Who Are Corporations Accountable To?



Date & Time

August 13, 2020 2:00 PM

One year ago, the Business Roundtable (BRT), chaired by JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon, walked back 20+ years of its support of dominant corporate ideology in the US that puts shareholder interests above all others. The BRT called for corporations to promote “an economy that serves all Americans”—including workers, customers, suppliers, and communities at large.

But what, if anything, has changed in the last year? And what does true corporate accountability look like in the COVID-19 era, which has exposed more cracks in the foundation of our economy?


  • Congressman Ro Khanna, US Representative
  • Bharat Ramamurti, Deputy Director for the National Economic Council
  • Janie Grice, United for Respect Leader 
  • Rose Marcario, former CEO, Patagonia
  • Keith Mestrich, President and CEO, Amalgamated Bank 
  • Lenore Palladino, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, UMass-Amherst and Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute 
  • Leo E. Strine, Jr., Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court