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RE$ET Breakout: A Mission-Oriented Approach to Stakeholder Capitalism

Across her research and writing, author and professor Mariana Mazzucato offers searing criticisms of capitalism. But in her new book "Mission Economy," she sees the possibility for a new “mission oriented” approach to capitalism that embraces inclusivity, sustainability, and innovation.

  • February 23rd 2021
Flanders Mazzucato
A Mission-Oriented Approach to Stakeholder Capitalism

PUSH PLAY to hear from Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London, and Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg.

  • Mariana Mazzucato
  • Stephanie Flanders

A Mission-Oriented Approach to Stakeholder Capitalism

Across her research and writing, UCL Professor Mariana Mazzucato offers searing criticisms of capitalism, providing a rare lens onto the enormous role that the public sector has played in launching innovative enterprises (for example, the iPhone and electric vehicles), which few in the entrepreneurial private sector tend to acknowledge. Government, she argues, owns a critical place in our collective economic well-being, it can be—when well structured— a true value creator not just market fixer. And only by restructuring capitalism in a way that ensures that government, corporations, and society connect across very real problems can we address the biggest challenges we face—and build stakeholder capitalism. These challenges are gnarly at best, framed by climate change, the digital divide, public health, and social well-being. In Mazzucato’s new book Mission Economy: a moonshot guide to changing capitalism she sees the possibility for a new “mission oriented” approach to embrace inclusivity, sustainability, and innovation that partners government and the private sector to the profit of all. She speaks with Stephanie Flanders, head of Bloomberg Economics.

Book Information

Find out more about Mazzucato's book, Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism. Discover more books from RE$ET speakers in our book blog.

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