How We Can Save Capitalism

Hosted by the Department of Management

Online public event


Michael O’Leary

Michael O’Leary

Warren Valdmanis

Warren Valdmanis


Professor Sarah Ashwin

Professor Sarah Ashwin

Join Michael O'Leary and Warren Valdmanis, authors of Accountable: How we Can Save Capitalism, for this event about their new book, which offers a blueprint for everyone to take responsibility for using their economic power as consumers, as investors, as employees, and as voters to trigger a fundamental shift away from an economy that is unethical, unfair, and destructive to our environment and institutions.

Their investigation cuts through the tired dogma of current economic thinking to reveal a hopeful truth: if we can make our corporations accountable to a deeper purpose, we can make capitalism both prosperous and good.

Michael O’Leary (@thisismichaelo) was on the founding team of Bain Capital’s social impact fund. He has served as an economic policy advisor in the United States Senate and on two presidential campaigns. Michael studied philosophy at Harvard College and earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Warren Valdmanis leads a social impact fund that invests in the American workforce. He was previously a managing director with Bain Capital’s social impact fund, and before that invested with Bain Capital’s private equity team for over a decade. Warren studied economics at Dartmouth College and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. 

You can order the book, Accountable: How We Can Save Capitalism, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney.

Sarah Ashwin is Professor of Comparative Employment Relations and Deputy Head of Department (Teaching and Learning) in the Department of Management at LSE.

The Department of Management (@LSEManagement) is a world class centre for education and research in business and management. At the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London, we are ranked #2 in the world for business and management.

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