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Speaking as he prepared to hand over the chairmanship of the Business in the Community (BITC) charity to Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins, Mark Price said: “No matter who wins the election, the Government will be facing a huge deficit to get down.
“In the light of that, business has a responsibility to the societies in which it operates to step up to the mark and be responsible, sustainable and long term.”
Companies had a duty to make profits so they can pay their taxes, create employment and engage in society for the long term, he added.
His handover takes place tonight at a summit that will be attended by more than 400 senior executives who will be addressed by Prince Charles, president of the BITC.
Jenkins said: “Businesses don’t operate in isolation — we have customers and staff, what we do and how we do it has a huge impact on the society in which we live and work.”