After the elections: Can Britain create a moral economy?

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.

Sustainable Inclusive Economic Development

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.

Can big business help to fix the world?

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.

Boardrooms need to welcome and encourage feminine qualities, says Scilla Elworthy

Scilla Elworthy

Women in senior corporate and other leadership positions too easily 'begin to think and talk like men', says Scilla Elworthy, the founder of Peace Direct and the Oxford Research Group. Yet what are most needed are feminine qualities in boardrooms and corporate culture, including compassion, empathy and 'grace under pressure'.

Resilience: a key to successful organizations

TIGERoadshow at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation

Resilience—in organizations, structures and the human spirit—was the theme of a TIGERoadshow (Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy) hosted by the St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in the City of London on 16 October.

Choices between 'right action' and wrong values

Lawrence Bloom, Chairman of Be Energy and soon to be Secretary General of the Be Earth Foundation, a United Nations intergovernmental organization, took his audience on a journey between the boundaries of right, wrong and the multiple shades of grey in between, when he addressed a TIGETalk in the London centre of Initiatives of Change (IofC) on 7 October.

Resilient Leadership: Challenging Business Paradigms

Tigeroadshow audience

On 16 October St Ethelburga’s Centre, London will host ‘Resilient Leadership’, which will explore what it means to be a leader and how as leaders we can develop and maintain the capacity to skilfully challenge the status quo and elegantly facilitate change.

Vatican statement on inclusive economy in response to IofC request

His Eminence, Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson

Responding to a request made by members of the Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) organising committee, the Vatican has called for the world community to create an inclusive economy, based on a market economy, animated by a pluralistic entrepreneurship and guided by principles of social justice and generosity.

A TIGE Talk by Lawrence Bloom

Lawrence Bloom

Lawrence Bloom is Chairman of Be Energy, a bioenergy company committed to serving planet, people and profit. Lawrence will tell the remarkable story of his journey and turning points in his professional life, from a successful commercial property developer in the City of London to a global environmental activist. He will speak about his spiritual background and his belief in the need for a shift in global business consciousness.

Turning to ethics when trust in business is at an all-time low (what about pay?)

London city

The level of top boardroom pay needs to come under scrutiny and be as much a ‘buzzword’ as ‘ethics’, says a new report by the UK's Institute of Business Ethics. Forbes Magazine recently carried the following article: