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...
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...
businessman with telescope looking for long-term value

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...