The La-La Land of Election Promises – and why no-one talks about implementation

November 18, 2019

On the radio on Saturday UK Cabinet Minister Michael Gove was asked about his party’s promise to plant 50000 trees. …

Why Big Tech Has Become Like the Banks – the new cloud on the horizon

November 11, 2019

As I commented in a recent piece (Unicorns or Monsters) I vividly remember my  visit to Silicon Valley …

Boeing – a case study in failed stewardship

November 4, 2019

I shuddered reading the report last week of the Boeing CEOs testimony to
Congress. I heard the old, old story. …


October 18, 2019

Stewardship offers practical and entrepreneurial solutions to the shortcomings of capitalism according to new business book ‘Entrusted’


‘Entrusted – Stewardship …

Investors get fiduciary duty wrong and the climate suffers

October 16, 2019

Another investor, Natasha Landell-Mills of Sarasin and Partners, reinforces the case for better stewardship in yesterday’s FT. (Asset managers

The future is undervalued – in democracies and in wealth creation

October 2, 2019

Climate breakdown is a violation of the rights of the unborn. In an excellent Guardian article (Bad ancestors: does

‘Shareholder vs Stakeholder’ is such a tired debate – let’s move on!

August 27, 2019

It is 12 years since the chairs and CEOs of 11 global companies from the UK, India, Continental Europe and …

If only Brazil would cut more public sector perks and less rain forest…

August 12, 2019

After such depressing reading about the Amazon in last weeks Economist it is good to read this week (10 Aug …

A role model banking could do without

July 5, 2019

A few days ago, Boris Johnson responded to the charge that he was anti business.


His defence? ‘I was …

Getting the right purpose depends on having the right ownership

July 2, 2019

The UK papers last weekend were full of the sale of Merlin, the entertainment company, to Kirkbi, who already had …