance and the Richard W. and Jeannette D. Kahlenberg Lectureship Fund.
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