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.
- Manjula Lee, Founder and CEO at World Wide Generation
- Toby Schulz, Chief Technology Officer at Vantage Power
- Anne Charlotte Mornington, International Expansion and Business Development
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.
Anne Charlotte Mornington
Anne pursued a BA Hons in Fine Art and an MSc in Management where she wrote her thesis on the topic of food waste. While working for Tech City UK in 2015, she was introduced to OLIO and has been part of the team ever since.
Her focus is on international expansion and business development. After instigating OLIO sharing communities in Sweden and California, she is currently working on community growth and business partnerships in those regions as well as in the UK.
Toby serves as Chief Technology Officer for Vantage Power. He co-founded the company in 2011 and has since led the product and technology development. With the goal of providing connectivity and electrification technology for commercial and heavy-duty vehicles, the company has focussed its development in the areas of powertrain system design and integration, battery systems, embedded system control and telemetry data systems. These technology areas serve to fulfil the company’s mission of radically reducing emissions from heavy-duty and commercial vehicles.
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