Prof. Rebecca Henderson Harvard University, USA

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A prominent economist and influential professor (The John and Natty McArthur University professor at Harvard), Rebecca Henderson is one of the world’s most prominent scholars focused on driving large-scale change. A leading authority in organizational and strategic change for more than thirty years, today her research, teaching, and speaking centers... read moreon purpose-driven capitalism and the role that business leaders at every level can play in reimagining our current system.

In the classroom, Rebecca 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. Her book, “Reimagining Capitalism” (Hachette, 2020), offers both a new intellectual framing and a plausible path forward for a capitalism that has lost its commitment to freedom and prosperity in the single-minded pursuit of maximizing shareholder value.