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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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COP 21: The road to hell?

The climate agreement in Paris is being hailed as a triumph. But is it really, and what does it mean for business? Getting the governments of nearly 200 countries to agree to any one thing is no mean feat. And … Continue reading

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Healthcare – counting the cost

Companies like GSK and GE are focusing on health outcomes as a key measure of business success. Other companies would be well advised to learn lessons from their approach. Andy Wright from GSK reminds us in Briefing’s ‘speaking out’ commentary … Continue reading

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The Green Book – new directions for Liberals in government

Yesterday saw the launch of a book project that I’ve been working on with colleagues over the last year. Between us, we persuaded 27 authors to put pen to paper and say what should be in a programme for government, … Continue reading

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Nothing to fear but fear itself

Mike Tuffrey seeks inspiration from Roosevelt in advocating a four point plan for a sustainable economic recovery. With all the depressing news about the economy, I can recommend a re-reading of the inaugural address of newly-elected President Franklin D Roosevelt, … Continue reading

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Poor air quality is one of Britain’s biggest health issues

EU fines for pollution should be welcomed if they force the government to act. Your report on Britain being given a second and final warning by the European commission to clean up the capital’s air (Clean up! Europe warns Britain, 4 … Continue reading

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No accounting for Boris Johnson

The mayor of London made many promises about changing the way the city is governed, but nothing has materialised “If elected, I will aim to create a different style of government at city hall by introducing a series of measures … Continue reading

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