Working together to change capitalism for good

WE ARE MOBILIZING THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO CREATE A MORE INCLUSIVE, SUSTAINABLE, AND TRUSTED ECONOMIC SYSTEM.

Capitalism lifts people out of poverty and powers global innovation and growth. But to address growing inequality and climate change in the 21st century, capitalism must adapt. We need new ideas and bold leadership.

The Council for Inclusive Capitalism is a global movement of leaders doing business in ways that benefit people, our communities, and the planet. We invite global business leaders—whether of a small community business or international conglomerate—to join us and put forth commitments to enlightened business actions necessary for the fairer, more dynamic economies and societies we need.

When our members take action and work together, we have the ability to advance market moving reforms. Collectively, our efforts can reshape the way capitalism works to improve the lives of people across the globe.

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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.

What is Inclusive Capitalism?

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

OUR MEMBERS

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 know more needs to be done for the benefits of capitalism to extend to all people, and that’s why we are growing this movement, taking action, and making progress on the commitments we make. Through their actions, our members set an example of a more inclusive capitalism and their actions lead others to consider what they can do.  We invite all business leaders to join us to contribute their ideas and take action.

Our STory

In addressing the 2016 Fortune-Time Global Forum, Pope Francis speaking to business leaders stated, “[w]hat is required now is not a new social compact in the abstract, but concrete ideas and decisive action which will benefit all people and which will begin to respond to the pressing issues of our day.” Council founder and co-chair Lynn Forester de Rothschild has been convening world leaders to discuss solutions to the growing inequality and climate challenges since the Great Recession. Inspired by his words, she — along with founding Steering Committee leaders — formed the Council for Inclusive Capitalism to respond to Pope Francis’ challenge to business leaders to take action to extend the benefits of our economic system to all people while protecting the planet.

Q&A: Lynn Forester de Rothschild on Founding the Council.

OUR TEAM

Meredith Sumpter

CEO

Amanda Byrd

Communications Director

Libby Goodell

Communications Manager

Brian Harper

Senior Advisor to the CEO

Olivia Harris

Digital Communications Manager

Pascal Rathle

Engagement & Outreach Associate

Bayasa Rentsendorj

Head of Outreach

Alexandra Rogan

Director of Outreach and Partnerships

Vaughn Sayers

Engagement & Outreach Associate

Suleikha Sutter

Programs Associate

Leila Tachmamedova

Director of Operations

Carson Thal

Programs Manager

Melissa Victor

Programs Manager - Community

Our approach

Member actions are informed by the Guiding Principles of inclusive capitalism with an approach that aims to:

PROMOTE

a sense of responsibility within institutions and individuals to strive for the common good of humanity.

REFORM

global capital markets and business practices through concrete steps that define success as momentum in growing dynamic, inclusive economies and societies.

INSPIRE

collaborative actions from the business world, creative leaders, and society as a whole to advance the common goal of achieving inclusive capitalism.

drive

initiatives aimed at breaking down systemic barriers while creating opportunities to promote equality, inclusivity, and sustainability.

engage

other leaders from across different sectors and industries committed to best practices for the development of inclusive capitalism.

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Join Fellow Leaders

Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.