Whole Foods Market Taps Into Detroit’s Community Spirit As the Motor City Rebuilds

Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, discussed community stakeholders at the Darden School of Business. He shared how the company planned its new store based on the recommendations and input from a group of determined residents in Midtown Detroit.

Professor R. Edward Freeman, an expert on Stakeholder Theory and business ethics, facilitated a discussion following Robb’s presentation. 

About the Faculty

R. Edward Freeman

Freeman is best known for his work on stakeholder theory and business ethics, in which he suggests that businesses build their strategy around their relationships with key stakeholders. His expertise also extends to areas such as leadership, corporate responsibility and business strategy. Since writing the award-winning book Strategic Management: A... Learn More