Past Event

Business Behaving Badly: Who can hold companies to account?

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Tuesday 4 September 2012

Boothroyd Room
Portcullis House
London SW1A 2LW

The High Pay Centre is pleased to invite you to ‘Business behaving Badly: Who can hold companies to account?’, held in association with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

This event will function both as an introduction to our conference season and as a launch platform for a collection of essays on business ethics written by industry professionals and media and political experts including Dr. Ros Altmann Direcotr 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 Secreatry (designate) of the TUC,  Guy Opperman Conservative MP for Hexham.

Rate-fixing at banks, mis-selling, excessive pay and phone hacking; this year has seen repeated corporate scandals. The High Pay Centre hosts a debate on business behaviour. 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?

The speakers at this event are:
Baroness Kingsmill
Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary at Unite
Deborah Hargreaves, Director of the High Pay Centre
Nils Pratley, Financial Editor of The Guardian
Stefan Stern, Management Writer and Visiting Professor at CASS Business School

This event is free of charge but places are limited, to sign up, please email

For more information about this event and for details of the High pay Centre’s events at the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat Party Conferences, please see

We look forward to a very lively and engrossing event and hope to see you all there.