Emma Samson is British expat living in the Netherlands. She works for Searious Business – a company committed to bring plastic pollution back to zero. She is proud to join the fight against ocean plastic by spreading the word to the ears that matter.
Searious Business are game-changers in the plastics industry. A social enterprise business founded in order to prevent plastic pollution, their work involves systemic change on an international level, and accelerating brands towards circular plastic use.
Julia Hobsbawm addresses the problems and solutions of humans in the machine age, specifically how to achieve simplicity in complex times and the 'Nowhere Office' of the post-pandemic hybrid workplace. She is the Chair of the Demos Workshift Commission and the author of the new report "The Nowhere Office" and the podcast The Nowhere Office. She is the author of five books, including the award-winning "The Simplicity Principle".
The World We Want (WWW) is a purpose-driven global social impact enterprise launched to accelerate the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, through positive action, strategic communication, and global connections. WWW unite and galvanise change-makers, organisations, non-profits, governments, businesses, celebrities, philanthropists, and citizens to develop forward-thinking strategies to convert awareness of global issues into real, meaningful action by leveraging the power of empathy, unlocking the strength of multi-stakeholder collaborations, developing unique proprietary initiatives known as ‘Accelerators’ and applying creative storytelling, to shape policies and priorities.
In a bid to renew the momentum towards achieving the SDGs in less than a decade following the global Covid-19 pandemic, WWW launched its Humanifesto: ABCD – ACT. BUILD. CHANGE. DO., a four-pillared blueprint to inspire shape-shifting strategies, daring innovations, and purpose-led dialogue to create ‘The World We Want’. ACT, BUILD, CHANGE, DO. reflects WWW’s belief that the key to creating systemic, purposeful change lies in the power of purpose, the power of the collective, and the power of solidarity to convert our awareness of issues into real meaningful action.
I am the Founder and CEO of BJD Reinsurance Consulting, LLC, a global risks financing and strategy advisory firm incorporated in the United States with the head office in New York and an office in Nice, in France.
The organization is benefiting the Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and I am a member of ARISE, the Private Sector Alliance for Resilient Society of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
With an experience of 30 years in finance, banking and insurance, I am intensively collaborating with the risks protection industries, financial markets, regulators and international organizations on purposes of interest, mostly focused on underinsurance at all levels and closing the protection, financing and investments gaps worldwide and actively advocating for the sustainable development goals and the 2030 agenda.
I am dedicated to education through experience sharing, teaching courses and conferences worldwide and I have been awarded Ambassador of the International Insurance Society (IIS) to Europe.
I am graduated in Econometrics from Paris-Nanterre University and I have a Master of Science in Statistics and Computing applied to Economics from Paris Panthéon-Assas University.
Lawrence was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada whereas a child, Lawrence’s father founded a non-profit assisted living facility for older adults. Lawrence grew up spending nights and weekends visiting the facility and was amazed by the wisdom of the residents who had so much more to give.
Before co-founding GetSetUp, Lawrence oversaw Business Development and Partnerships for IFTTT, an IoT Connectivity Platform. He also led Sight Machine’s Asian Pacific business operations and was VP of Global Partnerships at Yahoo during its early years. Lawrence is pleased to team up with his long-time friend and co-founder Neil, to create a learning platform for older adults that allows him to continue the work his father started so many years ago. Lawrence is an avid cyclist and trail runner, so it is no surprise that the two co-founders met on the trail and continue to trade ideas that power the mission of GetSetUp and enhance the lives of today’s older adults.
Assistant Director General on Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO & former OECD Chief of Staff, OECD
Institutions, Governments, and Cities Executive Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation