Owning the future

Stephen Kinnock MP  |  3 May 2016

In their far-sighted article for Juncture on the coming decade and the future of the left, Gavin Kelly and Nick Pearce offer a comprehensive and compelling analysis of the underlying forces that will shape British politics for the remainder of this decade, and beyond. At the heart of their piece is the argument that any …

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Dying to work

Lee Barron  |  18 April 2016

Today, 18 April 2016, in the houses of parliament the energy giant E-On will be the first United Kingdom company to sign up to the Trades Union Congress’ Dying to Work charter, committing it, as an employer, to supporting workers diagnosed with terminal illness. The charter will be signed by the E-On human rights director …

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Why we must have an ‘In’ vote

John McGrane  |  17 March 2016

Over the last 40 years, the relationship between the UK and Ireland has gone from strength to strength. For me – as for many others of my generation – watching this process has been a welcome, though somewhat unexpected, privilege. The depth of the relationship between Britain and Ireland can be explained not only by …

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Osborne fails his own tests – again

Peter Kyle MP  |  16 March 2016

Today was George Osborne’s eighth budget and, like all that preceded it, the political rhetoric and sweeping statements failed to disguise a total absence of policies which would set Britain on the path for sustainable growth, harnessing our productivity and economic potential. The chancellor has seen his own estimates and targets downgraded yet again – …

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Hardwired for the future

Maria Eagle MP  |  1 March 2016

The last week has seen the publication of two reports into the state of the rollout of broadband in the United Kingdom, neither of which make happy reading for government ministers. Both Ofcom and the Institute of Directors have been critical – either explicitly or implicitly – of the government’s glacial rollout of broadband and …

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Why long-termism matters

Dan Faundez  |  1 February 2016

In his leader’s speech to Labour party conference in 2011, Ed Miliband distinguished between two types of business: ‘predators’ and ‘producers’. He promised to crack down on the former. He was on to something at least insofar as he recognised there are good and bad aspects of capitalism. But the concept was simplistic and the …

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Look to Davos for partners for a new kind of growth

Stephen Kinnock MP  |  22 January 2016

I worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva from January 2009 until 2012, and I will never forget the febrile mood of my first Davos in January 2009, just a few months after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. I don’t mean the personal sense of ‘new kid on the block’ trepidation that I was experiencing, …

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Keeping the discussion going so we can all to shape the change

Adrian Monck  |  22 January 2016

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos took place this year against a complicated and fragile global backdrop. Financial markets are nervous. Geopolitics is fraught. Global business is caught in the eye of a hurricane of digital change. The planet’s environment is under strain. How do you take global leaders out of their immediate …

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Labour, social enterprise and B Corps 

Tom McNeil  |  22 January 2016

This week the World Economic Forum in Davos hosts more than 1,000 chief executives and company chairs, and more 40 world leaders to discuss the future of global business and economics. It is at events like this that Labour should take the opportunity to endorse the exciting concept of social enterprise. The Labour party needs …

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A dynamic economy encourages innovation across our society

Stephen Beer  |  22 January 2016

Delegates at the World Economic Forum this week will be talking about the implications of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. The claim is that this revolution is characterised by the combination of different technologies, linking the physical, digital, and biological worlds. Could a future Labour party conference consider the implications of this development for Labour policy? …

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