Best B Haviour: Governance is key to unlocking seisimic change

Tribe Impact Capital's Amy Clarke says we need to interrogate everything and ask if it is fit for purpose

The Best B Haviour video series is brought to you by ESG Clarity and a coalition of B Corp certified businesses to encourage better governance within financial services.

Last year, Bonhill titles ESG Clarity, DiversityQ, Portfolio Adviser, International Adviser and Expert Investor responded to industry events surrounding treatment of customers and stakeholders with the Campaign for Better Governance, and meanwhile at COP26, a coalition of B Corps companies came together to issue a call to action to financial services to implement tighter and deeper corporate governance frameworks. As a result of this shared ambition, Best B Haviour was formed.

Over the next few weeks, ESG Clarity will interview the CEOs and senior management of B Corps companies discussing the importance of the campaigns, shareholder versus stakeholder centrism and internal governance.

In this episode, ESG Clarity’s global head of ESG insight Natalie Kenway speaks to Amy Clarke, chief impact officer and co-founder at Tribe Impact Capital.

She talks about not every B Corp company being perfect but they are trying to be better at shifting management and process structures to enable teams to think freely in how they pursue purpose, while “making decisions based on stakeholders not just shareholders”.

Clarke also comments on the huge leaps of development made, but highlights we are at the very beginning of the journey. She says it is a “gift for the financial industry” to take part in “a once in a lifetime opportunity to interrogate everything and ask if it is fit for purpose”.

To see the full series click here.


Natalie Kenway

Natalie is editor in chief at MA Financial covering ESG Clarity, Portfolio Adviser and International Adviser. She was previously global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist...