What question/s should we ask?
Profit is a loaded and contentious term. Many food and farming businesses are under severe pressure from competition in the marketplace and from rising input costs, meaning that profit margins (in relative terms) are often slim. In absolute terms though, some of the major food businesses are making many millions of pounds. Is making profits something to be proud of or ashamed of?
Determining who or what should profit is challenging. Are fair profits possible in industrial food systems under a capitalist system? Do we need to rethink profits and profitability? What about the rise of Benefit Corporations, organisations that aim for social and environmental goals, rather than only focus on financial profit alone?
This in-person dinner meeting in central London will provide an opportunity for participants to:
Speakers will include Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO of the New Economics Foundation (and former CEO of Oxfam). Ian Pigott OBE, farmer and member of the Food Ethics Council, will chair the meeting.
19th March 2024
4:45 - 8:30 pm
St Luke's Community Centre