The Purpose Podcast

The Purpose Podcast, brought to you by Social Business Trust marks SBT’s 10th anniversary and #DecadeofDifference. We explore social impact, corporate purpose, and social innovation. Bringing diverse voices and perspectives from within and around Social Business Trust’s network, we look at the importance of the social enterprise sector in an ever-changing world and highlight how working in partnership with businesses can help social enterprises and charities grow and deliver life-changing impact.

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Episode 5: Corporate purpose

Wednesday Mar 31, 2021

Wednesday Mar 31, 2021

In this episode, Toby Amis hands over to host Simon Milton, Founder of Pulse Brands and SBT Trustee. Simon welcomes Lucinda Case, Managing Director, Thomson Reuters, Simon Ridpath, Managing Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys, and David Dunckley, CEO, Grant Thornton. Guests discuss what purpose means to them, what's important in their firms and the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Wednesday Mar 10, 2021

This episode features experts from Kantar, the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. It brings valuable lessons on identifying and measuring impact for social enterprises, charities and corporates alike. Ben Collins, Commercial Director, Anna Salter, Evaluation Director and Mary Suffield, Research Manager join host Toby Amis (Refinitiv).

Tuesday Feb 16, 2021

Host Toby Amis talks to three CEOs at the forefront of social enterprise. Anne-Marie Canning MBE, CEO of The Brilliant Club, Chris Wright, CEO of Catch22 and Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa, CEO of Career Ready. Guests discuss how social enterprises and charities are playing a crucial role in driving opportunities for people from underrepresented backgrounds. 

Tuesday Jan 26, 2021

Volunteering and its role in the economy. Larissa Joy, OBE (Chair at SBT), Steve Varley (Global Vice Chair, Sustainability at EY) and Andy Haldane, speaking in his capacity as Founder and Trustee of Pro Bono Economics (Chief Economist and the Executive Director of Monetary Analysis and Research at the Bank of England), reflect on the role of volunteering, not only on the economy, but society as a whole.

Monday Dec 14, 2020

In our first episode, we speak to Adele Blakebrough, MBE (CEO and co-founder, Social Business Trust), Sir Damon Buffini (co-founder, Social Business Trust and founding partner of Permira), and Charles Leadbeater (author and innovator) to reflect on the past decade and consider what the future looks like for Social Enterprises and Charities in a post-COVID world.

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