Our Impact

Our work has driven responsible behaviour in companies worldwide – the value and impact of our work is publically endorsed by many current and former business leaders.

We have significantly influenced the direction of corporate governance –  including defining the inclusive duties of directors for the UK’s Companies Act 2006 and influencing the King III report in South Africa and the Commonwealth corporate governance guidelines.

We have stimulated widespread interest in investor stewardship – our pioneering work led to the development of the Stewardship Code, and  the creation of UN Principles for Responsible Investment. We are now working with groups in Japan and Singapore to influence new codes there.

Purpose, value and relationships are now seen as critical to business success – a focus initiated by us in 1995 and popularised through twenty years of research and advocacy. This is has inspired a range of new advisory companies and initiatives such as Blueprint for Business and is reflected in the Financial Reporting Council’s new focus on issues of culture, 

We have consistently delivered public benefit  – with over 30 reports and toolkits available for free online and a regular programme of free, public events with previous speakers including former American Vice President Al Gore and the Chairmen of John Lewis, Nestle, BAE Systems, EY, PwC and UBM.