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...
Japan, stewardship code, Abenomics

11 June, 2018

Japan’s wave of governance reform is welcomed, and isn’t over yet

The end game is a shared one between companies and investors—preserving and enhancing long-term corporate value, benefiting society as a whole and contributing to sustainable economic growth. [pu...
long-term value, EY

16 May, 2018

Why boards should be clear about long-term value

Boards are under pressure to demonstrate their commitment to long-term value creation and show how they are delivering it in a balanced way, within a framework that measures their success. Politicians...
Daniel Schmid, SAP, sustainability

24 November, 2017

Sustaining momentum: Daniel Schmid, SAP

“Put yourself in my shoes,” says Daniel Schmid. “It couldn’t be better.” The chief sustaina...
boardroom, closed doors, employees on boards, worker representation

20 November, 2017

There’s still everything to gain from having workers on boards

Through the debate on the government’s corporate governance proposals, a clear consensus has emerged that boards must invest in engaged relationships with their...
Secret Ned, sustainability, sustainable business

13 November, 2017

Secret Ned: The serious dream of sustainability

You will be pleased to hear that this is going to be a serious Secret Ned. About time, some may say. It's serious because we are talking a...
people together, corporate culture, trust, responsible business

29 August, 2017

Directors must do more to restore public trust

As directors we are the most important players in how business is conducted, and we are role models for the cultures that we support in our compa...
Mark Price

21 August, 2017

Engaging with happiness: Mark Price

It is an elegant yet provocative proposition: companies should prioritise the happiness of their employees. For many in business this will soun...