Good Deals provides a platform for the most inspirational speakers. Last year we were honoured to hear from microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus and chair of Kiva Julie Hanna.
This year we welcome the White House's in-house social innovator and one the UK's leading critics on the financial system.
Jonathan Greenblatt is Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation at the Domestic Policy Council. He is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly.
A serial entrepreneur and social investor, Greenblatt has founded numerous social businesses and foundations including Ethos Water, the African Leadership Foundation, KaBOOM! and RESTORE Products.
He formerly served as CEO of GOOD Worldwide, helping to scale the company from its origins as a publishing business into a diversified media company whose products include the award-winning print title, GOOD Magazine; www.GOOD.Is, a popular online destination; and JUMO, an online membership community.
James Featherby has worked in the City for more than 30 years. For most of this time he was a corporate finance partner of Slaughter and May. He is now personally and professionally involved in a number of investment activities in the UK and Africa, including as Chair of the Church of England Ethical Investment Advisory Group.
Featherby has become one of the leading voices on the financial system, raising thought provoking points about how finance has come to reflect Western thinking that is increasingly individualistic, reductionist, utilitarian, controlling and pragmatic. In his new book 'Of Markets and Men' Featherby sets out his vision to change this.
In it he sets out a radical path for change, one that is both personal and institutional, that is about 'building cathedrals'. Featherby will be outlining his vision at the inaugural Good Deals Lecture, on the first evening of Good Deals.
- Kate Markey, Managing Director, CAN Invest
- Anna Smee, Director of Ventures, Young Foundation
- Dan Brewer, Director, Resonance
- David Floyd, Co-founder, Social Spider CIC
- Bob Thust, Director of Corporate Reponsibility, Deloitte
- Matt Robinson, Director of Strategy and Market Development, Big Society Capital
- Daniela Barone-Soares, CEO, Impetus Trust
- Nigel Kershaw, Chair, Big Issue Invest
- Adam Swersky, Boston Consulting Group, Co-Author 'The First Billion'
- Vinay Nair, European Business Development, Acumen Fund
- John Elkington, Executive Chairman, Volans
- Dimitri Zenghelis, Senior Economic Adviser, Cisco
- Jeremy Nicholls, CEO, SROI Network
- Paul Cheng, Founder and Chair of Trustees of SharedImpact
- Jonathan Jenkins, CEO, Social Investment Business
- Theresa Burton, CEO, Buzzbnk
- Sam Adams, Head of European Financial Advisor Services and Vice President, Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd.
- Martin Rich, Sales Director, Social Finance
- James Bevan, Chief Investment Officer, CCLA
- Sandra Odendahl, Director, Corporate Sustainability, Royal Bank of Canada
- Mark Campanale, Director, Social Stock Exchange
- David Porter, Apposite Capital
- Abbie Rumbold, Bates Wells and Braithwaite
- Phil Caroe, Chief Investment Officer, Allia
- Iona Joy, New Philanthropy Capital
- Anna Whittey, CEO, Ealing Community Transport
- Dave Dawes, Project Lead, Shaftesbury Partnership
- Eddie Finch, Buzzacott
- Amanda Feldman, Engagement Manager, Volans
- Mark Muth, Director, Unilever Ventures
- Laura Colvine, IBM
- Scott Darraugh, CEO, Social adVentures
- Mark Hepworth, Big Issue Invest
- Adil Abrar, Sidekick Studios
- Dr Erich Becker, Zouk Ventures
- Indy Johar, Hub Westminster
- Eddie Finch, Buzzacott
An incredible array of talented social entrepreneurs, investors and innovators are still to be announced. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the mailing list.