Lecture at CNAM, Paris

Laszlo Zsolnai gave a lecture for a symposium devoted to the normative aspects of stakeholder theory, organized by Yvon Pesqueux at the Conservatoire National des Arts and Métiers (C.N.A.M.), on November 26, 2004, in Paris. Other speakers were Pierre Kletz (I.A.E. Tours), Jacob Dahl Rendtorff (Rosdilke’s University) and François Lepineux (INSEAD). Laszlo Zsolnai argued that nature, society and future generations should be included among the stakeholders of business. The extended stakeholder framework calls for a radical transformation of business into a sustainable, prosocial, and future-enhancing endeavor. In this way, business can regain its legitimacy in a world of ecological degradation and human disintegration.

Lecture at CNAM, Paris