Doing Good: Individual and Organisational Motivations for Public Benefit

Doing Good: Individual and Organisational Motivations for Public Benefit

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Beveridge 2.0 and Marshall Institute Symposium: Doing Good - Individual and Organisational Motivations for Public Benefit

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The symposium will focus on individual motivations and organisational incentive structures that create positive social and environmental impacts, or, more generally, that contribute to public benefit. In relation to individuals, the symposium asks questions in relation to the fundamental drivers of altruistic behaviour, their relationship to normative principles such as reciprocity and mutualism as well as practical questions regarding the policies, structures and processes that can lead people to do good, and do so more effectively. At the organisational level, the symposium explores how societies rely on different private, public and third sector actors in order to promote public benefit. This includes considering the role of ‘hybrid’ organisations, such as enterprises with multiple aims that operate in the market while pursuing a social or environmental mission. Both at the individual and organisational level the symposium explores whether and how a self-interested incentives structure can sit alongside altruistic motivations, and whether this will lead one to crowd out the other.

The Beveridge 2.0 Redefining the Social Contract is a programme hosted by the School of Public Policy that aims at bringing the LSE community together with the intent of exploring important policy questions, fostering dialogue across disciplines and identifying avenues for collaborative cross-disciplinary research.

The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.

You can find the programme below and more information about the event is on our site.

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