21 Apr 2015
Consultant and social entrepreneur
Robert Ashton is a social entrepreneur, campaigner and author.
Robert is a vice patron of Norfolk Community Foundation and chairs Human Library UK CIC.
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Mary Portas failed in her endeavour to regenerate the high-street, but Robert Ashton thinks he might have more success with his new idea.
As Tories gleefully dismantle the state and public services withdraw, what's left to fill the gap? Those well-off, well-meaning people who have the spare time and energy to run a social enterprise, a school, a library and their nearest roundabout do not live in the areas that are most in need of intervention and services.
Some people argue that social media is making us all less social. Reflecting on this, Robert Ashton decides that sometimes it is good to talk.
Large companies are increasingly viewing values and charity as critical to commercial success. Robert Ashton explains why he wants to give Nike a big tick, and why charities should too.
Some charities do not see the affluent middle class as their market, but the recent suicide of a friend has led Robert Ashton to reflect that sometimes they should.
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