GGA 2023 – The Purpose Summit


Event Resources…

You can watch all the sessions recorded in the Great Hall as well as listen to the voice recordings from the Greenwashing, Partnerships and Culture Change sessions in Prince’s Suite by visiting our YouTube channel. There are also shortcuts to the links below.

Session notes for all sessions in all rooms can be downloaded here.

Photos from the event can be downloaded here. Please note that you may use these for any purposes free-of-charge, but please ensure you retain the photographers’ watermarks.

A day of inspiration, impact, and much food for thought…

Where do we begin reflecting on the inaugural Purpose Summit held last week? We were thrilled to be in the company of so many industry leaders and practitioners, all with the same end goal in mind – to push meaningful ‘purpose’ to the very top of the agenda. We heard from a wealth of experts discussing where they were, where they are now, and where they’re aiming for – and divined some amazing advice in the process.

We’re now able to share recording of some of the key sessions from the Great Hall (more to follow soon):

Opening Plenary
Speakers: Natalie Campbell, Co-CEO, Belu Water; Margaret Heffernan, Author and Professor of Practice, University of Bath School of Management; Solitaire Townsend, Co-Founder, Futerra
Chairs: Martin Wright, Director, Positive News and Louisa Harris, Head of Sustainability and System Change, Brandpie
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Going up in Circles: Making the most of the Circular Economy
Speakers: Chidubem Nwabufo, ESG Strategy, Climate Risk and Circularity, KPMG; Harriet Lamb, Chief Executive, WRAP; Mark Jankovich, Founder, Chief Executive and CSO, Delphis Eco; Louisa Ziane, Co-Founder, Toast Ale; Gareth Dinnage, Managing Director, Seacourt
Chair: Martin Wright, Director, Positive News
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How to Communicate your Purpose in an Age of Greenwash (voice recording)
Speakers: Alex Robinson, Chief Executive, Hubbub; Sam Williams, Co-CEO, Barley Communications; Jonathan Malyon, Managing Director and Founder, We Are Tilt
Chair: Kate Levine, Strategic Communications Expert
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How to Build successful Partnerships without Risking your Business Model or Reputation (voice recording)
Speakers: John Sage, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Tideway; Mark Game, Chief Executive, The Bread and Butter Thing; Nicky O’Malley, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Global Action Plan and Karen Lewis, Marketing Manager, Persil/Dirt Is Good; Wayne Hemingway MBE, Partner, HemingwayDesign and Maria Chenoweth, Chief Executive, TRAID
Chair: Jon Khoo, Chair, Surfers Against Sewage
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Horizon Scanning: The Next Sunrise Sectors
Speakers: Sophie Dres, Head of Communications, neustark; Richard James MacCowan, Biofuturist and Founder, Biomimicry Innovation Lab; Conal Cunningham, Managing Director, Mr Bug; Trewin Restorick, Founder, Sizzle Innovation; Matt Sexton, Chief Transformation Officer, Futerra
Chair: Martin Wright, Director, Positive News
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How to Embed Purpose, Nurture Talent, and Empower Diversity at Every Level of the Business (voice recording)
Speakers: Bola Gibson, Head of Responsible Business, Osborne Clark; Will Akerman, Founder and MD, Connectr; Beth Knight, Director, Sustainable Leaders Ltd; Hetti Dysch, People Lead, City to Sea; Laura Gherasim. Director, Sustainable Futures, Capgemini Invent UK
Chair: Lewis Iwu, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Purpose Union
Listen here >

Secrets from the C-Suite
Speakers: Judith Everett, Executive Director of Purpose, Sustainability & Stakeholder, The Crown Estate; Martin Bunch, Managing Partner, Bates Wells; Matthew Owen, Chief Executive, Cool Earth; Gavin Starks, Founder, Icebreaker One
Chair: Louisa Harris, Head of Sustainability and System Change, Brandpie
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Winners in the Spotlight – What GOOD looks like
2023 GGA Gold winners share their success stories and best practice. What worked, what didn’t and why they’ve scooped gold.
Chair: Martin Wright, Director, Positive News
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