Making Corporations Accountable Thu, 2014-11-20 20:09
On the 11th of November, Jack Blum gave a lecture about the challenges of Corporate Accountability and Limited Liability (CALL) in a globalised world. He discusses it in the context of state kleptocracy and personal responsibilities. Fraud and corruption run through the economy, hidden in technology and off-shore locations. The question posed is “How can we make companies and governments more accountable?”. Blum is a world leading investigator of corporate fraud, including the Lockheed F104 fighter sales of the 1970s, investigation of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), and representing the whistleblower in the LGT Bank. Blum is Counsel to Americans for Democratic Action and a Research Associate with the Multinational Corporations programme at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London.