Group Image shot from Social Impact Day 2020 Social Impact Day 2020

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?

Panel Members        

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)


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!

Register for Social Impact Day 2021