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March 30th 2023
Why I chose a B Corp accredited political consultancy – and you should too
One of the most powerful but unusual traits in politics is consistency. The public responds to people who look like they might actually do what they say they’ll do. Unfortunately, this just as often leads to the election of ‘straight talking’ people (usually men) who simply tell whoever’s in the room what they want to hear.
Consultancies advising clients on how to engage and interact with the political process must therefore make frequent decisions about who to advise, and how to advise them, and for what purpose. There is serious temptation for boards and executives – whether in the public, private or social sector – simply to mirror back the inconsistent, irrational behaviour they see in the political sphere.
January 26th 2023
As CEOs return from Davos, a great deal of attention is focusing on questions around the efficacy of ESG – both as a tool for achieving change and as a means of communicating progress to...
January 25th 2023
Children’s social care: a predictable tragedy at the dawn of life
“Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd: Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard.” – W.H. Auden, The Unknown Citizen A decade after the government first pledged to transform care...
January 23rd 2023
What does 2023 hold for health?
Jack Bell, Account Director at Lodestone, gives his take on the outlook for health this year. Having guided our clients through the turbulence of 2022, Lodestone’s team is well-placed to judge the key opportunities and...
January 20th 2023
Highway to Hell
Buckle up, ladies and gents, for a bumpier than expected ride in Rishi Sunak’s stretch limo tour of the Red Wall. This week was supposed to be the Prime Minister’s big chance to hand out...
January 19th 2023
Jacinda Ardern: taking the political road less travelled
Quitting at the top of your game: it’s a cliché that applies more to sports than to politics. But Jacinda Ardern has managed to achieve it, capping a five-year run as New Zealand’s prime minister...
January 13th 2023
What does 2023 hold for higher education?
Orlando Wind-Cowie, Account Director at Lodestone, gives his take on the outlook for higher education this year. Having guided our clients through the turbulence of 2022, Lodestone’s team is well-placed to judge the key...