'Doing the Business' at Nottingham University Business School

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Nottingham University Business School and Broadway Cinema are inviting members of the public and students to view a season of films exploring the role that social and ethical issues play in global business. 

Hosted by the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR), this is the eleventh series of ‘Doing the Business’, which starts at 6pm on Monday 4 November at the Broadway Cinema.

The series will open with ‘Something Ventured’, a documentary about the inception of American Venture Capitalism and a history lesson on the 20th Century economy that enabled companies like Apple, Greentech, Intel and Cisco go from a smart idea into global powerhouses.

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The film will be introduced by Rob Carroll, a Special Professor at Nottingham University Business School and Director of Catapult Ventures and Chair of Catapult’s three investment committees. Catapult operates a number of venture capital funds on behalf of a range of public and private sector investors, totalling approximately £100m.

Maggie Royston, Business Development & Centre Manager at the ICCSR, said: “It is always an interesting process identifying a set of films that reflect contemporary themes and will be of public and academic interest. I think that this years’ series demonstrates just how many aspects of modern business are affected by social, ethical and environmental issues, and we will be thinking about the way business activity is funded, the way businesses treat their employees, the role of gender in business, and the role of business in protecting our environment. As always we hope that this years’ series will raise awareness of issues, and along with the introductions that we have arranged, stimulate debate.”

Caroline Hennigan, Programme Director, at Broadway said: “We are very happy to be collaborating with the ICCSR once again and presenting a series of fascinating films which deal with highly topical themes.”

Also coming up during the month-long season:

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks (Monday 11 November – please note earlier start time of 5:30pm)

Academy Award winner Alex Gibney tells the gripping story of what happens when an incredibly small group of people decide to break open the intelligence vaults of the most powerful nation on the planet. Eschewing the simplicity of heroes and villains, Gibney unearths a tangled web of incredible bravery, high ideals, questionable ethics, and stunning hypocrisy. Through it all, We Steal Secrets proves the power of individuals to shape our world. This film will be introduced by Francesca West, Policy Director at Public Concern at Work. Francesca’s role includes delivery of the charity’s campaigns through policy advocacy, lobbying and media relations. She is a senior advisor on the helpline and provides training and consultancy services at high level to subscribers and clients.

Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night & The Phantom of the Operator (Monday 18 November, 6pm)

Nalini by Day explores complex issues of globalisation, capitalism and identity through a witty and personal account of her journey into India’s call centres. The Phantom Operator is a wry and delightful found-footage film revealing a little-known chapter in labour history: the story of female telephone operators’ central place in the development of global communications. These films will be introduced by Professor Laurie Cohen. Laurie is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Nottingham University Business School. Laurie has particular interest in women’s lives, outsourcing and call centre workers.

Gasland II (Monday 25 November, 6pm)

In Gasland, director Josh Fox profiled hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’ inspiring a dialogue over the multi-layered environmental dangers at risk. With Gasland Part II, Fox examines the long-run impact of the controversial process, including poisonous water, earthquakes and neurological damage, placing his focus on the people whose lives have been irreparably changed. Gasland II will be introduced by Professor Daniel Nyberg, Professor of Sustainability at the ICCSR, Nottingham University Business School. Daniel’s main research interest is investigating how organisations take part in negotiating and shaping how we, as individuals, organisations and societies, respond to global or societal phenomena such as climate change.

Normal ticket prices apply for the showings at £7.70 full price and £6 concessions including students and should be purchased from the Broadway Box office. Gasland Part II is free of charge, with tickets available from 9am on the screening day

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