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Tomorrow’s Value delivered by Tomorrow’s Generation

3rd March 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue: The Brewery London, EC1Y 4SD

These are challenging times. Countries recovering from the crisis continue to suffer from record levels of unemployment. Youth unemployment, in particular, has become increasingly urgent – with almost 25% of the young people eligible for work unable to find work. At the same time employers report difficulties in finding appropriately qualified candidates for vacancies – over 25% of companies have entry-level vacancies which they cannot fill. McKinsey’s Education to Employment: Getting Europe’s Youth into Work report shows how the education to employment pathways are not serving Europe’s youth well, with employers, education providers and youth operating in “parallel universes”. If we cannot find ways to close this gap, there is a risk that skills shortages will limit the economic recovery and Europe’s youth unemployment crisis will worsen.

This event will explore key issues in how to tackle the employability crisis: the talent challenges organisations face, the changing skills and behaviours required to meet tomorrow’s generation of business needs and future value, and whether the educational system is fit to deliver the skills to power businesses now and in the future. Rather than await a societal response or action from regulators, panelists will ask what educators, employers, and professionals can do now.

Panelists will explore aspects of the education to employment system including: how the finance function is evolving; bridging the skills deficit; and offering suggestions for improving the education to employment journey, especially relevant as the event is taking place within the National Apprenticeship Week. The finance leadership’s role in the talent development agenda will also be discussed to better understand what future talented and ambitious generations want from business in order to improve the next generation’s employability.

The event is also held in partnership with CIMA as part of our Tomorrow’s Value programme of lectures. Tomorrow’s Value invites some of the most senior figures from the global business world to explore what we mean by value – how it is created, how it can be measured, and what the drivers of value creation are. The first Tomorrow’s Value Lecture was given by Lord Stephen Green, Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc at Mansion House. Subsequent lectures have been given by Paul Abberley, CEO of Aviva Investors; and David Brennan, CEO of Astra Zeneca.

Mona Mourshed is a senior partner with McKinsey & Company, and leader of its Global Education Practice. Mona has served governments, multi-lateral donors, and foundations around the world on school system improved programmes and education to employment solutions. Mona is the lead author of Education to Employment: Design a System That Works (2012), How the World’s Most Improved School Systems Keep Getting Better (2010), and is co-author of How the World’s Best-Performing School Systems Come Out on Top (2007). These reports have been widely cited in the media and in the education field, and Mona has been invited to speak about these reports in over 40 countries around the world. Mona has a B.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from MIT. Mona has received multiple awards, including selection as one of Fortune Magazine’s ’40 under 40′ (2011).

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey PhD, is Dean of the School of Management at the University of Bath. Veronica has worked across a wide range of business schools including the Judge Bus School  at Cambridge, and Cranfield School of Management where she was Chair of Strategic HRM and Cass Business School, City University, London, where she was Associate Dean and Professor of Strategy and HRM. Her research career has been characterised by working on long term collaborative projects with industry and government on strategic change issues including the Leading Edge Forum at London Business School and the Change Management Consortium which she directed from 2001 – 2008. More recently her work has focused on trust and trustworthy leadership. Veronica is passionate about delivering high quality management education which is both relevant but also rigorous, which develops people with a capacity for both judgement and action. Veronica believes that the higher education sector in the UK faces some major challenges but these challenges give it a significant opportunity to re-examine its role and purpose within society. 

Tony Manwaring is Chief Executive of Tomorrow’s Company, a UK-based global think tank shaping the future of business success.  Tony is a member of the City Values Forum, which emerged from the previous Lord Mayor’s Restoring Trust in the City initiative, and also leads the Forum’s work on Governing Values. Through his work at Tomorrow’s Company Tony is leading on a number of initiatives aimed at reshaping capital markets, specifically through work on incentives as well as other work looking at issues of fiduciary duty and redefining value.

Charles Tilley is Chief Executive of CIMA, and a prominent advocate for global reform of corporate reporting and a commentator on a wide range of business and management accounting issues. He speaks at events around the world on business sustainability and ethics. He is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council and the Supervisory Board for The Prince’s accounting for Sustainability project. As chief executive of CIMA, Charles leads the senior management team and has spearheaded CIMA’s strategy of global growth.


3rd March 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm