Ethics in Corporate Life

John Varley - The Camel and the Eye of the Needle

John Varley was educated at Downside, then Oriel College, Oxford, and afterwards at the College of Law. After a few years working as a solicitor he joined Barclays Bank in 1982. From 2004 until 2010 he was Group Chief Executive of the Bank. He sits currently on the boards of Blackrock, AstraZeneca and Rio Tinto Zinc. He also chairs Business Action on Homelessness and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The paper was essentially a personal reflection on the role morality should play in finance.

It was conducted under the Chatham House rule at the Thomas More Institute on Wednesday 21 March 2012.

 

Francis Davis - Beyond Bureaucracy: The ‘Big Society’ After the Spending Review

Francis Davis is a UK ministerial policy Adviser on the ‘Big Society’, having previously been Adviser to the former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. He is a Visiting Fellow in Civic Innovation at the Helen Suzman Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Transcript coming soon.

Michael Woolgar – Whatever Happened to Honour? Reflections on Ethics in Business with Some References to Government

Michael Woolgar has an economics, project development and finance background with experience as an economist in several multi-national oil companies, banks, and international organisations.
Seminar held on 11 November 2009

Dr. Dermot Grenham - Greasing Palms or Oiling Wheels: The Impact of Corruption on Developing Countries

Dr. Dermot Grenham holds a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford and a specialist master’s degree in population and development from the London School of Economics. He is a part-time tutorial fellow at the L.S.E.’s Development Studies Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Seminar held on 26 January 2010

Dr. Sam Gregg - Credit Crunch, Character Crisis

Dr. Sam Gregg is Director of Research at The Acton Insititute.
Joint seminar with the ESCP–EAP, and held on their premises, on Wednesday 22 October 2008              

Prof. Philip Booth – Tax and the Role of Government

Prof. Philip Booth is Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs
Joint seminar with the ESCP–EAP, and held on their premises, on Wednesday 7 May 2008
           

Prof. Philip Booth – The Role of the State in Economic Life

Prof. Philip Booth is Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School
Seminar on Wednesday 10 October 2007                                        

Stephen Green – Capital and The Kingdom: The Impact of Globalisation on Human Consciousness

Stephen Green is Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings plc
Seminar on 16 June 2005                                                                          

Dr. Gerard Casey – Heavens Above! The Relation of Ethics and Economics

Dr. Gerard Casey was Head of the Department of Philosophy, University College Dublin (2001-2006)
Seminar on 19 January 2005

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