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Reinventing Partnerships

Is the binary world where business makes money and NGOs do good coming to an end? Are deeper partnerships between these strange bedfellows critical to both parties unlocking their potential? GSK and Save the Children, Interface and the Zoological Society of London, O2 and UK Youth are partnerships that hint at a future of convergence. Where the private sector delivers more public good, and where charities and NGOs have greater reach. Where society benefits, and faith in capitalism is restored. Are we smoking the funny stuff? For many, the defining feature of these partnerships is that they a...Read more

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Connected leadership

One of the most inspiring panels that the Crowd has put on. Three of the UK’s most articulate business leaders (Lord Browne, Sacha Romanovitch and Helena Morrissey) and a savvy tech entrepreneur (Tommy Stadlen) discuss what we mean by connected leadership with Axel Threlfall. There is an openness and honesty in this conversation that is not often seen in business. Do they represent a new generation of connected leaders, and what are they doing differently? Read more

Get ready to vote: EU referendum

With just a few days to go, you may want to remind yourself of all pros and cons of remaining or leaving the EU based on the environmental equation. Here’s a summary of the top arguments in and out drawn from the opinions that Caroline Lucas MP, Michael Liebreich, Lord Callanan, Professor Paul Ekins OBE well expressed at the Crowd’s Referendum Debate.    CASE FOR REMAIN   Cross-border nature of environmental problems. They don’t queue at borders waiting for their passports to be checked. They are by their very nature cross-border, and therefore need cr... Read more

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System Revolutionaries

On the 9th June we celebrated the ultimate in the art of change, the ability of individuals or small groups to transform the wider world around them. 250 pioneering minds met at that crucible of scientific revolution, the Royal Institution in Piccadilly, to share their experiences, and gain deeper insights into what it takes to shift a system. Our panellists had remarkable experiences of driving change. Jonathon Porritt, our host, has spent most of his career challenging the economic and political  systems and he was joined by;     Santiago Gowland, Managing Direct... Read more

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