Join us for our exclusive conference as we explore faith, business and the Sustainable Development Goals. The conference provides a unique opportunity to learn how you can be supported and equipped to be a changemaker in whichever business God has called you to. Listen to business leaders from a range of sectors and hear how they’re transforming business, communities and lives. Find out how you can join with other Christian business leaders to be a real force for good in the world. Guest speakers include: Paul Gerrad – Director, Group Policy and Campaigns, at The Co-operative Group Lord Dr (Michael) Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE – Global Head of Citizenships for KPMG International David Connor – founder of the 2030hub and Coethica Sophi Tranchell MBE – Managing Director of Divine Chocolate, the innovative international Fairtrade cocoa cooperative in Ghana Martin Rich – cofounder and Executive Director of Future Fit Foundation Read more about our guest speakers below. As well as high profile speakers from across the faith and business spheres, there will be opportunities to take part in workshops on a wide range of topics such as: Culture making at work B Corps: using business as a force for good Modern slavery in supply chains Future Fit Business Benchmark Finding your rhythm of grace Stop:Start – 10 minute reflections for people on their way to work The Bible and Business Putting purpose into practice – some challenges and opportunities The conference is a day to inspire, support and equip Kingdom business leaders. Tickets cost £55 each. Book your place. #StandTogether
Paul Gerrard, Director, Group Policy Campaigns, at The Co-operative Group
After twenty years in the Civil Service, Paul Gerrard has been Policy and Campaigns Director at the world’s oldest co-operative business, the Co-op, since 2016. He leads their campaigning work including on tackling loneliness, and supporting survivors of slavery, which was recognised by the Stop Slavery award last year.
Lord Dr (Michael) Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE,Global Head of Citizenship for KPMG International
Lord Dr Hastings began his career as a teacher, moving into government service in 1986 and then into television in the 1990s. In 1996 he became the BBC’s Head of Public Affairs and then its first Head of Corporate Social Responsibility in 2003. In 2006 he became KPMG International’s Global Head of Citizenship. In 2011 he became a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the role of business.
David Connor, Founder of the 2030hub and Coethica, and also UK Regional Voice Lead for IMPACT2030
David Connor is the Founder of the 2030hub and Coethica, and also UK RVL for IMPACT2030. He has a twenty-year career as a strategist, communicator and disruptor across the global responsible business spectrum. This includes community engagement in Premier League football, corporate communications in the US and now collaboration with the United Nations. The 2030hub is the pioneering global UN Local2030 hub launched in Liverpool mid-2017, accelerating awareness, city-based relevance and engagement around the UN Sustainable Development Goals through communications, co-working, community and collaboration.
Sophi Tranchell MBE, Group CEO of Divine Chocolate
Sophi Tranchell is Group CEO of Divine Chocolate, the innovative international Fairtrade company co-owned by a cocoa farmers’ co-operative in Ghana. Divine’s success, under Sophi’s leadership, is a powerful sign that social enterprise can deliver at scale, and testament to her passionate commitment to changing the way business is done – in particular, securing fairer, more sustainable and empowering relationships with smallholder farmers around the world.
Martin Rich, Co-Founder Executive Director, Future-Fit Foundation
Martin Rich is a sustainability and impact investment specialist with over 20 years experience in both mainstream and social investment, working for Social Finance, JP Morgan, HSBC and UBS. He has a passion for sustainable development and poverty relief, and holds a range of trustee and advisory roles with Access Foundation, Social Investment Business, and Christian Aid. He is also a worship leader and lay preacher at Christ Church in Ware.