Stories

A Lifetime of Entrepreneurship – with Neil Barnfather MBE, VP, UK and Ireland, GoodMaps.

Continuing our look at disability and entrepreneurship, Untapped co-founder, Anna Parisi, spoke to Neil Barnfather, one of the UK’s most prolific entrepreneurs, to discuss resilience, challenging conventions and creating 19 successful businesses. Neil has enjoyed success in various sectors, from e-commerce to fintech. Today, he is VP, UK and Ireland, for GoodMaps, the company revolutionising how visually impaired people navigate indoor environments.

A mother’s story of managing work, parenthood and mental health

Noelle Forde, Senior Underwriter, Zurich Life Assurance plc and Tackle Your Feelings Ambassador takes us through her journey of dealing with postnatal depression and how she has used the tools and techniques she learnt over the past few years to cope with balancing full-time work, homeschooling and other maternal duties during the pandemic.

Can companies help abolish the death penalty?

Carleen Pickard, Ethical Campaigns Specialist at LUSH, articulates why companies need to push for justice reform, including the abolition of the death penalty, and how they can do so.

Exploring the Circular Economy and SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production – with Marcelo Behar, VP Sustainability, Natura &Co.

As part of our 'Regenerate' series, in partnership with 2N Management, we are exploring the way organisations are applying circular economy practices across multiple industries as an effective framework for achieving the UN Global Goals, speaking to the leaders who are changing the way we produce and consume goods. In this article, Marcelo Behar, VP Sustainability at global cosmetics group Natura &Co, shares the steps its subsidiary brands are taking to reach their target of 95%+ renewable ingredients, and 95%+ biodegradable formulas, by 2030.

Extending Product and Material Lifespan – with Alina Bassi, Founder & CEO, Kleiderly

As part of our 'Regenerate' channel, we hone in on one of the main objectives in a circular economy - the drive to eliminate waste and pollution, inviting entrepreneurs working towards extending the lifespan of the products, materials and services they use, to share with their success stories and the barriers that still affect them whilst operating in a predominantly linear system.

Fried chicken and fair chances – how this company provides meaningful work to people with difficult pasts

As part of our Reimagining Justice channel, we're profiling justice champions, shining a spotlight on the organisations and leaders working to build a more fair and equal society. Joe Deloss is the Founder of Hot Chicken Takeover, a restaurant chain with the mission to provide supportive employment to men and women who need a fair chance at work, helping them to overcome circumstances such as previous incarceration, homelessness and addiction. In this article, Joe shares the wide-ranging benefits of employing fair chance hiring practices, both as a business and a community.

The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Steve Butterworth, CEO, Neighbourly

With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. We caught up with Steve Butterworth, CEO, Neighbourly, who has just closed out a £3m Series A funding round, to get his views, as an impact entrepreneur who has raised funds in these difficult times.