Discussion Our favourite news this week

by Michael Wise _______11th November 2018

Dear Readers,

Here are a few articles published in the last few days that address issues – such as leadership, corporate governance, trust and transparency, tech and AI – 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

Improvements in facilitating ID and creating platforms to carry out transactions are key elements of fintech report co-authored by UNSW’s Professor Ross Buckley. https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/business-law/roadmap-created-increase-access-basic-financial-services-millions

Article on morality in leadership https://businessmirror.com.ph/morality-in-leadership/

How can the financial services industry appropriately use customer data to build a better financial system? https://www.weforum.org/whitepapers/the-appropriate-use-of-customer-data-in-financial-services

The Social Change Agency are at the forefront of practical change to put fresh dynamism into the charity sector. They are holding a young trustee workshop in Leeds this coming week. More here: https://thesocialchangeagency.org/case-study/the-young-trustees-project/

The boss of Persimmon Homes, Jeff Fairburn, was sacked this week. He earned 4,100 times more than someone doing a job on a building site; a stat that’s hard to comprehend? https://www.standard.co.uk/business/jim-armitage-jeff-fairburn-s-vast-pay-was-a-case-of-bricks-and-falter-a3983331.html

How senior business leaders are preparing for Brexit- “change management skills will be crucial”. The article features feedback from Hitachi Europe, Pizza Hut and ourselves https://buff.ly/2Qp6zLI

How could business use deliberative democracy methods to better engage citizens, customers and employees? Could it help get to the messy truth in issues, help make smarter decisions and help re-build trust? https://www.wsj.com/articles/yes-ordinary-citizens-can-decide-complex-issues-1533310053

KPMG says it is stopping consultancy work for audit clients because of the potential for conflicts of interest https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46145219?ocid=socialflow_twitter

The IPPR is hosting a prize for new ideas to achieve a step-change in the quantity and quality of UK growth https://www.ippr.org/economics-prize