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Do you know why I couldn’t create The Cinnamon Club today?

Me in The Independent on banks and how they can help start-ups like they did with me 20 years ago https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/restaurants-banks-iqbal-wahhab-cinnamon-club-roast-natwest-business-rates-a8610751.html

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Recall issued on the mantra of our time

I imagine like most people when they first meet John Elkington, I was a bit awe-struck when we had lunch about a year back. After all, this is the man who created the term the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) that … Continue reading

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Why small businesses should broadcast their social impacts more

An article by me in The Independent today http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/indyventure/corporate-social-responsibility-iqbal-wahhab-peak-b-charity-business-a8559336.html

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The financial case for mentoring

An article I’ve written for the International Business Times http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/uk-businesses-must-mentor-youth-realise-their-potential-fill-19bn-gdp-gap-1644637

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Published this in The Huffington Post today

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/iqbal-wahhab-obe-/presidents-shopkeepers-diversity_b_18285478.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

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Release the ban on day release

A couple of years ago at Roast when our chefs took direct ownership of my previous relationship with The Clink restaurant in Brixton Prison, they cranked up our level of engagement by offering inmates day release opportunities to come and … Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as the cultural appropriation of a cuisine?

The other day I was sent a link to this BBC programme and couldn’t believe a lot of what I was hearing. In America, a lot of minority communities are up in arms because they are witnessing people not from … Continue reading

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Will Unilever wash clean?

Many in the business world who are driven by the principle of the triple bottom line – people, profit, planet – look to Unilever’s chief executive as a source of inspiration. For Paul Polman to have committed his company to … Continue reading

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Television, You Tube and Terrorism

  It’s hard to tell how many people Anjem Choudary turned into Jihadists – according to The Guardian it’s 100 but The Telegraph and the Daily Mail claim 500. It’s probably impossible to know for sure but we can breathe … Continue reading

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The paradox of bins

  Did you know there are only 46 public rubbish bins in the entire City of London but there are 975 cigarette bins in the same area? So apart from empty fag packets, what else do we have to dispose … Continue reading

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