Tomorrow's Company

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Tomorrow's Company
TC Logo
shaping the future of business success
Location London, United Kingdom
Founded 1996
Founder and CEO Mark Goyder
Focus Corporate Governance, Stewardship, Sustainability, Leadership
Official website http://www.tomorrowscompany.com

Tomorrow’s Company is a not-for-profit think tank that exists to inspire and enable business to be a force for good in society. For over twenty years it has pioneered and advocated the importance of purpose, values, culture and a long-term view from within boardrooms through stewardship, across the investment chain and with senior government, impacting both policy and business practice.

History[edit]

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) initiated a business-led inquiry in 1993 into 'the role of business in a changing world'.[1]

Following the inquiry, The Centre for Tomorrow’s Company (CTC or ‘Tomorrow’s Company’) was founded in 1996 to carry forward the work that started in the inquiry.[2]

Programme[edit]

Tomorrow's Company works with a number of organisations and individuals[3] to explore a wide range of issues from stewardship[4] to capital market reforms.[5]

Its programme comprises the following three categories: governance, leadership and stewardship.

"The success of companies in the 21st century is bound up with three interdependent sub-systems – the natural environment, the social and political system and the global economy. Global companies play a role in all three and they need all three to flourish. This is according to Tomorrow’s Company, UK. In short, planet, people and profit are inextricably intertwined"

— King III, www.ecgi.org/codes/documents/king3.pdf

Corporate Responsibility Group[edit]

Tomorrow's Company has held the secretariat for the Corporate Responsibility Group since August 2009. The secretariat was passed on to Carnstone in 2014.

Membership[edit]

Tomorrow's Company is a membership organisation. The majority of its income comes from membership subscriptions, donations and sponsorship by businesses.

Events[edit]

Each year Tomorrow’s Company hosts events and high level dialogues, panel debates, and roundtable discussions to engage the public and the business sector and promote the agenda of "business as a force for good".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Durodie, Bill (2 November 2011). "How CSR became big business". durodie.net. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Peter Desmond. "Tomorrow's Company - Growth International". growthinternational.com. 
  3. ^ Bawden, Tom (21 June 2011). "Vince Cable calls for UK businesses to take long view". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Dunkley, Jamie (8 January 2012). "City investors set up working group to boost shareholder-company relations". Telegraph. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Goyder, Mark (10 January 2012). "Finance should be our servant not our master". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 February 2015.