Author Archives: Paul Kearns

Are you a ‘Total Stakeholder Value’ leader for a post Coronavirus world?

“…. the great test all countries will soon face is whether current feelings of common purpose will shape society after the crisis.” “Virus lays bare the frailty of the social contract – Radical reforms are required to forge a society that … Continue reading

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MI’s OMINDEX® enters mainstream equity research and financial analysis

The Maturity Institute is excited and proud to announce that it has formed an alliance with OMS LLP and Redburn (Europe) Limited, a leading equity research firm, to take OMINDEX® into mainstream financial and equity analysis via “Redburn Purpose”. The … Continue reading

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Davos: 50 years old and still no working model for a new world system of Total Stakeholder Value

Davos this year coincides with the 50th birthday of the World Economic Forum (WEF). So Gillian Tett, under the FT’s Moral Money series, chose this opportunity to ask its founder, Klaus Schwab, a list of fundamental questions about the relevance … Continue reading

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Business Roundtable Statement: Context dictates what CEOs and their management consultants can do.

This is Part 7 in our BRT Series – see parts 1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6 It is a truism that management consultants can only be as good as the organizational context in which they work. This has been … Continue reading

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If business schools can no longer teach ‘Friedman’ and profit maximisation – who, and what, should they teach?

Part 6 in our continuing series on the implications of ‘BRT’– see parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Critical observers have been monitoring the seismic tremors underneath business education for many years. Now, the high salaries for MBA alumni are even more questionable, since … Continue reading

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How HR will have to change if it wants to be part of the ‘Total Stakeholder Value’ (TSV) Organization

Part 5 in our ‘BRT’ series – see parts 1, 2, 3, 4 In Part 3 of this series I explained some of the broader implications stemming from The Business Roundtable’s (BRT) ‘Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation’. Now … Continue reading

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US Roundtable’s statement: the full implications of ‘Total Stakeholder Value’ as corporate purpose.

“It’s almost astonishing… (BRT are) in effect coming right out and saying, ‘We’ve been wrong for the last 20 years…some folks in the BRT are recognizing there’s something unsustainable about an economy that’s all about shareholder primacy.  … it’s probably … Continue reading

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How the Business Roundtable (BRT) can fulfil their commitment to “deliver value for all” stakeholders – and empower others to do the same

Have US CEOs finally shaken off the Friedman doctrine they subscribed to for nearly 50 years? They have certainly taken a bold step to legitimately grant themselves permission to put societal value first. They must, however, determine a common purpose … Continue reading

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Financial Times – “Business must act on a new corporate purpose”. The alternative can only be Total Stakeholder Value

This is Part 1 in our BRT Series – see parts  2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Monday 19th August 2019 – mark it in your diary. It will forever be remembered as the day the world finally grew up, for the betterment of … Continue reading

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‘Responsible investing: shaping the world we want to live in’.

A seminal discourse from Saker Nusseibeh, CEO, Hermes Investment Management The relationship between business and society is the focus of a recent interview (June 2019) between Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes Investment Management and Ioannis Ioannou of London Business School. … Continue reading

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