AC Grayling on corporate ethics

On Monday I had a cup of tea with Professor AC Grayling, one of Britain’s leading pubic intellectuals. We had a fascinating discussion about how business interacts with society: what responsibilities do wealth creators have to the rest of society, how can business be good citizens and create environments which enable their employees to love ‘good lives’ which they can be proud of? Professor Grayling is also an entrepreneur, having left Birkbeck University where he was Professor of Philosophy to set up the New College for the Humanities which seeks to replicate the US model of an unashamedly ‘elite’ organisation teaching the humanities to students from across the world. He has managed to persuade a distinguished band of intellectuals to join the faculty, including his friends Niall Ferguson and Richard Dawkins.

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