Author Archives: Mike Tuffrey

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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Business action on the SDGs: Why business still needs to make the big next step

Too many companies are trapped by the ‘curse of materiality’ and aren’t accepting the challenge of change. When the Global Goals were agreed last September, I hailed them as setting “the new, de-facto global standard for businesses to design, measure and … Continue reading

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Big shift towards a new consensus

As the fallout from Brexit continues, there’s growing agreement about the causes but a lack of clarity about what comes next. A clear consensus is emerging around the underlying cause of the Brexit vote. It was less about the specifics of … Continue reading

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Brexit – don’t panic, start reforming

Britain’s referendum result has its roots in long-standing economic unfairness, and it will get worse unless business learns some lessons The shockwaves from the UK’s vote to leave the European Union continue to reverberate around the world. Economists speculate on … Continue reading

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What a waste of business resource!

Corporations spend billions every year on causes and in communities around the world. But a shocking new survey shows they actually know little about the difference it makes. Nowadays everyone agrees that spending shareholder funds in scattergun philanthropy doesn’t make … Continue reading

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The numbers speak for themselves

Where does good decision-making in business come from? Let’s look at the role of data, seek inspiration from Plato, and consider if companies are potentially wasting billions in their community investment. The power of numbers is embedded in modern management…. … Continue reading

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The pink pound points the way

Short-termism in the boardroom doesn’t just damage investors, it hurts us all. Thankfully, the evidence – sometimes from surprising places – shows that doing the right thing does pay off. Here in London, voters are choosing a new mayor as … Continue reading

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The power of purpose

Controversial taxi company, Uber, has just launched a new statement of mission to reposition the business.  They follow in the footsteps of others, but beware of the dangers. Technology is disrupting many businesses.  Enabled by smartphone apps, radical change is … Continue reading

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