Do "Values" Matter in a Global Marketplace


With Stephen Green, Chairman, HSBC Bank plc.

Can one be both an ethical person and an effective business person? Has business lost its moral moorings? How do we reconcile the demands of global capitalism with both the common good and our own spiritual and psychological needs as individuals? In an increasingly interconnected world dominated by market forces, how are we to think about questions of right and wrong?

These are some of the profound issues explored by Stephen Green, an ordained clergyman and Group Chairman of one of the world's largest banks, in an important and provocative new book: Good Value: Reflections on Money, Morality, and an Uncertain World.

Please join Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai for a conversation with Stephen Green about the book and why he believes we now have the opportunity to remake capitalism while also helping the less fortunate and finding meaning in our own lives.

Stephen Green is Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc, where he was CEO from 2003 to 2006. He has worked with HSBC since 1982 and has been an ordained priest in the Church of England since 1988. Chairman of the British Banker's Association, he is also the chair of the Prime Minister's Business Council for Britain and a trustee of the British Museum. A well-known and prominent figure in international business and media, he has spoken widely on integrity and sustainability in business and on the value of values. He lives in London.

Please note: this event will be a free live video webcast from 6:30 to 8:00 pm EST. Online viewers are encouraged to submit their questions to

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Event Details

Wed 17 Feb 2010
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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