Thursday, 02 July, 2015
Mike Smith and Wendy Addison at the book launch of Great Company

Journalist and author Michael Smith urged the need for ‘conscience-based decision-making’ in banking, business and the economy when he launched his new book Great Company at the Caux Conference Centre in Switzerland, on 28 June. He was interviewed in front of conference participants by South African whistleblower Wendy Addison, whose story is one of many in the book, during the annual Caux conference on Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE).

Saturday, 25 July, 2015

It’s been 15 years since Wendy Addison spoke truth to power.

Wednesday, 01 July, 2015
Emmanuel Mutisya

TIGE conference speaker, a personal story of leadership and transformation: Emmanuel Mutisya

Tuesday, 02 June, 2015
Anant Nadkarni

Former senior Tata executive Anant Nadkarni, who has been a frequent participant in IofC’s business conferences in Panchgani, India and Caux, Switzerland writes under this theme in The Times of India, 2 June 2015. He references the new book ‘Great Company’ written by Mike Smith Head of IofC UK Business Programmes in the opening paragraph. Nadkarni writes: ‘could the collective wisdom of business, governments, regulators, investors, leaders, and people of all types bring about better distributive justice?’

Tuesday, 12 May, 2015
Michael Henderson as an evacuee in Boston

Journalist and author Michael Henderson, renowned for his books on forgiveness and a life-long involvement with Initiatives of Change, recalls VE Day, 70 years ago. He was just 13 when he returned to the UK, after five years in the USA where he had been evacuated during World War II. He didn't even recognises his mother on his return and walked right past her! A BBC Radio Devon broadcast.

Monday, 11 May, 2015
David Marquand speaking at the TIGE Talk 'After the Election'

The distinguished political philosopher David Marquand has called for a national conversation to tackle inequalities woven into the fabric of British society. He was speaking in the London centre of Initiatives of Change on 5 May, two days before the general election.

Monday, 27 April, 2015
Diverse Britain pannelists

'British society today respects diversity and people from different countries' was the view presented on 17 March by a panel of refugees from the Horn of Africa who are members of Initiatives of Change’s Agenda for Reconciliation programme. The theme was ‘Overcoming the barriers to integration and inclusion’.

Wednesday, 15 April, 2015
Group photo

As part of Oxford Women’s International Festival 2015, Oxford Creators of Peace hosted an afternoon event entitled ‘Fashion Revolution’, including speakers, an informal workshop and discussion over international finger food made by local Peace Circle women.

Wednesday, 08 April, 2015
Sustainable Inclusive Economic Development participants

Mike Smith, Head of IofC-UK’s Business Programmes, chaired ‘Sustainable Inclusive Economic Development’, one of four breakout sessions on 6 April at the Healing History conference taking place in Richmond, Virginia. Panellists from Scotland, Mexico, the USA and England showcased and discussed models of best practice in grassroots and national economic development, affecting people's lives - and job opportunities - for the better.

Wednesday, 01 April, 2015
Mike Smith, Lucy Parker, Jon Miller and Deborah Henderson

Can big business help to transform the world? This was the question addressed by Lucy Parker and Jon Miller, co-authors of the book 'Everybody’s Business', on 24 March. Alongside them, Deborah Henderson, former banker at Morgan Stanley in Wall Street, told her personal story of transformation from corporate banker to executive coach in the cut and thrust world of finance.