Author Archives: Paul Kearns

The very expensive myth of ‘non-financial reporting’

I was sent details today of a 517 page ‘Final Report’ from the European Union on ‘non-financial reporting’. I have seen many references to this term over the last 10 years or so but I have never seen a clear … Continue reading

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ESG Stories: Nestlé’s inauthentic ESG scores an own goal

Here at the Maturity Institute (MI) we have been liaising with Nestlé for some years now, since we wrote our seminal report on their first OMINDEX® rating in 2015. More recently, we have been corresponding with CEO Mark Schneider and … Continue reading

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Simplifying ESG – ‘S’ is for Global, Social and Corporate Reorganization

It is inevitable that ESG will lead to a new, global system of value management, in time. This new management system is dependent on the right approach and measurement system for the ‘S’. Oxford English Dictionary definition: ‘Social’ – adjective. … Continue reading

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What Are The Critical Questions To Ask Every Prospective Board Member?

Andrew Hill’s recent management challenge at the Financial Times ‘Business School’ was to identify the ideal question to ask to a former CEO seeking a board position We thought the FT’s boardroom selection challenge was particularly interesting. With the emergence … Continue reading

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Company legislation should mandate a Global, ESG Management System for Total Stakeholder Value

The Maturity Institute’s OMINDEX® provides a practical solution to the most wicked management problem facing the world Presumably, the purpose of company law is to ensure that companies behave responsibly? In UK company law, Section 172 of the Companies Act … Continue reading

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Business school education – behind the ESG curve?

The Financial Times has been grappling with questions of corporate responsibility for some time now and the advent of ESG investing has forced it to produce its own version of what “Responsible Business Education” should look like. Here are a … Continue reading

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To be or not to be – that is the ESG question

ESG: three simple letters that can stand for total confusion unless it is fully understood by the board. It is not about compliance per se, although some boards may choose to view it that way. It is about three core … Continue reading

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MI Exec Ed: OMINDEX® Standard for ESG Management

The Maturity Institute is very pleased to announce our new Exec Ed. ‘MBA’ curriculum for taking managers to the next level of maturity and professionalism that is a necessary qualification for the fulfilment of an ever-expanding range of ESG (environmental, … Continue reading

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MI Executive Education: How to utilise the Global, ESG, OMINDEX® Standard for Total Stakeholder Value

We may all struggle to find any positives among the devastation wreaked by Covid; yet 2020 proved to be the most important year in MI’s history and one that offers greater hopes for us all. First, the pandemic keeps reminding … Continue reading

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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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