The Company of the Future: Profit and Purpose

Business are under pressure to go beyond the pursuit of pure shareholder value. The FT examines the difficult trade-offs they must make to survive into an uncertain future.

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Asset managers have a key role in changing corporate perspectives

Tell us what you think about the future of the company

Companies must adopt a wider purpose and a long-term perspective

Can you balance profit and purpose?

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Japanese group’s move to simplify its structure and focus has reaped rewards

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