Next week, our second Creative Change Makers event kicks off, this time online. The event will inform, engage and inspire creative thinkers to explore positive solutions for social and environmental IMPACT. Click here for tickets.
The programme is packed full with inspiration and creative visionaries. See the full-line up here for 25, 26 + 27 February.
About the speakers
Day 1 – Creative Vision and Actions for the Environment
Thursday 25 February, 14:00-19:30 GMT
Sir Jonathon Porritt
Jonathon is a Writer, Environmentalist and Founder Director of Forum for the Future. He has also served as Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, the Government’s principal source of independent advice across the whole sustainable development agenda and was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth (1984-90); co-chair of the Green Party (1980-83) of which he is still a member; chairman of UNED-UK (1993-96); chairman of Sustainability South West, the South West Round Table for Sustainable Development (1999-2001); and a Trustee of WWF UK (1991-2005).
Raoul Shah is Chairman of Creative Conscience and Founder of Exposure, one of the world’s leading independent communications agencies, he has worked with many of the most iconic global brands and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and communications. He is a keen supporter of young artists and creatives, as well as a writer and collector.
Nicky is a co-founder of the multi-award-winning interactive film series TryLife. She also teaches interactive film-making at the school for cinematic arts at USC. A leading British Asian film-maker at the cutting edge of storytelling who has mentored and inspired thousands of young people. And an overall good human that wants to make the world a better place for young people.
Founder & Creative Director graduated graphic design + communications at the Royal College of Art in London. Chrissy has won a number of industry awards for branding, is a TEDx speaker, educator and author, who believes creative thinking is vital for us to solve global challenges. Now Founder of Creative Conscience, a global movement set up to empower, reward and support creative thinkers to use their talents for positive social and environmental impact.
Jonathan is a Creative and Art Director based in Copenhagen. During the 2019 election in Denmark, he created an election-poster made entirely out of ice in order to put climate change at the top of the agenda.
Mark is a brand activist and part of NATIVE circles, a creative accelerator, helping companies (re)connect to nature and their nature.
Solitaire is co-founder of the change agency Futerra, which uses the logic of sustainability strategy and magic of creativity for positive change. She advises governments, charities and brands like Danone, Lancôme and Vodafone. With 70 Futerrans now working in London, Stockholm, New York and Mexico City she admits that making the world a better place was a pretty good business plan.
Christopher is a British fashion designer, known for reworking surplus fabrics and garments to create menswear, womenswear and accessories. Founder and Director of Raeburn, a collaborative, creative fashion studio where daily design meets responsible production, alongside monthly events, discussions and workshops.
Mark helps big companies think like small ones and small companies think like big ones. He works on innovation of products, services and business models; he works on sustainability and company purpose; and he coaches businesses and individuals. He has saved his clients in excess of £120 million per annum through environmental improvements, has increased sales of products by 8000% by introducing circular economy business models and trained over 2000 people in sustainability.
WORKSHOP Options – ‘A Question of Conscience’ 01 + ‘How to change the world’ 02
Carol is a fashion designer, product technologist, and founder of Sovereign Fabrics and Principle Concept. Much of her research and advisory work has revolved around the end of product life and ways to divert unwanted textiles from landfill. Today, much of Carol’s work is dedicated to reintroducing single natural fabrics into modernity through her Sovereign Fabrics lifestyle imitative, which includes a fashion line, workwear and PPE. She is also a mentor for The Mayor of London’s Creative Industries Entrepreneur Award, a Judge for Creative Conscious and through her Principle Concept e-learning platform she collaborates with industry leaders, teaching vocational skills in technical fashion design, pattern cutting and sustainability.
Lynn is a circular economy practitioner, designer and researcher. She has been a practicing knitted textile designer and tutor for 20 years and other work has included managing a textile training unit in Botswana and personal research developing micro textile business programmes with Naro San women in settlement camps in the Kalahari Desert.
Alvin is an artist who has exhibited in the UK, US and the Caribbean, and received commissions for portraits, murals and sculptures. He also teaches master classes, mentors up-and-coming artists, and runs a drawing programme. His creative perspective is very much African-centred, a starting point to explore cultural ideas, relationships and connections. He was closely allied to the UK Black underground art movement in the late 80’s and 90’s when black consciousness was on the rise, partnering with various activist organisations and creative enterprises.
Kirck is the CEO and Co-founder of Amberstalk Ltd, a lifestyle brand dedicated to simplify sustainable living. He has been a hemp and sustainability consultant over the last five years and has worked with some of the top brands, industry leaders and innovators earning him the nickname as the “Hemp Prince”. His ventures have also led him to innovate sectors within food, fashion, sustainable packaging, renewable etc. consulting them on how to source, manufacture and market products ethically and sustainably.
Milagros de Souza
Milagros (Mila) is an ethical entrepreneur, fashion studies student and sustainable fashion activist. Mila only buys sustainable or second-hand clothing and she is a stylist, model, designer, blogger, and entrepreneur in the fashion industry. In all of these roles, Mila incorporates social and/or environmental sustainability. As someone who has experienced the fashion industry as a business owner and consumer, she knows that being sustainable is not easy; however, she also knows that it is non-negotiable.
Anna is a cyclist, presenter and entrepreneur with a lifelong passion for cycling. Aged 23, she started a cycle clothing brand for women, combining the technical with the stylish. Continuing her love for cycling, she spent several years as a TV and video presenter for The Cycle Show (ITV), the Bike Channel (Sky) and several YouTube channels. She has won many awards and accolades for empowering and inspiring more women to find liberation by cycling.