Christopher Marquis

• Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University

• Author of 'Better Business'

CHRISTOPHER MARQUIS

Christopher Marquis is the Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University. His research and writing focus on how businesses are creating a more resilient and sustainable capitalism by focusing on the elusive triple bottom line of environmental, social and financial performance. Prior to joining Cornell, he worked for 10 years at Harvard Business School where he developed an award-winning course on social entrepreneurship. He is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed academic articles and more than 50 Harvard business cases on topics related to sustainable business, and has earned awards for scholarly achievement from the Academy of Management and the American Sociological Association. Marquis earned a PhD in sociology and business administration from the University of Michigan. He is the author of Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism (2020). He lives in New York City.

[📁 Christopher's Press Kit]


Speech topics

How the B Corp Movement is Remaking Capitalism

Covers core ideas in book, can be done in a variety of different time formats, e.g. 15 min to 45 min. A talk for a general interest crowd

Building a More Resilient Capitalism in the Post-COVID Era

The ideas of the book as applied to life post-covid. A talk for a general interest crowd, and also B Corp gatherings. Ideally 15-30 min talk with Q&A

Investing with Impact

A talk focused on the trend toward impact investing, and the tools and processes that helps both private equity (VC and PE) and public market investment. For investment focused audiences. Ideally 15-30 min talk with Q&A

Is Your Business Ready For Stakeholder Capitalism?

A talk focused on how companies can move beyond talk about stakeholders to action and authentically and sustainably implement stakeholder governance models. A talk for larger company leaders. Ideally 15-30 min talk with Q&A

“Future Proofing” your Business

A talk focused on how becoming a B Corp allows companies to embed the company’s core mission into governance and decision-making. For all types of companies. Ideally 15-30 min talk with Q&A

How and Why Social Mission Businesses have an Advantage in Attracting and Retaining Talent

A talk focused on how becoming a B Corp allows companies to better attract and retain talent. For all types of companies. Ideally 15-30 min talk with Q&A

Books

Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism

A compelling look at the B Corp movement and why socially and environmentally responsible companies are vital for everyone’s future.

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