Past Events

Leader as Healer: Nicholas Janni in Conversation

Join Nicholas Janni, an author and leadership consultant with a focus on deep presence, as he discusses his new book, Leader as Healer: a call to break from the chronically imbalanced ways of thinking and functioning that have become the norm in so many corporate cultures. During his talk, which will include an experiential exercise of mindfulness, Nicholas will set out the pillars and key practices of a new paradigm of leadership, one that may be more urgently needed than ever.

The Power of Shareholder Activism

High-profile shareholder activism is gaining traction on both sides of the Atlantic as a key tool in driving positive social and environmental change in business. Three veteran voices in the field will explain what it is, how it works and share their experiences of forcing some of the biggest corporations in the world to commit to climate action and stronger policies affecting workers and consumers. Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive of ShareAction, which has won a series of campaigns since 2020 at Barclays, HSBC, Tesco and Unilever, will join Georgia Stewart, CEO of Tumelo, a financial technology scale-up. They will be discussing where they see this movement going and explaining the importance of the shareholder as influencer and activist. Alongside them will be Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor in Chief at MoneyWeek, whose brilliant new book, Share Power, sets out how ordinary people can change the way that capitalism works – and make money too. Merryn will be signing copies of her book after the event.

Anger, Activism and Healing: Lama Rod Owens & Nova Reid in Conversation

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We were joined by Lama Rod Owens, Activist, Buddhist minister and bestselling author of Love & Rage and Nova Reid, Activist and author of The Good Ally they discussed their books and why love and anger are vital ingredients to activism and collective healing. The discussion will be chaired by poet, educator and psychologist, Dr Sanah Ahsan.

Eye on Afghanistan: Shukria Barakzai in conversation

Afghan politician, journalist and a prominent Muslim feminist Shukria Barakzai as she reflects on the future of Afghanistan, 5 months since she fled the nation following the dramatic takeover by the Taliban.