Public trust in capitalism and its institutions has been shaken. Large organisations of all types are facing tough questions about how they choose to operate.
A decade on from the financial crisis, the private sector continues to reel from accusations of incompetence, malpractice and institutionalised greed. Questions remain unanswered about whether the modern corporate model is really acting in the best interests of society.
Governments and public sector organisations stand accused of being out of touch with the populations they serve, of inefficiency and being driven by short-term political aims.
Large charities also face growing scrutiny and accusations of hypocrisy and misconduct.
The World is Changing
Technological disruption, growing transparency, political instability, inequality, climate change and the migration and displacement of many are all challenging traditional assumptions and ways of working.
Relations with the public are changing too, as technology and public attitudes to authority are leading to shifts in traditional power dynamics. With this complexity come challenges and dilemmas, but also real opportunities.
To thrive in this context we believe organisations must be outward looking, responsive and responsible.
Too often though, incentives and pressures lead us all to be inward-looking, short-term, dogmatic and overly metric driven.
It is this context that drives us to try and create more sustainable, open and fair organisations for everyone's benefit.