Our History

In 1993, the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) initiated a business-led inquiry into ‘the role of business in a changing world’. The objective was to develop a shared vision of the company of tomorrow. The findings of the Inquiry, published in 1995, introduce the concept of an inclusive approach to business success in which a company:

  • defines and communicates its purpose and values
  • develops a unique success model
  • places a positive value on each of its relationships
  • works in partnership with stakeholders
  • maintains a healthy reputation.

The Centre for Tomorrow’s Company (CTC or ‘Tomorrow’s Company’) was founded in 1996 following the success of the Tomorrow’s Company Inquiry, and in response to demand from businesses involved in the inquiry to carry forward the work that started in the inquiry. Tomorrow’s Company was founded in response to demand from businesses to introduce the concept of an inclusive approach to business success.

Objects of the charity

The Charity’s objects are the advancement of the education of the public in business, commerce, industry, employment and related subjects with particular reference to the principles known as the “inclusive approach” as set out in the ‘Report of the Tomorrow’s Company Inquiry’ published in June 1995 by The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce.

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