Not willing to accept the wasteful, unsustainable, unfair state of the consumer electronics industry, Fairphone decided to do things differently. Co-founder Bibi Bleekemolen shared their story at Meaning 2018.
In a world where our working culture often takes a toll on the mental health of entrepreneurs and employees alike, Poppy Jaman shares the concept of mental health first aid, and what we can all do to take better care of each other.
Bridging the divide between the worlds of art and business, Amy asks us to think differently. She challenges us to approach big challenges with the mindset and methodology of artists, embracing the creativity the emerges from uncertainty.
Marjolein’s passion is understanding how academic research translates into practice, so that collectively people can create paid and unpaid meaningful work. At Meaning 2018 she helped us to see the difference between meaning and purpose.
Helen Taylor is ambassador for the world’s greenest football club. Working within an established and traditional culture, Helen shows what happens when organisations can find the bravery to take a stand for what they believe.
Lani Morris has spent her life and career helping people find the ability to take control of their lives. At Meaning 2018 she was guide in the use of The Map of Meaning as an important tool to aid our quest for meaning.
Theatre-maker Zoë Svendsen invites us to participate in a work in progress – exploring how future systems will enable us to live and work through climate change.
Kate argues that we must find smarter ways to do business. Her ‘Doughnut Economics’ offers a way to think differently about our planet, our people and our priorities.
Kate Beecroft shows us how the dream of a collaborative workplace can be empowered by some innovative thinking and practical tools for smart decision-making.
Boldest business innovators aren’t just found in corporate boardrooms or funky tech start-ups, but in street markets, prisons and refugee camps. Welcome to The Misfit Economy.
Margaret Wheatley – an authority on systems thinking – shares her vision of the kind of leadership we need in order to survive these turbulent times.
Thriving in conditions of extreme disruption and uncertainty, Médecins Sans Frontières is truly remarkable. Vickie Hawkins shares with us an insight into MSF’s role in the world.
Jo shares her deep and powerful insight into the true nature of empathy – and her meetings with Patrick Magee – the man whose actions killed her father.
Juliet’s business Good Energy is subverting the conventional giants of the energy sector. She describes her journey from physicist to activist entrepreneur.
Frances takes a deeper look at the concept of basic universal income, arguing that we must reinvent the very idea of work if we are to allow everyone to fulfil their potential.
Hilary Jones lifts the lid on cosmetics company Lush, showing us how a firm ethical vision has shaped the development, practices and policies of this growing brand.
Artist and curator Clare Patey uses participative artworks to show how the transformative power of empathy enriches our society, shifts mindsets and affects global issues.
Julia believes the energy industry needs to innovate. She argues that we should support the entrepreneurs bold enough to think differently about sustainability.
Jackie tells us about the dramatic change that can be created when motivated people are empowered and motivated to work together as a real community.
Annette tells us about the Almanac of the Future – bringing together young and old people to map our own futures independently of governments of brands.
Joel and Michelle Levey run an experiential workshop to help us more deeply understand how the practice of mindfulness helps us cope with our complex, challenging world.
Sun Tui sheds light on her life-changing work, and what we as humans can learn from horses about communication, respect and leadership.
Stefania shows us how the innovation and collaboration engendered by maker culture is enabling grass-roots problem-solving in developing countries.
Miriam Turner helps us see how businesses can adopt the principles of the circular economy – extending the lifespan of raw materials through designed reuse.
Joel and Michelle invite us to embrace the complexity of our world and use mindfulness to promote leadership, change resilience and collective intelligence.
Lauri tells the remarkable personal story of how she found herself needing to press life’s reset button. For her, success and consciousness go hand in hand.
Sue Black knows that access to technology needs to be fair and equitable. So her ‘TechMums’ project takes up the challenge of equipping everyone with the skills they need.
As founder ofJustGiving, Anne-Marie Huby tells us how innovation can disrupt all kinds of services, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and charities alike.
Mary Alice shares with us her belief in the power of stories to build connections, share meaning and understand each other’s purpose.
Artist Honor Harger takes us on a creative journey where technology, infrastructure and human beings are combined to create a vision of the future.
As the UK’s only Green Party MP, Caroline fights for better ways to live and work, arguing that our traditional ideas of economic growth have become a distraction.
Karen Pine shares with us her work on how we achieve significant personal growth not by changing what we think, but what we do. Hear the stories of the people she’s helped.
Pam Warhurst likes to shake things up. She tells her story of seized opportunities, healthy communities and working quickly with great impact.
Margaret Elliot believes we should do the right thing by one another – not just in our daily actions, but in the way we create, own and run businesses.