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 …

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 …

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 …

How to make sense of the desire to ‘Take Back Control’

December 18, 2018

I’m now reading Paul Colliers outstanding book ‘The Future of Capitalism’ (Of which more anon). Tomorrow’s Company would recognise his …

What value for money really means and how to achieve it

May 10, 2018

A costed proposal to fit Grenfell Tower with fire resistant cladding was dropped after a cost cutting programme labelled ‘value …

Squaring the pensions circle

April 9, 2018

In The Case For Reimagining the UK’s Pensions Model, an article in last Friday’s Financial Times, Martin Wolf describes …

Why the mandate matters

March 15, 2018

Yesterday’s discussion about the role of the chairman led me back to work Tomorrow’s Company did five years ago. It …

UK Governance Reforms – Why Doesn’t Government Start By Taking Its Own Medicine?

March 8, 2018

UK Governance Reforms – Why Doesn’t Government Start By Taking Its Own Medicine?

There are many ironies in the …

Better Stewardship – an agenda for concerted action

January 26, 2018

The latest piece of Tomorrow’s Company research was released yesterday. Better Stewardship – an agenda for concerted action was written …

Lessons from Enron

February 8, 2017

This was originally published in 2002 but includes a new introduction which was written in 2008.


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