Law books and gavel

3 July, 2020

Companies Act duties ‘need testing in the courts’ to improve governance

New legislation will not be needed for corporate governance reform resulting from a move to a stakeholder capitalism model, says a leading academic. In an
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...
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...
boardroom, board executives

1 July, 2020

Governance centre aims to rebuild ‘professional legitimacy’ of directors

While the Covid-19 pandemic may not have been caused by a corporate governance failing, it has certainly shone a light on areas that need reform. This week the UK’s Institute of Directors launche...
IoD corporate governance centre, London

29 June, 2020

Institute of Directors launches new corporate governance centre

The UK will this week become home to a new centre studying corporate governance, aimed in part at resolving issues thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic. Established by the Institute of Directors, tho...
Statue of liberty with mask against Covid-19

9 June, 2020

US public backs shift to stakeholder capitalism amid Covid-19

Capitalism is at a crossroads in the US, with almost nine out of ten people wanting large corporates to concentrate on serving their workers, customers, communities and the environment, according to n...
sustainability committee, green boardroom

8 June, 2020

Measuring stakeholder capitalism: ESG, metrics and the board’s role

Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: ESG, Metrics & the Board’s Role ...
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. ...