About Us
About Us

At Common Cause Foundation we’re a small, passionate team working, amidst a large and growing international network, to strengthen and give voice to the compassionate values that underpin social and environmental concern.

Research, by Common Cause and others, shows most people care deeply about one another and the world around them, valuing things like equality, compassion and kindness. However, a large majority of people underestimate the extent to which their fellow citizens care about these things - and this can hold us back.

Conveying a more authentic understanding of what people typically value has potentially transformative consequences: people who hold truer perspectives of others’ values report deeper connection to their communities, show greater motivation to become civically engaged, are more likely to support action on social or environmental challenges, and have higher wellbeing.

At Common Cause Foundation we’re a small, passionate team working, amidst a large and growing international network, to strengthen and give voice to the compassionate values that underpin social and environmental concern.

Research, by Common Cause and others, shows most people care deeply about one another and the world around them, valuing things like equality, compassion and kindness. However, a large majority of people underestimate the extent to which their fellow citizens care about these things - and this can hold us back.

Conveying a more authentic understanding of what people typically value has potentially transformative consequences: people who hold truer perspectives of others’ values report deeper connection to their communities, show greater motivation to become civically engaged, are more likely to support action on social or environmental challenges, and have higher wellbeing.

At Common Cause Foundation we’re a small, passionate team working, amidst a large and growing international network, to strengthen and give voice to the compassionate values that underpin social and environmental concern.

Research, by Common Cause and others, shows most people care deeply about one another and the world around them, valuing things like equality, compassion and kindness. However, a large majority of people underestimate the extent to which their fellow citizens care about these things - and this can hold us back.

Conveying a more authentic understanding of what people typically value has potentially transformative consequences: people who hold truer perspectives of others’ values report deeper connection to their communities, show greater motivation to become civically engaged, are more likely to support action on social or environmental challenges, and have higher wellbeing.

At Common Cause Foundation we’re a small, passionate team working, amidst a large and growing international network, to strengthen and give voice to the compassionate values that underpin social and environmental concern.

Research, by Common Cause and others, shows most people care deeply about one another and the world around them, valuing things like equality, compassion and kindness. However, a large majority of people underestimate the extent to which their fellow citizens care about these things - and this can hold us back.

Conveying a more authentic understanding of what people typically value has potentially transformative consequences: people who hold truer perspectives of others’ values report deeper connection to their communities, show greater motivation to become civically engaged, are more likely to support action on social or environmental challenges, and have higher wellbeing.

At Common Cause Foundation we’re a small, passionate team working, amidst a large and growing international network, to strengthen and give voice to the compassionate values that underpin social and environmental concern.

Research, by Common Cause and others, shows most people care deeply about one another and the world around them, valuing things like equality, compassion and kindness. However, a large majority of people underestimate the extent to which their fellow citizens care about these things - and this can hold us back.

Conveying a more authentic understanding of what people typically value has potentially transformative consequences: people who hold truer perspectives of others’ values report deeper connection to their communities, show greater motivation to become civically engaged, are more likely to support action on social or environmental challenges, and have higher wellbeing.

How our insights are being brought to life...

How our insights are being brought to life...

How our insights are being brought to life...

How our insights are being brought to life...

How our insights are being brought to life...

Meet our team

Meet our team

Meet our team

Meet our team

Meet our team

Tom Crompton, Director

Tom Crompton


Tom Crompton

Tom Crompton

Tom Crompton

Tom Crompton

I come from a natural science background but am compelled by the realisation that we cannot expect proportional or lasting responses to today’s profound social and environment challenges to emerge unless these responses are rooted in an understanding of people. By that I don’t just mean savvy communications approaches or an understanding of cognitive biases – important as those things might be. I mean something more fundamental: what matters to us, and what shapes what matters to us.
 
I have worked on values and social change for fifteen years, employed by or collaborating with diverse charities – including NSPCC, Oxfam, Scope and WWF. I have advised the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments on cultural values, and have collaborated and published with some of the world’s foremost academics working in this area. I’ve also written extensively in this field for both peer-reviewed and popular journals, and wrote the reports Weathercocks and Signposts: The Environment Movement at a Crossroads (WWF, 2007), Common Cause: The Case for Working with Values and Frames (WWF, 2010) and Perceptions Matter: The Common Cause UK Values Survey (CCF, 2016). 

I come from a natural science background but am compelled by the realisation that we cannot expect proportional or lasting responses to today’s profound social and environment challenges to emerge unless these responses are rooted in an understanding of people. By that I don’t just mean savvy communications approaches or an understanding of cognitive biases – important as those things might be. I mean something more fundamental: what matters to us, and what shapes what matters to us.
 
I have worked on values and social change for fifteen years, employed by or collaborating with diverse charities – including NSPCC, Oxfam, Scope and WWF. I have advised the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments on cultural values, and have collaborated and published with some of the world’s foremost academics working in this area. I’ve also written extensively in this field for both peer-reviewed and popular journals, and wrote the reports Weathercocks and Signposts: The Environment Movement at a Crossroads (WWF, 2007), Common Cause: The Case for Working with Values and Frames (WWF, 2010) and Perceptions Matter: The Common Cause UK Values Survey (CCF, 2016). 

