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New Speaker Series Explores the Complexities of Stakeholder Management with Global Business Leaders

The Yale Program on Stakeholder Innovation and Management (Y-SIM) has collaborated with the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) on the launch of a new speaker series.

Indra Nooyi with the MGT 840 Class
Indra Nooyi with the MGT 840 Class

Today’s executives are confronting a substantial challenge—they must navigate a diverse ecosystem of stakeholders, ranging from customers and employees to investors and communities in a business environment marked by unprecedented change and an accelerated pace of information-sharing. How do management teams address demands for sustainability, fostering an inclusive corporate culture, and investing for future success while delivering near-term results? How do leaders decide whether or not to take positions on ‘hot button’ societal issues? Does meeting stakeholder expectations inevitably result in a tradeoff or is this an opportunity for innovative solutions?

Presented by the Yale Program on Stakeholder Innovation and Management (Y-SIM) and the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), the new global speaker series Stakeholders, Management and Capitalism: Conversations with leaders on managing stakeholders in diverse settings explores these questions and topics. 

The series kicked off in November 2023 with Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo on 11/6, followed by former Unilever CEO Paul Polman on 11/13. 

Running through June 2024, GNAM member schools will contribute to this speaker series by hosting interviews with senior executives on the topic of stakeholder management and inviting GNAM students to join virtually. The full series will be accessible to the public on the Y-SIM website.

About the Global Network for Advanced Management:

Our mission is to drive innovation and create value by connecting leading global business schools, their resources, and their stakeholders. Launched in 2012, the global network includes 32 leading business schools from diverse regions, countries, cultures, and economies in different phases of development. Member schools connect their students, faculty, staff, alumni and other constituencies so that they can deepen their understanding of differences and commonalities in their economies and increase their effectiveness. Find out more: Visit the GNAM website