Leadership for the long term

09 March 2015

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A new report issued by the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee draws on Now for the Long Term, the report of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, as well as The Butterfly Defect, the latest book published by the Oxford Martin School’s Director, Professor Ian Goldin.

Leadership for the long term: Whitehall’s capacity to address future challenges focuses on the ability of the UK Civil Service to give comprehensive and far-sighted advice to UK Government ministers, and to implement policy accordingly. The report cites the Oxford Martin Commission’s reference to both the extremely positive and extremely negative drivers of change that are likely to shape the next century. The report also highlights both the Oxford Martin Commission’s and Professor Ian Goldin’s view that the future will be characterised by growing systemic risks.

The Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations convened 19 global leaders who proposed 15 practical recommendations aimed at creating a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable world for future generations. Now for the Long Term was launched in October 2013 and has since been accessed online over one million times.

  • Image: Launch of Now for the Long Term, 16 October 2013