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Broken Society

With rising levels of disenfranchisement in western society, what is the role of business in its cause and solution? Our November Crowd Forum falls on the eve of the US election, where “broken society” has become the dominant narrative.  Does our shareholder primacy model need to give way to a broader stakeholder model, and what happens to business and society if it doesn’t? Globalisation has brought great benefits to some, but is increasingly associated with wealth inequality, a geographical skills gaps and tax avoidance. Business leaders may be frustrated by the rise ...Read more

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Modern slavery: How do we stop it?

Why do businesses need to act now to stop modern slavery? Watch Norman Pickavance, Partner of Grant Thornton, thoughtful 5-minute long documentary about the history of slavery. What lessons can we learn from history? To abolish modern slavery businesses need to find their voice, go beyond compliance and collaborate more. Read more

The Curve has been shortlisted for the Energy Productivity Innovation Challenge 2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 13, 2016 - The Curve has been shortlisted for the Energy Productivity Innovation Challenge (EPIC) among 21 finalists. The shortlist, from a total of 80 entrants, was announced at the International Energy Agency’s Innovation in Energy Efficiency conference in Paris on 13 October. Commenting on the announcement, Jim Woods, CEO of The Crowd, a sustainability incubator behind The Curve, said: “We’re believers in moonshot thinking, creating very ambitious goals that generate momentum. Our mission is to accelerate the complete rem... Read more


Diversity: the killer app?

With the link between diversity and success being well documented, the debate is rapidly moving to how to build a diverse organisation quickly. Organisations that are slow to achieve seem destined to become less relevant. A 2015 study by McKinsey found that UK companies with 10% higher gender and racial diversity in their management teams have a 6% higher profit before tax. Why is this? They make better decisions and innovate faster. They tend to find it easier to hire top talent and connect with customers, and have higher levels of employee satisfaction. But as we’ll explore with s... Read more



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