Banking on building back better – How can a stakeholder economy help rebuild the UK after COVID-19?

This essay series, collected in partnership with the Chartered Banker Institute, re-evaluates the concept of the stakeholder economy in light of the economic and social shockwaves delivered by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Contributors to the collection include Government and Shadow ministers, and the CEOs of banks including TSB and Virgin Money. Across a range of topics, including the purpose of retail banking and rising to the challenge of climate change, the authors explore how the financial sector and the state can forge a stronger partnership following the pandemic which delivers in the interest of all stakeholders throughout society.


  • Debbie Crosbie, CEO, TSB Bank – How can retail banks do what matters to drive the post-COVID recovery?
  • Mikael Sorensen, CEO, Handelsbanken – Building a business on trust, sustainability and an instinctive
  • John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister – A step change for capitalism
  • Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer –  Expecting better: Labour’s renewed relationship with business
  • David Duffy, CEO, Virgin Money Tackling the poverty premium – a case-study of the potential positive impact of stakeholder capitalism
  • Charlotte Black, Non Executive Director, Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus – Connecting stakeholders with [their] capital
  • Chris Leslie, CEO, Credit Services Association – Stakeholder credit: Why widespread access to finance is a force for good
  • Frances Coppola, finance and economics commentator – The triple challenges of a post-COVID world

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