Mark brought his energetic approach to the whole of Meaning 2017 as our guest director and host. In his opening talk he sets out his hopes for a day full of conviction, optimism, purpose and connection.
Thriving in conditions of extreme disruption and uncertainty, Médecins Sans Frontières is truly remarkable. Vickie Hawkins shares with us an insight into MSF’s role in the world.
Ynzo tells the remarkable story of Tony’s Chocolonely, founded to radically change the way we think about chocolate and the people whose labour brings it to our shelves.
Mark is the visionary evangelist for the future who brought his energetic approach to the whole of Meaning 2017. In this his closing talk he guides us through the 8 principles of successful optimists.
Juliet’s business Good Energy is subverting the conventional giants of the energy sector. She describes her journey from physicist to activist entrepreneur.
Oliver explains why he set up a beekeeping venture on the rooftops of Copenhagen, creating value, purpose, jobs – and delicious honey.
Hilary Jones lifts the lid on cosmetics company Lush, showing us how a firm ethical vision has shaped the development, practices and policies of this growing brand.
Two years after appealing for help, Iain tells us how a community with drive and vision has come together to create something very special in Brighton.
David Hieatt believes in quality. With a single-minded focus, he has built companies, manufactured products, created employment and rebuilt the livelihood and well-being of a town.
Pam Warhurst likes to shake things up. She tells her story of seized opportunities, healthy communities and working quickly with great impact.
Margaret Elliot believes we should do the right thing by one another – not just in our daily actions, but in the way we create, own and run businesses.
Brighton community leader Iain Chambers took a stand at Meaning 2012, feeling the goodwill in the room giving him inspiration on his quest to save a community venue.