Category Archives: Whole system thinking

Our forthcoming new book: The Mature Corporation – a Model of Responsible Capitalism

We are delighted that MI’s Paul Kearns and Stuart Woollard’s new book: “The Mature Corporation – a Model of Responsible Capitalism” (Cambridge Scholars) will be published in early 2019. This volume represents the first textbook of the Maturity Institute, a new, not-for-profit, … 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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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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‘A corrupted financial system with a state aided, global cartel fostering mistrust, exhibiting obsolescence and damaging Total Stakeholder Value – all in plain sight’

Press Release: Maturity Institute releases preliminary report on Big 4 accounting firms London, 23 October 2017: ‘A corrupted financial system with a state aided, global cartel fostering mistrust, exhibiting obsolescence and damaging Total Stakeholder Value – all in plain sight.’ … Continue reading

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Press Release: The Maturity Institute calls for the redefinition of corporate purpose using Total Stakeholder Value

London, 5 October 2017: The Maturity Institute (MI) today invites recognition for redefining corporate purpose using MI’s Total Stakeholder Value (TSV) and OM30 Measurement of Organisational Effectiveness. Paul Kearns, MI Chair said: “Our invitation has been sent to a wide … Continue reading

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Company reporting: our response to the SEC petition on human capital management

The Maturity Institute recently responded to a petition submitted by the Human Capital Management Coalition, a collaboration of 25 pension funds representing over $2.8Trillion in pension assets. Meredith Miller, Chief Corporate Governance Officer for the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, … Continue reading

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Bank CEO pay fails the test of Total Stakeholder Value (TSV)

Banking Governance & Culture Report Series: Part 2 (of 10) The Financial Times just reported Bernstein research on the magnitude of bank CEO pay; drawing comparison between the high relative pay of US bank CEOs and their European counterparts. Bernstein … Continue reading

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2017 Banking Governance and Culture Report

  We are delighted to announce the release of our comprehensive, 65-page, 2017 global Banking Governance and Culture Report. Our series on some of the key issues arising from our analysis can be accessed here. For more information and for … Continue reading

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MI Reconnecting Performance Management to Total Stakeholder Value

It seems everyone is finally in agreement – the type of performance management that we have all learned to live with is dead. When I Googled the statement ‘performance management isn’t working’ the top four hits were – No. 1 … Continue reading

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Societal value demands a policy of shared IP

There have always been two very strong but opposing forces at play in the world’s economy. One is the entrepreneur’s desire to create a monopoly and the other is society’s desire to resist; in the name of fairness. The monopolist … Continue reading

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