Corporations, Business and Social Trust: New Research Launch and Panel Discussion

The British Council and the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, University are proud to present the launch of new research and a panel discussion on: Corporations, Business and Social Trust.

‘At a time when nationalism is rising and support for democratic values is declining, it is vital to re-assess the forces that shape social trust globally. This event will shed light on what is often missed and the potentially significant role that private sector institutions play in influencing social trust. This event will feature the launch of new research on this topic from the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University. The findings of this research, which will be debated at this dialogue, suggest that while corporations and businesses more generally are increasingly influential in determining how much citizens trust one another, they appear to be largely overlooked in literature and studies of social trust.’

Expert Panel:

Peter Holbrook CBE, Chief Executive at Social Enterprise UK
Nikolas Kirby, Research Fellow in Philosophy and Public Policy at The Blavatnik School of Government
Kate Raworth, Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Harvey Koh, Managing Director at FSG Global Impact Consultancy