Corporations and governments are having to face up to the new challenges of how to operate in a global business environment where the financial sector is broken and needs fixing, and protecting the environment is a major concern for all. “Sustainable competitiveness” is the new catch phrase as business leaders and government’s embrace a different language. Phrases like “business ethics”, “environmental protection” and “wealth distribution” are being talked about in board rooms and cabinets around the globe.
The Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM) at Cambridge Judge Business School invited some of the leading thinkers in “Green Business and Green Values” to share their thoughts on how to meet these new business challenges in the 21st century. The conference was sponsored by BERR (Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform), and organised by Dr Christos Pitelis, the Director of CIBAM. Speakers included Dr Noreena Hertz, Sir Crispin Tickell, Mr Jack Keenan, Mr Michael Littlechild, Professor Vicky Pryce and Ms Ann Pettifor.