Woke corporatism: Are corporations too political?

“Lost the plot”. This was how Terry Smith, leading fund manager at Unilever, recently described the corporation’s mindset following accusations that their focus on ‘woke’ values has been to the detriment of their business acumen.

This debate is splitting the business community, so we asked the question, have corporations become too political?

Moderated by Kristian Nimeietz, IEA Head of Political Economy, Sam Collins, IEA Senior Policy Advisor, debates Jamie Whyte, IEA Research Fellow, on whether woke corporatism has gone too far. They discuss what the liberal reaction to woke corporatism should be and whether the state should intervene.