Capitalism lifts people out of poverty and powers global innovation and growth. But to address the challenges of the 21st century, capitalism needs to adapt. Through our commitments, actions and solutions, we will create stronger, fairer, more collaborative economies and societies, ultimately improving the lives of countless millions of people across the globe.
is an historic collaboration of CEOs and global leaders working with the moral guidance of Pope Francis, Cardinal Peter Turkson, and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development to harness the power of business for good.
Ours is a moral and market imperative to make economies more inclusive and sustainable with a movement of bold, business-led actions that span the economic ecosystem.
The Principles for Inclusive Capitalism establish the foundational values that guide the movement. For more to benefit from our economic system, leaders are committing their organizations to transition operational and investment practices according to these values:
• TRUSTED by people to meet their needs
• FAIR promoting diversity, plurality and equality of opportunity
• RESPONSIBLE impact on others
• DYNAMIC to enable innovation, progress and adaptation
• SUSTAINABLE incentives aligned across generations
are the core of the Council’s work. Leaders and their organizations are committing to specific actions to create long-term value for all stakeholders in line with the International Business Council’s four sustainability pillars:
Invest in the Empowerment of People
Protect Our Planet
Foster Inclusive Prosperity
Elevate Principles of Governance
are interlinked with our priority areas to drive and scale actions that support the UN’s call to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
is to deliver long-term value to all stakeholders – businesses, investors, employees, customers, governments, and communities – guided by an approach that provides:
• Equality of opportunity
• Equitable outcomes
• Fairness across generations
• Fairness to those in society prevented from full economic participation
Through dedicated leadership, committed actions from organizations of all sizes, and a collective approach, we can extend the benefits of capitalism to all people and build a sustainable future for generations to come.
a sense of responsibility within institutions and individuals to strive for the common good of humanity.
global capital markets and business practices through concrete steps that define success as momentum in growing dynamic, inclusive economies and societies .
collaborative actions from the business world, creative leaders, and society as a whole to advance the common goal of achieving Inclusive Capitalism.
initiatives aimed at breaking down systemic barriers while creating opportunities to promote equality, inclusivity, and sustainability.
other leaders from across different sectors and industries committed to best practices for the development of Inclusive Capitalism.
The Council for Inclusive Capitalism is led by a core group of business and global leaders using their combined imagination, influence and resources to contribute to an economic system that is more TRUSTED, FAIR, RESPONSIBLE, DYNAMIC, and SUSTAINABLE. Our leaders come from organizations representing:
In addressing the 2016 Fortune-Time Global Forum, Pope Francis stated, “[w]hat is required now is not a new social compact in the abstract, but concrete ideas and decisive action which will benefit all people and which will begin to respond to the pressing issues of our day.” We are pleased to include Fortune magazine as a media partner.
Guardians of the Council: Lynn Forester de Rothschild in conversation with Brian Moynihan and Roger Ferguson
The Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican Announces Support of Convergence Toward Common Metrics and Standards Around ESG and SDG-Aligned Investments
Guardians of the Council: Lynn Forester de Rothschild in conversation with Mark Carney and Bernard Looney
Reuters | Lady de Rothschild’s road to the Vatican
Lynn Forester de Rothschild Celebrates OECD’s 60th Anniversary
Inclusive Capitalism lies at the heart of our focus on Responsible Growth
Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.