Past Events

FROM BEAN TO CUP: CREATING A TRANSPARENT COFFEE SUPPLY CHAIN

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We learnt more about the initiatives creating a more efficient coffee supply chain and, in the process, addressing disparities in power and improving livelihoods around the world.

Salma El-Wardany in Conversation

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Salma El-Wardany is a writer, poet and presenter and in her new book, These Impossible Things, she tells the story of three women coming to terms with the life choices that they have made. This is a tale of reconciling love, loss, faith, womanhood and friendship, and how one moment, in a life where everything feels at odds, can change everything. Join Salma as she takes us through themes of female friendships and challenging the current depiction of Muslim women in the media as well as faith, sex and love and loss.

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.

GREENING OUR CITIES: THE RISE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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We explored recent government policies introduced to accelerate the deployment of EVs, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on urban mobility, the deployment of EV charging infrastructure, and the implications of electricity and battery demand.

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?

ANGER TO ACTION: MOBILISING GLOBAL CLIMATE MOVEMENTS

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We spoke with champions of global climate movements to explore how we may chart new paths towards action, unpack the challenges that arise along the way, and share key insights on what it takes to mobilise effective movements.