Business (25)

As the engine of our economy, business is a big lever for change

Long-term leadership or a total lack of imagination?

I just read a really depressing report from FCLTGlobal summarising the outcomes of its latest summit, held last week. The mission of FCLTGlobal is "to focus capital on the long term to support a sustainable and prosperous economy." An excellent objective, and one backed by…

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Hope in spite of COP26

One could be forgiven for thinking that global markets are finally mobilising to solve humanity’s greatest challenges, from climate to poverty. ESG assets under management have been growing at 30% for five years, and now total $37 trillion. Meanwhile, a fifth of the world’s 2,000…

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What Does ‘Good Growth’ Look Like?

Ask politicians, investors or CEOs if growth is ‘good’ and their "yes!" will likely be as emphatic as the "no!" one might hear from concerned environmentalists. Such polarisation is due to different perspectives on what growth actually means. To reconcile these views, we must apply a system…

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Is your SDG response ambitious and authentic?

In a previous article, we discussed how a defensive response to the SDGs achieves nothing, and a selective response risks causing negative trade-offs, which undermine any gains. Instead, a holistic response is required: Any company seeking to contribute positively to one or more SDGs must…

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Thoughts on VE Day

75 years ago today, Nazi Germany surrendered to the Allied Forces, and the Second World War was over in Europe. The day became known as VE Day. Along with countless others in the UK today, I watched on the BBC some of the original footage,…

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Green Swans and how to spot them

From recall… In a Harvard Business Review article in June 2018, John Elkington announced the world’s first product recall of a management concept — the Triple Bottom Line — which he had introduced 25 years earlier. Reactions were decidedly mixed, ranging from “good riddance!” to “how could…

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