Entrepreneurship

How Social Purpose is Redefining Business: Searching for Profit, Purpose and Meaning

As socially conscious consumerism continues to evolve, social purpose is now central to business, markets, and the firm.

Shareholders are increasingly asking for a meaningful social return on their investment, and as a result, entrepreneurs are striving to balance successful economic growth with relevant social contributions.

Watch Stephen Chambers, Programme Director of LSE’s Executive MSc Social Business and Entrepreneurship in exploring:

• The impact of social consciousness on business growth
• Successful leadership committed to tackling the world’s most pressing social challenges
• Acquiring the necessary knowledge to balance profit and purpose

About the speaker: Stephan Chambers is the Director of the LSE’s Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship which focuses on improving the impact and effectiveness of private action for the public benefit he is also Programme Director of LSE’s new Executive MSc Social Business and Entrepreneurship. Before joining the Marshall Institute, he directed the University of Oxford’s MBA, overseeing its rise in international influence and rankings. In addition, he was the founding Director of the Executive MBA programme and the Co-Founder of the Skoll World Forum and Chair of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saїd Business School, Oxford University. Stephan wrote a regular entrepreneurship column for the Financial Times and, in 2014, was special advisor to Larry Brilliant and Jeff Skoll at the Skoll Global Threats Fund in California.

About the Author

The LSE Department of Management is a specialist university department with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching take an academically in-depth approach to the study of management and organisations, linking with the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance.