Responsible Capitalism

I read with interest Chuka Umunna outlining The Labour Party view of capitalism in the 21st Century. Increased transparency on remuneration, obligations for  investors and pension funds to disclose how they vote on executive pay deals. It is good to see that The Labour Party recognise the massive disconnects that can be created when reward and remuneration is not linked to performance, or is linked to activities that directly impact the UK economy in a negative way. The new focus on a “responsible capitalism” reminds me of a speech given by Bill Gates in 2008 to the Davos Annual Meeting, outlining what he called … Continue reading Responsible Capitalism

Mary Portas – Recommendations for our high street

So what do we make of the Mary Portas report on the state of the UK high street? The BBC have reported on it quite extensively today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16153541 In the report Mary Portas make 28 recommendations on how the high street can change, how local authorities can play a part in that change, and how the public should make use of your high street. The last part of my sentence is the key aspect, the high street is your high street. You are the person whom the shop keepers would like to relieve of their money, and the choices you … Continue reading Mary Portas – Recommendations for our high street