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Past events

In 2020, the London Centre for Corporate Governance and Ethics (LCCGE) changed its name to the Responsible Business Centre (BRBC). The following past events are LCCGE events. For more recent past events, please view the Responsible Business Centre's past event calendar

2018-2019 series

  • 31 May 2019
    • Current Issues in ESG transparency
      • Dr Ellen Yu, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 10 May 2019
    • Bitter Cup: The Dark Side of the Tea Trade
      • Chaired by: Ioanna Boulouta, Lecturer in Corporate Responsibility, Birkbeck, University of London
      • Ashok Kumar, Lecturer in International Political Economy, Birkbeck, University of London
      • Arron Philips, Lecturer in Business Ethics, Birkbeck, University of London
      • Sally Seddon, Shared Interest, UK
      • Fred Yamoah, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 29 March 2019
    • Sustainability: A Strategy?
      • Professor Ioannis Ioannou, London Business School
  • 22 February 2019
    • Not Just a Boys' Club: Gender and Private Information Channels for Insider Trading
      • Dr Karin Shields, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 25 January 2019
    • Coping with Moral Dilemmas at Work: Managers, Business School Academics and the Development of Ethical Leaders
      • Dr Andie Athanasopoulou, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 30 November 2019
    • Introduction and Welcome
      • Dr Ioanna Boulouta, LCCGE new director
    • Addressing the Misrepresentation of Marginalized Groups
      • Dr Rashedur Chowdhury, University of Southampton

2017-2018 Series

  • 25 May 2018
    • Austerity: A Century of Fiscal Squeeze Politics
      •  Rozana Himaz
      •  Christopher Hood, Oxford University
  • 27 April 2018
    • Opening Credit: A Practitioner’s Guide to Credit Investment
      • Justin McGowan
      • Duncan Sankey
  • 24 November 2017
    • The Misinterpretation of Marginalized Groups in Developing Countries and its Consequences
      • Rashed Chowdhury, University College Dublin
  • 27 October 2017
    • Introduction and welcome
      • Sue Konzelmann, LCCGE Director
    • Systemic Aspects of (Un)ethical Behaviours: CSR and Organizational Ethical Infrastructure
      • Barbara Fryzel, Jagiellonian University, Poland

2016-2017 Series

  • 26 May 2017
    • Flowers out of season: the failure of hedge fund activism in Japan
      • Dominic Chai, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 28 April 2017
    • Contemporary British Trotskyism: Sect, Party and Social Movement
      • John Kelly, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 31 March 2017
    • Creating Governance as a Distinct Discipline
      • Caroline Oliver, International Policy Governance Association
  • 24 February 2017
    • Do Cultural Differences and Legal Protection Change Internal Managerial Incentives of Pay Dispersion?
      • Ellen Yu, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 27 January 2017
    • Public Trust in Corporations and Corporate Social Performance
      • Ioanna Boulouta, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 25 November 2016
    • Circular Business Model on Four Wheels: Consuming an Infant Products Product Service System
      • Maurizio Catulli, University of Hertfordshire
  • 28 October 2016
    • Introduction and Welcome
      • Sue Konzelmann, LCCGE Director
    • International Labour Regulation and Supply Chains
      • George Tsogas, Birkbeck, University of London

2015-2016 series

  • 27 May 2016
    • Corporate Social Responsibility: At the Crossroads of French and European Approaches
      • Catherine Malecki, University of Paris Sud
  • 29 April 2016
    • The Circular Economy and Social Norms
      • Anne-France Kennedy, LCCGE Research Associate
  • 26 February 2016
    • Divest and Divert: Shifting Capital to a Low Carbon Transition
      • Andrea Marandino, World Wildlife Foundation
  • 29 January 2016
    • The Role of Financialised Loss-making Companies of a Science-based Industry in the Hybridisation of Capitalisms: The Case of the Biotech Industry in France and the UK
      • Pauline Gleadle, Westminster University
      • Matthieu Montalban, Bordeaux University
  • 27 November 2015
    • A Case for Royalty Funding: A License to Raise Capital and Build your own Business
      • Ian Whalley, LCCGE Research Associate
  • 30 October 2015
    • Introduction and Welcome
      • Sue Konzelmann, LCCGE Director
    • Sustainable Ownership and Stewardship
      • Deborah Gilshan, Head of Sustainable Ownership, RPMI Railpen

2014-2015 Series

  • 12 June 2015
    • Re-imagining Industrial Strategy: Lessons from British Elite Sport
      • Marc Fovargue-Davies
      • Sue Konzelmann, LCCGE Director
  • 8 May 2015
    • Corporate Responsibility and Public Reason
      • Laurence Cranmer, LCCGE Research Associate and Woodgreen Consulting
  • 10 April 2015
    • Corporate Governance Codes: A Closer Look at What it Means to Comply
      • Gulnaz Khamidullina, Cranfield University
  • 6 March 2015
    • Inertial Democracy and Corruption in Latin America: The Role of Negative Social Capital
      • Marcello Baquero, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and University of Oxford
  • 6 February 2015
    • Self-interest among Nonexecutive Directors: Fiduciary and Goverance Controls
      • David Gibbs, University of Hertfordshire Law School
  • 9 January 2015
    • Modernising Governance Structures in the `Special' Environment of Sport Governing Bodies: Why Good Governance Matters in the Football Industry
      • Sean Hamil, Director, Birkbeck Sport Business Centre
  • 12 December 2014
    • Taming the Critic of the Giant Corporation 1965-1985
      • David Gindis, University of Hertfordshire
  • 14 November 2014
    • Introduction and Welcome
      • Sue Konzelmann, LCCGE Director
    • The Corporate Sector in International Development: How Can We Measure Success?
      • Peter Davis, Visiting Research Fellow

2013-2014 SERIES

  • 27 June 2014
    • The University and the Economy: Pathways to Growth and Development
      • Federica Rossi, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 30 May 2014
    • Hedge Fund Activism
      • Dionysia Katelouzou, Kings College London
  • 25 April 2014
    • Corporate Responsibility and the Idea of the Firm
      • Laurence Cranmer, Woodgreen Consulting Limited
  • 28 March 2014
    • Enlightened Shareholder Value and the Companies Act of 2006
      • Peter Taylor, LCCGE, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 28 February 2014
    • The Coming of Shareholder Value to Europe: Longitudinal Firm Level Evidence
      • Gerhard Schnyder, Kings College London
  • 31 January 2014
    • Trust and Pro-social Behaviour in a Process of State Capacity Building: The Case of the Palestinian Territories
      • Luca Andriani, University of London
  • 29 November 2013
    • Critical approaches to Banking Corporate Governance in the wake of the financial crisis and libor scandal
      • Tim Lewis, LCCGE, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 25 October 2013
    • Introduction and Welcome 
      • Sue Konzelmann, LCCGE Director
    • Macro-prudential Policy: Historical Precedents and Possible Legal Pitfalls
      • David Bholat, Analyst, Bank of England

2012-2013 Series

  • 7 June 2013
    • The Role of the State in Promoting Corporate Growth in Contemporary Russia
      • Nadia Vanteeva, Queen's University, Belfast
  • 3 May 2013
    • The Impact of Board Gender Diversity on Corporate Social Performance
      • Ioanna Boulouta, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 5 April 2013
    • Corruption in the Greek Public Sector: Understanding the Existence and Perpetuation of Corruption
      • Stelios Zyglidopoulos, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • 1 March 2013
    • The Social Construction of the Markets for Virtue: Building a Market for Corporate Social Responsibility Consulting in Quebec
      • Jean-Pascal Gond, Cass Business School, City University, London
  • 1 February 2013
    • Investment Strategies for Enhancing Social Capital
      • Jeanny Gucher, 4dimensions Ltd. Vienna
      • Klaus Neundlinger, 4dimensions Ltd. Vienna, University of Vienna
      • Luca Andriani, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 16 December 2012
    • Is there an alternative afterall? Ordoliberalism and the future of Neo-liberalism
      • Gerhard Schnyder, Kings College London
  • 7 December 2012
    • In search of an alternative path within liberal market economies (LMEs): The case of British building societies
      • Olivier Butzbach, Kings College London and Second University of Naples
  • 18 November 2012
    • The ethics of shareholder value: Duty, rights and football
      • Don Nordberg, Westminster Business School and City University, London
  • 15 November 2012
    • La Isla Foundation: Addressing the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemic in Central America
      • Jason Glaser, La Isla Foundation Founder and President
  • 9 November 2012
    • Tax morale and pro-social behavior: Evidence from a Palestinian survey
      • Luca Andriani, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 21 October 2012
    • Open discussion of LCCGE research interests and projects
      • Sue Konzelmann, LCCGE Director
  • 12 October 2012
    • Introduction and Welcome
      • Sue Konzelmann, LCCGE Director 
    • Towards a 'bundles approach' to corporate governance indices
      • Gerhard Schnyder Kings College London

2011-2012 Series

  • 18 May 2012
    • Bringing the State back in: Theorizing the Regulatory State for the Post Crisis Era
      • John Wright, London School of Economics
  • 20 April 2012
    • Law & finance: A critical perspective
      • Mathias Siems, Durham University
  • 23 March 2012
    • Risk capital for hire: A fresh approach to the ownership and financing of enterprise
      • Ian Whalley
  • 17 February 2012
    • Stewardship in UK pension funds
      • Angela Pober, Kings College London
  • 20 January 2012
    • Institutions & the prominence of takeovers: A comparison of the British and Spanish electricity sectors
      • Rocio Valdivielso del Real, Warwick University
  • 10 December 2011
    • The Implications of Viking & Laval for RegulatoryCompetition & National Labour Law
      • Aristea Koukiadaki, CBR & Warwick University
  • 19 November 2011
    • Corporate Limited Liability: Bedrock or Curse of ProductivePrivate Enterprise and Good Governance?
      • Stephanie Blankenburg, SOAS
  • 22 October 2011
    • Introduction and Welcome
      • Sue Konzelmann, LCCGE Director
      • Varieties of Liberalism: Anglo-Saxon Capitalism in Crisis?
      • Sue Konzelmann
      • Marc Fovargue-Davies
      • Gerhard Schnyder, Kings College London
      • John Wright, London School of Economics

2010-2011 Series

  • 29 June 2011
    • There’s more than one way to liberalise - panel discussion
      • Dr Sue Konzelmann, LCCGE Director
      • Marc Fovargue-Davies, Research Associate
  • 13 May 2011
    • The Role of Corporates in Post Conflict Reconstruction
      • Peter Davis (Ethical Corporation)
  • 15 April 2011
    • Governance of Saudi Family Businesses
      • Abdullah AlZamil
  • 18 March 2011
    • Epistemological Error & Converging Crises
      • Jody Boehnert, EcoLabs, University of Brighton
  • 18 February 2011
    • Effect of Ownership Structures & Corporate Governance Attitudes on Firm Performance in Central & Eastern Europe
      • Michal Bartek
  • 14 January 2011
    • Improving Corporate Governance & Organizational Performance: The Issue of Director Behaviour & Board Effectiveness
      • Stuart Emslie, UK Policy Governance Association

2009-2010 series

  • 28 May 2010
    • An Exploration of Corporate Governance in the Third Sector
      • Kirstine Knox, CEO, Motor Neurone Disease Association and Chair, Neurological Alliance 
  • 30 April 2010
    • The Role of Limited Corporate Liability in Post-Crisis Capitalism
      • Stephanie Blankenberg, SOAS
  • 26 March 2010
    • Corporate Governance Beyond the Boardroom: Authority and Accountability in the Real World
      • Andrew Tucker, Director, TrustedReputation
  • 26 February 2010
    • The Corporate Governance of UK Sport - Some Proposals for Reform
      • Sean Hamil, Birkbeck Sport Business Centre
      • Geoff Walters, Birkbeck Sport Business Centre
  • 29 January 2010
    • The Evidence-base for Corporate Governance
      • Stuart Emslie, CEO UK Policy Governance Association 
  • 20 January 2010
    • How should companies adapt to the post-Cop15 business environment?
  • 30 October 2009
    • The Role of Multi-national Business in Post-conflict Reconstruction
      • Peter Davis, Co-Director, Ethical Corporation Institute and Director, Greystones Management
  • 25 September 2009
    • What are best Practices for handing over CSR Responsibilities to Operational Departments?

