Business as usual no longer holds. More than a decade on from the financial crash, fundamental failings in orthodox theories of the role of business and purpose of profit have become brutally clear. And, at the start of a new decade, growing inequality, a lack of shared prosperity, and a looming climate crisis have further exposed the limits of the status quo.
This issue looks to outline a new vision for the future of business – combining profit with purpose, to create a more just country for all.
- Editorial/ Carys Roberts, Chris Thomas, Shreya Nanda and Joshua Emden
- Riding the fourth wave / Cas Mudde
- Good work and how companies can achieve it/ Beth Farhat
- Automation Nation / Asheem Singh
- How to end shareholder primacy/ Lenore Palladino
- The myth of shareholder primacy/ Sahil Jai Dutta and Samuel Knafo
- The time for activism is now/ Bethan Livesey
- The swing of the pendulum/ Sam Mitha
- A risk too far?/ Helen Mercer
- The future of infrastructure financing/ Dexter Whitfield
- Were Labour's plans for business too radical?/ John Curtice
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.