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Bonsai tree

What can a bonsai tree teach us about business?

The resilient bonsai tree is the perfect metaphor for the lasting power of Japanese business.

What is greenwashing?

The Basics is a series that breaks down the essential questions of purposeful business.

New laws are pushing businesses to do better

What are the consequences of taking a legal approach to CSR?

Women helping women: Nancy Speidel’s mission to elevate women in business

We talk to Nancy Speidel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer for iSAW, about how we can achieve gender equality in industries worldwide.
Greta Thunberg attending a climate march in Montreal.

The Edit: Power to the People?

Why consumers are showing loyalty to companies with purpose, why we need to teach children about climate change and more in this week’s Edit.

What are the Larry Fink Letters?

The Basics is a series that breaks down the essential questions of purposeful business.

Green bonds can help finance clean energy – as long as the projects they fund are transparent

The UK green bond scheme is likely to be one of the world’s largest. But is this enough to make a difference?

Global minimum effort?

The OECD’s BEPS framework is a step in the right direction, but will do little to more equitably distribute tax revenue.
Jeff Bezos next to Blue Origin spacecraft

Billionaire space race: the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth

Ecological Economist Tim Jackson argues that the billionaire space race epitomizes everything that is wrong with capitalism today.

Home Evasion

“Hybrid working” is in its honeymoon phase, but employer-worker relationships will shatter in the long-term without creating mutual trust.

The Edit: Is the climate crisis finally hitting home?

How extreme weather events are forcing people to confront climate change, whether a four day work week is better and more in this week’s edit.

What is the Friedman Doctrine?

The Basics is a series that breaks down the essential questions of purposeful business.