Social Business

Whither libraries?

Article update: 28.10.2017  – A really sound article on the utility of libraries by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett –  No one needs libraries any more? What rubbish  from The Guardian of Thursday, 26th October, 2017. In it Cosslet takes to task the political pundit Andre Walker, for his omnipotent vision of the library service in the UK....

The Self Employment Summit!

The RSA, in partnership with Google and craft marketplace Etsy, recently held a Self Employment summit. Stimulating debate and reflection about the changing landscape of employment and the rise and condition of those ‘going it alone’. The short film below offers insights into the various debates on the day and some of the original ideas...

Is yours a socially productive place?

Today sees the launch of a new RSA report, generously sponsored and in collaboration with British Land – Socially productive places – Learning from what works: lessons from British Land – born out of an earlier RSA conference. Social productivity is the additional social value that can be created through better relationships between citizens, society,...

80,000 Hours – route map for change?

80,000 Hours have just published their strategic review for 2014. #HC0915-001 / gettyimages.com As a new organisation 80,000 is clearly flexing and changing as the efficacy of their campaigns, support for students and discovery of a sustainable social business model begin to emerge. As a group of people they are dedicated to the take up...

The Social Progress Index 2014

A new indicator of human well-being and potential delivered, the Social Progress Index for 2014,  uses non-economic data to map the nations of the world and to determine their relative rank in achieving social progress.  Discover it on-line here. A recent article and the latest RSA Short focus on the issues of economic growth and...

Profit pitch or social welfare?

The short film below, from the TED talks series, is delivered Harish Manwani, the Chief Operating Officer of Unilever. It is not, perhaps surprisingly,  an advertisement for soup or soap. Harish joined Unilever in 1976, rising up the corporate ladder, to his current eminent position. This talk seeks to add to the three basic tenets...