Arkadiko Partners’ position statement on Corporate & Environmental Responsibility
We have created Arkadiko Partners to be a business in which we – and we hope future partners – would like to work. Our ambition is to catalyse a more sustainable financial system both through our work with individual clients but also more widely, for example through our “peer network”, which is open to clients and non-clients and through which we hope to make progress on some of the more intractable issues in our industry.
We have deliberately kept the structure of Arkadiko as simple as possible. Currently we have two equity partners and one fixed share partner and so we will all share in the success of our business as it grows and has more impact. Culturally, we are completely open and transparent and make all significant decisions on a consensual basis. Our relationship is based on trust and mutual understanding.
Our partnership agreement commits us all to working no more than four days a week on Arkadiko work, giving each of us the capacity to fulfil additional professional and personal commitments. For example, Colin spends some of this time teaching at business schools and Jennifer is a volunteer coach. Both of us are also mentors.
We do not have a fixed office, thereby avoiding the overheads and environmental impacts associated with this as well as keeping our costs down. We are necessarily “paper-free” and communicate internally via emails and Skype calls. We work with clients in their offices or from other mutually convenient locations and so travel is often essential. Wherever possible we use public transport however and make full use of remote communications to avoid unnecessary travel.