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Starling Presents at Berle XI: Law and Corporate Culture

CEO Stephen Scott was invited to present Starling’s ideas on “Trust & Technology:  a New Paradigm for Culture & Conduct Risk Management,” at the 11th Annual Adolf A. Berle Symposium on Corporation, Law and Society.  Hosted by the University of Seattle Law School, the event took place on May 16th-17th .

The Berle Center facilitates the study of the American and global economic system, and the role of the law in shaping relations among corporations, governments, individuals, and society. Under the direction of Professor Chuck O’Kelley, the Center was launched in 2009 and has since become an internationally recognized center of academic excellence, leadership and knowledge creation in the field of corporation law.

Berle XI featured an interdisciplinary exploration of corporate culture. Organized by Professor Claire Hill, the James L. Krusemark Chair in Law at the University of Minnesota, and Professor Eugene Soltes, the Jakurski
Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, the symposium included the scholars from law, economics, accounting, management, sociology, and anthropology, among other fields.

The aim of the group was to consider how best to understand, measure, and change culture with a view to fostering improved outcomes for customers, employees, shareholders, and broader stakeholder communities. Among other notable speakers, the event was joined by Professor Luigi Zingales, the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago. Zingales was prescient, Scott noted, when he wrote in his 2012 book A Capitalism for the People that, “The twentieth century was characterized by ideologies. The twenty-first century will be characterized by data analysis.”