Right Use of Money

Author: David Darton (ed.)

Date: 21/11/2004

As the world continues to become ever more interconnected and complex, the decisions we take when spending and investing money not only affect ourselves, our neighbours and our local community, but also millions of others with whom we will have no direct contact.


International organisations, governments, businesses, voluntary organisations and individuals take decisions that are often at a huge distance from those on whom they will have an impact. This has been true for some considerable time, but have our institutional arrangements and our personal approaches to the way we use money kept up? So that we can be sure that our spending and investment contributes positively to our communities, to our economic welfare and to our environment, a national debate on the ways to ensure this seems timely.