Please see below for a list of our upcoming events. Please be sure not to miss our Christian Social and Political Thought Lectures. This list is updated regularly.
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.
6:00pm, Wednesday 24th May 2017 at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside
The common good requires a universally accepted system of taxation that is perceived as being fair. What are the legal and moral responsibilities of businesses in relation to taxation? How do ethical businesses reconcile their duty to provide the maximum return to their shareholders with their responsibility to other stakeholders and to contributing towards a just society for all?
Join us as we gather a panel of experts to talk about the potential benefits and pitfalls of responsible taxation in an unfair world.
Ethical businesses and the moral responsibility of tax
Speakers will include:
Rev William Morris (General Electric)
Janine Juggins (Unilever)
Ewan Livingston (ActionAid)
6:00pm, Wednesday 28th June 2017 at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside
If international businesses want globalisation to be politically sustainable, they have an interest in finding ways to share its benefits more widely and consistently. Investing in a responsible way is a critical part of maintaining an ethical international business, but how do businesses ensure their investment practices are as responsible as possible? What are the larger guiding principles for choosing one type of investment over another?
Join us as we gather a panel of experts to talk about the challenges and rewards of ethical investment portfolios.
The art of investment
Speakers will include:
Edward Mason (Church Commissioners for England)
Mirja Lehmler-Brown (Aberdeen Asset Management)
Geoff Burnand (Investing for Good)
6:00pm, Wednesday 13th September 2017 at St James's Church, Piccadilly
Last year the Oxford Dictionaries named ‘post-truth’ as the Word of the Year. When facts are no longer considered important, where do international businesses stand? How does one establish business practices when feeling and emotion are the markers for what is considered ‘real’? How can businesses navigate this new political reality and keep operating in an ethical way?
Ethical buisness practice in a post-truth world
More details to follow