Ending youth homelessness – a role for responsible business?

Wednesday 28th June - 14:00 - 14:30

 

Amidst the welter of strains on the State, and as austerity bites even further, the crisis of youth homelessness can be subsumed beneath other competing pressures on limited resources. But crisis it is. Our failure to address the needs, and realise the ambitions, dreams and potential of those young people will ruin their lives, affect our society and economy, and will come back to haunt us.

 

LandAid is a charitable foundation making grants and brokering pro bono property advice in pursuit of its mission to help end youth homelessness by 2026. But its funding doesn’t come from an endowment, or a wealthy philanthropist. Every penny it gives and every hour of advice it brokers comes from companies working in the property and construction industries.

 

So LandAid’s CEO, Paul Morrish, sets out a series of ideas and challenges – to conventional ideas of social action and agency, and of corporate responsibility – in pursuit of the charity’s objective: to create a corporate movement for social change that helps end youth homelessness.

 

This will be informative, challenging, stimulating, participative and hopeful. Just what’s needed at 2pm on Day 2!

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Paul Morrish, CEO, Land Aid

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