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Matthew Barrett is the Co-Founder of Goal Click, a global football storytelling platform helping people understand one another and the world through football. In this article, he introduces Goal Click Refugees, a series run in partnership with UNHCR, and articulates why the private sector must have a role in supporting displaced people around the world. Part of ‘Game On’ - a content stream exploring the intersection of sport, business and social impact, run in partnership with thinkBeyond.
Continuing our look at disability and employment, we are showcasing organisations going above and beyond the mandate around the world. In this article, we see what one hotel chain can teach us about seeing beyond disability and poor education to create an engaged and loyal workforce.
Radha Balani, Director of Design and Facilitation at thinkBeyond, explains how the organisation adapted quickly to devise a funding model which has supported the sport-for-good sector around the world during the pandemic.
In this interview series, we are profiling the winners of the 2020 MB100; leaders combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
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.