Perspectives: The Future of Business

Mon 6 July 2020

Perspectives: The Future of Business

It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.

Please save the dates for next year’s Festival taking place 2 – 18 July 2021.


Maximising profit is the ultimate goal of any business. Yet, the prioritisation of profit over people and planet has had disastrous consequences for our economies, politics, environment and societies. As corporations face urgent calls to reform, what must be done to fix our broken system? And with a climate emergency upon us, should we expect greater commitment to sustainability across the sector? In this Perspectives, business experts Andrew Hill and Colin Mayer join us for a timely discussion about the future of the corporation.

Andrew Hill Management Editor, Financial Times

Professor Colin Mayer CBE FBA

Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; Lead for the British Academy initiative The Future of the Corporation.