‘Businesses must get serious about their social responsibilities’

14 March 2023 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

No amount of employee volunteering or charitable giving will deliver the change we need to see in our society and economy, says Helen Goulden

‘Health equality has been de-prioritised for decades’ 

13 March 2023 | Authors: Emily Morrison,

Emily Morrison highlights the ‘triple injustice’ in knowledge and evidence, gender identity, and social policy that perpetuates health inequity. 

‘Our transition to net zero must be government-led and people-powered’ 

10 March 2023 | Authors: Emily Morrison,

To achieve the UK’s net zero goals, we need a united department at the heart of Westminster, says Emily Morrison 

‘A human-centred approach in an uncertain world’

21 February 2023 | Authors: Professor Matthew Flinders,

Young people need ‘pragmatic and solution-orientated design-thinking’ as they develop skills, knowledge and behaviour on their Civic Journeys, says Professor Matt Flinders 

‘Young people need “social scaffolding” to reach their full potential’ 

17 February 2023 | Authors: Professor Matthew Flinders,

When thinking about support for the challenges young people face, Professor Matt Flinders says it’s right to use the language of access and growth. 

Taking a leap together

3 February 2023

Innovating around established norms and processes can be tough, frustrating, exciting, and joyful all at the same time. The heritage sector is ready for the adventure. 

Getting beyond the jargon 

25 January 2023

The Levelling Up White Paper brought the term ‘social infrastructure’ out of the shadows. But what does it mean, and why is it important? Richard Harries shares his thoughts. 

‘Let’s seize the optimism of this moment’

5 December 2022

Advisory Board member Page Nyame-Satterthwaite reflects on her recent visit to Parliament to discuss the youth-led Civic Journey programme.

Telling the whole story: why we must be open about the complexities of citizen science research

31 October 2022

Dr Helena Hollis says support structures can be developed to build participatory research capacities for the future.

‘In our quest for environmental sustainability, social responsibility is key’

19 October 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

Previewing our upcoming report, Helen Goulden looks for the ‘S’ in ESG – and asks if political and economic turbulence could knock it into the long grass? 

‘Perceptions of “good” have shifted – and insights are stronger for it’

5 October 2022 | Authors: Zoe Dibb,

Peer research can meaningfully involve communities in generating evidence – but Zoe Dibb says more must be done to evaluate quality and effectiveness.  

£3.7m award will support universities to maximise their local impact

30 September 2022

An ambitious, three-year programme will support universities to maximise their local social and economic impact.

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