Dr Noreena Hertz is a leading political economist, a Distinguished Fellow at Cambridge and a Visiting Professor at Utrecht. As a strong advocate of ethical globalisation, she speaks about her beliefs that Corporate Social Responsibility can deliver increased profits.
"Your speech was beautifully crafted, thought-provoking and insightful. It was probably my highlight of the conference."
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Dr Noreena Hertz is a leading political economist, a Distinguished Fellow at Cambridge and a Visiting Professor at Utrecht. As a strong advocate of ethical globalisation, she believes that Corporate Social Responsibility can deliver increased profits. 'Management Today' lists Noreena amongst the top 35 women in world business. 'Vogue' hail her as 'one of the world's most inspiring women'. She sits on the global advisory board of Citigroup, is a non-Executive director of Webber Shandwick and was the driving force behind Channel 4's 'MayDay for Nurses' campaign.
Noreena's career started in St Petersburg, where she helped establish the city's stock exchange and tutored Yeltsin's advisors in market economics. After a period as a consultant at the World Bank, she turned her attention to the Middle East, heading a team of researchers exploring the role of the private sector in the peace process. Her first book, 'The Silent Takeover', charted the shortcomings of the Thatcher-Reagan economic model, showing how the balance of power shifted radically from politics to commerce. Her next book, 'IOU: The Debt Threat' and 'Why We Must Defuse It', looks at the root causes behind Third World debt, poverty, terrorism and collapsing states. Noreena regularly takes part in debates, including the World Economic Forum in Davos. She presents a case for a new business environment, in which transparency and accountability matter more to employees and customers alike.
Social Responsibility, Risk
CSR, leadership and corporate governance
Risk in the 21st century
The world economy
CSR for Profit
"Your presentation was inspiring and by far the best part of the event. The issues you discussed are important characteristics of our dynamic and changing world, and all of them are part of our regular discussions at the bank. Thank you for the interesting presentation and the points to think about while I unplugged from my day to day activities."
"Noreena was excellent at our event yesterday evening. I’ve received many comments from employees and colleagues about how insightful she was – drawing from examples that really helped stretch our employees’ thinking and challenge what we perceive doing the right thing to mean…definitely delighted with our choice."