Digital Planet: How Tomorrow's Technology is Reshaping Innovation
Sustainability is a key driver for innovation. Organisations with successful sustainability strategies are profitable, as they combine consideration of clean design and resources throughout product or service life-cycles and supply chains. The innovations will have an impact on the planet, for the people and for the economy. The search for sustainability, has the ability to lead to innovation that yields cost savings, new designs, and competitive advantage. Essentially, achieving more with less.
We would like to invite you to our next FREE SODA Social 'Digital Planet: How Tomorrow's Technology is Reshaping Innovation', which will be taking place in Central London, Farringdon. Complimentary food and drinks will be provided throughout the evening and our SODA Social DJ will be setting the scene with some networking tunes, this is not an event to be missed.
- Manjula Lee (Founder and CEO) at World Wide Generation
- Chiara Soletti Women, Rights and Climate Coordinator at Italian Climate Network
The youngest member to be selected for Shell’s executive leadership program in her early career in M&A and strategic partnerships in Australia. However, being faced with data indicating where the world was going to be by 2050, with diminishing oil resources and spiralling social ramifications, Manjula was compelled to pursue a career in social problem solving in the not for profit sector.
From 2006 - 2015 she started her own practice advising NGOs such as Oxfam and Amnesty International on strategic partnerships and high impact initiatives and was as at the forefront of pioneering the CSR and PPP movement. She was Head of Philanthropy for Habitat for Humanity with an international portfolio of UHNWs, family offices and corporates and special advisor into the UN’s Global Partnerships Forum in New York for the MDG and SDG agenda. It was through all this experience and a serendipitous conversation with Prince Charles that Manjula founded World Wide Generation (WWG) and the G17Eco platform in 2016. Since then WWG has been selected, incubated and backed by the British Government and Manjula was selected by the Department of International Trade’s Global Entrepreneur Programme. Manjula won the prestigious UKBAA’s Best Female Led Investment of 2018 Award, and Nominated by Global Peers as ‘One of the Most Influential Women In Blockchain’ award. Manjula was invited to meet the UK Prime Minister and the Cabinet to pitch her strategy to them, consequently invited to accompany the PM on a recent week-long diplomatic mission to Africa. As a result, her vision is being taken forward by HM Government and now serves on the City Of London’s Global Steering Committee for Sustainable Development Finance, to help strategically position London as the sustainable development finance capital of the world.
Chiara Soletti is the Women, Rights and Climate Coordinator for the non-profit Italian Climate Network. She develops activities on the consequences of climate change on people’s lives, analysing how to alleviate the struggle of vulnerable groups under a human rights perspective. Attending the United Nations Framework Change on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conferences Of the Parties (COPs) as a civil society observer, she contributes to the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) work, advocating for the introduction of human rights principles in the Paris Agreement implementation. She currently lives in London, where she recently joined the EU innovation initiative Climate-Kic as Events and Travel Logistics Manager.
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