Category Archives: Maturity Tales

Truly responsible investors fuse social mission with corporate performance

There is more confusion in the world of investment today than there has ever been. Historically, the most contentious debate has been around differing perspectives on value (short or long term, shareholder or other stakeholders?). More recently, further confusion has … 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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Our forthcoming new book: The Mature Corporation

We are delighted that MI’s Paul Kearns and Stuart Woollard have been commissioned by Cambridge Scholars to author a new book entitled “The Mature Corporation”, which will be a comprehensive MI guide to how organisations can achieve true organisational health … Continue reading

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MI and KBA to combine OMINDEX and Long-Term Economic Profit “Bow Wave” Analysis

Maturity Institute (MI) and The KBA Consulting Group (KBA) announce collaborative project to combine the power of OMINDEX with the ability to understand value in terms of a Bow Wave of Expected Economic Profits delivered over the long term. MI’s … Continue reading

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MI on “Ideas to Reduce the Chance of Another Global Financial Crisis” at the House of Commons

Stuart Woollard was delighted to speak for the Maturity Institute as part of the Transparency Task Force’s Financial Stability team, which presented its White Paper at the House of Commons on 7 February. Stuart’s speech can be viewed here and … 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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Has Larry Fink just called time on profit maximisation?

Back in 1970, Milton Friedman helped to forge the current business paradigm by advising companies that profit maximisation and serving shareholders was what really mattered; and that by doing so, companies would be serving society too. After decades of myriad … Continue reading

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Dr. Carlos Botelho appointed to MI Council

We are very pleased to announce that our MI Associate, Carlos Botelho, who has been one of our most active members since the inception of MI in 2013, has been appointed as a Member of our Council with immediate effect.  … Continue reading

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100% Trust – if NHS doctors can achieve it then it must be the goal for all professions and corporate leaders

After checking in this morning, at the NHS community practice where I had an appointment with my GP, I found myself looking at this banner; informing me that the practice was thanking its patients for voting it as the No.1 … Continue reading

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