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

Connecting frameworks for systemic change

Steward members of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism 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.
People
  • Dignity & Equality
  • Health & Well Being
  • Skills for the Future
Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.
Planet
  • 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
Prosperity
  • Wealth Creation & Employment
  • Innovation in Better Products & Services
  • Community & Social Vitality
Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

OUR TEAM

Meredith Sumpter

CEO

E. Janset Batibay

Director of Engagement and Outreach

Amanda Byrd

Communications Director

Melissa Victor Celestin

Programs Manager - Community

Libby Goodell

Communications Manager

Jonathan Grajeda

Senior Manager

Brian Harper

Senior Advisor to the CEO

Olivia Harris

Digital Communications Manager

Pascal Rathle

Engagement & Outreach Associate

Alexandra Rogan

Director of Programs and Partnerships

Vaughn Sayers

Engagement & Outreach Associate

Suleikha Sutter

Programs Associate

Leila Tachmamedova

Director of Operations

Carson Thal

Programs Manager

Megan Wadin

Program Associate

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.

Latest insights

Join Fellow Leaders

Leaders of every business, of all sizes and across sectors and geographies, contribute to this movement. What is your best idea or action for inclusive capitalism? Join us, and share it with our community.