A lecture given at Gresham Collage on 29 March 2012. This lecture outlines the challenges of modern-day society and how they affect a charity’s ability to deliver its purpose, and discusses how a ‘Good Society’ could be built through the individual, community, market and state. Read the whole lecture (PDF)
Books and Reports
Kindness, emotions and human relationships: The blind spot in public policy (2018)
It argues that there have been very good reasons for keeping kindness separate from public policy; but that the great public policy challenges of our time demand an approach that is more centred on relationships; and, with technology and artificial intelligence transforming the way we do things, it is imperative that we focus equally on our emotional intelligence.
Why Fight Poverty (2013)
The recent crisis seems set to leave us with an economy in which some may never work and there is little public sympathy for the poor. This book looks back at the struggle to end poverty and asks if it has been worth it. What would a poverty-free country be like?
The Grant Making Tango (2004)
An examination of the different issues facing the grant-making economy.