Business Behaving Badly Who can hold companies to account?

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, London SW1A 2LW

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This is a seminar hosted by the High Pay Centre which may be of interest to Fabian Society members. For all queries relating to this event please contact the High Pay Centre directly on [email protected]

“The High Pay Centre is pleased to invite members of the Fabian Society to the event ‘Business behaving Badly: Who can hold companies to account?’, supported by the Freidrich Ebert Foundation.

The event will launch  a collection of essays on business ethics written by industry professionals and media and political experts including Dr. Ros Altmann, Director General of the Saga Group and pensions expert; Simon Caulkin, writer and journalist; Jonathan Ford, Chief Leader Writer at the Financial Times; Frances O’Grady, General Secretary (designate) of the TUC;  Guy Opperman, Conservative MP for Hexham.

The event itself will be a debate on business behaviour focusing on the repeated corporate scandals seen this year, such as rate-fixing at banks, mis-selling, excessive pay and phone hacking. The event will take the format of a panel discussion, debating recent business behaviour, how it has affected public trust in the sector and what can be done to improve this trust. We will also be asking who is accountable? What role do shareholders and the Government play? Or is this companies’ own responsibility?”

Feautring: Baroness Denise Kingsmill, Gail Cartmail (Assistant General Secretary at Unit), Nils Pratley (Financial Editor of The Guardian), Stefan Stern (Management Writer and Visiting Professor at CASS Business School) and Deborah Hargreaves (Director of the High Pay Centre) (chair).

The event is free of charge but places are limited. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to [email protected]