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The Kindness Economy

Aug 26, 2021

In the UK last year, if you were a woman, just 2.9 per cent of
venture capital went to you.

If you were a black business founder you saw just 0.2 per cent of
all investment capital.

And if you were a black woman, it was a mere 0.02 per cent.

"Those numbers mean there are a lot of individuals who are not
being funded who...


Aug 19, 2021

John Schoolcraft’s LinkedIn profile lists everything from dishwashing to shop assistant, DJ to Alice Cooper’s security guard among his previous jobs.

But there’s one that he will forever be synonymous with: global chief creative officer at Oatly. Along with CEO Toni Petersson, John has transformed the unknown...


Aug 12, 2021

Richard Walker has taken his father’s business in a new direction since taking the helm. A passionate believer in the good that all businesses can do, and the critical importance of their role in combatting environmental damage, he’s committed to initiatives including banning palm oil in own-brand products to waging...


Aug 5, 2021

We’re doing our bit, we’re buying green energy right? Not always. In fact, a third of the energy that’s marketed as renewable is in fact greenwashed by companies using loopholes in legislation. Juliet Davenport set up Good Energy in 1999, the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier.

Today the company...


Jul 29, 2021

Anna Blackburn is the first non-family member to run the jeweller Beaverbrooks. She’s also its first female managing director. And she’s more than doubled profits since she took the helm of the business.

Anna has done this by building on a foundation already in place at Beaverbrooks which has always invested in its...