people wearing face masks against Covid-19

1 June, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic ‘has accelerated shift to stakeholderism’

There have been many claims that stakeholder capitalism is the future for business, particularly since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. But one group says it now has evidence that stakeholder ...
BlackRock building

18 May, 2020

Business Roundtable members ‘should become benefit corporations’

Academics have called on member of the Business Roundtable—whose luminaries include Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Larry Fink of BlackRock—adopt the legal status of benefit corporations to ensure their ...
world map representing new capitalism, bail-outs

21 April, 2020

Government bail-outs indicate ‘shift in mindset’ towards societal purpose

Denmark’s recent statements on bail-outs for companies illustrates a trend seen widely at the moment: if companies want state aid they have to do right by the societies in which they do business. ...
people wearing face masks against Covid-19

20 April, 2020

Will Covid-19 accelerate the shift towards stakeholder governance?

Prior to the last financial crisis, the shareholder primacy model of corporate governance was unchallenged. Companies were run solely to the benefit of shareholders, with share price performance being...
small businesses working together to help society

15 April, 2020

What every business can do to help during this crisis

The 2020 Edelman Trust Barome...
stakeholder accountability

23 March, 2020

Stakeholder accountability at risk from the Covid-19 crisis

It’s becoming clear that businesses responding to the Covid-19 crisis are putting their reputations on the line. As the pandemic increases in intensity and governments shut down whole countries to c...
growth, company's purpose and profit

28 February, 2020

Company purpose and profit are not mutually exclusive

The past few years have seen a vivid international debate about the purpose of companies and the purport of their directors’ duties towards various stakeholder groups, pursued against the backdrop o...
Bank of England, Andy Haldane

25 February, 2020

Bank of England economist Andy Haldane enters stakeholder debate

When a central banker talks about an issue, it has for all intents and purposes hit the mainstream. This week, the Bank of England’s chief economist Andy Haldane began to talk about the need to shif...
active investors, shareholder rights

12 February, 2020

Stakeholder debate should not be used to weaken shareholder rights

Relations between investors and boards have reached a low ebb. That was the verdict recently of Andy Griffiths, executive director of the
stakeholders, public trust in business

7 February, 2020

The stakeholder capitalism era could mean more UK governance reform

It’s almost a month since the UK general election and already the policies on corporate governance reform paraded by the main parties as part of their manifestos seem like a fading memory. But no...