The Lessons in Legacy Podcast, Philanthropy Edition, In Conversation with Ben Morton Wright
The Lessons in Legacy Podcast is a series that provides a platform for dialogue with a number of leading academics, professional advisers and business leaders about the evolution in the approaches, attitudes and adjustments successful individuals and families are taking to plan for wealth transfer.
The series follows on from Boodle Hatfield’s ‘Lessons in Legacy’ research – an initiative that highlights that legacy is no longer just about wealth preservation. With Alberto Lidji, Visiting Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School & Founder of “The Do One Better” Knowledge Hub and Podcast and a number of leading philanthropy experts, we delve deeper into the topic of philanthropy and its growing role in the creation of a meaningful legacy amongst successful individuals and families. Across the five part mini-series we hope to deliver a rich and challenging conversation that explores how the concept of legacy impacts a person’s approach to philanthropy; why it is important for established philanthropists and potential philanthropists to consider the impact of their initiatives; whether philanthropy is too much of a distraction from the important purpose of tax; how our tax system can continue to facilitate greater philanthropy; and how we can significantly move the needle on philanthropic giving.
In the third episode of ‘The Philanthropy Edition’ Alberto Lidji and Clare Stirzaker are joined by Ben Morton Wright, the founder, president and group CEO of Global Philanthropic. Ben advises a number of private individuals and philanthropists around the world to develop meaningful philanthropic strategies. Since founding the Global Philanthropic Group in 2002, he has served as senior strategy consultant to a range of businesses including the London School of Economics; St Andrews University; Institute for Cancer Research; the Birmingham Royal Ballet; UNICEF UK, and a number of other organisations around the world.
Together Alberto, Ben and Clare look at the importance of philanthropists considering the impact of their giving, the power of innovative thinking with charitable strategies and how we can encourage the giving dial to move.
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