In our current global climate, the international system that businesses rely on is being threatened. Brexit and the rise of nationalism can be seen in part as a reaction against globalisation by people who feel it has failed them. Acting ethically as a business is critical for maintaining support of this global system. If nationalists succeed in fragmenting the world economy, low income countries that rely on trade and international business will suffer, as will migrants and international business in the City.
If international businesses want globalisation to be politically sustainable, they have an interest in finding ways to share its benefits more widely and sustainably. JustShare’s 2017 programme looks to answer the question of what it means to be an ethical international business and explore what differences ethical international business practices can make across the globe.
Tuesday 24th October 2017 at All Hallows-by-the-Tower
Employment is the foundation of any business and the cornerstone of ethical business practice. How can companies ensure that the employees throughout their supply chain are being treated fairly? Does international ethical employment naturally follow on from fair treatment of employees at home? What are the priorities in getting employment right?
Ethical employment practices at home and abroad
Wednesday 11th October 2017 at St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside
Intergenerational Justice demands that one generation must not benefit or suffer unfairly at the cost of another. With the prospect of Brexit looming how can we ensure that one generation is not leaving the world significantly worse off?
Can the generation that landed astronauts on the moon and invented the internet leave behind a world of similar opportunity for the upcoming generations? What are the best ways to ensure justice and equal opportunities across location and age? How do businesses ensure that their ethical practices will continue to thrive into the next generation?
Join us as JustShare and ECCR gather a panel of experts from across generational divides to discuss fairness, blame and who should inherit the earth.
Christopher Stockwell (ECCR)
Angus Hanton (Intergenerational Foundation)
Intergenerational Justice: responsibility and blame from baby-boomers to millennials in ethical business practice