Event: Business Behaving Badly: Who can hold companies to account?

By 11.07.12BlogSeptember 2nd, 2020No Comments

The HPC is pleased to host a a large public debate on business behaviour and ethics

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

Tuesday 4th September, 6:00pm, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Westminster

Speakers include:
Baroness Denise Kingsmill
Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary at Unite
Deborah Hargreaves, Dirctor 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 will function both as an introduction to our conference season and to launch an exciting new collection of essays on business ethics written by industry professionals,  as well as media and political experts.

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?

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.