Jericho is a boutique consultancy, specialising in trust, purpose and engagement. We call this the holy trinity. Our podcasts deal with complex public policy issues, both for clients and society and aim to break beyond conventional echo chambers to bring about meaningful change. Find out more: www.jerichochambers.com
Ahead of the Curves - What is the S in ESG? The difficult jam in the sandwich?
As glaciers melt and dodgy peddlers of cryptocurrency go bust, we hear a lot about the “E” and “G” in ESG but rarely the “S” which is the essential jam in the sandwich. It’s the stranded middle child. Even classifying exactly what it means is complicated and open to widely differing interpretations. And even when benchmarks are created, how on earth do you measure it?
This podcast is about what the “S” means for employees especially those who are at the bottom of the pecking order and are being heavily squeezed in the cost-of-living crisis. What is the relationship between business and its people within the supply chain – many of whom may be on the other side of the world? In an increasingly fractured society, business has a unique platform to make a difference and young talent are looking to work for organisations with integrity and purpose. Unjustifiably large pay gaps and fat-cattery may be coming back to bite hard.
On the other side of the coin, while business may feel it wants to do the right thing and act in an enlightened modern 21st century way, but can that relationship become too close? Have things gone too far when an organisation offers to freeze its young employee’s eggs? Do people want this level of emotional intimacy with their employer or do they have every right to say, “This is totally none of your business Mr Boss Man?”
The programme features interviews with three experts who have been thinking through these issues.
Firstly, Baroness Wheatcroft, a journalist and life peeress who was former editor-in-chief at the Wall Street Journal in Europe. She now chairs the Oversight Committee of the Financial Times and the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions and sits on the boards of St James’s Place and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Next, we have Penny De Valk, who has a long history of experience working in what HR people call the “people space”. She is now a digital nomad – with a large following for her executive coaching and mentoring practice which specialises in bringing women up the executive leadership ladder.
And finally, Eithne O’Leary, President of Stifel Europe leads and is responsible for 400 people who work in the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
Putin: What is to be done now? - In conversation with Bill Browder
The first Jericho Conversation of 2022 took place on April 21st. We were joined by Bill Browder, New York Times Bestseller and the founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, which was the investment adviser to the largest foreign investment fund in Russia until 2005 when Bill was denied entry to the country and declared a “threat to national security” as a result of his battle against corporate corruption.
In 2018 Bill joined us for an evening of conversation asking how scared should we be of Putin? The answer, now very apparent, is extremely! You can listen to that podcast here.
Bill’s latest book ‘Freezing Order’ is a gripping thriller chronicling how he became Vladimir Putin’s number one enemy. We look forward to hearing his latest thoughts on the current situation in Ukraine, and how this might play out socially, politically and economically.
Ahead of the Curves - Insecurity & Globalisation: The Return of Onshoring - Introduction from Matthew Gwyther
Ahead of the Curves - Insecurity & Globalisation: The Return of Onshoring - Conclusions from Matthew Gwyther
Ahead of the Curves - Insecurity & Globalisation: The Return of Onshoring - Interview with Guillaume Meyzenq
Ahead of the Curves - Insecurity & Globalisation: The Return of Onshoring - Interview with Erik Britton