Doing Good and Doing Well: individual and organisational motivations for public benefit

Hosted by the Marshall Institute, the School of Public Policy and Beveridge 2.0

Online public event


Dr Joan Costa-Font

Dr Joan Costa-Font

Pamela Dow

Pamela Dow

Professor Anne Power

Professor Anne Power

Dr Jonathan Roberts

Dr Jonathan Roberts


Professor Stephan Chambers

Professor Stephan Chambers

Join our panelists as they come together to discuss the upcoming issue of the LSE Public Policy ReviewBeveridge 2.0: Doing Good and Doing Well.

While the role the public sector has been highlighted in face of current challenges, individuals, private and third sector organisations have also played a critical role in creating positive social and environmental impacts and, more generally, promoting the public good. In the upcoming issue of the LSE Public Policy Review, Doing Good and Doing Well, the Beveridge 2.0 programme has collaborated with the Marshall Institute to explore the motivations and incentive structures that private individuals and organizations have to contribute to public benefit.  

From the Marshall Institute, Jonathan Roberts (with co-author Julian Le Grand) will demonstrate the links between economic system failure and individual and organizational motivation in different types of systems, including the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and discuss whether an economic system based on social enterprises and other ‘hybrids’ (organisations motivated to make social and environmental returns, as well as financial ones) would do better.  From Health Policy, Joan Costa-Font (with co-author Sara Machado) will discuss how government can encourage individual pro-social behaviours which are critical for health systems to function effectively. And Anne Power (with co-author Ellie Benton) from the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) will examine the specific case of the growth of mutual aid groups in the UK as the COVID 19 crisis developed.

Meet our speakers and chair

Ellie Benton is Research Assistant at LSE Housing and Communities, CASE.

Joan Costa-Font (@JoanCostaiFont) is Associate Professor in Health Economics, Department of Health Policy, LSE.

Pamela Dow is Executive Director of the new Government Skills and Curriculum Unit in the Cabinet Office.

Julian Le Grand (@julianlegrand) is Professor of Social Policy at the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship, LSE.

Sara Machado (@sara_rm84) is a Fellow at the Department of Health Policy, LSE.

Anne Power (@LSEHousing) is Head of LSE Housing and Communities at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.

Jonathan Roberts (@DrJJGRoberts) is Teaching Director and Senior Lecturer in Practice at the Marshall Institute, LSE.

Stephan Chambers (@LSEMarshall) is Director of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship, LSE.

More about this event

Beveridge 2.0: Doing good and Doing Well is the third issue of the LSEPPR, a brand new public policy journal hosted by the School of Public Policy at LSE and published by LSE Press (@LSEPress). The LSEPPR publishes thematic issues, bringing together policy-relevant research from across the social sciences.

The Marshall Institute (@LSEMarshall) works to improve the impact and effectiveness of private action for public benefit through research, teaching and convening.

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.

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

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