What Makes an Economy Good?
Neil McInroy, CLES – Centre for Local Economic Strategies
This event is the latest in the series of I4P’s ‘What Makes A Good Society?’ sessions which are intended to engage the public, professionals and practitioners as well as academics. Our last public seminar ‘What Makes for Good Childhood Mental Health?’ included contributions from a range of professionals and academics who work with children.
In this latest session, What makes an economy good? Neil McInroy from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), will outline how our global and local economies are going wrong: failing to work within planetary limits and incapable of creating security and prosperity for all. Detailing CLES’s UK and international work on local wealth building he will, through case studies, show how this growing movement is making telling difference. In this he will demonstrate how we can all play a role in making an economy which truly delivers economic, social and environmental justice.
Chief Executive of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, Neil oversees the running of CLES and the development of the organisation, including collaborations with other bodies. A leading commentator on economic development and public policy, Neil has featured in Local Government Chronicle’s annual top 50 most influential people in local government. He has been involved in public sector policy and delivery for over 25 years. Neil has collaborated with a broad range of local, regional and national governments and agencies across UK and in Europe, Asia, US and Australasia. His particular skills are in strategic policy, local economic and social research, analysis and development; research methodologies and facilitation.
5.30pm Registration and refreshments
6.00pm Event start
This event is the latest session in I4P’s ‘What Makes A Good Society?’ series. These sessions follows on from work done with the Webb Memorial Trust researching concepts of a Good Society.