The Future of Capitalism

2020 Global Conference

The Future of Capitalism



October 21 at 7:15 am PDT/10:15 am EDT


Throughout the post-war era, capitalism and free markets have lifted billions out of poverty. Yet increasing numbers of the global population feel that the financial system and globalization have left them with a structure that no longer provides the benefits it first promised. As the political debate is shifting from the function of government spending to a questioning of the system in general, the time is ripe to identify the changes needed for a better version. What adjustments are necessary to save capitalism, and why are so many people feeling left behind? How can we find a long-term solution that provides prosperity and equal opportunity across income levels?



Rebecca Henderson
John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard Business School; Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research

David Hunt
President and CEO, PGIM, The Investment Management Business of Prudential

Ronald O'Hanley
Chairman and CEO, State Street Corporation

Raghuram Rajan
Professor, University of Chicago Booth School



Zanny Minton Beddoes
Editor in Chief, the Economist

Published October 21, 2020