Alex Edmans

Alex Edmans is a Professor of Finance at London Business School and Academic Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance. He also serves as Managing Editor of the Review of Finance and Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, and is a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the European Corporate Governance Institute. Alex’s research interests are in corporate finance, responsible business, and behavioral finance. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, testified in the UK Parliament, and given the TED talk What to Trust in a Post-Truth World and the TEDx talk The Social Responsibility of Business with a combined 2 million views. Alex’s book, Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit, headed the Financial Times Business Books of the Month for March 2020 and was named to the FT’s Summer Books of 2020.

What Stakeholder Capitalism Can Learn From Milton Friedman

Alex Edmans: Instead of ridiculing the Friedman doctrine and proclaiming its death, advocates of stakeholder capitalism and responsible investing, like me, can...

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