More than ever before, this is the book our economy needs.

—Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation

Business doing good is good business—and this book puts that beyond doubt.

—David Cameron, former prime minister of the United Kingdom

Unwilling to settle for easy answers or superficial changes.

—Senator Michael F. Bennet

A fresh, balanced, highly readable, and deeply informed case.

—John Pepper, former chairman and CEO of P&G

This provocative book takes us inside the fight to save capitalism from itself.

Corporations are broken, reflecting no purpose deeper than profit. But the tools we are relying on to fix them—corporate social responsibility, divestment, impact investing, and government control—risk making our problems worse.

With lively storytelling and careful analysis, O’Leary and Valdmanis cut through the tired dogma of current economic thinking to reveal a hopeful truth: If we can make our corporations accountable to a deeper purpose, we can make capitalism both prosperous and good.

Two iconoclastic investors writing from the frontier of capitalist reform.

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Review: A sharp, ethically sound endorsement for capitalist reformation.

Op-ed: Impact investing won’t save capitalism. But its example might.

Op-ed: Getting people to trust big business will take much more than simply reopening the economy

Review: Publishers Weekly featured Accountable in their Top 10 Business & Economics books for their Fall 2020 Announcements.

Op-ed: In June, Danone and the US Department of Labor gave us two different views of capitalism.

Interview: Bestselling author Michael Covel’s podcast on investments, economics, and entrepreneurship. Air date to be announced.

Interview: Author and entrepreneur Jeremy Goldman’s podcast delving into the future. Air date to be announced.

Op-ed: Measure profit to people—all people. Corporate profitability is too narrow a measure of a company’s financial impact.

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Accountable takes a fresh look at a fundamental question of capitalism—whose interests should corporations serve. Its call for collective action by consumers, workers, and investors to reorient corporate behavior may foretell the next decade.

—Jonathan Levin, dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business

O’Leary and Valdmanis have given us thoughtful, well-researched, and compelling ways to rethink how to assure that prosperity and fairness are linked.

—Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts

Accountable is striking in its clarity and insights born from the authors’ experience as investors on the front lines of capitalism’s excesses and potential.

—Daniella Ballou-Aares, CEO and cofounder of the Leadership Now Project

A well-informed and idealistic call for a more ethical version of capitalism. . . . O’Leary and Valdmanis offer an astute record of American capitalism’s best and worst qualities.

⁠—Publishers Weekly

Combining compelling examples and analytical insights, O’Leary and Valdmanis. . . provide a road map for how shareholders and citizens can and must transform the corporate landscape to save capitalism from itself.

—Oliver Hart, Harvard University, 2016 Nobel laureate in economics
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