Join us for an interactive evening of stimulating discussion, compelling insight and collaborative solution circles, in partnership with The DO. Founder and CEO of The Do, Florian Hoffman, will introduce us to his new book Our New World (Die Neue Welt), which takes the reader on a journey to the places and people that have already arrived in the future: young entrepreneurs, innovators, founders and leaders who are courageously shaping a better world. Demonstrating the huge potential for creating a better future today, Our New World provides a platform to launch into a discussion with our expert panel, addressing the climate crisis from fresh perspectives and alternative angles and focusing on the importance of community and collaboration.
The event will culminate in convening in multiple Solution Circles, challenging each other to come up with answers to how we can begin to upskill individuals in order to transform our economy and organisation at speed.
Florian Hoffmann – Florian is a social innovator, entrepreneur and founder of The DO. He is a leader in catalysing action on a new economy that is sustainable, innovative and equitable and that this is good for society as well as for business. He is passionate about championing new forms of learning that will help us all thrive in it. Florian has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs from over 100 countries across the world. His work has impacted millions of people, for which he has been recognized with numerous awards. In 2017, he was named one of the World Economic Forum’s 100 Young Global Leaders. His work has been covered widely in publications such as the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Monocle (media company) and more.
Ipsi Bhatia – As Director, Business and Employee Engagement at Count Us In, Ipsita works with companies to spotlight the significant role employees play in motivating their people to tackle the climate crisis. Combining her experience in leadership development and programme design skills, she has supported companies from the retail to professional services sectors to develop their engagement plans alongside ambitious sustainability goals. Passionate about building a fair and inclusive future, Ipsita joined Leaders’ Quest (LQ) in 2016 after completing an MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development from University College London (UCL). At UCL she focused on the socio-economic impact of climate & environmental change on vulnerable and low-income groups in the Global South.
Niall Dunne – In 2018 Niall joined Polymateria as a CEO, passionate about businesses aligning with an authentic purpose and contributing to sustainability in the long term. His goal is to tackle the global crisis of plastic waste and thus moving the company and science towards developing innovative solutions to solve global plastic pollution. Despite his work, Niall collaborated with the World Economic Forum YGL and the Global Agenda Councils on Sustainable Consumption.
Scilla Elworthy – Scilla boldly turns her vision into action. After founding the oxford research group in 1982, she developed effective dialogue between nuclear weapon policy-makers worldwide and their critics. For her deeply transforming work, she was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize and received the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003. In the same year, Scilla founded Peace Direct funding, promoting and learning from people who are doing hands-on peace work.
Michael Norton – Michael is the Honorary Director and a Trustee of CIVA, promoting social entrepreneurship and youth action across the UK. In his early career, he was in merchant banking (Samuel Montagu) where he invented the split capital investment trust. Further, Michael was involved in publishing, helping to establish the book club and mail order publishing division of BPC Publishing (part of the British Printing Corporation) which he became Managing Director of in 1970. He is the author of numerous books on fundraising and charitable status including ‘Writing Better Fundraising Applications’ , ‘The WorldWide Fundraiser’s Handbook’ , and ‘The Complete Fundraising Handbook’ , all published by Directory of Social Change.
Seth Tabatznik – Seth is the founder of Be The Earth Foundation and later co-founded 42 Acres, bringing his dedication and passion for the environment into the initiatives. In 2011 he began to manage Berti Investments empowering small and young businesses in the UK which are focussed on the environment.