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.
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.
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.
What can we learn from the MB100? Each of these leaders address the SDGs in innovative ways, incubating new approaches to development.
Gary Shaughnessy, Chair of Parkinson's UK and Z Zurich Foundation and former CEO EMEA, Zurich Insurance, shares his personal story of managing the progressive neurological condition, and the lessons learnt that can help others navigate uncertainty and stress within the workplace.
We spoke with Angela Matthews, Head of Policy and Research, to understand more about the Business Disability Forum and disability employment legislation in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
Businesses 'have the key to the door' when it comes to social justice issues - but the majority aren't using it. Activist Jamira Burley, speaks to RBIJ's CEO, Celia Ouellette, about the state of the criminal justice system in America, and how businesses can best leverage their influence to drive change.