The future of democracy: companies caught between profit and the common good

DATEJune 2019
AUTHORDr Niklas Im Winkel

The trialogue series "Who bears responsibility for the future of democracy?" was a joint initiative of the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" and the Berlin Governance Platform. In three one-day events, we discussed the role of business in particular in an open, controversial and enriching way for everyone.

The second event in the series took place on 4 December 2018 at the Allianz Forum in Berlin. Together with the input providers and participants, we discussed what expectations society and politics can place on business: on their location policy, on their willingness to pay taxes or to fulfil environmental protection requirements. The question of which expectations are legitimate and justified and what additional obligations companies have towards society and the state was of central importance.