Alex Edmans

Why organisations cannot thrive without purpose

‘None of these solutions is easy to implement. Reorienting companies away from the decades-old focus on short-run profit towards purpose is a huge challenge. But it must not be shied away from – and conquering it is key not only for firms, but also for the success of the economy as a whole. Because the evidence is clear: To reach the land of profit, follow the road of purpose.’

Vicky Maxwell Davies

Cyber-security and boards

‘What emerged from our research revealed something of fundamental importance. Because the most important criterion for an organisation to feel well-protected is not the size of the budget allocated to security or the specific technical strategy adopted but good governance and oversight. More specifically, a larger budget does not increase confidence. It is board buy-in that appears to be key to making a CIO feel confident about security.’