Philanthropy, Social Investment, and Justice

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


Philanthropy, Social Investment, and Justice

This project addressed the ethical and political dimensions of social philanthropy. We aimed to promote dialogue and understanding between leading scholars, policy stakeholders and the public. The central event was a one-day workshop, with a key-note address by Prof. Rob Reich (Stanford University). Prof. Reich is the world's leading moral and political philosopher working on philanthropy and justice, and is about to publish the first monograph on the topic with OUP. In addition to this prestigious key-note speaker, we also hosted other leading academics and policy professionals such as Dr. Emma Dowling (Middlesex), Dr. Jana Hoenke (Edinburgh), Dr. Toby Jung (St. Andrews), Celia Tennant (Inspiring Scotland), Ewan Aitken (Cyrenians) and Paul Spray (formerly DFID). We published a range of blog articles on the JWI blog subsequently, and the profile and network led to further impact/KE activities such as being included as academic consultants on a bid to run the Scottish Government's Fairness and Equality public consultations, and further work with Ewan Aitken on an ESRC Impact Accelerator Grant led by the AoG in which the JWI is closely involved.
Period27 Mar 2015
Event typeWorkshop
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map


  • Just World Institute
  • Social Justice
  • Philanthropy