Accelerating progress towards the world envisioned in the Sustainable Development Goals, and defending progress already made, means we must collaborate more deeply, more effectively and more urgently than ever.
Join us for an inspiring day of deep learning and connection, focused on collaborating to scale the social impact of business.
The event coincides with the Nelson Mandela Centenary and will celebrate Mandela’s legacy of rethinking collaboration to drive profound change, and the Mandela Day theme of #ActionAgainstPoverty.
“High-energy, valuable opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals.”
-Mark Thain, Social Innovation, Barclays
“An enormous amount of energy, passion and ideas.”
"These kinds of dialogues are exactly what is required".
This one-day experience will bring together 300 innovators and thinkers from across business, civil society, academia and government.
With inspiring keynotes in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, deep-dive knowledge zones across the business school and a central connection zone, this event will give you a chance to learn and share insights important for your work, build quality peer connections and celebrate Mandela's legacy of rethinking collaboration to drive profound change.
The event will be preceded by an evening welcome dinner on 17 July at the beautiful St John's College.
This is a cause-led event. With participants and partners, we will identify pressing real-world issues that we can work collaboratively on at the event. As a participant, you will have an opportunity to shape these Challenges and share your expertise to help find a solution - both at the event and as part of our follow-up engagement.
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The Intrapreneur Case Clinic
Explore live examples of corporate social innovation, what is working well and what not so well. The case clinic will provide attendees with insights from the innovators, mentors and leaders of intrapreneurship and also help your own journey in practical ways, through Q&A, advice breakouts and peer to peer learning.
Building Intrapreneur Systems
How can companies develop systems that drive commercial innovation with social impact? We will be testing a new diagnostic tool that companies and other organisations can use to assess their own enabling environment for intrapreneurship, and to provide practical guidance on how weaknesses in the ecosystem can be overcome, and strengths optimised.
Creating gender inclusive business models
It feels like the tide is turning, that we are in the moment of history of putting gender equality firmly on the table and creating positive change. But are we really creating change, behind the hashtags and headlines? Hear from a range of speakers on creating change and what more needs to be done.
How does sexual harassment and gender based violence move beyond a hashtag to deep-rooted change
#metoo has galvanised a conversation in every country in the world. However sexual harassment and gender-based violence are often a hidden issue downplayed or normalised. Explore how businesses are tackling gender-based violence in workplaces, their supply chains, and beyond.
Special Lunch Session: The power of brands to tackle social norms
This workshop brings together brand and social teams, alongside brand agencies and NGOs to explore how better to work together, to unlock the potential, avoiding green (social) wash, to create large scale consumer awareness and social action.
Exploring refugee inclusive business models. Learning from Turkey research, this session will provide a practical and insightful opportunity to look at different business models and differing locations.
Advocacy partnerships - essential and perilous Business can make a significant contribution to people and planet through advocacy and policy dialogue, in partnership with civil society. The power and potential of advocacy partnerships can be matched by the perils. Learn from high-impact advocacy partnerships and explore how to manage the internal and external tensions.
Partnerships with impact and innovation
By bringing together diverse resources and thinking, partnerships generate innovation for economic, social and environmental impact. Explore the essential steps to curating innovative partnerships, learning from leading examples.
The impact investing industry comprises a wide array of investors along a spectrum of risk-return and impact expectations. Given the industry’s diversity, there is opportunity for investors with varying return expectations and risk tolerance to complement each other using different types of capital. Hear perspectives on the types of capital available for entrepreneurs in the impact investing sector.
Putting the impact back into ‘Impact Investing’
A key differentiator of impact investing from other investment strategies is the commitment of the investor to measure and report on the social and/or environmental performance of their investments. The term “impact” is a tricky one though, as it often means different things to different people. Explore what impact means and the tools and frameworks commonly used.