Discussion Our favourite stories this week

by Michael Wise _______25th November 2018

Dear Readers,

Here are a few articles published in the last few days that address issues – such as financial inclusion, mental health, corporate governance, employee ownership, tech and business practice – that Tomorrow’s Company thinks business should seek to fully engage with if it is truly to become a force for good in society.


The TC team

New approach: micro-insurance has a big untapped potential https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001303179/micro-insurance-has-a-big-untapped-potential

Making mental health as important as first aid is a great step. But no matter how many first-aiders you’ve got, a dangerous workspace is still dangerous unless you make it safe. We need a hazard reduction approach applied to mental wellbeing https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/18/make-mental-health-important-first-aid-business-leaders-manifesto?CMP=share_btn_tw

BBC News – Nissan plans to fire Carlos Ghosn over ‘misconduct’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46259420

Read the Top 50 employee-owned businesses compiled by RM2 Partnership in partnership with Employee Owned – rises in profits and productivity https://employeeownership.co.uk/resources/reports/

Interesting perspective on how board practice, people and purpose needs to adapt in these turbulent times http://www.fideliopartners.com/overture/the-four-levels-of-board-maturity-a-map-for-board-development/

Are the amazing workspaces at Google, Facebook and the like designed to create a perfect environment to keep you…working?? https://qz.com/work/1468550/tech-campuses-have-a-exploitative-historical-parallel-company-towns/

Black Friday events bring out all that is bad in our society. A focus on having more isn’t improving our quality of life nor is it making people happier. Even charity shops can’t shift all the stuff we don’t want or need https://www.elvisandkresse.com/blogs/news/how-we-feel-about-black-friday

Clean Tech investment is on the rise. See this recent cooperation between the EU and Israel https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3746034,00.html

1 in 4 people experience mental health problems at some point in their lives. Want to find out what solutions the Tyne and Wear Citizen Commission is putting forward to improve mental health in the North East? Take a look at their report https://www.citizensuk.org/livingwell_report

What’s the link between economic performance, business practice, inequality and the nation’s health? About 10 years of life expectancy according to new report. Shouldn’t there be a national strategy to reverse this trend? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/life-expectancy-poor-rich-poverty-death-health-lancet-imperial-college-london-a8646946.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1542930984