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Open Letter to Lord Risby on a 'Marshall Plan' for Ukraine

Sir, I remind you of my communication in November 2007, regarding a 'Marshall Plan' for Ukraine . Azra Zakir at the British Ukrainian Society, subsequently informed me that it had been forwarded to yourself and John Grogan , chairman of the APPG for Ukraine.     

From: Jeff Mowatt [
Sent: 08 November 2007 11:01
To: Azra Zakir
Subject: RE: The British Ukrainian Society: Holodomor procession

 Dear Azra,

The ego of the Conscious Capitalist

In all the time I've been engaged in business for social benefit, it was only this week that I'd found John Mackey's  from 10 years ago on Rethinking the Social Responsibility of Business. .      

I was struck by the similarity with the argument from our 1996 paper, which has been readable online since 1997. I share a key paragraph    

On Purpose + Profit - A letter to #PwC about copyright

It was December 2010 when our founder working in Ukraine contacted PwC through their web portal. USAID (East Europe Foindation)  and The British Council had by then been introduced to our work on a development centre for social enterprise. So too had the APPG on Ukraine and the FCO..

 "I understand PwC is working with East Europe Foundation and British Council on BC's SE Project in Ukraine.

Huffington Post: Every Child Deserves a Loving Family

Every Child Deserves a Loving Family says Javed Khan of

"At Barnardo's we believe that every child has the right to grow up in a safe, secure and loving home. This especially applies to children who are taken into care because their parents are unable or unwilling to look after them.

Normandy: They did it anyway

It was a moment captured with a photograph a decade ago, at the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings. The young paratrooper said to my father. "I'm a professional soldier. I volunteered and get paid for the risks I take. You guys were conscripts but you did it anyway"

Under development

People Centered Economic Development (P-CED) was conceived in the United States and derives from y where the primary purpose of doing business was to create benefit for the community.

I work for Unilever now, I think

It kind of crept up on me a couple of years ago when I read Paul Polman's article about "Where Our Moral Compass Meets the Bottom LIne". it came just months after sharing 'The New Bottom' LIne with McKinsey.

Did Labour cause the financial crisis?

The "yes they did, no they didn't" argument rages in letters to our local media and no doubt its being repeated all over the country, so maybe its' worth examination as they may have lost many votes on account of this.

The roots of the crisis can be traced back to 1971 when the US Federal Reserve abandond the gold standard. Most of us including me didn't really know how it worked at the time, but what it did was to abandon any finite anchor for the creation of new money.

#TheRSA - The Power to Create

Today I became aware of this new report which describes the access to creative opportunity in the digital learning age:

"New technology is not a force of nature. Its impacts and who gets to share in its potential benefits are grounded in the choices we make as a society. This report poses the question: what are the right policy choices to enhance life opportunities for the greatest number as we experience widespread technological change?"


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