Rebecca M. Henderson – Charting a New Course for Sustainable Business

“Business enterprise is one of the most powerful forces on the planet when it comes to effecting positive change.”

Rebecca M. Henderson, a distinguished economist and academic, has made significant strides in shaping the business landscape. This month’s business and Human Rights Profile is dedicated to her remarkable journey. She is a renowned economist and author, whose transformative work has left an indelible mark across various industries. Currently, she holds the prestigious title of the John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard Business School

Henderson’s current research pivots around three key sectors: energy, information technology, and real estate. These industries are critical to the global economy and play a significant role in addressing the challenge of climate change.

Her research aims to identify effective strategies to support far-reaching change in both products and processes across these sectors. She believes that the use of carbon-free fuels and sustainable practices in the real estate industry can significantly impact the global economy.

Her book “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire” aims to address the shortcomings of capitalism today, providing guidelines on how to reconstruct a better system.

Rebecca Henderson’s contributions have been transformative, to say the least. Her commitment to sustainable business practices, her innovative approach to tackling organisational challenges, and her steadfast belief in the power of change make her an inspirational figure in the field of business and human rights.

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