Individual and Organisational Motivations for Public Benefit
The symposium will focus on individual motivations and organisational incentive structures that create positive social and environmental impacts, or, more generally, that contribute to public benefit. In relation to individuals, the symposium asks questions in relation to the fundamental drivers of altruistic behaviour, their relationship to normative principles such as reciprocity and mutualism as well as practical questions regarding the policies, structures and processes that can lead people to do good, and do so more effectively. At the organisational level, the symposium explores how societies rely on different private and third sector actors in order to promote public benefit. This includes considering the role of ‘hybrid’ organisations, such as enterprises with multiple aims that operate in the market while pursuing a social or environmental mission. Both at the individual and organisational level the symposium explores whether and how a self-interested incentives structure can sit alongside altruistic motivations, and whether this will lead one to crowd out the other.
Doing good and doing well: Individual and organisational motivations for public benefit
Marshall Institute, School of Public Policy and Beveridge 2.0
Monday 22 March 2021
Doing good: Individual and Organisational Motivations for Public Benefit
Beveridge 2.0 and Marshall Institute Symposium
Wednesday 14 October 2020