How to Do Good to Create Social Impact

Hosted by LSE Festival: How Do We Get to a Post-COVID World?

Online public event


Dr Jonathan Roberts

Dr Jonathan Roberts

How can we create social impact?  How can we identify a social problem where we can make a difference?  How can we mobilise resources to create social change? And how do we define and measure that social change?

In this session, Dr Jonathan Roberts discusses these questions and more and how they relate to new institutions, organisations and mechanisms that aim to create significant social change. He will explore how social entrepreneurs recognise opportunities, how they mobilise resources, how they often use commercial mechanisms for the public good, and how they should always work in partnership with those they seek to help.

Meet our speaker 

Dr Jonathan Roberts is Teaching Director and Senior Lecturer in Practice at the Marshall Institute. Jonathan holds a PhD from the Department of Social Policy at LSE and has taught and lectured at LSE on behavioural public policy, on social enterprise and on the relationship between government and the voluntary sector. Jonathan’s research interests include hybrid organisations, motivations and altruism, and the role of social enterprises and mutual organisations in public service delivery. He is course convenor of LSE’s Online Certificate Course Social Entrepreneurship

More about this event

This event is part of the LSE Festival's "Skills for a fast-changing world" series, hosted by LSE Online. LSE experts discuss research trends in their field about professional skills we need for success. LSE Online makes LSE’s world-leading teaching and research accessible to a global audience. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of online programmes to equip you and your organisation with the knowledge and skills to advance in an ever-changing world. Discover our courses.

The LSE Festival: How Do We Get to a Post-COVID World? is running from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 June 2022, with a series of events exploring the practical steps we could be taking to shape a better world.

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