Department of Political Science


Deadfall: The Hidden Risks Facing the World's Leading Multinationals (Cam Simpson)

01 June 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm


“Deadfall: The Hidden Risks Facing the World's Leading Multinationals, from Forced Labour to Narcotics Trafficking” with Cam Simpson, Bloomberg Businessweek. Globalisation has yielded tremendous benefits for multinational companies, but also some of their greatest operational risks, especially when it comes to reputational concerns and those of environmental and social governance. As these concerns become more significant in today's global markets, Cam Simpson talks about how and why huge blind spots exist and persist for the world's leading companies.

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Abi Turner

Cam Simpson is a Senior Editor and Reporter for investigations at Bloomberg Businessweek magazine and Bloomberg News based in London, where he’s worked since 2010. His investigations for the magazine have included exposing Fortune 500 companies facilitating heroin and meth production by Mexican drug cartels; debt labour and human trafficking behind some of the world’s most iconic tech, including Apple’s iPhone; and a secret alliance between pollsters and hedge funds that netted them hundreds of millions of dollars when the Brexit vote caused the largest crash of any major currency in modern history.  He is the author of the award-winning book, The Girl from Kathmandu: Twelve Dead Men and a Women’s Quest for Justice.