While the primary role of companies has long been to maximise the profits of their shareholders, whose responsibilities are limited, this role is gradually being extended to include social and environmental considerations. 

In this context where companies must become more “responsible”, what about their shareholders? Should they still benefit from unlimited liability? 

To answer this question, Guillaume Vuillemey, a finance researcher at HEC Paris, recently published a book in the Opinions & Debates collection

And in the video below (in French), produced in partnership with Xerfi Canal, he sheds light on the subject.