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Asylum – is business playing its part?

The tragedy of lives lost in Greece reminds us more than ever of the need to find safe routes for...

Memo to the chair: unhappy about ticking those ESG boxes? Then lead from the front

I experienced a nasty discordant sound last month on hearing two pieces of news. First I learned from some of...

Transparency was yesterday, tomorrow is about vigilance. Here are four questions boards need to ask.

16 years ago, Tomorrow’s Company published the conclusion of an inquiry into the global company of the future. The tone...

Set up a shadow board by all means, but when will you get serious about intergenerational fairness?

‘It's clear that while capitalism has a huge amount to offer in terms of wealth creation and encouraging free enterprise,...

Migration – the fairness test to come

I listened recently to a fascinating BBC radio programme about housing in Vienna. There was so much to admire. Housing...

We need to talk about Purpose – but also about values!

The UK needs better, stronger companies. Companies which, while being commercial and competitive, dedicate themselves to serving human purposes in...

Thinking like an owner – a precious byproduct of capitalism

Last week BBC Radio 4 hosted a discussion about capitalism between three authors - the Financial Times’ Martin Wolf, US...

From Jack Welch to Paul Polman — what a change in just 15 years!

Trials of a 4-day working week have been a success, according to recent reports in The Guardian. 18 of the 61...

Unaccountable power and how to deal with it

Last week ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston asked Rishi Sunak: 'Why are so many people at the top of...

Nadhim and Ram – two tales about fairness

Nadhim Zahawi’s dismissal from the government represents a dismal ending to a great story  of an exile made good. His...