Author Archives: Mike Tuffrey

Welcome

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

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People are our greatest asset, at least until the robots take over

The government is rightly making firms report more about their employees. However big changes are underway in how companies organise their whole labour force, which the new approach misses, as well as the longer term trends towards automation. New corporate reporting … Continue reading

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Purpose pays – the evidence is clear

The number of purpose-led businesses is growing,  and with it the evidence of a pay-back for business and society. News breaks this week that the smoothie drinks company, innocent, has become a B Corp.  With its iconic products on most supermarket … Continue reading

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Careless talk hinders progress

When talking about the social purpose of business, loose language results in a loss of focus on the end goal – so here’s a solution. The proposition is simple: that purpose-led businesses and brands outperform the average.  Surveys abound with … Continue reading

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The race for impact from sports sponsorship

With record amount of money being spent on sports sponsorship, should we expect a social as well as commercial return? At Corporate Citizenship this week, we assembled a premier league team to discuss whether sports sponsorship can – and should … Continue reading

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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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’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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Dull but important – why corporate governance matters

We’re starting to see a new approach to how our major corporations are governed and held to account. However few are getting excited about it. Talk about corporate governance and most people’s eyes glaze over. When the Financial Reporting Council … Continue reading

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