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We're sorry to announce that, because of rail industrial action, our 4 November 2022 event is now postponed until 2023.

We'll update with further details of date, location and speakers as they're confirmed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Sustainable Leader Conference 2022

Whether it's the global covid-19 pandemic, the cost of living crisis, climate change or the war in Ukraine, recent history has shown us that investing in the future sustainability of our businesses, communities and climate is essential.

Future sustainability requires innovative thinking now. That’s why the Salt Sustainable Leader Conference is bringing together leading voices from business, policy, finance and development for a day of keynotes, networking and workshops so that together we can build impact driven businesses that last.

This is an opportunity for leaders from across sectors to engage with the key issues of sustainable leadership, organisations, finance and planet, and to hear from those pioneering the way forward.    

Hear directly from leading voices - and what to expect on the day

Having previously hosted contributors such as former Christian Aid CEO Amanda Mukwashi, Lord Michael Hastings, Gemma McGough, Paul Polman and James Perry, the Sustainable Leader Conference offers a unique opportunity to hear directly from leading voices within an limited gathering.

Throughout the day you will:   

  • Network with leaders, innovators, and peers.  
  • Hear from leading voices from across the values-based business world.   
  • Be inspired and equipped to lead better businesses.  
  • Learn more about the Salt Network, and how you can partner with us to make an impact at home and abroad.  

Founded by Christian Aid, The Salt Network exists to inform, support, and equip values-based business leaders to:

  • maximise their impact
  • run better businesses 
  • create a more prosperous and fairer future for all

Event Speakers:

We are pleased to announce our amazing line up quality and industry award winning speakers. All four of our keynote speakers are creative entrepreneurs who believe that business can and should be used as a force for good in the world.

Busola Sodiende - Worked in senior positions in Banking. Until 2019, she was the CFO for the Global Markets business in EMEA at State Street Bank, where she held 4 Board positions. Busola’s career has transitioned into a multi-disciplinary role that supports mission-led organisations, focused on the Social Theme in ESG across Financial Services, Not for Profit and Charities.

Jason Stockwood - Currently Chairman of Grimsby Town Football Club. I’m also on the UK board of B Corp, a Venture investor in early-stage tech businesses and was previously Vice Chairman of Simply Business - a business insurance provider trying to disrupt financial services with technology, service and data. I am a father, husband, philosophy graduate, writer and an accidental businessman trying to help redefine the next era of capitalism to be more inclusive.

Julia Davies - A former lawyer and co-founder of outdoor company Osprey Europe, Julia works under the mantra We Have The POWER (Protect Our World - Educate Restore). Julia is an angel investor, philanthropist and environmental campaigner dedicating her time, skills and resources to tackling the climate and biodiversity crisis and inter-connected social issues.

Claire Talbot-Jones -  An entrepreneur with a mission to build confidence and resilience. Clare is blazing a trail in the Insurance industry since launching commercial insurance brokerage Talbot Jones Ltd with her husband, Richard, in 2016. Named Rising Star in Insurance 2019, winner of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Building Public Trust award and listed as an Elite Woman in Insurance, she presented a warmly received TEDx on Pursuing Fearlessness last year.

Read more about our speakers here