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Mental health and the workplace – shifting the culture

“I constantly remind our employees to be afraid, to wake up every morning terrified,” Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, in a…

The time is right for investment culture to undergo a reappraisal

Way back when, before public figures satirised themselves, there was Spitting Image. One sketch I remember, ‘Ray of the Ravers’,…

Extractive capitalism is back – unintentionally encouraged by the left

To most people, capitalism would be a lot better if it allowed entrepreneurs to start businesses and make profits, but...

The Romance of Commerce

I have been watching a series on the life of Gordon Selfridge which has just come to an end. While...

Is the concept of a learning organisation still relevant today?

The other day I was listening to a group of people in their late 20s/early thirties and heard one of...

The Circular Economy – same old, same old or the Holy Grail?

This blog was written by Peter Desmond, CEO of Growth International and Strategic Advisor at Re-think Solutions.  We have many...

Delivering value in government outsourcing

Government is under constant pressure to get better value out of public sector contracts. Its means of doing so are...

Financial inclusion and central banks

By David Bholat, Julia Kowalski and Simon Milward In the new Tomorrow's Capital Markets: Investing in what we value report, a key vision...

Is certification reducing transparency and accountability in the supply chain?

Another scandal in a major global supply chain broke last month, with BBC News’ investigation into the working and living...

Sir Adrian Cadbury CH 1929 – 2015

Given Adrian Cadbury’s record of exemplary company chairmanship over 14 years at Cadbury and at Cadbury Schweppes it was no...