Coloured lines unite to form red arrow

23 October, 2020

Business leaders want incentives to spur switch to ‘purposeful’ companies

Enthusiasm for companies becoming “purposeful” organisations has grown considerably in recent years—and even more so during the pandemic. New research reveals that businesses believe they should...
Socrates wearing a business suit

3 July, 2020

What’s a company for? An answer from Ancient Greece

The now venerable management scholar Charles Handy asked “What’s a Business For?” in an article published in Harvard Business Review in 2002. Charles Handy has often been ahead of the t...
Professor Colin Mayer, British Academy

7 April, 2020

Business ‘will fundamentally change’ as result of Covid-19 crisis

Business will “fundamentally” change as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, according to one of the UK’s leading experts on corporate governance. Colin Mayer, professor of management at the Saï...
Professor Colin Mayer, British Academy

7 April, 2020

No more business as usual: Professor Colin Mayer, Saïd Business School

Covid-19 has presented business with its biggest challenge since the financial crisis of 2008. Perhaps one of the most pressing questions is whether the development of “purposeful” businesses will...
business purpose, purpose and profits

27 November, 2019

British Academy issues principles to ‘put purpose at the heart of business’

Anglian Water this year changed its articles of association, or constitution, to recognise that its business purpose went beyond profits and benefits for shareholders to include long-term value for cu...