A more civil society

I was pleased to be on a panel to welcome the report of the Commmission on Civil Society, run by Carnegie Trust and chaired by Geoff Mulgan.

It is a visionary report. The Commission argues that the health of civil society should be measured by the extent to which it transforms the economy and brings new innovations to address issues like the future of local media, rather than how many volunteers are helping out in the hospice.

The report takes a wide definition of civil society, including all co-operative enterprises. Geoff has written a short summary of the report in the Financial Times – arguing that Britain ‘must attend to its mutual interest’.

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