Net Zero: 2022 Perspective – Technologies, global politics and the short-term energy crisis

Net Zero: 2022 Perspective

For a third consecutive year, Eden McCallum welcomed Lord Turner to discuss what has changed over the past 12 months in the prospects for a successful shift to a world of “Net Zero” carbon emissions. He is ideally placed to do so as Chairman of the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC), a global coalition of major…


Eden McCallum turns 20 years old!

Eden McCallum turns 20 years old!

20 years ago, we created Eden McCallum with the simple idea that we could make consulting better for clients and better for consultants, by working with a curated network of the best independent professionals. The year was 2000 – before the gig economy and ‘platform’ business models went mainstream. The firm has continued to innovate…

August 2020

Managing the Covid-19 crisis: Returning to the office

Managing the Covid-19 crisis: Returning to the office

Difficult judgments and trade-offs will characterise business activity in the coming months, according to the latest Eden McCallum survey, which was carried out in the first few days of July and focused on the re-opening of offices as lockdown eases. The difficulty stems from uncertainty about future prospects and trading conditions – an uncertainty reflected…

July 2020

Eden McCallum and Chapter Zero work with non-executive directors to ‘build back better’

Eden McCallum and Chapter Zero work with non-executive directors to ‘build back better’

Over the past month many business and public sector leaders have added their voices to the call to create a green recovery and put tackling climate change firmly onto the post Covid-19 agenda. Now is the time for Boards to engage with what the transition to a net zero economy means for them, to develop…

June 2020

Eden McCallum’s socially distanced Race for Life

Eden McCallum's socially distanced Race for Life

Race for Life is a longstanding Eden McCallum tradition, and we are doing a ‘social distancing friendly’ version of the race this year, with all participants running/jogging/walking on their own or in their household groups on 19 and 20 June. Cancer Research is facing a huge challenge this year as donations fall in the wake…

June 2020

Managing the Covid-19 crisis: Changing ways of working

Managing the Covid-19 crisis: Changing ways of working

As businesses begin to work their way towards a “new normal,” Eden McCallum’s third Covid-19 survey asked c. 200 business leaders for their views on the impact of the crisis and how they are adapting their operations for the future. Expectations regarding the duration of disruption from Covid-19 continue to worsen, with 65% of business…

May 2020

Managing the Covid-19 crisis: Business leaders’ view of the future

Managing the Covid-19 crisis: Business leaders’ view of the future

Eden McCallum’s second Covid-19 survey with over 250 business leaders across the UK, Europe and North America focused on the impact the crisis is having on their companies and the permanent changes they foresee it bringing about. The results highlight a change in sentiment about the depth and duration of the impact from Covid-19, with…

May 2020

Managing the Covid-19 crisis: Eden McCallum survey results from >300 business leaders

Managing the Covid-19 crisis: Eden McCallum survey results from >300 business leaders

Covid-19 has brought about unprecedented global disruption to the normal functioning of business and society. In order to understand how businesses are responding to this sudden and unforeseen challenge, Eden McCallum surveyed over 300 business leaders last week. The results highlight the huge impact the crisis has already had on businesses across sectors, and the…

April 2020

Implications of a Net Zero Carbon Economy

Implications of a Net Zero Carbon Economy

Our planet is warming, and the need to prevent further damaging climate change is urgent. The good news is that while this task is daunting, it is also doable. This was the conclusion of a fascinating breakfast seminar hosted by Eden McCallum at London’s National Portrait Gallery on 5 February. The event was focusing on…

February 2020

Breakfast audience with Elizabeth Mohr on ‘Behavioural science in organisations:  The neuroscience of influencing others’

Breakfast audience with Elizabeth Mohr on ‘Behavioural science in organisations: The neuroscience of influencing others’

We recently held consultant breakfast events in our Amsterdam and London offices, and were joined by Elizabeth Mohr who spoke about ‘Behavioural Science in Organisations’ to packed audiences in both. She led that while consultants are often very strong in facilitating strategic decision making and often deploy meticulously honed ‘influencing techniques’, they often do not…

November 2019

Celebrating the UK’s Annual Pro Bono Week

Celebrating the UK's Annual Pro Bono Week

For the UK’s annual Pro Bono Week, I thought I’d write about a charity project I did a few weeks ago. One of the reasons I joined the Eden McCallum Analyst Programme a year ago is because of the opportunities to contribute to work with their NGO partners. A year later, some time between projects…

November 2019