The Profiteers:How Business Privatises Profits & Socialises Costs

The Business Elevation Show with Chris Cooper - Be More. Achieve More

17-05-2024 • 1 hr

Join us for a deep conversation with Christopher Marquis, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at the University of Cambridge, as we explore his latest thought-provoking book, The Profiteers: How Business Privatises Profits and Socialises Costs. With an academic background at institutions such as Harvard and Cornell, and significant experience in the financial services industry, including a role as Vice President at JP Morgan Chase, Professor Marquis uniquely bridges the gap between academia and the corporate world. In this episode, we’ll uncover key insights from his latest book, discussing the sharp contrast between the public commitments and actual practices of corporations, particularly their focus on maximising profit at the expense of societal and environmental well-being. We will also examine the urgent need for systemic reform and spot-light pioneers who are leading the way in ethical business conduct. Tune in to learn how the lessons from The Profiteers can drive a shift towards a more equitable and sustainable future in the business world.