Discussion Our favourite stories this week December 3rd-9th 2018

by Michael Wise _______9th December 2018
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Dear Readers,

Here are a few articles published in the last few days that address issues – such as corporate governance, in-work poverty, re-imagining progress, financial inclusion, tech/AI and sustainability – that Tomorrow’s Company thinks business should seek to fully engage with if it is truly to become a force for good in society.

Yours,

The TC team

Comparing Paul Polman with Jack Welch http://markgoyder.com/index.php/2018/12/03/compare-paul-polman-jack-welch/

1 in 8 workers are now living in poverty. We’re meeting leaders of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to ask for support, as part of a wider attempt to bring together business and civil society leaders to find a joined-up solution https://www.jrf.org.uk/press/work-poverty-hits-record-high-housing-crisis-fuels-insecurity

In work but living in poverty. It’s a blight on Britain and a breakdown in our basic social contract, where if you work you can live a decent life https://www.metro.news/the-rise-of-the-low-pay-workforce-when-seven-jobs-just-isnt-enough/1330386/

The human spirit has never been good at being constrained by boundaries.
Instead we need to think of the Kate Raworth doughnut zone as a place where progress has been re-imagined – where the quality of life is better, air is cleaner and communities are stronger https://www.kateraworth.com/2018/12/01/doing-the-doughnut-at-the-g20/

Successful innovation needs a shared vocabulary https://www.ft.com/content/6640fe1e-f480-11e8-ae55-df4bf40f9d0d

How Kenyan women are changing their lives with a new way to buy homes https://www.ft.com/content/ad4d4576-f258-11e8-9623-d7f9881e729f

Has your brain been hacked? Are your phones, ipads & video machines designed to deliberately alter human behaviour? Are tech devices sucking us all into patterns that are destructive of human character? https://medium.com/@richardnfreed/the-tech-industrys-psychological-war-on-kids-c452870464ce

Dark clouds gather over Facebook, moving from a life-giving dynamic world changer to a vote rigging, brain-hacking menace. Is there a way out of this doom spiral? Yes…but it’s going to have to figure out how to be a genuine force for good
https://www.adweek.com/digital/poor-work-life-balance-somber-atmosphere-pull-facebook-down-6-spots-on-glassdoors-list/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Capita is to appoint workers to its board https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/capita-non-executive-directors-appointments/#.XApKsgvFAYQ.twitter

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