Video: Round table on corporate citizenship

Placing ‘The Code’ under the microscope in a European context.

In this 84-minute round table discussion, Francesca Leucci and Susanna Cafaro from Italy and Young-Jin Choi from Germany place Robert Hinkley’s proposed code under the microscope within a European environmental and climate change context, and they discuss it from both a legal and an investment/economic point of view.

The session is moderated by Reboot2030-host Nico Andreas Heller, a theatre director and artist who also runs the Democracy School.

The podcast and youtube-channel Reboot2030 is published by The Democracy School, which is based in Berlin, Germany. It is available as podcast across all leading platforms, including Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

Program text:
“Existing law provides that directors must “act in the best interests of the corporation.” Bob Hinkley, a renowned American attorney and one of the Democracy School’s regular dialogue partners proposes a Code for Corporate Citizenship that would add “but not at the expense of severe damage to the environment, human rights, public health and safety, dignity of employees or welfare of the communities in which the corporation operates.” He believes that, if adopted, this simple addition to corporate law would fundamentally transform the way corporations (can) operate and (must) do business.”

More information about the discussants is available here.