Love is a rigorous impact analysis
Daniela Baron Soares (ex-CEO at Impetus PEF, my current placement host) makes an impassioned argument for the tough love given to charities under our venture philanthropy model. As she says “The alternative is too easy: to look at what non-profit organizations do instead of the impact they have. To focus on their running costs – rather than on the results they deliver”.
In celebration of failure
Forum for the Future co-founder Jonaton Porritt talks about how personal failures (even getting a C grade!) helped steer him towards his glittering sustainability career, and how 10 years as a teacher “grounded me in what has become the bedrock of my life as a sustainability activist since that time: that social justice and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin”. A lesson in humility and resilience for anyone changing career.
The UK is just better than the USA