Ideas on Finance, Happiness and Sustainability

16. Dec, 2018

What if those who program the Future, wouldn't include in the Agenda only the construction of a Citadel for the privileged few and the Candy land for the healthy, nice, intelligent and spoiled children both with  sophisticated filters to prevent noticing the sick patients, the poors, the Dead Land, but would instead include the construction of 'meeting places', the 'Academies of dialogue' where to venture into new knowledge, 'frames of sharing' for weaving relations and developing a taking care of each other culture? 

Archibishop Delpini, Milan Advent 2017

16. Dec, 2018
15. Dec, 2018

Textual analysis reveals multiple strategies to embellish corporate reports. Even responsible companies that use Integrated Reporting (IR) try to avert attention from their weaknesses, a study by Caglio, Melloni and Perego finds. But don't throw away the baby with the bathwater: IR is a good idea.

15. Dec, 2018

Prosperity by Colin Mayer






  • A radical reformulation of our notions of business, its roles and responsibilities, and the way it operates
  • Argues that the prevailing beliefs about business cause inequality, low growth, poor innovation, and environmental degradation
  • Sets out a renewed vision of how the corporation can create both economic and social wellbeing, and how regulatory and taxation can make this a reality

What is business for? Day one of a business course will tell you: it is to maximise shareholder profit. This single idea pervades all our thinking and teaching about business around the world but it is fundamentally wrong, Colin Mayer argues. It has had disastrous and damaging consequences for our economies, environment, politics, and societies. 
In this urgent call for reform, Prosperity challenges the fundamentals of business thinking. It sets out a comprehensive new agenda for establishing the corporation as a unique and powerful force for promoting economic and social wellbeing in its fullest sense - for customers and communities, today and in the future.

First Professor and former Dean of the Säid Business School in Oxford, Mayer is a leading figure in the global discussion about the purpose and role of the corporation. In Prosperity, he presents a radical and carefully considered prescription for corporations, their ownership, governance, finance, and regulation. Drawing together insights from business, law, economics, science, philosophy, and history, he shows how the corporation can realize its full potential to contribute to economic and social wellbeing of the many, not just the few.

Prosperity tells us not only how to create and run successful businesses but also how policy can get us there and fix our broken system.

25. Nov, 2018
Manutentore di competenze | Mi prendo cura del bene più importante: il futuro delle persone
Io ho fiducia nell’economia italiana. Guarda questo grafico. Se mettiamo insieme tutte e tre le macrotipologie di debito: statale, privato e aziendale, scopriamo che il debito privato è molto basso (probabilmente siamo ottimi risparmiatori) e anche le aziende sono poco indebitate. Di contro, il nostro debito pubblico è molto alto. Probabilmente, abbiamo spostato sullo stato molto del debito che avremmo dovuto fare come persone o imprese. Soprattutto negli anni 80. Forse, la soluzione più corretta sarebbe quella di ridurre il debito attraverso una tassazione patrimoniale progressiva a carico di imprese e persone. Ossia i soggetti che si sono avvantaggiati dell’indebitamento nazionale. Un mio amico dice anche che un sistema bancario ingessato ha prodotto questa situazione, preferendo prestare allo stato che a privati e aziende. Lo so che è impopolare, ma le cose giuste – all’inizio – non sono quasi mai scelte popolari.