Your Data is Your Life

Introduced in May 2018, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is designed to offer stronger rights on how companies use and store personal data.

For more information, please watch and share this video from the City of London.

Demystifying Open Banking

Open Banking is the term given to the process by which bank customers are being given greater control over their money.

In practice, this is achieved by the customers themselves – as opposed to the banks – having ownership of, and therefore the power to control, their data.

With the customer’s permission, third parties can then access the data, potentially offering them other – more relevant – services.

Please watch and share this video from the City of London, which explains Open Banking in more detail.

What does progress mean to you?

Voices of Progress is our latest inquiry. We co-sponsored an event – All Our Futures – at Bootham School in York on June 11th 2018, in which sixth formers listened to a group of speakers, each of whom presented a vision of the future.

Subject matters that were touched upon included: the exponential growth of technologies such as AI; the environment and the circular economy; health and wellbeing; work and careers; and the unpredictability of geo-politics.

Afterwards, the pupils were asked to put together a new syllabus that reflected the changes they had heard about and might better prepare future schoolchildren for an ever-changing world.

Meanwhile, we asked those taking part what progress means to them. We are now extending our inquiry to a much wider cross-section of the population, with the aim of understanding whether the very notion of progress has changed, or is changing.

What is progress?

Voices of Progress is our latest inquiry. We co-sponsored an event – All Our Futures – at Bootham School in York on June 11th 2018, in which sixth formers listened to a group of speakers, each of whom presented a vision of the future.

Subject matters that were touched upon included: the exponential growth of technologies such as AI; the environment and the circular economy; health and wellbeing; work and careers; and the unpredictability of geo-politics.

Afterwards, the pupils were asked to put together a new syllabus that reflected the changes they had heard about and might better prepare future schoolchildren for an ever-changing world.

Meanwhile, we asked those taking part what progress means to them. We are now extending our inquiry to a much wider cross-section of the population, with the aim of understanding whether the very notion of progress has changed, or is changing.

All Our Futures – Bootham School, York, 11th June 2018

Voices of Progress is our latest inquiry. We co-sponsored an event – All Our Futures – at Bootham School in York on June 11th 2018, in which sixth formers listened to a group of speakers, each of whom presented a vision of the future.

Subject matters that were touched upon included: the exponential growth of technologies such as AI; the environment and the circular economy; health and wellbeing; work and careers; and the unpredictability of geo-politics.

Afterwards, the pupils were asked to put together a new syllabus that reflected the changes they had heard about and might better prepare future schoolchildren for an ever-changing world.

Meanwhile, we asked those taking part what progress means to them. We are now extending our inquiry to a much wider cross-section of the population, with the aim of understanding whether the very notion of progress has changed, or is changing.

Interviewing: Sir Ian Cheshire, Chairman of Debenhams & Barclays UK

On 19 September 2017 Sir Ian Cheshire joined our Partner Roundtable to talk discuss how business leaders can reconcile long-term vision and purpose with short-term pressures in creating sustainable businesses. 

Sir Ian Cheshire is Chairman of Debenhams and Barclays UK and was Chief Executive of Kingfisher until January 2015. He is the Government lead Non-Executive Director, Director of Whitbread, Chair of the advisory board of the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Trustee of The Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation. In 2012, Ian won The Guardian Sustainable Business Leader of the Year award and was knighted for services to business, sustainability and environment in 2014.

Interviewing: Lord Charles Allen, Chairman of ISS, Global Radio & 2 Sisters Food Group

On 28th March 2017, we held a discussion event together with Lord Charles Allen on the differing approaches to leading private and public companies. 

Lord Allen is Chairman of ISS, Global Radio and 2 Sisters Food Group, and Advisory Chairman at Moelis & Company. He was Chief Executive of Granada Group from 1996 to 2000, Executive Chairman of Granada Media plc from 2000 to 2004, Chief Executive of ITV plc from its formation in 2004 until 2007, Chairman of the music company EMI from 2008 to 2010, non-executive director of Virgin Media from 2008 to 2013, and Senior Advisor at Goldman Sachs until 2015.

Interviewing: Dame Helen Alexander, Deputy Chairman of the Hampton-Alexander Review & Chairman of UBM

Tomorrow’s Company interviewed Dame Helen Alexander to talk about the positive impact the Hampton-Alexander and Davies Review have had on increasing diversity in the boardroom.

Interviewing: Sir Stuart Hampson, former Chairman of The Crown Estate and John Lewis Partnership

Following our members’ discussion event on 25th January 2017 with Sir Stuart Hampson, former Chairman of The Crown Estate and John Lewis Partnership, we interviewed Sir Stuart to get his insight on the relationship between different organisational forms and the contribution a company makes to society.

Promoting long-term wealth: reshaping corporate governance

Radical change in the boardroom is needed to restore the public’s trust in business and to tackle attitudes of short-termism. This report, commissioned by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Governance Group (APPCGG) stresses that the answer to low public trust, productivity and growth is the same: encouraging and supporting companies to deploy capital in pursuit of a purpose that benefits society and shareholders.

Download the report here: http://www.tomorrowscompany.com/publication/appcgg-policy-proposal/