network of pins and string

2 July, 2020

The PEP framework: how business can harness the power of purpose

The needs of stakeholders in a corporate ecosystem are changing. New generations of employees who will soon make up the majority of the workforce are demanding more than just safe and fairly compensat...
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...
boardroom, chair, chairman, board, ftse 100

28 November, 2019

A manifesto for UK leadership on corporate governance

In October, MPs and peers voted in favour of an early general election in the UK, bringing to an end a Parliamentary session defined by Brexit but also characterised by the neglect of important busine...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

23 May, 2018

Asset managers devise questions for “purpose-led” companies

A group of ten asset managers have formulated questions for boards to assess whether their businesses are “genuinely purpose-led”. Investors with assets worth $8trn, including BlackRock, Legal ...
culture, corporate culture

26 February, 2018

Corporate culture: concept into focused action

Culture is one of the biggest business buzzwords of our time. A decade since the 2008 financial crisis discredited “shareholder value” as a sole justification of business action, cor...
time, change, corporate governance

22 January, 2018

Twenty-five years of the UK Corporate Governance Code

On December 17, 2010, Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor, set fire to himself in protest at being harassed by the police in the provincial Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid. In this act of de...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

17 January, 2018

Larry Fink: companies must make a ‘positive contribution’ to society

Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, has said companies must make a "positive contribution to society" and benefit all of their stakeholders. The views come ...
corporate governance sign

8 September, 2017

Recommendations to rethink UK corporate governance

Over the past year there has been a renewed interest in modernising corporate governance among practitioners and policymakers. Last week, the UK government published its long-awaited
sustainability, environment, ESG, ethics, inclusive capitalism

21 August, 2017

Inclusive capitalism and total stakeholder value: the ideal marriage

True, “God did not create the corporation,” according to Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, chairman of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, in