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Everything is collapsing and we aren’t learning any lessons

The front cover of the most recent edition of Private Eye has an infant school pupil saying to the Prime Minister ’Everything is collapsing and we aren’t learning any lessons’. Democratic political systems have many merits. Learning – and then applying – lessons from experience … Continue readingEverything is collapsing and we aren’t learning any lessons

Memo to the chair: unhappy about ticking those ESG boxes? Then lead from the front

I experienced a nasty discordant sound last month on hearing two pieces of news. First I learned from some of the world’s leading scientists who formed The Earth Commission that: Human activity has pushed the world into the danger zone in seven out of eight … Continue readingMemo to the chair: unhappy about ticking those ESG boxes? Then lead from the front

Transparency was yesterday, tomorrow is about vigilance. Here are four questions boards need to ask.

16 years ago, Tomorrow’s Company published the conclusion of an inquiry into the global company of the future. The tone was positive and optimistic. In the Tomorrow’s Global Company report of 2007, the assumption was that NGOs and businesses would work ahead of government, setting and committing … Continue readingTransparency was yesterday, tomorrow is about vigilance. Here are four questions boards need to ask.

Set up a shadow board by all means, but when will you get serious about intergenerational fairness?

‘It’s clear that while capitalism has a huge amount to offer in terms of wealth creation and encouraging free enterprise, it has still not found a way of enabling participation for all’ ‘Imagine a world where every young person not only has a small inheritance … Continue readingSet up a shadow board by all means, but when will you get serious about intergenerational fairness?

Does our company’s core activity help human beings thrive? If not, what are we planning to do about it?

‘Degrowth is a planned reduction of energy and resource use designed to bring the economy back into balance with the living world in a way that reduces inequality and improves human well-being’. Jason Hickel, Author of Less is More Last week, experienced chair Heather Tierney-Moore … Continue readingDoes our company’s core activity help human beings thrive? If not, what are we planning to do about it?