Ensuring environmental, social and governance factors ("ESG") are properly integrated into corporate decision making is what I'm putting my energies into.
Businesses face more scrutiny following the pandemic – and populist politicians trying to screw them over
Business needs to act to ensure that in a post coronavirus world a regulated, social market economy delivers the goods for more people. So CEOs need to become more vocal and activist in addressing ESG concerns, not less.
Both morally and financially, the UK can't afford to miss out on becoming a leading force in the fight against the climate crisis.
So another era of Conservative government begins, with MPs being sworn in and the state opening of the new parliament later this week. It was a disappointing general election for my party, the Liberal Democrats, but that should not obscure the progress that was made. We gained 1.2 million more votes relative to 2017 with our vote share increasing by 4.2
Reports from a leaked document state that the Department for International Trade will try to lower the UK’s food standards to secure a trade deal with the United States. The promises made by Boris Johnson and the Conservative Government that the UK would have a whole host of trade deals in place by Brexit day
Following the Liberal Democrats forcing the government to release the figures that showed only three in ten businesses who export to the EU had registered for an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, HMRC have today announced they will be automatically enrolling companies in an attempt to prepare for Brexit. In a no-deal Brexit,
Don’t let the reckless gamblers of Boris Johnson’s ‘do or die’ Brexit gang pretend they speak for the people
Brexiter Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out an emergency government, but Jo Swinson is ready to step up to stop no deal – and to stop Brexit itself
Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that the UK gross domestic product is estimated to have fallen by 0.2% in Q2 (April-June) 2019. Growth in the services sector output slowed to 0.1% in Quarter 2 2019. The production sector contracted by 1.4% in Q2 2019, providing the largest downward contribution to
Government forced to publish data showing less than 3 in 10 UK exporters are prepared for ‘no deal’ Brexit
New data obtained by the Liberal Democrats from HM Treasury shows less than 3 in 10 exporters to the EU are ready for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Figures suggest most will not be ready until the beginning of 2021. In a no-deal Brexit, businesses that currently only trade with EU countries will need to apply
In its quarterly inflation report, published today, the Bank of England has warned that even with the smoothest possible Brexit there is a 1/3 chance of a UK recession. Also published today, the IHS Markit PMI for UK Manufacturing showed that production in the sector fell to its lowest in seven years. Today the Bank
Following the appointment of Sajid Javid as Chancellor of the Exchequer, I have written a letter calling on him to protect the British economy from Brexit and to ensure it works for all Britons, not just the richest. The letter sent to Sajid Javid last night is as follows: Dear Sajid, Congratulations on your appointment