Luncheon Series Examining Corporate Power - Business Practices
Wednesday 10 September 2014
32-36 Loman Street
London SE1 0EH
Over the next several months, the High Pay Centre will be examining the political power of business in the UK, specifically where corporate power many dictate policies that have a big impact on inequality. The influence exerted by business is rarely discussed and is almost now taken for granted. However, it manifests itself in countless ways with government finding it increasingly difficult to ensure that global corporations pay tax and challenge negative trends, such as excessive executive pay.
This project will seek to bring the debate over corporate power into the public domain and encourage discussion amongst all stakeholders in society about the appropriate role for business in politics. As part of this project, the High Pay Centre will be hosting a luncheon on Wednesday 10th September from 12:30 - 14:00 around the theme of shareholder value and business practices. Dina Medland, writes about better business and the importance of corporate governance, and Simon Caulkin, financial writer, will open the luncheon with brief remarks followed by a wider discussion.
Space for this luncheon event is extremely limited in order to allow for more in-depth discussion. If you are interested in attending please email Kathryn Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1 January 2017 the average FTSE 100 CEO has earned:
Income inequality in the UK
Wealth inequality in the UK
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High Pay Centre response to the Queen’s Speech – 21 June 2017
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High Pay Centre statement on the Conservative party manifesto
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