Hundreds of people, representing global corporates, charities and academia are at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to discuss how to ‘combine profit and purpose to tackle pressing societal issues’.
“There has never been a more important time for business to rediscover and re-energise their fundamental purpose in society,” according to event co-hosts, Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founder and CEO of Business Fights Poverty, and Mohamed Amersi, Founder and Chairman of the Amersi Foundation. “Businesses need to embed purpose in the way they do business, in how they engage with the communities around them and in the decisions they take to stand up on the societal issues that matter to them, their employees and their wider stakeholders.”
Holly Branson gave the keynote to kickstart today’s packed programme of inspiring speakers, workshops and sessions.
Excellent keynote by @HollyBranson. “You can find meaning, make a living & change the world”. Looking forward to taking the stage later to talk about business taking action to tackle sexual harassment & GBV @WBG_Gender @FightPoverty @IFC_EAP #BFPOxford #mandeladay #WEconomy pic.twitter.com/CBSOVoxo53
— Ellen Maynes (@EllenClaireM) July 18, 2018
And on what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, listen to Holly’s dad and others talk about the great man.