Past Events

CITIZENS: Why the Key to Fixing Everything is All of Us

Activist, author and co-founder of the New Citizenship Project, Jon Alexander, for an exploration of his new book- CITIZENS: Why the Key to Fixing Everything is All of Us

How to end FGM by 2030

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More than 200 million girls and women across the globe have undergone FGM, that’s over 1 in 20 girls and women in the world. Yet this is an issue that is entirely solvable. So what can we do? Our expert panel, alongside FGM activists tuning in from across Africa, discussed how we can harness the power of media to bring an end to FGM by 2030.

The Future of Circular Fashion

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The need for the world to shift from a linear, take-make-waste economy to a circular economy is becoming more compelling every day, and nowhere is this transition more urgent than in the fashion industry. But how will the fashion industry, and fast fashion in particular, make this transition?”

Still Breathing: 100 Black Voices on Racism

An exploration of the acclaimed new book Still Breathing: 100 Voices on Racism, alongside its co-editor Suzzette Llewellyn and contributors Albie Amankona and Bonnie Greer.

Environmental Frontline with David Shukman: Radical Action Required

As climate and ecological emergencies are declared, and in the wake of COP26 in Glasgow, join acclaimed broadcaster, environmental journalist and former BBC Science Editor David Shukman alongside a panel of guest speakers to reflect on Glasgow and explore the radical action that are needed now to convert climate commitments into action.

Poles Apart: Why People Turn Against Each Other, and How to Bring Them Together

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Why do people become divided? What steps can we all take to reduce hostility and bring about understanding?

How can innovative finance support refugee integration?

According to the UNHCR, global resettlement will increase to 1,473,156 people in 2022. In the current global context, with ongoing conflict preventing refugees from safely returning home, overburdened asylum systems that limit possibilities of local integration, and the effects of a global pandemic further impacting the precarious situation of many refugees- the need for increased resettlement opportunities is more urgent than ever.

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.

Tax vs Philanthropy: What Can the Government Do That I Can’t Do Better?

The UK is one of the most unequal developed countries in the world, and this is causing tensions within our democracy. Is more taxation the way to reduce inequalities? Or is it time for super-rich philanthropists to step up to address social needs and innovation gaps? Chancellors of the Exchequers? Or philanthropists’ chequebooks?

Race for Tomorrow: Simon Mundy in Conversation

Simon Mundy recently travelled across six continents to meet the people embroiled in a race to survive, adapt, and innovate as a response to climate change. He brings personal stories from the people he met – scientists, miners, entrepreneurs, farmers, and senior policymakers – to The Conduit for a rich and ranging discussion on life on the front lines of the climate crisis.