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The Work Foundation 2012 Annual Debate: Does the economy need a new kind of business?

The Work Foundation 2012 Annual Debate: Does the economy need a new kind of business?

Wednesday, 30 May 2012
17:15 - 21:00
21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD

Speakers

  • Deborah Meaden, Businesswoman, investor, Chair of Ecoinomy
  • Mark Littlewood, Director, Institute of Economic Affairs

  • Umair Haque, Consultant, author and economist

  • Lucy Marcus, Founder and CEO, Marcus Venture Consulting

  • Ian Brinkley, Director, The Work Foundation

  • Chair: Daisy McAndrew, Special Correspondent, ITV News

  • With an introduction from Will Hutton, Chair of Big Innovation Centre


Our panel members debated these important questions among others: Is it time for a radical shift in the way we do business? What could this mean for the workplace in practice? Do we need to rethink how benefits are shared amongst employees, shareholders and the public? Should business shoulder such burdens in times of austerity? Is it the duty of business to consider the wellbeing of society? Find out more on twitter #TWFdebate

Watch the film of the debate here

Download the full biographies here (pdf)

Watch Will's introduction here

Read the essay by Will Hutton here

 

Listen to the audio of the event below:

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