Martin  Brookes

Martin Brookes

Director, Paul Hamlyn Foundation from 10 June 2013

Martin Brookes was appointed director of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in June 2013.

He was formerly the chief executive of New Philanthropy Capital.

A former Bank of England (1987 – 1993) and Goldman Sachs economist (1994 – 2001), he joined NPC as an analyst, became director of research in 2003 and then chief executive in March 2008.

Brookes is chair and co-founder of Pro Bono Economics, which provides other charities with free economic expertise to help them better understand the environment in which they operate.

 

Photo credit: Matt Clayton/PHF

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Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard

Tania Mason worries that the scale and ambitions of civil society are no match for the mighty markets that are driving unprecedented consumption of our planet's resources.

Martin Brookes

Is there a moral hierarchy in giving or is all giving equal, asks Martin Brookes.

Social return on investment is not enough

Recently the UK homelessness charity, Crisis, announced it is using SROI analysis to publicise and put a financial value on the benefits of its ‘Skylight’ schemes. While Crisis should be applauded for this effort — not enough big charities measure their results, and even fewer share the results and the details of their attempts to do this — in this post I want to sanction caution about the use of social return on investment (SROI) as a sole means of capturing charitable impact.

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