Responsible Capitalism

Values Matter But To Be Real They Must Be Lived

John Tizard | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK
John Tizard

Values matter. They can drive behaviours and performance in businesses, co-operatives, social enterprises, charities, community groups, the public sector and indeed individuals. They differentiate between and tell us much about both organisations and individuals.

Modernising Markets

Richard Angell | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Angell

This is no mean task. It means wrestling with subject matter that should be bread and butter for Labour people, but which for 20 years we have allowed to fall into disuse. No Labour party is worth the name if it has not cultivated an understanding of how it wants to shape the economy the people it seeks to represent work in.

Tempted to Leave Your Job? Maybe You Need More Autonomy at Work.

Charlie Mowat | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Charlie Mowat

I'm particularly interested in autonomy, the need people have to choose and be in control of the things they do. In the workplace, this means a sense of ownership over tasks.

Paying the Living Wage: How Transparency Makes It Happen

Charlie Mowat | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mowat

In my last blog, I wrote about how the minimum wage should be legally increased to living wage levels. Since then, the living wage has remained on my ...

Is the 'Good Company' Possible in a Not So Good System?

John Tizard | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics
John Tizard

Following the global banking crisis, and the consequential recession and pressure on public expenditure as well as a series of business failures and scandals, it is perhaps understandable that public confidence in the business sector is not strong.

Don't Ditch Your Ethics: Company Values Are the Key to Success

Charlie Mowat | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Charlie Mowat

Taking the CMI's research on board, there is clearly still a way to go in the business world in terms of leadership and good company values, but I believe that increasingly, people will realise what I have - that the rewards of nurturing an ethical culture in your business are potentially great.

In Search of Capitalism 2.0: Time For a Clean Slate?

Michael Townsend | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michael Townsend

Since the collapse of communism, more than twenty years ago, capitalism has been, more or less, the only show in town. As a system for running our ec...

Treating People Right: The Living Wage Is About More Than Money

Charlie Mowat | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK
Charlie Mowat

Treating employees with dignity and respect is not just good for people, it's good for business. Research shows that workers are more productive when they're happier,

Charlie Thomas

Can Capitalism Ever Be Responsible? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

On the day where business leaders are gathering at the Confederation of British Industry for its annual conference, Ernst and Young has told Huff Post...

Bring on the Bonfire of the Red Tape - Don't Stop at Health & Safety Vince!

Charlie Mowat | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK
Charlie Mowat

If the government really wants to stimulate growth and give entrepreneurs the opportunities they need to bolster the economy, regulation needs to be relaxed right across the board. Reducing health and safety red tape for SMEs is a good start - let's hope TUPE is next on the list.

Banks: If They Can't Be Responsible, They Should at Least Fund Businesses That Are

Charlie Mowat | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK
Charlie Mowat

Once again British banks are in the bad books, with the recent antics at Barclays prompting the Prime Minister to announce a review of the entire industry.

Business Has the Opportunity to Do More Good Than Charities

Charlie Mowat | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK
Charlie Mowat

Right now, business has an unprecedented opportunity to "do good," and a lot more good than charities. A controversial statement perhaps, but new research shows I'm not alone in believing businesses are better equipped to create social change than charities.

Real Responsible Capitalism Requires Liberation, Not Restraint

Charlie Mowat | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK
Charlie Mowat

There is little all party leaders agree on. But this year, the whole political elite seem obsessed with some form of 'responsible capitalism'.

David Cameron - Britain's First Socialist Prime Minister

Dave Cohen | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Politics
Dave Cohen

Intelligent speeches as Leader of the Opposition are one thing, and Cameron's are clearly not worth the Samantha Cameron Smythson stationery they're scrawled on. But these days he is quite possibly as near as he will ever be to being in a position to do something. For now, just this once, I'm backing him.

Ed Miliband Turns His 'Responsible Capitalism' Ire On Fund Managers

PA | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has called for tighter regulation on takeovers to protect the long-term interests of British business. In an article for the Financial ...

Labour's Reasons to Be Cheerful

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

January is a depressing month if you live in the northern hemisphere. Gloomy, damp, dark - and that's just the economic outlook!

Dynamic Labour, Is It Possible?

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

Times have changed. There was an era when Labour could pitch itself on 'Robin Hood' economics. Tax the rich and distribute the money through various benefits to the poor. So Labour got the label of the high tax and spend party. But that sort of economic policy is now defunct, particularly in a globalised economy. In a globalised world, the game is wealth creation then distribution. That's the complexity.