I come from a natural science background but am compelled by the realisation that we cannot expect proportional or lasting responses to today’s profound social and environment challenges to emerge unless these responses are rooted in an understanding of people. By that I don’t just mean savvy communications approaches or an understanding of cognitive biases – important as those things might be. I mean something more fundamental: what matters to us, and what shapes what matters to us.
 
I have worked on values and social change for fifteen years, employed by or collaborating with diverse charities – including NSPCC, Oxfam, Scope and WWF. I have advised the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments on cultural values, and have collaborated and published with some of the world’s foremost academics working in this area. I’ve also written extensively in this field for both peer-reviewed and popular journals, and wrote the reports Weathercocks and Signposts: The Environment Movement at a Crossroads (WWF, 2007), Common Cause: The Case for Working with Values and Frames (WWF, 2010) and Perceptions Matter: The Common Cause UK Values Survey (CCF, 2016). 

I come from a natural science background but am compelled by the realisation that we cannot expect proportional or lasting responses to today’s profound social and environment challenges to emerge unless these responses are rooted in an understanding of people. By that I don’t just mean savvy communications approaches or an understanding of cognitive biases – important as those things might be. I mean something more fundamental: what matters to us, and what shapes what matters to us.
 
I have worked on values and social change for fifteen years, employed by or collaborating with diverse charities – including NSPCC, Oxfam, Scope and WWF. I have advised the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments on cultural values, and have collaborated and published with some of the world’s foremost academics working in this area. I’ve also written extensively in this field for both peer-reviewed and popular journals, and wrote the reports Weathercocks and Signposts: The Environment Movement at a Crossroads (WWF, 2007), Common Cause: The Case for Working with Values and Frames (WWF, 2010) and Perceptions Matter: The Common Cause UK Values Survey (CCF, 2016). 

I come from a natural science background but am compelled by the realisation that we cannot expect proportional or lasting responses to today’s profound social and environment challenges to emerge unless these responses are rooted in an understanding of people. By that I don’t just mean savvy communications approaches or an understanding of cognitive biases – important as those things might be. I mean something more fundamental: what matters to us, and what shapes what matters to us.
 
I have worked on values and social change for fifteen years, employed by or collaborating with diverse charities – including NSPCC, Oxfam, Scope and WWF. I have advised the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments on cultural values, and have collaborated and published with some of the world’s foremost academics working in this area. I’ve also written extensively in this field for both peer-reviewed and popular journals, and wrote the reports Weathercocks and Signposts: The Environment Movement at a Crossroads (WWF, 2007), Common Cause: The Case for Working with Values and Frames (WWF, 2010) and Perceptions Matter: The Common Cause UK Values Survey (CCF, 2016). 

RuthTaylor

Ruth Taylor


Ruth Taylor

Ruth Taylor

Ruth Taylor

Ruth Taylor

I’m driven by the question of how more people can be supported to understand, think and feel differently about the social and environmental challenges we face, so that they can take action in more effective ways. Working for Common Cause I get to collaborate with different organisations working on a broad range of issue areas, all motivated to think about how we can strengthen the shared compassionate values we know to be important to so many people.
 
I have been working in the field of social change for the past 10 years, namely in public engagement and campaign strategy roles for organisations such as Amnesty International and Restless Development. I currently sit on the Trustee Board for the student campaigning organisation, People and Planet. I hold a Masters from the LSE in Human Rights.

I’m driven by the question of how more people can be supported to understand, think and feel differently about the social and environmental challenges we face, so that they can take action in more effective ways. Working for Common Cause I get to collaborate with different organisations working on a broad range of issue areas, all motivated to think about how we can strengthen the shared compassionate values we know to be important to so many people.
 
I have been working in the field of social change for the past 10 years, namely in public engagement and campaign strategy roles for organisations such as Amnesty International and Restless Development. I currently sit on the Trustee Board for the student campaigning organisation, People and Planet. I hold a Masters from the LSE in Human Rights.

I’m driven by the question of how more people can be supported to understand, think and feel differently about the social and environmental challenges we face, so that they can take action in more effective ways. Working for Common Cause I get to collaborate with different organisations working on a broad range of issue areas, all motivated to think about how we can strengthen the shared compassionate values we know to be important to so many people.
 
I have been working in the field of social change for the past 10 years, namely in public engagement and campaign strategy roles for organisations such as Amnesty International and Restless Development. I currently sit on the Trustee Board for the student campaigning organisation, People and Planet. I hold a Masters from the LSE in Human Rights.

I’m driven by the question of how more people can be supported to understand, think and feel differently about the social and environmental challenges we face, so that they can take action in more effective ways. Working for Common Cause I get to collaborate with different organisations working on a broad range of issue areas, all motivated to think about how we can strengthen the shared compassionate values we know to be important to so many people.
 
