DISCUSSION In the news this week October 1st 2018

by Michael Wise _______15th October 2018

Dear Readers,

Here are a few articles published in the last few days that address issues – such as corporate governance, leadership, sustainability, the future of work, tech and AI, mental health – 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

‘Trust has to be as important as profit if banks and their boards are to regain their corporate legitimacy’ https://theconversation.com/trust-has-to-be-as-important-as-profit-if-banks-and-their-boards-are-to-regain-their-corporate-legitimacy-104053

‘AI faces public backlash,’ says leading scientist – unless the businesses building AI, engage far more with society in its development. https://www.ft.com/content/0b301152-b0f8-11e8-99ca-68cf89602132

The pace at which major business institutions are moving to 100% renewable energy is amazingly encouraging. But it raises questions. Will supply be able to keep up with demand? And is government policy keeping pace? https://www.triplepundit.com/2018/10/bank-of-america-pledges-to-help-make-evs-the-new-normal-by-2030

Leadership: why slowing down will help you speed up https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/lead/culture/leadership-why-slowing-down-will-help-you-speed-up#.W7M_ES_rEfI.twitter

Incredible Edible: Yorkshire town’s food-growing scheme takes root worldwide https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/09/incredible-edible-yorkshire-towns-food-growing-scheme-takes-root-worldwide

Can tech help to end energy poverty? http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2018/09/26/powering-new-markets-for-battery-storage

There is an almost perfect inverse relation between how much your work directly benefits others, and remuneration. The result is a toxic political culture of resentment – an interview with David Graeber: https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/06/29/bullshit-jobs-and-the-yoke-of-managerial-feudalism?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/bullshitjobsandtheyokeofmanagerialfeudalismopenfuture

‘An absence of ethics is driving our mass anxieties – Both Left and Right have lost their pragmatic, ethical approach to capitalism’ https://unherd.com/2018/10/absence-ethics-driving-mass-anxieties/