Of the many themes explored across 11 Jericho conversations – from uncertainty to resilience, expertise to trust, tax to the environment – one stands out very clearly. Albeit for unintended reasons, the state will dominate capital markets for some time yet.
There has been a broad consensus that no-one wants, or can afford, a return to 1970s monolithic statist ideology. The new state interventionists must reflect and respect the tech-driven, globalised and mobile, complex world we now inhabit. They must be agile, supporting a return to a greener, sustainable growth, as we work through the deepest recession in world history.
But, above all, they must work hard to address the injustice and inequalities that have plagued the capitalist model for over a generation. This is what we will discuss in the twelfth and final Jericho Conversation in this series – with practical steps on what needs to happen next; how to genuinely Build Back Better and make the changes real.
Robert Phillips, Founder, Jericho Chambers
John Thornhill, Innovation Editor, FT
Luke Pollard MP, Shadow Secretary of State for DEFRA/ the Environment
Immy Kaur, social activist and campaigner
Katy Taylor, Group Customer & commercial Director, Go-Ahead
Time: 12.30pm - 2.00pm