We meet quarterly and invite along expert speakers to address a particular theme or challenge at most meetings. We also put together ad hoc events in connection with report launches or major developments affecting the sector. Since 2005, we have heard from the following organisations and speakers.
David Johnston, Chief Executive of the Social Mobility Foundation, briefed participants on the new Social Mobility Employer Index – a joint initiative from the Social Mobility Foundation and the Social Mobility Commission. The Index aims to showcase firms improving social mobility in the UK by recruiting and progressing the best talent , regardless of their social background.
Kathryn Davies and Maisie Monroe, Programme Managers with The Sutton Trust, presented on how to develop sector-wide responses to promote social mobility.
Jenny Baskerville, Public Affairs Senior Manager & Social Mobility Lead at KPMG, gave an account of how the company has positioned itself to secure a more diverse intake of talent.
Dr Gus Hosein, Executive Director, Privacy International and Sophie Rahm, ESG Analyst, Schroders presented on data privacy and human rights, including findings from the report Why Investors Should Care about Data Security Risk.
Craig Bennett, CEO, Friends of the Earth spoke about media’s role in addressing climate change.
Hannah Harrison, Sustainable Development Manager: Strategy and Consumer Brands at SABMiller, shared experiences and thoughts on how to integrate sustainability into core strategy.