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Walmart CEO to Chair Roundtable Calling for New Business Mindset

Sept. 19, 2019, 2:58 PM

Walmart Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon will chair a group of almost 200 CEOs that recently called on companies to consider society as much as shareholders.

McMillon is taking over the Business Roundtable’s chairmanship from JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon for a two-year term starting in 2020. The roundtable made waves in August when it said corporate purpose should weigh stakeholders such as customers and employees, a departure from the decades-old shareholder-first mindset.

“In the coming months, there will be extensive conversations about America’s future and the role business plays in shaping it,” McMillon said in a...

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