MIT Sloan Management Review
Pre-print: the initial article submitted to the journal for consideration (prior to peer review)
Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics | Peace and Conflict Studies
Customers, employees, and citizens expect companies to address historic transgressions and work toward a positive legacy.
Businesses’ past involvement or complicity in atrocities and human rights abuses such as slavery and genocide is a pressing concern for stakeholders today. Managers who meaningfully engage with their companies’ past actions can address historic harms while simultaneously contributing to their companies’ future success. The authors examine the factors that are pushing companies to take action now, and they offer guidance to help leaders begin the process of moving forward.
Digital USD Citation
Federman, Sarah and Schrempf-Stirling, Judith, "Why Corporate Success Requires Dealing With the Past" (2022). School of Peace Studies: Faculty Scholarship. 18.