The Insights for Action seminar series explores how researchers and practitioners within and beyond Oxford are using research insights to drive social change.
In this seminar we will discuss Derek Bardowell’s book Giving Back: How to Do Good, Better, in the context of broader trends in the next generation of philanthropic and impact investment capital.
Derek Bardowell (he/him) is a writer, philanthropy advisor, and a transformative coach. Once a music journalist and Director of Education at the Stephen Lawrence Trust, Derek managed portfolios for several major funders between 2009 and 2021, distributing over £150 million to good causes in 34 countries. Derek’s first book, No Win Race, explored race and racism in modern Britain through the prism of sport. It was a Sunday Times and Financial Times Book of the Year in 2019. Derek’s current book, Giving Back, reimagines philanthropy through a reparative lens. His work has also appeared in The Guardian, The Times and British GQ. Derek is the CEO of Ten Years’ Time, helping donors and foundations to resource racial and economic justice with care and confidence.
Dr Bridget Kustin is an economic anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow at Oxford Saïd, where she is director of the global research initiative, Ownership Project 2.0: Private Capital Owners & Impact.
Harry Catchpole is a co-founder and partner at Tribe. At Tribe Harry leads the wealth management team, the team responsible for advising HNW individuals, families, and foundations on their impact investment strategies. Harry started his career at HSBC Private Bank in London and is a former Vice President of J.P. Morgan Private Bank.
Professor Marya Besharov is Professor of Organisations and Impact at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and the Academic Director of the Skoll Centre.