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Ethical Consumer Annual Conference 2018

Ethical Consumer Magazine

Friday, October 12, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (BST)

Ethical Consumer Annual Conference 2018

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Innovations in ethical consumption:

New ideas to solve the big issues of our time

The world is in crisis. From climate change and plastic pollution to palm-oil driven deforestation, the world seems to be on a downward spiral.

So how can we think differently to solve these continuing problems?

Join Ethical Consumer and a host of key campaigners and ethical businesses this October to explore how new ideas, systems and ways of working can help tackle these issues.

Contributors include:

  •     Kate Sandle - Community Manager at B-corps
  •     Andy Goldring - CEO of the Permaculture Association
  •     Charlotte Instone - Founder of Know the Origin
  •     Pippa Moyle -  CEO of City Girl Network and the Trash Talk plastics campaign
  •     Sian Conway - Founder of Ethical Hour
  •     Sophie Hobson - Head of Communications at School of Social Entrepreneurs
  •     Shaun Fensum - Founder of the Customer Union for Ethical Banking
  •     Mama D - Founder of Community Centered Knowledge
  •     Anna Clayton - Spring Prize and Ethical Consumer
  •     Rob Harrison - Founder of Ethical Consumer

with more to be confirmed....

We'll also be covering issues such as palm oil, regenerative and mission lead business, plastics, tax avoidance, ethical finance, marketing your ethical business and more...



09.30 - Registration


10:00 - Introduction from Ethical Consumer


10:05 - 10.30 - Keynote speaker
Innovative systems - how we need to rethink the role of the consumer - Andy Goldring - CEO
of the Permaculture Association


10.30 - 10.45 A brief history of innovations in ethical consumption - Clare Carlile - Ethical


10.55 - 11:10 - Keynote Speaker
Keeping up with the pace of change - Jenny Carlyle - Suma Wholefoods


11:10 - 12.00 Panel Discussion - Innovative company types:


  • Kate Sandle - Community Manager at B-corps
  • Kat Darling - Communications Manager at Solidarity Economy
  • Charlie Wigglesworth - Deputy Chief Executive at Social Enterprise UK
  • Chaired by Shaun Fensum - co-founder of the Consumer Union for Ethical Banking


12:00 - 1.00 Workshops


  • Mama D - The Food Journey - an animated, immersive, multi-sensory experience of a part of the human journey associated with the movement of food around the planet. It is part live theatre and participatory experiencing; it is part history, science and the socio-economy of food and people.
  • Anna Clayton - Regenerative Business - What is it and what can it acheive?
  • Sophie Hobson - School of Entrepreneurs - How to access support and funding for ethical business start-ups
  • Rachael Mountain - Ethex - Choosing the right ethical investment for you
  • Ethical Consumer - Help shape our next 5 year strategy


1.00 - 1.300 Vegan / Vegetarian Lunch


1.30 - 2.00 Keynote Speakers
Internationally renowned artists The Singh Twins introduce their latest exhibition “Slaves of


2.00 - 2.55 - Panel Discussion - Innovative ideas to solve the pressing issues of our time


  • Charlotte Instone - Founder of ethical clothing company Know the Origin
  • Pippa Moyle - Trash Talk - CEO of City Girls Network and founder of the Trash Talk campaign


3:05 - 4.00 Workshops


  • The Singh Twins - Discussion on the fashion industry
  • Sista London - Innovation in ethical thinking: reclaiming our humanity in 21st century
  • Sian Conway - Using your story on social media to attract customers
  • Kate Metcalf - Womens Environmental Network - Environmenstrual workshop on plastic pollution
  • Ethical Consumer - Help shape our next 5 year strategy


4.00 - 4.25 Keynote speaker


How can consumers shape the gig economy? Brhmie Balaram - Senior Researcher at the RSA


4.25 - 5.15 Plenary
Innovation Q and A with our expert panel


5:15 - 6:30 Beer, wine and networking

Have questions about Ethical Consumer Annual Conference 2018? Contact Ethical Consumer Magazine

When & Where

Amnesty International UK
25 New Inn Yard
EC2A 3EA London
United Kingdom

Friday, October 12, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (BST)

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For over 25 years we have been at the heart of the ethical consumer movement, helping consumers to shop ethically, campaigners to challenge corporate power and businesses to improve their supply chain.

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