The New Business of Business –

A free lecture at the Royal Society of Arts on Thursday 22nd April 2009 at 18.00. Booking essential

Zarine Kharas, founder and CEO of online fundraising website, has been awarded the 2009 Albert Medal for democratising fundraising and technology for charities.

Kharas will argue that, with both banking and politics in disgrace, it is up to companies to create lasting social value. To achieve this, the rule book needs to be thrown out and the maximisation of profit replaced with a more balanced sense of purpose.

Kharas will talk about business responsibility and highlight the unorthodox ways in which Justgiving operates – a fascinating, and successful, example of a more humane and enlightened enterprise.

Chair: Matthew Taylor, chief executive, RSA

The Albert Medal acknowledges individuals who contribute to social innovation. Last year the Albert Medal was awarded to Simon Duffy CEO of in-control

Venue: RSA, John Adam St, London WC2N

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