Reports and research
Quest for the ‘S’ in ESG
9 February 2023 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE, Charlotte Healy,
This report examines how FTSE 100 companies are interpreting the social dimensions of ESG, and finds a lack of measurement and commitment to social outcomes embedded in company strategies.
The Civic Journey: Summary of emerging findings
19 December 2022 | Authors: Samanthi Theminimulle, Emily Morrison, Richard Harries, Jessica Redmond, Tania Carregha, Dr Andy Mycock, Professor Matthew Flinders, Chelsea McDonagh, Dorine Mwesiga,
Emerging findings from our youth-led programme, inspiring engagement in social action, community activism and democratic participation across the UK.
Family and community vulnerabilities in the transition to net zero
22 September 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE, Emily Morrison, Liza Finlay,
Assessing opportunities and potential to develop policy that supports our national journey to net zero, enabling all UK communities to participate and thrive.
UK public perceptions and readiness for a just transition to net zero
22 September 2022 | Authors:
The Institute for Community Studies’ survey explores public views and concerns.
Valuing and enabling citizen science: lessons from the Citizen Science Exploration Grant programme
14 August 2022 | Authors: Helena Hollis, Siân Whyte, Richard Harries,
Exploring UKRI-funded projects, this report makes recommendations for future ‘citizen science’ research and funding design.
Kickstarting careers in research
21 July 2022 | Authors: Katriya Bulutoglu, Siân Whyte, Chelsea McDonagh, Victoria Boelman,
This report shares learnings from The Young Foundation’s participation in the Department for Work and Pensions’ Kickstart Scheme.
An equitable future for research and innovation
20 July 2022 | Authors: Helena Hollis, Helen Goulden OBE, Emily Morrison,
This report focuses on how the research and innovation (R&I) system can more equitably involve community groups and organisations with less power or representation.
Introducing the Community Power Act
13 June 2022 | Authors:
This proposal, supported by The Young Foundation, outlines new laws aim that could fundamentally change where power lies in this country.
Digital solutions: tech-powered responses to 21st century crises
13 June 2022 | Authors:
This paper explores the potential to develop digital civic infrastructure to support our national growth and drive levelling up.
Fatphobia Kickstart report
15 May 2022 | Authors:
A report exploring young people’s experiences of fatphobia, developed and devised by a group of young Kickstart peer research recruits.
The Young Academy Investment Fund Impact Report 2021
20 April 2022 | Authors: Sarah Faber,
This report assesses the impact of The Young Academy Investment Fund.
Beyond the ‘foggy and uncertain’: supporting young people’s futures
28 March 2022 | Authors: Alice Bell,
A new report shares insight into the concerns and priorities of young people around England, and outlines their vision for a better future.