Keynote speakers include the first female Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, business owner and activist Gina Miller, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and Leader of Manchester City Council Sir Richard Leese
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK will host the first ever Ripples of Hope Business & Investment Summit in Manchester in January.
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the first female Prime Minister of Denmark, has already been confirmed as a keynote speaker.
Other speakers at the summit – taking place at Manchester’s centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film HOME – include activist and business owner Gina Miller and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights President Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy.
The Ripples of Hope Business & Investment Summit presents an opportunity for leadership development and cross-sector senior decision-makers from the business, finance and technology communities to explore how they and their organisations can be champions for the creation of a more human world.
Kerry Kennedy said: “My father once said ‘The future is not a gift. It’s an achievement’.
“In that spirit, I am delighted that we at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK are hosting The Ripples of Hope Business & Investment Summit in Manchester to build a community of leaders who want to create that future for humanity.
“With its history of social activism and forward-looking industry, Manchester is the perfect home for us, and I am grateful to Sir Richard Leese and Andy Burnham for their welcome. I hope you’ll join us in January.”
The summit at HOME, Tony Wilson Place, Manchester will take place throughout the course of January 30, 2020.
Other speakers include CEO of HSBC UK Ian Stuart, Paul Lindley OBE, Founder of Ella’s Kitchen, Author of The Triple Bottom Line John Elkington, Kim Polman, Reboot the Future Founder, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, Leader of Manchester City Council Sir Richard Leese and 53˚ Capital Founder Jason Stockwood.
Those attending can expect to discuss the likely impact of the dynamics shaping the future, ask challenging questions about how our businesses have to adapt, reflect on and develop their role, capacity and skills as a leader and return to their organisation with practical steps and a powerful sense of how they can build a successful and people-focused future.
Business leaders are being urged to attend the summit, which is a part of and supports the creation of the first ever Ripples of Hope Festival, developed by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK.
The Ripples of Hope Festival will take place across Greater Manchester from February 11 to February 14 in 2021 – with more details being revealed publicly during January’s summit.
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK said its vision is to build the Festival – supported by Manchester City Council and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority – to be an international events platform by 2025.
The Ripples of Hope Festival will not only take place in Greater Manchester – it will also be created, designed and developed in partnership with its people.
53˚ Capital are Official Corporate Partners of The Ripples of Hope Business & Investment Summit, Bruntwood and Equilibrium Asset Management are Supporting Partners while Roland Dransfield are the Official Communications Partners.
Jason Stockwood, Founder of 53˚ Capital, said: “We at 53˚ Capital are proud to be sponsoring The Ripples of Hope Business & Investment Summit.
“This summit is bringing together leaders and policymakers who are shaping the future, and we look forward to playing a founding part in building this platform for discussion of ways to create a more successful, sustainable and human-focused world.”
For more details on the inaugural Ripples of Hope Business & Investment Summit in Manchester visit: https://homemcr.org/event/ripples-of-hope-business-investment-summit/