Ladder leading to target

16 September, 2020

Four principles to keep your business’s social purpose goals on track

The role of a business’s social purpose came to the fore in April last year. One of the largest business groups in the US—the Business Roundtable—called for companies to
Lightbulbs on a green background

28 August, 2020

Going green benefits businesses—and should be central to their recovery

The onset of the pandemic and the ensuing lockdown have imperilled businesses worldwide. It will be

27 July, 2020

A blueprint for business to transition to a nature-positive future

The average person today is 4.4 times richer and lives 25 years longer than in 1950. The Great Acceleration, however, has been brought to a screeching halt by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is clear ...
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. ...
executive pay

16 April, 2020

Asset managers urge restraint on executive pay during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed executive pay back on the agenda of asset managers and they in turn are issuing fresh warnings to boards. This week saw two investment managers make a point of highlig...
Cogs and wheels working together

15 April, 2020

What every business can do to help during this crisis

The 2020 Edelman Trust Barome...
world and magnifying glass, Supreme Audit Institutions

14 April, 2020

Auditing global progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As the Covid-19 pandemic has tragically brought to the fore, most countries face interlinked challenges of entrenched inequalities, uneven access to public goods and insufficient support for those mos...

22 January, 2020

Why stakeholder capitalism is dominating the global business agenda

Like it or not the debate about “stakeholder capitalism” is coming to dominate discussion of big business around the world. Further evidence comes at this year’s
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...
Jamie Dimon

20 August, 2019

US business leaders pledge to ‘redefine corporate purpose’

It’s been a long running debate in recent years but now a group of heavyweight business leaders in the US have chosen a side. Business Roundtable, a body whose members include Julie Sweet, chief exe...