Henry Palmer

Biography

Henry is a journalist, editor and communications consultant, with a longstanding interest in the role of business and finance as both barriers and catalysts to social change.

At The Good Economy, he leads on our communications and editorial work. He brings his experience as an editor to ensure all our publications, including client reports, are engaging, accessible and powerful.

His writing has appeared in the Guardian, New Statesman, Metro, Huffington Post, New Start, Marketing Week, New Scientist, Pioneers’ Post and FT. His work has covered loan sharks, common ownership, urban renewal, subprime finance, impact investing and climate change.

In 2003, he wrote a New Economics Foundation pocket book called Profiting from Poverty: why debt is big business in Britain, where he first met TGE’s Sarah Forster. Over the years Henry has also written various reports and policy papers for government departments, charities, businesses and NGOs.

As a consultant, Henry has worked across the world of finance, from global banks to community development finance institutions. These include RBS Group, Triodos Bank UK, CCLA, Alquity Invesment, Responsible Finance, Key Fund South Yorkshire and Social Investment Business.

Henry was a co-founder of the communications agency Matter&Co (now the Fable Bureau), which published Pioneers’ Post.

He holds a first degree in Sociology from the University of Leicester and an MA in Sociology from Lancaster University. He also has a postgraduate diploma in periodical journalism from University of the Arts London.