Best B Haviour: Why we changed Articles of Association

Paradigm Norton CEO Barry Horner shares some of the pushbacks to the changes and how the firm overcame them

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.

ESG Clarity is delighted to be interviewing 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 Barry Horner, CEO at advice firm Paradigm Norton.

Here, Horner discusses why the business’ management chose to change its articles of association and some of the initial push-backs to this new way of organising.

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...