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Phillip Blond discusses asset transfer to communities on Radio 4 "Today" show

Communities can successfully mutualise assets currently run by the state

17 November 2010 13:51 - 00:00

Phillip Blond speaks at EVPA conference in Luxembourg

ResPublica's Director, Phillip Blond, will be a featured speaker at the sixth annual European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) Conference , which this year explores venture philanthropy beyond the social sector. The event is being supported by European Impact Financing . 300-400 attendees, including representatives from European foundations, family trusts and banks, will attend plenaries, round tables, workshops and networking events revolving around the theme, 'A New Era for Venture Philanthropy: Where Grant Making and Social Investment Converge'. Phillip Blond's session will examine "New frontiers of venture philanthropy: academic, political and arts entrepreneurship".

16 November 2010 12:00 - 12:00 Quartier Européen Sud, 4, place de l’Europe
1499 Luxembourg

Asheem Singh leads local government session on 'Becoming a Catalyst County Council'

The focus of an upcoming Northamptonshire County Council capacity building event, organised by the Workforce and Development team, will be strategies for delivering high quality public services in a context of severe budgetary constraint. ResPublica's Deputy Director, Asheem Singh, will be exploring how local government operational, policy and financial frameworks can be reconfigured to enable 'Big Society' goals to be achieved in local communities.

10 November 2010 10:00 - 10:00 Pen Green Lane
Northamptonshire NN17 1BJ

Phillip Blond debates at Radio 3's "Free Thinking" Festival, November 7th

ResPublica's Director will be participating in Radio 3's ideas festival, Free Thinking, taking place in Gateshead November 5-7. This series of lectures, debates, interviews and performances will be recorded in front of a live audience, for broadcast during the station's "Night Waves" slot in subsequent weeks.

Phillip Blond will be discussing "Global Religion" in a debate to be held on the afternoon of Sunday, November 7th. This will consider religion from a political, theological and international perspective, and respond to such questions as:

  • Are world religions possible?

  • Is Christianity is essential to Europe?

  • Is it possible to understand Europe without reference to Christianity?

  • Is Europe out of step with the rest of the world in its attitudes toward religion?

  • Does the primacy of religion elsewhere world mean the world is in for

    05 November 2010

Phillip Blond at invitation-only Wilton Park conference, "Dialogue with China on Harmonious Society"

In advance of the Prime Minister's visit to China, Wilton Park is hosting a major 4-day conference in co-operation with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Chatham House, with support from Rio Tinto and the Ford Foundation. Its purpose will be to explore the current debate within China how to achieve a 'harmonious society' within a 'harmonious world' and to exchange thinking on how the shock waves generated by the credit crunch may be turned to positive effect in terms of restructuring economies and employment to deliver productive, harmonious societies. Phillip Blond's theme will be 'China's Civil Society; The UK's Big Society - A Golden Age for Development?'

Other speakers tackle topics such as

  • What are the implications for business and financial sectors?

  • What can be done to improve market access and rebalance towards domestic consumption?

  • What are the appropriate g

    04 November 2010 13:00 - 13:00 Wiston House
    West Sussex BN44 3DZ

Phillip Blond speaks at "Love Norfolk 2010 - Building Norfolk’s Big Society"

On November 3rd, the Norfolk Community Foundation - recognised as one one of the most successful foundations in rising to the entepreneurship challenge at grassroots level - will be holding an event focusing on how the localities should respond to the 'Big Society' objectives outlined by David Cameron. 300+ guests, representing business, the third sector and local government are expected to attend.

Following a welcome from The Rt Revd Graham James, Lord Bishop of Norwich, the lessons to be gleaned from Norfolk's experience will be considered under four themes: 'Big Success', 'Big Norfolk', 'Big Society' and 'Big Future'. Phillip Blond will explore the meaning of the term ‘Big Society' and its implications for voluntary groups, grant makers and local communities.

03 November 2010 18:00 - 18:00

Phillip Blond addresses Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) Seminar,"Heart of the Community"

ResPublica Director Phillip Blond will be speaking at this Association of Convenience Stores event. He will be giving an update on the current ResPublica/ ACS project, which focuses on what government can do to support a more competitive retail market.

02 November 2010 10:00 - 10:00

Associate Director Matt Leach urges Government to fully embed 'Big Society' ethos into Healthcare reform

'New' NHS agenda still dominated by traditional relationships between bureaucrats and professionals

02 November 2010 00:01 - 00:00

Phillip Blond addresses CIPFA Conference "Local Government Finance Developments – planning for the major new agenda"

Phillip Blond, Director of ResPublica, today (October 26th) speaks to a major conference hosted by CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy), which will be attended by senior finance and policy leaders from local authorities in England and Wales.

Chaired by John Butler, the event will focus on answering the thorny question of how best to meet key practical challenges faced by local government finance professionals in the current climate of austerity. Specific topics include:

  • The Coalition Government's plans -- what does this mean for local government finance?

  • The financial challenges brought by the ‘Big Society'

  • The crucial financial questions facing our top managers: learn from the leaders

  • The future of local authority audit and performance assessment

  • Addressing the major area that chief executives and finance directors must

    26 October 2010 08:30 - 08:30

ResPublica features on BBC's "Politics Show"

Phillip Blond discusses the Transition Fund for charities

25 October 2010 15:42 - 00:00

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