Blog: Jun 2019

Lifelong Learning: The future of work in the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

21 June 2019

Like every industrial revolution before it, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4iR) will bring a wave of automation to our everyday lives. In the past, this has created a radical shift in the world of work and this revolution is no different. Common workplace practices are different to how they were ten or even five years ago.

Speakers at the CogX Artificial Intelligence (AI) conference – held in London this month – acknowledged that this shift in how we live our everyday lives can...

Former Treasury colleagues Gus O’Donnell and Ed Miliband talk Pro Bono Economics and wellbeing

20 June 2019

Pro Bono Economics Chair Lord Gus O’Donnell was on hand to talk about our work, past, present and future on the June 17th edition of the well-known news and policy podcast: Reasons to be Cheerful.

Hosted by former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband and broadcaster Geoff Lloyd, Gus explored Pro Bono Economics’ work to date along with our ambitions for the future in the field of wellbeing....

Pro Bono Economics call for more holistic evaluations of children’s sport picked up in DCMS Select Committee report

6 June 2019

On May 14th , the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) published its final report following an inquiry into the social impact of participation in culture and sport, to which Pro Bono Economics provided written evidence .

Among the recommendations made by the report is a call on Government to ensure that new initiatives in this space – such as the forthcoming school sport and activity action plan –...