Event details

27 May 2021
12:30 - 17:00

Join us online for Social Impact Day, where the Gandhi Centre for Inclusive Innovation will host industry experts, investors and academics to explore how we can achieve real social impact.

This year's theme is 'the future of purpose-driven work' and the event will comprise of inspiring panel discussions around how enterprise can have huge, positive social impact and address real global problems.

Shortlisted Ideas to Impact Challenge teams will also showcase their plans to positively impact one million lives in front of guests and an expert judging panel in the challenge final.

Agenda

12:30 – 12:45: Welcome 
Dr Sankalp Chaturvedi, Director, Gandhi Centre for Inclusive Innovation

12:45 – 12:55: Honorary keynote
Paul Polman – Co-founder & Co-Chair of Imagine; former CEO of Unilever 

12:55 – 13:00: Break

13:00 – 13:50: Panel discussion – future of purpose-driven work
As we build back in a ‘post-Covid’ world, what are the considerations for the global workforce? Remote or hybrid? What are the implications, and how are we setting up to energise the workforce around purpose?

Panel Members        

  • Dal Bamford, CCO, Tenth Revolution Group
  • Haider Imam, Founder, Tao Leadership 
  • Poornima Luthra, CEO, TalentED Consultancy 
  • Keshav Murugesh, CEO, WNS Global Services
  • Moderated by Simone Koo Ishikawa, Honorary Practice Fellow, GCII Imperial College

13:50 – 14:00: Special address
Tom Cummings, NOW partners, Competent Boards; ex-Head of Learning, Unilever

14:00 – 15:10: Ideas to Impact Challenge
5 mins presentation per team (5 mins Q&A)

Judges                

  • Eva Arh, Investor, 3VC 
  • Francesca Baillieu, Investor, Project A Ventures 
  • Bethany Greer, Investor, Bethnal Green Ventures
  • Pavel Skalin, board member, Angels Den; co-founder, Savium 

15:10 – 15:15: Break

15:15 – 15:25: Special address 
 Sydney Price, CEO of The Knew Purpose, ex SVP at Kate Spade & Company

15:25 – 15:40: Closing remarks

  • Professor Francisco Veloso, Dean, Imperial College Business School
  • Ideas to Impact Challenge prize announcements

15:40: Close and social opportunity

 

Keynote speakers

Paul Polman

Paul Polman

Co-founder & Co-Chair of Imagine; former CEO of Unilever
Sydney Price

Sydney Price

CEO of The Knew Purpose, ex SVP at Kate Spade & Company
Tom Cummings

Tom Cummings

NOW partners, Competent Boards, ex-Head of Learning at Unilever

Panel members

Daljit Bamford

Daljit Bamford

CCO, Tenth Revolution Group
Haider Imam

Haider Imam

Founder, Tao Leadership
Keshav Murugesh

Keshav Murugesh

Group CEO, WNS Global Services
Poornima Luthra

Poornima Luthra

CEO, TalentED Consultancy

Ideas to Impact judges

Bethany Greer

Bethany Greer

Investor, Bethnal Green Ventures
Eva Arh

Eva Arh

Investor, 3VC
Francesca Baillieu

Francesca Baillieu

Investor, Project A Ventures

Pavel Skalin

Board Member, Angels Den; Co-founder, Savium

Event details

27 May 2021
12:30 - 17:00

Event details

Date: 27 May 2021
Time: 12:30 - 17:00