What’s in the papers in Singapore

June 7, 2019

With the Stewardship Asia Round Table behind me, I caught up with Singapore friends before heading to the airport. I

We need a better form of capitalism – and rediscovering stewardship is the key to change

June 6, 2019

‘We need a better form of capitalism, one which, while promoting competition, is there to serve and not dominate; to …

Purpose in financial services

May 28, 2019

How to get financial services companies to combine human purposes with commercial imperatives?


I’ve spent the last twenty-five years …

Uber IPO trivia and serious lessons from Volkswagen

May 15, 2019

In Monday’s Financial Times (13th May) there are two stories which, taken together, demonstrate the current failure of our capital …

Government’s role in promoting better capitalism

April 30, 2019

I am speaking today at a meeting in Parliament of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Corporate Responsibility. The subject …

Unicorns or Monsters?

April 29, 2019

In 1994, just as the Tomorrow’s Company Inquiry was getting into full swing, I undertook a fascinating study tour of …

Learning in Lithuania: three Baltic states and three views of the company

April 15, 2019

I have just returned from a short visit to Vilnius where I was invited to give the closing speech at …

Where privatisation doesn’t pay

April 8, 2019

Under Chris Grayling, the UK privatised its probation service, a move that the Chief Inspector of Probation has condemned as …

Making accountants, lawyers and investment bankers responsible for their clients

March 1, 2019

I know from my own conversations with company General Counsels (GCs) that once a listed company gets into trouble, the …

How to ensure taxpayers get better value from private sector

February 28, 2019

The decision by the Department of Transport to offer a contract to Seaborne Freight to run ferries in the event …