Get your tickets here.Supporting the work of The Family Help Trust, the lunch on Thursday 8 October aims to entertain and inform high-profile Canterbury business professionals. It commonly raises $30,000 towards the successful prevention of child abuse and child death in vulnerable families through an intensive five-year programme of in-home support.This year’s event will be MC’d by local business professional Leeann Watson, General Manager of Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, and Director of The Champion Canterbury Awards. Leeann brings a wealth of public speaking and business experience to the lunch along with her own insight into the local business community and she says:"The role of the Family Help Trust is aligned with the CECC's philosophy on the interdependency between a strong business sector and a healthy community and I am thrilled to be involved in this year's event"Key-note speakers in 2015 include the Hon. Paula Bennett, MP for Upper Harbour, Minister of State Services and Associate Minister of Finance, who is also pleased to be involved this year. “From my time as Minister of Social Development, I saw first-hand what an incredible job non-government organisations like Family Help Trust and many others do with Government agencies to support our families.” She says....The Hon.Paula Bennett will be joined onstage by economist and Head of Research at The New Zealand Initiative, Dr Eric Crampton. A think tank describing themselves as a ‘business group with a difference’’ the NZ Initiative are committed to developing innovative policy solutions that work for all New Zealanders, and believe that promoting such policies will benefit all members.On the 8th October Dr. Eric Crampton will explain the basic model that the Ministry of Health is trialing for social impact bonds, how it could be made better for community-based charitable organisations in combination with crowdfunding, and how it links into the evidence-based approach recommended in the growing effective-altruism movement.
Friday, 11 September 2015
A coming engagement
I'll be speaking in Christchurch in about a month at the Cuningham Taylor Business Lunch. Here are the details.