On 27 May 2021, the Gandhi Centre will once again hold our successful 'Social Impact Day’, hosting industry experts, investors, academics, and ‘Ideas to Impact Challenge’ (i2i) teams to help us celebrate and discuss various elements of social impact through stimulating panel discussion and special guest speakers!
We will host industry experts, investors, academics, and previous i2i finalists to kick off some inspiring discussion and explore how enterprise can have huge, positive social impact and address real global problems.
Shortlisted i2i teams will also produce and showcase their plans to positively impact one million lives in front of guests and an expert judging panel.
12:30 – 12:45 Welcome
Dr Sankalp Chaturvedi, Director, Gandhi Centre for Inclusive Innovation
12:45 – 12:55 Honorary Keynote - 'Leading with Purpose'
Paul Polman – Co-founder & Co-Chair of Imagine; former CEO of Unilever
12:55 – 13:00 Break
13:00 – 13:50 Panel Discussion – 'Redefining Purpose'
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?
- Dal Bamford – CCO at Tenth Revolution Group
- Haider Imam – Founder of Tao Leadership
- Poornima Luthra – CEO of TalentED Consultancy
- Keshav Murugesh – Group CEO of WNS Global Services
- Simone Koo Ishikawa (Moderator) - GCII, Imperial College London
13:50 – 14:00 Special Address - 'Future Proofing Leadership'
Tom Cummings - NOW partners, Competent Boards, ex-Head of Learning at Unilever
14:00 – 15:10 Ideas to Impact Challenge (i2i)
5 mins presentation per team (5 mins Q&A)
- Eva Arh – Investor at 3VC
- Francesca Baillieu – Investor at Project A Ventures
- Bethany Greer – Investor at Bethnal Green Ventures
- Pavel Skalin – Board member at Angels Den & Co-Founder at Savium
15:10 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 15:25 Special Address - 'Purpose for the Greater Good'
Sydney Price – CEO of The Knew Purpose, ex SVP at Kate Spade & Company
15:25 - 15:40 Closing Remarks
Prof Francisco Veloso, Dean, Imperial College Business School
i2i Challenge – Prize Announcements
15:40 – Close & Social Opportunity
Owing to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and following the success of last year's event we have decided to again host this year's Social Impact Day online, so please register for your ticket now in order to receive the link details and updates as we send them out.
We look forward to seeing you there!