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The City in Europe: Regulation, Culture and the Bottom Line

The City in Europe: Regulation, Culture and the Bottom Line
Date | Thursday, 21 March 2013
Time | 6pm for 6.30 - 8.00pm
Venue | OBE Chapel, St Paul's Cathedral, London EC4M 8AD

Held in conjunction with the European Parliament Office in the UK and the British Bankers' Association.

As the reputation and economic role of the financial sector continues to be called into question, there are demands for further regulation at national and EU level. Regulators have made it clear that they will act to introduce stricter legislation. Will this just result in more rules and therefore more rulebending? 

Are complex rules the right answer to complex problems? Current research shows that simple principles may produce better results. A change in corporate culture is surely an integral part of good regulation.

It is clearly in the financial sector's interest to raise its ethical standards, since poor conduct has caused repeated harm to the bottom line. But is improving the bottom line the only reason for business to behave ethically or is there a motivation beyond the books? Why do we need good corporate culture in society?

Join our panel of specialists to discuss how to engage City professionals and politicians on defining culture change in the City and the contribution of traditional concepts of morality.

Sharon Bowles MEP
Leslie Griffiths, Lord Griffiths of Burry Port
Anthony Browne, CEO, BBA
David Sayer, Global Head of Banking, KPMG

The debate will be moderated by Brooke Masters, Chief Regulation correspondent, Financial Times.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

RSVP | To register for this event please email citing the event title in the subject line.