social value, innovation

6 April, 2020

What’s in your hand? How businesses can create social value

The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the imperative for businesses to be responsible. Companies that have put profits above purpose have been rightly shamed, such as Sports Direct, who
boardroom

5 March, 2020

Section 172 reporting is an opportunity to increase transparency

For well-run companies, the new requirement to report on how their boards have discharged their duty under Section 172 (S172) of the Companies Act to "have regard to" the interests of employees, custo...
public trust, business behaviour, survey, UK

20 December, 2019

Public confidence in ethical business behaviour falters

The reputation of business for ethical behaviour is sometimes not what it should be—and new research reveals that public expectations have fallen. A survey by the
slice of the pie

21 November, 2019

Companies need to grow the pie, not worry about how to split it

Business has lost the public’s trust. CEO pay and profits are soaring, wh...
executive behaviour, executive education, directors

7 September, 2017

Improve executive behaviour with better board education

The prime minister’s introductory letter to the government’s Green Paper on corporate governance reform in November 2016 explained that one o...
environment, ESG, society

9 May, 2017

Directors’ body says CEOs should “speak up” on societal issues

Chief executives should speak up on societal issues where they coincide with corporate values, according to the head of Europe's body representing directors. Irene Prijovic, chair of ecoDa—the E...