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Interview with Tony Manwaring

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Discussion about the continuing financial crisis, the Obama administration and the meetings on Davos Tony Manwaring is Chief Executive of Tomorrow’s Company, the UK based global not-for-profit, ’think and do’ tank concerned with the future of business, the relationship between business and society, and the changes in the conditions and nature of business success. Our research and policy work, and wider activities, including the agenda-setting business-led inquiry, Tomorrow’s Global Company: challenges and choices – we are now building on this, looking at the issues of ownership, talent, leadership and climate change, through on going dialogue facilitated through the new website www.forceforgood.com, and by providing practical support to business leaders. Tony has had a series of management, marketing and communications roles in the voluntary sector with NCH (formerly National Children's Home), Diabetes UK and most recently, the disability rights charity Scope, where he was chief executive for over three years. Before that he worked as head of The General Secretary's Office for the Labour Party, playing a key role in transforming its operational fortunes as it became New Labour. He also has a track record in CSR, working with a number of major companies in often ground-breaking partnerships. Tony has a degree in Economics from Cambridge, an MA in Industrial Relations from Warwick and a Management Diploma with distinction from Ashridge. He has a long standing interest in business, leadership and organisational change, having contributed to a comparative project on labour markets, whilst working at the LSE and the Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin; and also the MIT' study 'The Future of the World Automobile Industry, before taking responsibility for industrial policy at the Labour Party. He has published articles and books on labour market theory, work, the impact of new technology, and many other topics, and is now focusing on the new opportunities of cre