2008-2009 series

  • 27 August 2009
    • How Do We Define a Living Wage?
  • 24 April 2009
    • Boardroom Secrets and Corporate Governance in Turkey
      • Dr Yilmaz Arguden, Chairman, Rothschild Investment Bank, Turkey
  • 27 March 2009
    • Corporate Social Responsibility, What Can Government Do? 
      • Toby Webb, Co-founder and Managing Director of Ethicalcorp
  • 27 February 2009
    • The Regulation of Risk in Multinational Enterprises: Limited Liability and Avoidance of Responsibility for Corporate Harm
      • Peter Muchlinski, Prof. of International Commercial Law, SOAS
  • 30 January 2009
    • Corporate Responsibility:  What Are Companies Responsible For?
      • Laurence Cranmer, Director, Woodgreen Consulting Ltd
  • 28 November 2008
    • The Interface between Theory and Reality in Corporate Governance and Ethics
      • Caroline Oliver, CEO, Good to Govern, Ltd., and Chair, UK Policy Governance Association
  • 27 November 2008
    • The Global Credit Crunch: Causes and Effects Around the World
      • Abdulla AlZamil, LCCGE
      • Marc Fovargue-Davies, LCCGE
      • Sue Konzelmann, LCCGE Director
      • Gerhard Schnyder, LCCGE
  • 31 October 2008
    • Introductory Seminar
      • Sue Konzelmann, Director, London Centre for Corporate Governance and Ethics

2008 series

  • 27 June 2008
    • Corporate Limited Liability: The Absolution of Shareholder Responsibility for Managerial Actions Taken on their Behalf
      • Stephanie Blankenburg, SOAS
      • Dan Plesch, Director, Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy, SOAS
  • 30 May 2008
    • Nation Building and Governance: Lessons from Zimbabwe
      • Jackson Nazombe, Founder, Sustainable Ecological & Economic Development (SEED) Project
  • 28 March 2008
    • Pension Fund Activism: What can workers do to as shareholders to promote high standards of governance and labour practices?
      • Colin Meech, National Officer UNISON, Capital Stewardship Programme
  • 29 February 2008
    • The Structuring Role of Theory and Research
      • Frank Wilkinson, Cambridge University Centre for Business Research

Jointly sponsored seminars

  • Seminars with Ethical Corporation
    • The London Centre jointly sponsored lunchtime seminars in collaboration with Ethical Corporation
  • Evening seminars and debates
  • 9 September 2010
    • Topic not recorded
  • 23 June 2010
    • How can companies best measure they socio-economic impact? Come debate and hear about Ethical Corporation's initial findings
  • Lunchtime brownbag seminars and debates
  • 6 May 2010
    • Standards and Guidelines: Which are making progress?
  • 28 April 2010
    • Can we have big, responsible, ethical brands?
  • 4 March 2010
    • How are large industrial firms responding to the corporate responsibility agenda?
  • Evening debates
  • 25 September 2010
    • What are best Practices for handing over CSR Responsibilities to Operational Departments?
      • Pam Muckosy, Ethical Corporation, 
      • Sue Konzelmann, Director LCCGE
      • Toby Webb, Ethical Corporation
  • 27 August 2010
    • How Do We Define a Living Wage?
      • Pam Muckosy, Ethical Corporation, 
      • Sue Konzelmann, Director LCCGE
      • Toby Webb, Ethical Corporation
  • The London Launch of the Governance Guide for Turkish Football Clubs
  • 7 June 2010
    • The Birkbeck Sport Business Centre hosted the London launch of the Governance Guide for Turkish Football Clubs in association with the report's authors, the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD)
      • Keynote speakers: Dr Levent Bicakci, (former President of the Turkish Football Association).
      • Mr Dorukhan Acar, (TKYD Board member)
      • Mr Mete Ikiz, (TKYD Board member)
      • Sean Hamil, (Co-Director, the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre)