Please join University of Chicago and Chicago Booth in Davos, Switzerland.


Kirchner Museum Davos
Promenade 82
Davos, Switzerland

Event Details

16:00 Registration
16:30 Panel Discussion*
18:00 Reception 


  • David G. Booth, MBA'71, University Trustee; Co-CEO and Chairman, Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Robert J. Zimmer, President, The University of Chicago
  • Sunil Kumar, Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business


Panel Discussion* 16:30-18:00

In 1970 Milton Friedman, AM'33, famously wrote that the only social responsibility of business is to increase its profits. Forty-five years later, is this still a good rule to follow, in theory and/or in practice? Should corporations care about other objectives: from the welfare of its employees to the environment? Or should they distinguish between long- and short-term goals as Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, has suggested? Should there be any limit to the pursuit of profit maximization? The panel will discuss these issues and how corporations should be run in the 21st century.


  • Catherine Engelbert, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte LLP
  • Larry Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock Inc.
  • Maurice Levy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Groupe SA
  • Raghuram G. Rajan, Governor, Federal Reserve Bank of India; Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Guy Rolnik, Moderator; Clinical Associate Professor of Strategic Management, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

*Seating is limited.

Reception 18:00-20:00

Following the panel, please join us for a reception for alumni and friends with distinguished University of Chicago faculty and leadership.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, 13 January.

If you have any questions about the event or if you need to request special assistance, please email Mikaya Daniels or call +1.773.834.5665. 


No Charge


Register Online

Deadline: 1/18/2016


Mikaya Daniels