Author Archives: Mike Tuffrey

Steady as she goes

With the UK general election over, what did it tell us about the continued relevance of corporate responsibility and sustainability? Four things at least, despite the lack of debate. Prediction is a mug’s game.  In guessing numbers of seats in … Continue reading

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The change election – time for business to decide

With the election battle gathering pace in the UK, big business is keeping its head down, despite having much at stake. Mike Tuffrey reads the early runes as the contest unfolds. The pundits will tell you that political parties adopt … Continue reading

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The price of democracy: defending civil society

Companies should do more to protect civil society, even if that means defending their critics from oppressive governments. Think of business involvement in politics, and the murky world of backhanders and behind-the-scenes lobbying may spring to mind. However, define the … Continue reading

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Take responsibility

When Uber’s boss fell out with one of his drivers, the video went viral. In the process he’s taught us all a lesson about true responsibility. It’s pretty ironic, I suppose. The digital revolution has enabled Uber co-founder, Travis Kalanick, … Continue reading

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Why ESG matters

It’s not exactly as easy as ABC, but ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance – is the key to investors getting traction on the behaviour of companies they own.  Forgive me if a note of grumpiness creeps into this comment. … Continue reading

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Welcome

Welcome to my blog. I’m Mike Tuffrey – a leader, adviser, speaker and writer on business, government and sustainability. I’ve worked across all three sectors for 30 years – making me a ‘tri-sector athlete’, or so I’m assured. The big … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season of goodwill and glad tidings

Let’s looks back at some of the better news stories of 2016. The year usually ends with a concerted effort to be jolly, even if most readers of this blog will feel glad tidings have been in rather short supply … Continue reading

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Trump: Déjà vu, all over again

The polls may not have predicted it, but the underlying causes of the upset outcome are evident. So what do we do now? Many in Britain will have had the same sinking feeling on waking up to hear the outcome … Continue reading

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Signs of hope

Amid continuing concern about the hard economic consequences of Brexit, there’s cause for optimism from good progress on the Paris climate agreement and the roll-out of the Global Goals. Mark Carney, the softly-spoken Canadian governor of the Bank of England, … Continue reading

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Time for new thinking on corporate purpose

An opportunity to kick-start a move towards more mission-led companies is getting caught up in Brexit fall-out. A little reported but potentially momentous bit of thinking is going on in the depths of the UK government. Earlier this summer the … Continue reading

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