Past Events

The Future of Ethical Hospitality

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The hospitality industry was amongst the hardest hit by the pandemic. As the industry starts to recover, organisations are facing two simultaneous challenges – responding to the global surge towards sustainability, and becoming more ethical employers. Our panel of award-winning chefs, restauranteurs, and business leaders discussed how the hospitality industry is rising to these challenges, and what more needs to be done.

Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, with Paul Hawken

Can we really end the climate crisis in one generation? Author, activist, and entrepreneur Paul Hawken believes so. Regeneration is Paul’s new book outlining a visionary blueprint for climate progress, and he was joined in conversation by Clover Hogan and John Elkington to discuss how to get the job done.

Richard Powers in conversation on his new book Bewilderment

Richard Powers, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, whose books have been endorsed by Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Emma Thomson, joined us at The Conduit in partnership with the How To Academy. He was in conversation with Razia Iqbal about his new book Bewilderment, the story of a widower searching for life elsewhere in the cosmos whilst his brilliant misfit of a son struggles to make sense of life on our own perilous planet.

First Friends: Gary Ginsberg in conversation

Gary Ginsberg served as a legal aide in Bill Clinton’s White House. In his new book First Friends, he offers a unique insight into the powerful, unsung, and unelected people who have shaped American presidents and their politics. Listen to Gary's first talk in the UK, where he was be in conversation with Tortoise Media’s Alexandra Mousavizadeh.

CLIMATE JUSTICE AND THE LAW: FIRESIDE CHAT WITH JAMES THORNTON

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We held a fireside chat with James Thornton, the Founding CEO of Client Earth and Paul van Zyl, Co-Founder of The Conduit, as they discussed the future of climate litigation and the implications of climate justice in ensuring that governments and companies commit towards ensuring a just net zero emission future.

WORDS OF WISDOM

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We all have the power to inspire and be inspired by others. Yet, how often do we stop to reflect on those who have influenced our lives for the better? And for movements such as women’s rights, how do we acknowledge and honour those who have paved the way for us to enjoy freedom and choice?

WHY THE WORLD NEEDS BLACK FEMINIST MOVEMENTS

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The needs of Black women and feminist organisations have long and often historically been the least likely to be well resourced and, on top of these injustices, the COVID pandemic has intensified inequalities of which Black women have been further affected.

BREXIT: A NEW LANDSCAPE FOR SOCIETAL PROGRESS

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We will discuss the implications of Brexit and opportunities on the horizon – for the future of UK business, environment, policy on citizens’ rights and Britain’s influence in the world today.

A FAIR FUTURE FOR ALL

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July marks the 70th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention which provides the framework of the internationally defined rights of refugees, as well as the legal obligations of States to protect them.

BUSINESS AT ITS BEST

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The world needs business at its best – creating opportunities, helping to resolve global issues, and adding value to society. So how can we change the way we do business in order to create a better future for all?