2nd St Cross Special Ethics Seminar HT11

The Oxford Uehiro Centre and St Cross College are pleased to announce the 2nd St Cross Special Ethics Seminar for 2011.

Date and Time: Thursday 10 March, 17:30

Venue: St Cross Room, St Cross College

Speaker:  Dr Mick Blowfield (The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford)

Title: Hug me daddy I hate you: the ethical challenges of a C21 business

Abstract: We enjoy a love-hate relationship with business.  We expect it to behave like a sentient ethical being, but some of the demands we make of it would tax any conventional definitions of moral acceptability.  The dichotomies that result are becoming even greater because of the challenges of building prosperous economies in the C21 when business confronts the prospect of resource constraints, global governance, and shifts in wealth and demography.  In this seminar I explore the new ethical environment that business must not only operate within but will have a significant role in shaping and realising.

Bio: Senior Research Fellow, head of the Private Sector Transformation centre, specialising in corporate social and environmental responsibility, particularly the role of business in society. He has lived and worked in 20 countries, written papers for the UK government, the European Commission, the UN and the World Bank, and has worked on several projects analysing corporate responsibility in developing countries. He is currently focusing on the role of business in helping address climate change.


ResourcesAudio file [MP3]  |  Powerpoint [PDF]

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