Author Archives: Paul Kearns

Can we have a word about value?

Do Inuit people spend their long, Arctic winter evenings discussing the finer distinctions to be made between 50 different varieties of snow? Do Greek lovers care very much about the accuracy of the word they choose to whisper into each … Continue reading

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MI’s Stanislav Tichý develops Organizational Health Check Report

MI Member, Stanislav (Standa) Tichý, runs the Develor (Czech) learning and development consultancy in Prague. He contacted the Maturity Institute in 2014 to learn more about maturity and how it might inform his work and benefit his clients.  Since then … Continue reading

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MI webcast for the Chartered Banker Institute

“Professionalism and long-term value: helping banks to build mature cultures” Wednesday 29th August 2018 (1300 GMT+1) MI Council members Stuart Woollard and Paul Kearns will be presenting another in MI’s growing series of webinars for professional bodies who are interested … Continue reading

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To: Mark Weinberger, CEO, EY – The answer to all of your questions is maturity

Dear Mark, You don’t know me but you do know of the Maturity Institute because we met your emissary at a meeting held by the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism. She informed us that you wanted to know more about us. … Continue reading

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Aligning the interests of Business & Society – A Proposed Research Programme

“ There is growing interest in the notion of corporations adopting societal value as both their purpose and business objective. Years of work by KBA and the Maturity Institute, using the construct of Total Stakeholder Value and the EP Bow … Continue reading

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Should investors focus on ESG or TSV?

The Financial Times rates John Authers’ journalism as ‘premium subscription’ quality, so it was a rare and welcome opportunity to see his ‘Opinion – Market Insights‘ piece aired in the mainstream edition yesterday (31st May). This should reach as wide … Continue reading

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MI brings whole system people management to BAM2018 (British Academy of Management)

Dr. Carlos Botelho, MI Council academic member and Associate Professor at the University of Lisbon, will be speaking at the British Academy of Management’s 2018, annual conference on his paper entitled “Looking beyond HRM practices – the influence of strategic HRM … Continue reading

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Financial and societal advantages of long-term strategy – the evidence

This article by John Mansfield, MI’s Global Lead on remuneration, first appeared on South Africa’s ‘Business Day’ The debate over the merits of short-termism versus long-termism has raged for many years but has now finally been put to bed. A … Continue reading

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Shareholder-centric governance model takes authority away from boards and managers

This article by John Mansfield, MI’s Global Lead on remuneration, first appeared on South Africa’s ‘Business Day’ Let’s not blame directors for not fulfilling their fiduciary duties and causing corporate failure. It’s not really their fault; they’re simply playing by … Continue reading

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Oxford University’s OMINDEX rating of BB- indicates <40% realisation of Total Stakeholder Value

There are a range of league tables which purport to determine the top universities from around the world. Harvard and Oxford are currently in positions No. 3 and No. 6 in the ‘Topuniversities.com’ 2018 rankings. As with any ranking though, … Continue reading

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