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Fixing Business: Making Profitable Business Work for The Good of All

Digby Jones

Sunday, 31 March 2019

4:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

£7 - £12.50

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Former director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Lord Digby Jones calls on business and its leaders to tackle the challenges they face and to recognise they have a crucial role to play in supporting society.

Jones says that while the relationship between government and society is often analysed, the relationship between business and society rarely is. Profit is an agent for good if properly used, he argues. And he reflects on post-Brexit Britain, Trump’s America and executive pay.

Jones is a crossbencher in the House of Lords. He was director general of the CBI between 2000 and 2006 and was Minster of State for Trade and Investment between 2007 and 2008. He had a career as a corporate lawyer before his appointment to the CBI. He is also author of Fixing Britain: The Business of Reshaping Our Nation. He is introduced by Sara Beck, chief operating officer at Said Business School.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden