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31/12/2013

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First broadcast:
Tuesday 31 December 2013

Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins guest-edits the programme.

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    0615

    Business with Simon Jack:

    - Today’s guest editor, Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins, interviews Justin Urquart-Stewart, the co-founder of Seven Investment Management, about long-term thinking in business.
    - Professor John Kay, at the London School of Economics, discusses the relationship between business and virtue.

     

     

    0709

    David Ford is the Minister for Justice and the leader of the Alliance Party who was involved in talks over issues like the display of flags, parades, and the legacy of the past in Northern Ireland. He speaks to Evan Davis about the breakdown of these talks.

     

     

    0714

    The President of the International Olympics Committee Thomas Bach, says he has full confidence in Russia's ability to deliver a "safe and secure" Winter Olympics in Sochi next month. He wrote to President Putin after the two suicide bombings in Volgograd killed at least 31 people. Oleg Boldyrev, the BBC’s Russia correspondent, reports from Volgograd.

     

     

    0717

    Business presenter Simon Jack asks if businesses have a role in being "responsible" for social leadership? Here to answer this question, at the invitation of Today's guest editor Antony Jenkins, is Helena Morrissey, the chief executive of Newton Investment Management Limited.

     

     

    0721

    Children are being targeted in the conflict between Christians and Muslims in the Central African Republic. According to Unicef, two children have been beheaded. David Bull, the executive director of Unicef UK, discusses these reports.

     

     

    0740

    BBC Business editor Robert Peston and Antony Jenkins visit the Brooke House Sixth Form College in Clapton, East London, where Antony gave a lecture to students on what skills they needed for the future.

     

    0742

    Antony Jenkins meets the team that put together the shipping forecast, reads part of it himself, and talks to the people who use it.

     

    0747

    Thought for the day with The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

     

    0750

    For the first time ever, the New Year’s Honours list has recognised the efforts of whistleblowers, including Helene Donnelly, who was a nurse at Stafford Hospital. Helene is joined by Shonali Routray, from the whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work, to discuss the award with Today present Sarah Montague.

    0810

    Mark Devenport, BBC Northern Ireland political editor, and Theresa Villiers, Conservative Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, discuss the talks between the five main parties and former US diplomat Dr Richard Haass.

     

    0816

    Today's guest editor, Antony Jenkins, is particularly interested in leadership. He took over at Barclays just over a year ago when Bob Diamond left after the Libor scandal. The nun Sister Mary Owens, who runs a charity called Nyumbani in Nairobi, which looks after children who are infected and affected by HIV, discusses leadership.

     

    0829

    Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury talks to Antony Jenkins.

     

    0839

    Simon Singh, the science writer who was sued by the British Chiropractic Association for a piece he wrote for the Guardian, and defamation QC Sir Edward Garnier MP, discuss the new defamation law.

     

    0854

    Our Technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, speaks to three business leaders about how they cope with the demands that technological change imposes upon them and their companies.

     

    0851

    Antony Jenkins discusses the themes of today’s programme: leadership and long-termism.


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