Responsible Capitalism


The Background

The current form of capitalism is unsustainable. There is deepening and persistent inequalities in income, wealth, gender, race, opportunities, and taxation. Inequalities that lead to fractured societies that are actively harmful to the long-term growth of nations’ economies.

There is an impending climate catastrophe, that has been accelerated by the reckless degradation of the environment in the continual pursuit of growth and industrialisation.

The current form of capitalism is at a dangerous tipping point. Evolution is the only solution.

Capitalism is a man-made invention. As its stakeholders and stewards, it is our responsibility to reshape, repurpose and regenerate the capitalist system for the environmental and financial viability of future generations.

We need a more conscious, more reflective, more sustainable system. Neoliberal capitalism has come of age. 
It’s time for Responsible Capitalism.

The Project

Responsible Capitalism is an ambitious new project that aims to answer key questions about the future of global capitalism.

The project will create a vibrant, global, interdisciplinary hub examining the crucial interactions between corporations, finance, government and society. The project will engage and assist policy makers and other constituencies in interpreting research findings and to confront their thinking with the best available evidence. It will enable the different parties to understand what the academic evidence suggests and to draw practical conclusions and real world, adaptable solutions.

Global Expertise

The ECGI has already secured the expertise and commitment from a global team of experts to lead this collaborative enterprise.

Knowledge Portal  

The Responsible Capitalism platform will serve as a global knowledge portal and a neutral platform for exchange, dialogue and dissemination. 

Positive Change

Responsible Capitalism will shape the future of capitalism, influence the global policy landscape and be a conduit for positive change.

The inaugural phase of the project will feature:

Research programmes

The first three research programmes, commencing in June 2022 will explore the tension between the beneficial outcomes of capitalism, and the unequal consequences which are not aligned with democratic societies and the future of the planet.

Global Blog 

Through comment & analysis from the ECGI network & beyond, the Blog will enhance the understanding of research, influencing the global debate.


Launch conference & 

Annual summit 

The launch conference & summit will build on ECGI’s track record of organising high-level policy conferences. The launch conference will be held in Milan in September 2022 & the inaugural summit will be held in Brussels in October 2022.

ECGI Conversations with Dr. Tom Gosling

A platform for critical dialogue and discussion. With interviews and analysis from experts, academics and business leaders.

The three initial research programmes are:


A key pillar of the Responsible Capitalism project is the ECGI Blog, which aims to provide a global perspective on corporate governance and more. Through comment and analysis from the ECGI network and beyond, the Blog will enhance the wider understanding of related research, igniting and influencing the global debate.

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Blog Publications

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