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In the news this week July 30th 2018

Dear Readers, Here are a few news and feature articles we've noticed these past few days, all of which reflect issues - in corporate governance, sustainability, leadership and artificial intelligence - that Tomorrow's Company thinks business should seek to address if it is to become a force for good in society. Yours, The TC team

  1. From MoneyWeek - New rules to give workers a say sound sensible, says Matthew Lynn – but public companies are already overburdened http://ow.ly/flSu30l7Nji

  2. The National Pension Service (NPS), South Korea’s largest institutional investor, is adopting a stewardship code that will allow it to exercise limited rights when companies it invests in are hurting the interest of its clients i.e. the Korean public with pensions https://bit.ly/2KbxHKc

  3. 'In a first, most Singapore-listed companies now have a woman on their boards' https://bit.ly/2LP9U7r

  4. From civilsocietyfutures - 'the independent inquiry into how English civil society can flourish in a fast changing world' - a blog by Sara Bryson: 'To enact change, we should try to think about the world as it should be - not get bogged down by the world as it is now' https://bit.ly/2OgBTLS

  5. A tweet by David Cameron's 'Big Society' (ex-) guru Steve Hilton caught the eye: 'After all the B.S. about their values, human rights, blah blah blah...Google shows its true colors by helping to implement the authoritarianism of the world's worst police state - to make more $$$. tell everyone about this shameful decision'. Here's the link: https://theintercept.com/2018/08/01/google-china-search-engine-censorship/

  6. Article on entrepreneur.com about sustainability and legacy. 'How can a business go about having a planned, deliberate, and tangible impact? Put simply, it starts with your expertise and your people. It’s about making a commitment to do good...these objectives will in turn result in tangible business benefits.' https://bit.ly/2vcy5TP

  7. A social enterprise which promotes better mental health through growing fresh produce is going from strength to strength after establishing an indoor farm in Leeds https://bit.ly/2M10Mgm

  8. Article in the Mail on Sunday about Amazon - how it has risen to prominence as the High Street has struggled and also about its shady tax practices. 'It may be one of the most successful corporations the world has ever seen, but unless it starts caring more about society and less about low tax bills, Amazon is at risk of moral bankruptcy.' https://bit.ly/2OcLp1K

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