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Topic for August - Business Innovation and Business in Society

    • 96 posts
    July 30, 2018 2:05 PM BST

    Our agenda for discussion of this topic is shown below:


    Topic: Rewarding Business Innovation and the Role of Business in Society


    Is Business Innovation a good thing?

    • Conservative businesses
    • Disruptive Technologies


    How do we encourage business innovation?

    • What incentives can we put in place?
    • Productivity and incentives
    • Turning research into UK products and services, rather than overseas companies reaping the benefits
    • Should conservative businesses pay more tax?


    Does Business have a role in society?

    • What is it?
    • What does business owe to society?
    • What is Corporate Social Responsibility?
    • Who are the stakeholders in business? How should they be recognised?
      • What are the balance of roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders?
    • What incentives could we put in place for contributing more to society?
    • Taxation and Business
    • Responsibility for negative consequences
    • Morality in decision making (versus letter of law)
    • Social responsibility nudges
      • Social interest statement
      • Statement of ethical trading (tax etc)


    What should business look like in future?

    • How will AI impact business and in turn impact society?
      • How will we pay for the impact?
      • Pervasive Technology Contribution
      • Productivity Contribution
    • Paying for the Public Sector
    • The role of Charities


    This post was edited by Tony Clack at July 30, 2018 2:09 PM BST
    • 96 posts
    July 30, 2018 2:06 PM BST