Research

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“That’s My Hat!” A Review of the Impact Readiness Fund (IRF)
review of an innovative UK Cabinet Office fund created after a G8 Taskforce initiative
commissioned by Access Foundation and Big Society Capital, published 07/2017
Adrian Hornsby
Do Right or Rongo-Rongo: Coporate Reporting in a Post-Trust World
analysis of the contemporary corporate reporting landscape from regulation to practice
commissioned by FalconWindsor, 05/2017 (proprietorial)
Adrian Hornsby
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Oranges & Lemons: The State of Play of Impact Measurement Among UK SIFIs
practice review of impact management among UK Social Investment Finance Intermediaries (SIFIs)
commissioned by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Big Society Capital, published 06/2015
Adrian Hornsby, Sarah Moreau
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The Good Investor: A Book of Best Impact Practice
a best practice guide for social investors providing an industry standard
commissioned by Big Society Capital, published 01/2013
Adrian Hornsby, Gabrielle Blumberg

ESSAYS, ARTICLES AND TALKS (POTTED LOG)

Using Concepts, Building Narratives, And Stealing From Science

11/05/2015, Talk for The Arts Of Experiment Series, Birkbeck, University Of London, London

 

Talking Data-To-Data

03/11/2014, Keynote Talk for SIAA Data Conference, St Mary’s, Toronto

 

Soft Cataclysms

28/09/2014, Talk for Pianocity Series, Clapham Omnibus, London

 

How To Be A Good Analyst

11/04/2013, Talk for Oxford Jam, Ofs, Oxford

 

Impact Thinking

22/11/2012, Talk for The Social Impact Analysts Association Conference, Unter Den Linden, Berlin

 

“I Like The Way You Move,” Whispered London To Tokyo. “Yeah Right,” Tokyo Shot Back.

16/10/2012, Talk for Cities of the Future Vision Conference, House of Lords, London

 

Money, Value, And Something Other Than The End Of The World

03/10/2012, Talk for Ramsay Society Lecture Series, Winchester College, Winchester

 

A Good Analyst

30/05/2012, Talk for Inter-America Development Bank, Washington D.C.

 

How To Become A Good Analyst

29/03/2012, Talk for Oxford Jam, Oxford

 

The (Variegated) Obsolescence Of The Left/Right Divide In Britain

07/2011, Essay for Vision Italy

 

The Growth We Need

17/06/2011, Chair For BMW Foundation 9th Europe Asia Young Leaders Forum, London

 

Genetic City

15/08/2010, Chair for Genetic City Conference, Dutch Cultural Centre, Shanghai 2010 World Expo, Shanghai

 

Mythapplication (Abstract Concepts In Practical Use)

26/02/2010, Talk, London School Of Economics (LSE), London

 

Green From Scratch

07/12/2009, Talk, Shenzhen Biennale 2009, Shenzhen

 

The People Squared! Tiananmen: Power-Planning Beijing 1949–2009

10/2009, Feature article for The Architectural Review

 

Beyond Bean Counting (Toward A Practice Of Non-Financial Accounting) 

16/09/2009, Talk, ISIRC, University Of Oxford

 

Implosions Into An Inner Void: Global Architecture, The Credit Crunch And The Irrepressible M. Derrida

09/2009, Essay for Hunch #13, Ed. S. Frausto, Nai Publishers

 

Global Architecture: Implosions Into An Inner Void

05/06/2009, Talk, University Of Greenwich, London

 

Democracy, Sustainability And The Urban Form

28/03/2009, Talk for Kyoto Of The Cities Vision Conference, Naples

 

Like Rats: Democracy, Sustainability And The Urban Form

04/2009, Essay for Cluster

 

Before You Get Too Excited … What Are The Challenges Of Doing Business In China?

04/03/2009, Talk for Digital Business, Sadler’s Wells, London

 

Des(P)Lots — How Cash-Rich Regimes In China And The Middle East Are Managing Their Urban Booms

02/2009, Talk, University Of Greenwich, London

 

May The Water In Your Well Turn Into Black Smelly Mud, And Other Saudi Curses: An AJ Feature on Saudi Arabia

02/2009, Feature article for the Architects’ Journal

 

China Keep Growing! But Not Like That! I Don’t Mean Stop! Hurry Up Already! Only Grow Better! 

02/2009, Article for Urban China

 

Maximizing Efficiencies In The Social Capital Market

3-6/02/2009, Roundtable Of Leading Social Innovators, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio

 

China Keep Growing!

04/02/2009, Talk, London School Of Economics (LSE), London

 

The Art Of Keys: Profit And Loss In The Art Village Industry

01/2009, Article for Urban China

 

From Mao To Wow — How Shiny Chinese Products Got Us Into The Credit Crunch … And How They’re Going To Get Us Out Again

11/12/2008, Talk, University Of Economics, Prague

 

Get Your Filthy Paintbrush Off My Wall! What Does Property Means In China?

12/2008, Essay for Architecture &

 

Social Investment: Investing In Social Enterprises For Financial And Non-Financial Blended Returns

12/2008, Article for Philanthropy UK, A Guide To Giving, 3rd Edition, Sponsored By Coutts

 

The Chinese Dream, with Neville Mars

04/12/2008, Talk, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam

 

From Mao To Wow

3/11/2008, Talk, Winchester Economics Symposium, Winchester

 

UCS Question Time, with Stephen Twigg, Douglas Murray, Vivienne Parry, Philip Walters, Ceri Dingle

18/11/2008, Panel, UCS, London

 

What Is China Thinking?

02/11/2008, Talk, The Battle Of Ideas, Institute Of Ideas, Royal College Of Art, London

 

Dreaming Of Golden Clouds: An AJ Feature on Abu Dhabi

10/2008, Feature article for Architects’ Journal

 

China Triptych, with Neville Mars & Martijn De Waal

08/10/2008, Talk, V2 Institute For Unstable Media, Rotterdam

 

Asia Europe Thought Leaders, Roundtable Of “Global Young Leaders”

4-7/09/2008, Roundtable, BMW Foundation Young Leaders Forum, Park Hyatt, Seoul

 

Higher Horizons (But Don’t Forget Who’s Boss): Beijing Beyond The Olympics

08/2008, Article for Architects’ Journal

 

Is China The Economic Saviour Of The 21st Century?

12/07/2008, Talk, Battle For China, Institute Of Ideas At The Norton Rose Centre, London

 

China Now Urbanisation Conference

25/04/2008, Chair for China Now Conference, RIBA, London

 

Going Swimming — Aspects Of Social Impact Analysis

09/01/2008, Talk for Embracing The Triple Bottom Line Conference, University Of Lincoln, Uk

 

On Enclaves, Zones And The Urban Image

09/06/2007, Talk for Umweg Über China, Hebel Am Ufer, Berlin

Adrian Hornsby