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...
sustainability, environment, ESG, ethics, inclusive capitalism

21 August, 2017

Inclusive capitalism and total stakeholder value: the ideal marriage

True, “God did not create the corporation,” according to Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, chairman of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, in
boardroom, businessman, digital business, digital storm

15 August, 2017

Digital transformation: how boards can weather the storm

For more than a decade, companies have been urged to “digitalise” or risk being left behind. While many corporate leaders accept this as a reality, we argue that the impact of digita...
Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, , Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, responsible business, integrated reporting, IIRC

14 August, 2017

Capitalising on the corporation: Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild

“God did not create the corporation,” says Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild. And in that rather emphatic statement you have the philosophy underpinning the many pr...
Unilever, cleaning products, household goods, consumer goods

8 August, 2017

Unilever’s takeover rejection becomes a turning point

“Don’t talk, but clean.” Unilever chief executive Paul Polman likes to quote this apparently well-known Dutch proverb to explain how his company headed off an opportunistic $143bn ...

11 July, 2017

Non-Financial Reporting Directive: embracing the challenge

Non-financial reporting requirements are nothing new for Europe’s listed companies, yet regulators and investors feel that many still don’t get it. The