A new book from a personal view – what drives a wider social and community maturity? This draws together David Jackman’s earlier work on the company and sustainability and applies it to our everyday lives.

This is a common sense way of using maturity as a concept for understanding and developing community. It aims to answer the question: Why bother?

Community Maturity is a cutting-edge practice requiring a long term involvement and connects ‘difficult’ areas including – corporate and collective purpose, meaning, shared human values, conduct risk, community, sustainable outcome and individual accountability.

Community is shaped by embedded assumptions, beliefs, habits, practices and views of the future. We re-launch The new People’s Charter (first launched in the House of Commons in 2008) and The Ethics Mark as ways of encouraging and enabling constructive discussion and decision-making.[/text_output]