14:00 - 15:30
GB2.42 (Zoom link to live debate in Colchester)
Anneke Van Woudenberg (Executive Director, RAID - Rights and Accountability in Development) & Richard Murphy (Co-founder, The Tax Justice Network)
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It’s time to ask some hard questions about corporate responsibility.
The phone you’re reading this on right now...who mined the rare metals that power it?
The shoes you’re wearing... what were the labour conditions in the factory where they were manufactured?
A corporation has played a role in creating nearly every item you own. But do you know how those corporations are behaving?
Do they pay taxes? Do they respect the rights of labourers? Do they protect the environment?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Corporate irresponsibility is clearly a big part of the problem in many of the current crises we face, from global warming to human rights issues.
Can we re-engineer businesses so they become part of the solutions to these challenges?
We’ll be joined by two experts who have thought, and fought, hard to try to do just that…
1)Anneke Van Woudenberg
Anneke is the Executive Director of Rights and Accountability in Development - RAID, an NGO promoting respect for human rights by companies in Africa and around the world. She was formerly senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, Africa Division, where her focus was on humanitarian and human rights issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
2) Richard Murphy
Richard is a UK chartered accountant and tax justice campaigner. He co-founded the Tax Justice Network (Tax Justice UK) and Fair Tax Mark. He is Director of the Corporate Accountability Network and co-authored the original Green New Deal. He has written a number of books including The Joy of Tax and blogs several times every day at www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog.
FREE EVENT, ALL WELCOME.
This debate will be screened in Southend : GB 2.42.
Part of the THINK Series of debates.