Gordon Brown's final act as a backbench MP might be to pull off another rescue mission for an organisation saddled with the consequences of its financial shenanigans. This time his quest is to rescue Tesco.
In London alone you can walk through Coram's Fields, or shop at Columbia Road flower market, borrow a book from a library paid for by Carnegie, or study at the Cass Business School - all fruits of wealthy individuals moved to make a difference.
Today women account for just 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs and a tragic 0.3% of FTSE 250 CEOs and, in 2013, the number of women in senior management roles, globally, was just 18.5%. These numbers haven't moved much in the last 30 years, so why should I expect them to improve during my daughter's career?
People spend money on things they don't need, drink themselves stupid at prices they can't afford and perhaps worst of all, offer charitable donations and expect nothing in return.
British drinkers are not getting a fair deal compared to their counterparts in the rest of the EU. Despite being the second most important brewing nation in Europe, beer duty in the UK remains significantly higher than our European neighbours.
The future isn't set in stone, however it is clear that technology will highly impact the working population, in some cases for the better and in others for the worse, and the reality is that everyone is vulnerable to these changes.
Good if you own your property, but not so great if, like the majority of Londoners, you do not. You see, renters are not to be afforded the same power by the new regulations.
For 20 years, U.S. Internet policy was the gold standard. It led to massive investments in infrastructure and drove innovation. Europe and the rest of the world are still trying to catch-up.
When we recently contacted over 100 governments with questions on their actions on business and human rights, more than a dozen said that they are considering or developing a National Action Plan, including Brazil, Germany and the US.
Whistleblowing can be discouraged in subtle ways to do with working culture in an organisation: Fear of being exposed as a 'grass' or not a team player. All these can chill a career and make a working life hell on earth.
What began 20 years ago as a dozen 12-year-olds in our parents' living room has become a movement of over three million young people around the world. Whether it's the environment or knife crime, homelessness in their hometown or poverty overseas, we've learned that young people want to make a difference.
More than two years ago David Cameron promised, at Prime Minister's Questions, to require the energy companies, by law, to put all customers on the cheapest tariff. Quite an undertaking, you might think. Yet research I've published today has revealed that despite 17 solemn promises, 75% of households are still not on their supplier's cheapest tariff. Or, to put it another way, three out of four households are being routinely overcharged by their energy supplier. And not just by a little bit, they're being overcharged a lot.
At the heart of this vision is a very compelling proposition: if you want to drive systemic change, you have to identify and harness the most powerful resources within that system.
The lack of any meaningful restraining power over the 1% is not just bad for the rest of us - it is in the end even bad for them. On deeper inspection, it seems corporate titans may be little more than oversized Lords of the Flies, who need to be rescued from themselves. When we talk about shifting power away from them, we really are doing it for their own good.
The Labour party's Mansion Tax on houses over £2million will send middle income households into debt and cause a crash on the south-east property market. It is quite simply a disaster for London, and a disaster for already squeezed middle income families.
BDO found that UK mid-sized companies had grown turnover by 33 per cent over the previous five years whilst the Mittelstand had grown turnover by only 12 per cent over the same period.