The Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative operates at the intersection of people and profit. We concentrate on the crucial role of business in the simultaneous production of economic and social value, and we seek to discover, demonstrate, and disseminate business practices that both measurably improve the quality of work and enhance long-term business value.
HISTORY OF THE INITIATIVE
The Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at the MIT Sloan School of Management was established in late 2016, with seed funding from The Hitachi Foundation and with a goal of identifying, developing, and advancing management practices that are good for both business and society.
The Hitachi Foundation ceased operations in December 2016, but as part of a three-year planning process in advance of closing, the Foundation's board focused on the theme of good companies and good jobs to address a critical question of our time: In this rapidly changing workforce environment, how do we make work work for many people who feel stuck and left behind? The Hitachi Foundation made final gifts to three organizations to explore this question: the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., and Investors' Circle in Durham, North Carolina.