Aiding the poor through trade and open markets – the impact of corporate social responsibility


  • 20/05/2011
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In this fascinating Special Lunch, Alan Oxley will address recent World Growth research on the relevance of Corporate Social Responsibility policies of major corporations to advancing the essential role of free trade and open markets in lifting people out of poverty in the developing world.

Alan Oxley is one of the world’s leading experts on globalisation and international trade and Chairman of World Growth, a non-profit, non-governmental organisation established to bring balance to the debate over trade, globalisation, and sustainable development.

He advises on world markets to governments and global corporations and previously represented Australia at the United Nations in New York and Geneva.  He also served as Ambassador to and Chairman of the GATT, predecessor of the World Trade Organization.

He is a sought-after analyst on international trade issues, frequently appearing on TV and in print across the likes of Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune and The New York Times.

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