Building more inclusive economies and societies takes an inclusive community of leaders with diverse experiences and strengths. Our members lead organizations large and small, and they encompass heads of businesses, foundations, and nonprofits from every sector and region of the world. Together, our Steering Committee members alone represent:

$10.5 Trillion

in assets under management

$2.1 Trillion

in market capitalization

Representing over

200 Million WORKERS

Offices spread across

163 Countries

and territories

we are a...

Platform for action

Making economies more inclusive requires trying new ideas and making progress. Individually, Council members commit their organizations to specific, measurable actions and publicly declare these commitments on the Council’s online platform.

Collectively, our workstreams, like our just energy transition initiative, bring together industry leading companies with academics, experts, policymakers, and other stakeholders around market moving reforms.

Community of learning

Our members’ commitments form the largest public repository of real-world company strategies, innovations, and initiatives for a more inclusive capitalism.

Companies of any size across the globe can browse hundreds of commitments by industry, region, or topic to identify actions that they, too, can take.

Movement for change

The Council advances needed change at scale, emphasizing that the same values we rely on to do right by one another applied to capitalism form the foundation for stronger economies and societies.

Through their commitments, our members motivate and challenge their peers to likewise adopt impactful practices. As business leaders take up and apply the learnings of their peers, we catalyze the development of stronger economies and societies.

Photo by Marcin Mazur. Pictured from left to right: Meredith Sumpter, CEO of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism; Eduardo Bartolomeo, CEO of Vale; Michael Archbold, Board Member of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism; Emmanuel Faber, Chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB); Jeff Ubben, Founder and Managing Partner of Inclusive Capital Partners; Dr. Azza Karam, Secretary General of Religions for Peace; Rich Lesser, Global Chair of Boston Consulting Group (BCG); Rick Lacaille, Executive Vice President and Global Head of ESG at State Street; Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons Private Limited; the Right Reverend Professor David Walker, Lord Bishop of Manchester; the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; Bernard Looney, CEO, bp; Monsignor Hilary Franco, Adviser Emeritus at the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations; Feike Sijbesma, Advisor to the Council for Inclusive Capitalism; Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Inclusive Capital Partners; Carlyn McCaffrey, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery; Lim Boon Heng, Chairman of Temasek; Marcie Frost, CEO, CalPERS; Eileen O’Connor, Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications and Policy at the Rockefeller Foundation; Jean Pierre Casey of the Holy See Investment Committee; Pelin Akin Özalp, Board Member of Akfen Holding; Owen Tudor, Deputy General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); Franz Paasche, Senior Vice President and Corporate Affairs Officer at PayPal; Ben Lucas, Managing Director at Merck; William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman of The Estée Lauder Companies. Not pictured: Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman of the Ayala Corporation; Punit Renjen CEO Emeritus, Deloitte Global; Mathias Cormann Secretary-General, OECD.

What is Inclusive Capitalism?

In short, business that profitably works for the common good. Read the Guiding Principles that define our movement.

The Moral Imperative

The work of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism and its members is grounded in the moral and market imperative to pursue profit in ways that lead to a more inclusive and sustainable economy. We were inspired to launch this organization by Pope Francis’ public appeal to business leaders to respond concretely to the issues of our day.

Connecting frameworks for systemic change

Council members make actionable commitments aligned with the World Economic Forum International Business Council’s Pillars for sustainable value creation — People, Planet, Principles of Governance, and Prosperity — and that advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Dignity & Equality
  • Health & Well Being
  • Skills for the Future
Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.
  • Climate Change
  • Nature Loss
  • Fresh Water Availability
  • Air Pollution
  • Water Pollution
  • Resource Availability
Principles of Governance
  • Governing Purpose
  • Quality of Governing Body
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Ethical Behavior
  • Risk & Opportunity Oversight
  • Wealth Creation & Employment
  • Innovation in Better Products & Services
  • Community & Social Vitality
Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.


Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Founder and CEO

Michael Clyne

Executive Director & COO

Jonathan Grajeda

Senior Manager of Development & Engagement

Brian Harper

Director of Strategic Relationships

Elkin Hoyos

Communications Manager

Alexandra Rogan

Executive Director

Vaughn Sayers

Manager of Development & Engagement

Carson Thal

Director of Programs

Megan Wadin

Program Associate

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