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Business stories told beautifully

Everyday Action

How can we use the £3 trillion invested in pensions in the UK create a world that we want to live in, asks Make My Money Matter’s David Hayman?

  • Consumer trends
  • Economics

Claire McColgan MBE, Director of Culture Liverpool and Executive Director of The Good Business Festival, shares her hopes for our home city as Act One launches.

  • Place & Society
  • People & Place

Slicing The Pie

CEO and exec pay has spiraled above that of staff. But it’s better for both businesses and communities if we all take a fairer share, says Louisa Burman.

  • Disruption
  • Big thinking
  • Economics

Green-cocking

All that glitters isn’t green, says Mark Shayler

  • Ethics
  • Consumer trends

Have there been real changes in business and/or society as a result of the BLM movement? When we compare instant reactions with longer term change and tangible outcomes, what needs…

The traffic’s back. We are officially moving on and moving back – to work and to school. Although for how much longer, we don’t know.

Feeding The People

Andrew Beattie speaks with four food businesses who’ve been through the Feeding the City incubator. He hears their stories, how they adapted to the coronavirus lockdown and their experiences in…

  • Consumer trends
  • People & Place

Lessons for the Future?

2020 has proved to be a year of economic and social challenges. Much has been said about the impact of Covid-19 on exam results and on the employment prospects of…

Herd Immunity

Gender inequality in our economy has delivered the same outcomes, over and again. What if our industrial strategy addressed sectors where women are marginalised and prioritised those dominated by women?…

  • Big thinking
  • Economics
  • People & Place

Norwegian Good

As it searches for a replacement for its oil and gas industries, Oslo has built a culture of sustainable innovation through public-private collaboration, says Ka Man Mak.  

What Does Ethical Mean?

When it comes to good business, how can we be ethical if we don’t know what it means, asks Bird Lovegod?

  • Ethics
  • Big thinking

15 Minute Cities

A doctor, a school, a local food shop… a post office. Julian Moss catches up on the latest moves to reclaim the streets of cities for people, and bring the…

Letter From The Editors

This issue, we’re preoccupied with cities and how we live and work. 2020 has been a year to… remember? Forget? Fundamentally challenge our beliefs about what we do and how…

Employee Ownership

New Belgium Brewing company was the John Lewis of America: a household brand with hundreds of employees and hundreds of millions in revenue – that just happened to be owned…

Head for the Hills

Will working from home help ‘level up’ the UK, asks Andrew Carter, chief executive of Centre for Cities?

Now Is The Moment

Guy Standing – Professorial Associate at SOAS University of London and co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network – tells us why business should back basic income.

The New Garden Cities

Let’s not miss the opportunity to create greener cities, says principal at international design practice Hassell, Mike Wood

We ask business leaders from Melbourne to Madrid how the good business community is reacting to the economic challenges of Covid-19. Did they feel supported by their national governments, and…

  • Big thinking
  • People & Place

What’s the point of talking about good business?

  • People & Place

SDGs vs Covid-19

How do the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals translate into actions for businesses, especially in the light of Covid-19?

  • Climate Emergency
  • Technology & innovation

Say it Out Loud

A conversation about social justice and racism, with Ben & Jerry’s global head of activism strategy, Chris Miller.

  • Ethics
  • Big thinking
  • Climate Emergency

Becoming a B-Corp

Hazel Sheffield talks to businesses going through the B Corp process about their challenges, questions and ambitions. How essential is it and what are the business benefits?

  • Consumer trends
  • Economics
  • People & Place

New Writer’s Call

The Good Business Journal is always looking for new writers, new stories and new ideas from the world of good business.

Africa’s Response

David Parrish speaks to entrepreneurs across Africa to hear how different circumstances demand different approaches to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Economics
  • People & Place
  • Technology & innovation

Aye, robot

Deborah Mulhearn speaks to two experts to challenge perceptions about the role of robotics and AI in the future of work.

  • Big thinking
  • Technology & innovation