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3rd February 2017 Trust in the age of post-factualism

I realise, of course, that the word "post factual " was named "word of the year" here in Germany for 2016, so I assume everybody is quite aware of what is meant - basically: people don´t need facts and don't care much about facts, all they want and need is emotions and buzz regardless of substance and truth. Similarly, after much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 was "post-truth" - defined as 'relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief'.

30th January 2017 In a post-truth world, business has to speak truth to power

The Edelman Trust Barometer report shows that trust in companies is at crisis levels. David Grayson argues that we can repair the relationship with society by pushing for progressive policies.

24th January 2017 Restoring Trust in a Post-Truth World, Frankfurt, January 2017

Speech for Edelman Ergo at the launch of the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer

16th December 2016 Trust, Business and Business Representative Organisations, Berlin, December 2016

Speech to conference organised by the German Employers Federation: the BDI, the CBU (UK) and other European business representative organisations at the BDI HQ, Berlin, December 2016 on the role of business representative organisations in restoring trust in business

5th December 2016 Building the case for better supporting business with purpose

Inspired by our late founder and lead sponsor, Nigel Doughty, the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility has been mapping and tracking the myriad of organisations, initiatives and time-limited projects focused in some way on the renewal of capitalism. We identified more than 130, and have found many more since our mapping. Many of these highlight the need for businesses to have a societal purpose.

28th November 2016 Corporate responsibility in a digital revolution – a brave new world?

John Neill, executive chairman of the Unipart Group of Companies and a member of the Cranfield University School of Management’s Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility Advisory Council since its inception, is eloquent on the scale and range of impacts of the coming Digital Revolution.

19th October 2016 Preparing for second careers: purposeful jobs for people of all ages

This roundtable at ACTIS, on October 4th 2016, was led by Anita Hoffmann, Visiting Fellow, Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility.

17th September 2016 Blueprint for Better Business Panel and Academic Conference, September 2016

In September 2016, A Blueprint for Better Business organised 2 events to further understand the role of ‘purpose’ within business.

The Panel Discussion on ‘Purpose and Performance’ was attended by around 150 business professionals, whilst the Academic Conference on ‘Organisations with Purpose’ (held in conjunction with London Business School & the LBS Leadership Institute) was attended by around 50 leading academics. I attended both events, and provided my personal reflections.

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