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Keeping it in the family? Study by MI and Cambridge Judge Business School to uncover how ownership affects long-term value and sustainability

Why aren’t all businesses like Julian Richer’s? The owner of UK based Richer Sounds was recently widely lauded for passing a well-run family business into the hands of its employees. Proponents of both family and employee owned businesses used the … Continue reading

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MI’s first textbook: The Mature Corporation – a Model of Responsible Capitalism

Paul Kearns and Stuart Woollard’s new book: “The Mature Corporation – a Model of Responsible Capitalism” (Cambridge Scholars) is now available. You can keep up to date on news, events and reviews of the book at https://www.thematurecorporation.com  Orders can now be made online (20% … 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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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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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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A Global Standard for Good Governance and Healthy Organizational Culture

Good corporate governance Good corporate governance is an open acknowledgement that the organization has a responsibility to humanity: that any organization is just one part of a global system and has to play its part accordingly. It is recognising that … Continue reading

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MI’s Global Banking Sector Governance and Culture Project is underway

MI is proud to announce the commencement of our major, groundbreaking project to report on Governance and Culture in the Banking Sector. This will cover over 20, globally important, banking institutions. We have already used our research template to prepare a … Continue reading

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Total Stakeholder Value – A Whole System Solution for Executive Pay

Executive pay is a broken system. Every day another headline appears in the business media with Boards not knowing which way to turn for the best. That’s why MI decided to set up its own CEO Remuneration Project last year; a … Continue reading

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Capitalism, Morality, Maturity, Value, Returns, Profit – It’s all in a cup of coffee

How do you explain an extremely complex subject in very simple terms that any ordinary citizen would understand? This is the challenge that I face every day as the Chair of the Maturity Institute.  The core message is simplicity itself … Continue reading

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Rating culture is crucial for responsible investing

“Embedding a healthy corporate culture, through improving behaviour, is vital to the success of any business ….. we want to see behaviour improve through a healthy corporate culture. This is high on the FRC’s agenda ……. Ultimately it is for boards, … Continue reading

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