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Does Business have a responsiblity beyond making a profit?

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 26 January 2013

We host a passionate debate this week about whether companies are there to please their shareholders or do good: can they do both? We'll hear from a CEO and a historian in Davos and a self-styled professional libertarian in London. And our in-house comedian, Colm O'Regan, looks at the notion of exclusivity, is it all it's cracked up to be? There's no champagne, just sparkling ideas from Lesley Curwen and her guests, Nancy Koehn of Harvard Business School, David Jones, CEO of the global communications company Havas, and Sam Bowman of the Adam Smith Institute. And BBC Technology Correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones' classical language skills are put to the test.

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