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This is event is now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please make an application below and we will come back to you if a place becomes available. On the 6th June we give our stage to two of the most purposeful leaders in business today, Sacha Romanovitch and Rick Ridgeway. Rick Ridgeway is Patagonia’s VP of Public Engagement, an extraordinary climber, and is a force behind the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Worn Wear and many other purpose driven campaigns. Patagonia embraces environmental activism to the extent of asking its customers to buy less and reflec...Read more

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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

The Purposeful story of a reformed forklift truck driver

I once drove a forklift truck in an industrial flour mill. Besides showing off our driving skills to startled millers, the main excitement for me and my fellow micro-truckers was to “accidentally” pierce the bottom bags on the pallet.  This was wonderfully messy and also created work for an army of day labourers who swept the flour back into the system.    We, the Lewis Hamiltons of the factory floor, saw our infantile misdeeds as contributing to a form of circular economy: creating jobs to recycle the flour.  In the absence of anything better from the company... Read more

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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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