11:41, Thu 30 Jan 2014
Caroline Mason OBE, Chief Executive of the Esmée Fairbarn Foundation, gave a talk to our undergraduate community on philanthropy and the growing role of social investment within it, as part of the Economics 360 lecture series.
Caroline Mason is the recently appointed Chief Executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK with grants of £30 - £35 million annually towards a wide range of work within the arts, education and learning, the environment and social change. They also operate a £26 million Finance Fund which invests in organisations that aim to deliver both a financial return and a social benefit. Caroline joined the Foundation from the position of Chief Operating Officer at Big Society Capital and has over eight years experience of working with organisations in the charitable sector. Prior to her role at Big Society Capital she held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Charity Bank. She was awarded a OBE in the Queens birthday honours list in June for services to social investment.
(M4V format, 53:50, 38 MB