BT’s diverse businesses place it right at the heart of some of the most compelling issues of our times: the future of globalisation, the blurring of the private and public in the space created by new technology and the impact of business on the environment. We don’t pretend to have all the answers, but we do want to play a full and active part in the debates that we as a society need to have on these issues. And there’s no better place to kick start these than at the annual Battle of Ideas.

- Tim Smart, CEO, BT Global Services UK

Multinationals: curse or blessing for the developing world?

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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