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Ownership in the Twenty-First Century: Closing Thoughts

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The world keeps changing. Every business is in transition. We are all owners of the Earth, which we inherit from our parents and leave as a legacy to our children. One thing is now certain: the Earth will increasingly impose itself as a major stakeholder, and we must integrate and prepare for this major change. In this context, we discuss ESG and Sustainability using the models and frameworks presented in the book.

Looking to the future, we conclude the book by venturing to state that companies with clearly defined owners should be able to more effectively look and prepare for the long term. Such organizations will be more successful in governing the innovation and value creation challenges and opportunities that our century gasps for.

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Massa, M., Taraporevala, K., Van der Heyden, L. (2023). Ownership in the Twenty-First Century: Closing Thoughts. In: Value Creation for Owners and Directors. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

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