Category Archives: Business

Climate risks – an opportunity for plain speaking, and taking action

An event I chaired this week prompts me to ask – is concern about global warming getting lost in an alphabet soup of new initiatives?  Try and make sense of this…. The G20 has asked the FSB to look at … Continue reading

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Do investors care about sustainability?

They say they do, but companies are not good at giving them what they need – or so I found out during a conference we held this week at my consultancy, Corporate Citizenship.  Yesterday was a first for us at … Continue reading

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Welcome

Welcome to my blog. I’m Mike Tuffrey – variously a leader, adviser, director, speaker and writer on business, government and sustainability. Based in London, I’ve worked across all three sectors for 30 years – and that makes me a ‘tri-sector … Continue reading

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’Tis the season of… too much consumption, and year end predictions

 As the year 2017 draws to a close, I’ll hazard a prediction about a rising trend for 2018 – a backlash by consumers about how companies use their data. As I write, here in London the shops are full. Households … Continue reading

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The impact potential – next steps on corporate community investment

Two decades ago, a few pioneering companies came together in London to form a benchmarking group and that has now gone worldwide.  So what’s next for community investment?  Last week I spent an energising day in the company of 70 … 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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‘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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