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Corporate Ethics: is business more than profits?

LSE SU Business Society in association with the Question Time Society present a live audience debate
Thursday 17 February, 2-3pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

A selected panel from the world of business will take questions from an audience comprising of LSE students and staff on Thursday 17 February at LSE.

The debate hopes to explore issues such as whether making a profit is enough for a successful firm, to what extent corporations are helping the environment, employees and the local community, and is corporate social responsibility actually responsible or merely a public relations exercise?

On the panel are:

  • Matthew Bishop, business editor, The Economist
  • Michael Kelly, director of corporate social responsibility, KPMG
  • Ian Bretman, deputy director, Fair Trade Foundation
  • Dr Eleanor O'Higgins, Interdisciplinary Institute of Management, LSE

Howard Davies, director of LSE and former director of the Financial Services Authority, will chair this debate.

This event is for LSE students and staff only, although limited press tickets will be available on the day. A reception will follow on campus. A press information desk will be available on the day outside the Old Theatre.


To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

For further information, email Fatima Manji, media officer for the Question Time Society, at f.manji1@lse.ac.uk| or call 07916 293 711. 


The Question Time Society is a non-partisan organisation that aims to promote debate amongst London students by inviting high profile guests to discuss a wide range of subjects. Past debates have ranged on a variety of topics including Politics, Business and the Environment. This event follows on from the success of a recent debate held on the London 2012 Olympic bid. The debate promises to be lively and topical with students from one of the world's leading social science institutions grilling the panel.

Founded in 1996, the LSE SU Business Society has grown to become the largest student society at the LSE and strives to provide members with an insight into the corporate community and all that it demands. 

14 February 2005