12 Feb 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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An encounter with a burglar causes Robert Ashton to reflect on a group of people who risk being forgotten by society.
Robert Ashton’s area has a working group trying to create a ‘living wage city’, but its lack of understanding of the realities of running a business is making his blood boil.
Perhaps the wider message for us all is that - if you ask for help at the 11th hour, you are already a few hours late!
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.
Robert Ashton invokes Maslow's hierarchy of needs while pondering whether arts organisations should still receive public funding in the new age of austerity.