The Corporation is a cogent, information-rich and artfully crafted probe of the most powerful business entity of modern times.
- Wharton School of Business
More than a decade after The Corporation started a global conversation about the modern business corporation, best-selling author and scholar Joel Bakan is now working on a follow-up project that focuses on the corporation’s remarkable evolution and transformation since the first film.
“The original film was a call to action,” says Joel Bakan. “Now an entire generation of advocates, from both within and outside corporations, is successfully demanding that major corporations redefine their very purposes and missions to include social and environmental values.”
As today’s leading companies embed social responsibility and sustainability at the hearts of their business models and operations, the new film reveals an emerging ethos of shared value, a rejection of short-termism, and a new conviction that the best way for companies to do well is by doing good.
Celebrated for its fair and hard-hitting analysis that featured a high-profile cast of business leaders, intellectuals and commentators, The Corporation and its companion book were well reviewed by The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the Harvard Business Review, among many others.
The winner of 26 international awards, including the Audience Award for World Cinema at the Sundance Film Festival, The Corporation was translated into more than 20 languages, reaching tens of millions of viewers worldwide. A landmark film and book for business studies curriculums, The Corporation is taught in colleges and universities around the world.