Why impact investing may be the future of capitalism!
Just before the end of the difficult year that was 2020, the world’s largest investor quietly allocated nearly $3 billion to gender lens investing. This move by the Japanese Pension…Read More
Did we abandon vulnerable old people to COVID?
Political leaders and academics all across Europe believe we have failed to protect our elderly from the Coronavirus pandemic.. An investigation by Lark Rise co-founder Bill Taylor uncovered the “silent…Read More
How impact investing helps advance gender equality
It’s not just a question of giving money or making investments. It’s time for us all to examine our work through a gender lens. Long ago, in simpler times when…Read More
Revealing the new world of activist ‘elders’
A few days before the COVID-19 lockdown began, I discovered a small group of activist “elders” who seemed a world away from the dominant pandemic image of helpless old people…Read More
How baby boomers can keep the Sixties flame alive
Is the torch still burning? Nearly sixty years ago, Senator John F. Kennedy made an overnight stop at the University of Michigan during the presidential campaign that would take him to…Read More
Give your brain a break and imagine a whole new future
Imagine this scenario: fictional but not at all improbable. A scandal in your global organisation has become public and is destroying trust among customers and supporters everywhere. Income has collapsed.…Read More
Searching for wisdom in an age of fear and anxiety
Two books arrived on my doorstep on the same day recently: Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright and The New Leadership Literacies by Bob Johansen. In very different ways, both…Read More
Why we need ‘soul’ in the boardrooms of big business
Somewhere in his storeroom of ideas, Richard Olivier keeps a bag of words that can still send a frisson of anxiety around the boardrooms of Western corporations … words like…Read More