Professor Geoffrey Jones

on his latest book

"Deeply Responsible Business: A Global History of Values-Driven Leadership"

(Harvard University Press, 2023)

Members and friends of the Harvard Club of Japan are kindly invited to the following event by HBS Club of Japan.




Date: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Time: 8-9pm (Japan time)


Professor Jones will discuss his new book Deeply Responsible Business in which he extracts surprising lessons from companies around the world, past and present, that have genuinely tried to serve the interests of society, and asks why there are not more of them.


The session will be moderated by Nobuko Kobayashi (MBA Class of 2002).

Professor Geoffrey Jones is the Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School. He is the author or editor of 40 books on the evolution, impact and responsibility of global business, including Beauty Imagined. A History of the Global Beauty Industry (2010), Profits and Sustainability.  A Global History of Green Entrepreneurship (2017) and Deeply Responsible Business. A Global History of Values-Driven Leadership (2023). He teaches the popular MBA elective course Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism. A frequent visitor to Japan, he is on the Faculty Committee of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard and is a Fellow of the Japan Academy of International Business. He is also a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.


Professor Geoff Jones has been interviewed by various media throughout the world in the past year, after he gave us his talk regarding "Profit or Purpose?" in January 2022 exclusively to HBS Club of Japan.  Let's discuss more about how we could learn to be more deeply responsible leaders!

Nobuko Kobayashi is a Harvard Business School alumnus, who graduated in 2002 with an MBA. She is currently Partner and Managing Director with EY-Parthenon, the strategic consulting arm within EY Strategy and Consulting in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to serving on the EY APAC board, Nobuko specializes in corporate strategy consulting in consumer sector, supporting both Japanese and multinational clients. As a bilingual thought leader, she also maintains an active media profile including regularly contributing to the Japan Times and Nikkei Asia, and appearing on news outlets such as BBC.