I have been working in the field of social change for the past 10 years, namely in public engagement and campaign strategy roles for organisations such as Amnesty International and Restless Development. I currently sit on the Trustee Board for the student campaigning organisation, People and Planet. I hold a Masters from the LSE in Human Rights.

I’m driven by the question of how more people can be supported to understand, think and feel differently about the social and environmental challenges we face, so that they can take action in more effective ways. Working for Common Cause I get to collaborate with different organisations working on a broad range of issue areas, all motivated to think about how we can strengthen the shared compassionate values we know to be important to so many people.
 
I have been working in the field of social change for the past 10 years, namely in public engagement and campaign strategy roles for organisations such as Amnesty International and Restless Development. I currently sit on the Trustee Board for the student campaigning organisation, People and Planet. I hold a Masters from the LSE in Human Rights.

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Elsie Roderiques (née Bryant)


Elsie Roderiques (née Bryant)

Elsie Roderiques (née Bryant)

Elsie Roderiques (née Bryant)

Elsie Roderiques (née Bryant)

I'm a communicator, organiser, writer and creative focussing on culture and systems change to eradicate poverty, inequity, white supremacy and patriarchy, to regenerate the environment and support the transition to a post-capitalist world.

I have worked in leadership and supporting roles to challenge dominant narratives in pursuit of more just economic and political systems with interconnectedness at their heart. My experience of the full spectrum of the 'incredible' to the 'incredibly problematic' within the social change sector motivates me to seek new ways of achieving social justice that breaks the chains of perpetuating systemic problems and pushes the global narrative in a new direction, working in solidarity with those on the frontline of oppression and injustice. 

I spent years as part of The Rules international culture hacking collective, co-founded the British Empire State of Mind colonial narrative project and authored Development Truths, a critical development blog. I have just completed a MA in Art and Social Practice and make poems and pictures. I love to dance.

 

I'm a communicator, organiser, writer and creative focussing on culture and systems change to eradicate poverty, inequity, white supremacy and patriarchy, to regenerate the environment and support the transition to a post-capitalist world.

I have worked in leadership and supporting roles to challenge dominant narratives in pursuit of more just economic and political systems with interconnectedness at their heart. My experience of the full spectrum of the 'incredible' to the 'incredibly problematic' within the social change sector motivates me to seek new ways of achieving social justice that breaks the chains of perpetuating systemic problems and pushes the global narrative in a new direction, working in solidarity with those on the frontline of oppression and injustice. 

I spent years as part of The Rules international culture hacking collective, co-founded the British Empire State of Mind colonial narrative project and authored Development Truths, a critical development blog. I have just completed a MA in Art and Social Practice and make poems and pictures. I love to dance.

I'm a communicator, organiser, writer and creative focussing on culture and systems change to eradicate poverty, inequity, white supremacy and patriarchy, to regenerate the environment and support the transition to a post-capitalist world.

I have worked in leadership and supporting roles to challenge dominant narratives in pursuit of more just economic and political systems with interconnectedness at their heart. My experience of the full spectrum of the 'incredible' to the 'incredibly problematic' within the social change sector motivates me to seek new ways of achieving social justice that breaks the chains of perpetuating systemic problems and pushes the global narrative in a new direction, working in solidarity with those on the frontline of oppression and injustice. 

I spent years as part of The Rules international culture hacking collective, co-founded the British Empire State of Mind colonial narrative project and authored Development Truths, a critical development blog. I have just completed a MA in Art and Social Practice and make poems and pictures. I love to dance.

I'm a communicator, organiser, writer and creative focussing on culture and systems change to eradicate poverty, inequity, white supremacy and patriarchy, to regenerate the environment and support the transition to a post-capitalist world.

I have worked in leadership and supporting roles to challenge dominant narratives in pursuit of more just economic and political systems with interconnectedness at their heart. My experience of the full spectrum of the 'incredible' to the 'incredibly problematic' within the social change sector motivates me to seek new ways of achieving social justice that breaks the chains of perpetuating systemic problems and pushes the global narrative in a new direction, working in solidarity with those on the frontline of oppression and injustice. 

I spent years as part of The Rules international culture hacking collective, co-founded the British Empire State of Mind colonial narrative project and authored Development Truths, a critical development blog. I have just completed a MA in Art and Social Practice and make poems and pictures. I love to dance.

I'm a communicator, organiser, writer and creative focussing on culture and systems change to eradicate poverty, inequity, white supremacy and patriarchy, to regenerate the environment and support the transition to a post-capitalist world.

I have worked in leadership and supporting roles to challenge dominant narratives in pursuit of more just economic and political systems with interconnectedness at their heart. My experience of the full spectrum of the 'incredible' to the 'incredibly problematic' within the social change sector motivates me to seek new ways of achieving social justice that breaks the chains of perpetuating systemic problems and pushes the global narrative in a new direction, working in solidarity with those on the frontline of oppression and injustice. 

I spent years as part of The Rules international culture hacking collective, co-founded the British Empire State of Mind colonial narrative project and authored Development Truths, a critical development blog. I have just completed a MA in Art and Social Practice and make poems and pictures. I love to dance.

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