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The decision dilemma

The decision dilemma Written by David Gaffney, partner 18 November 2020 Johnson Service Group, a provider of workwear and textiles to the hospitality industry, yesterday became the latest company to yield to the ravaging effects of Covid-19 on its business, announcing more than 1,500 redundancies as the impact of restrictions continues to hamper the sector and its …

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Reallocating capital for the age of sustainability

Reallocating capital for the age of sustainability Written by Andrew Cave, head of governance and sustainability at Baillie Gifford13 October 2020 Normally at this time of year, governments are preparing to come together for the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (or ‘COP’), now in its 26th year. This year’s event, which was to be held in …

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I went viral and here’s what I learned: student finance discriminates

I went viral and here’s what I learned: student finance discriminates Written by Sabina Kadić-Mackenzie, associate partner8 September 2020 There’s a good reason my social media musings have never gone viral before. I post excessive amounts of ‘#nontent’ for one; too many dinners and home décor ideas. I also care far too much about what …

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Lack of viewpoint diversity is uniformly bad

Lack of viewpoint diversity is uniformly bad Written by Lindsay Paterson, guest writer25 August 2020 The chaos of this year’s school assessments throughout the UK has revealed one striking fact about decision taking. It seems that no-one senior in the relevant public bodies, at any point along the road, was warned internally about what might happen. Yet many people on …

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Ethical leadership: still worth the effort

Ethical leadership: still worth the effort Written by Paul Gray, consulting partner15 July 2020 What is ethical leadership? There is a wide range of definitions available but generally they include principles of respect, service, honesty, justice and fairness. Ethical leaders build communities and energise, develop and support others to give their best. They value and …

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A tale of two towns

A tale of two towns Written by Harriet Moll, creative directorand Sabina Kadić-Mackenzie, associate partner25 June 2020 From P7 to university student in one pandemic I started off the home-schooling frenzy with the attitude that the kids, in my case two boys in P7 and S1, would be fine as long as I paid close …

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Raising fences, building resilience

Raising fences, building resilience Written by David Gaffney, partner 2 June 2020 In Nan Shepherd’s first novel The Quarry Wood, we are introduced in the opening sentence to Josephine Leggatt, formidable aunt to the book’s heroine, Martha Ironside. One of Josephine’s catchphrases, uttered with the same regularity that other people remark upon the weather, is “we’ll need to put a fencie up,” …

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