DO WELL DO GOOD CONFERENCE
March 1st 2019, London
FUTURE LEADERS - Register to our event and come hear about why we think it is possible to DO WELL for yourself and DO GOOD for the world at the same time. Inspirational and experienced speakers from all horizons will discuss what it takes to make the world a better place for all.
DO WELL DO GOOD
Prosperity has advanced tremendously over the past 3 decades and lifted billions of people out of poverty, but more needs to be done. ~1 billion people still live with less than $2 per day. In developed countries like France, 8 million people live in poverty and that number is increasing. Yet the world has everything today – technology, expertise and capital- to be free of poverty. We believe at ShARE that this situation can change if a new generation of leader emerges.
The academic programs of the best universities aim at developing corporate leaders. Their curriculum is based on the axiom that the role of a company is to maximize profit and returns to shareholders and by doing so to have a positive impact on the society. This axiom has proven to be effective to advance prosperity globally. But society also recognizes its limits as inequality has increased. A dual world emerged - a world of doing well “the corporate world” and a world of doing good“ the world of NGO, CSR and social enterprises”.
Our belief is that this dichotomy is not effective. Firstly, because the corporate world is immensely more powerful than the world of NGOs and social enterprises. Secondly, because it gives a normative framework for corporate leaders to mainly do well for themselves without much preoccupation for doing good, since the world of NGOs and social enterprises will take care of doing good. Finally, we also believe that many people in the corporate world, would love to do good but fear compromising their career and income by joining the second world – hence a big lost opportunity for “doing good agents”.
ShARE believes that doing well and doing good is compatible and will be a major lever to shape a society that provides opportunities for all people. Not only is it a great opportunity for society, but it is also a great opportunity for companies who can give a sense of purpose to their employees and boost their productivity.
ShARE’s mission is to work together with a network of the best universities worldwide to develop a new generation of global leaders who will do well and do good.
Every year, ShARE organises a global event where ShARE students can get together around ShARE’s mission– do well do good. ShARE has organised more than 10 such global events in the past in Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Porto, Bangalore, Bombay, Delhi, etc. During those events, we like to confront the experience of world leaders with the fresh ideas and aspirations of energetic and bright students.
ShARE is a societal start-up at the crossroads of education and consulting which has developed a leadership programme for university students to supplement their academic curriculum, and offers corporates a new way to do consulting and access top talents.
Today, bright students from top universities have to choose between a “do well” career (i.e. the corporate world) and a “do good” career (i.e. the NGO world). We believe that this dual framework is not effective anymore and a new generation of leader is needed to face the 21st century's most pressing challenges. That’s why ShARE exists: to create a new generation of leaders who will do well for themselves and do good for the world.
ShARE currently offers a world-class leadership programme to 700 bright students from over 30 top universities across 15 countries.
ShARE is set up as company, but owned by a foundation whose main objective is to reduce inequality.
FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF ETHIOPIA
Hailemariam Dessalegn served as 14th Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 2012 to 2018. He also previously served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs under Prime Minister Meles Zenawi from 2010 to 2012. After Meles' death in August 2012, Hailemariam succeeded him as Prime Minister, initially in an acting capacity. He was then elected as the Chair of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), the ruling party, on 15 September 2012. Hailemariam also served as the Chairperson of the African Union from 2013 to 2014.
As a Prime Minister, he has sustained economic progress in Ethiopia after the sudden death of his predecessor in 2012. He played role to complete the implementation of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP I) and to start with GTP II. Between 2012 and 2018, major construction projects are completed in the field of transportation, energy and logistics, including larger-scale infrastructure projects led in partnership with nearby countries such as Kenya and Djibouti.
Hailemariam is accredited for the country’s continued rapid and double-digit economic growth. Financially, his government welcomed its first sovereign credit ratings from global agencies in 2014 – a B1 from Moody’s and B ratings from both Fitch and Standard & Poor’s, which opened the door to international capital markets and foreign direct investment.
HEC PROFESSOR AND FORMER SR. PARTNER AT MCKINSEY
AUTHOR OF CRACKED IT
Olivier Sibony is a professor, writer and advisor specializing in the quality of strategic thinking and the design of decision processes. Olivier teaches Strategy, Decision Making and Problem Solving at HEC Paris. He is also an Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School in Oxford University.
Before he was a professor, Olivier spent 25 years with McKinsey & Company in France and in the US, where he was a Senior Partner. There, he was, at various times, a leader of the Global Strategy Practice and of the Consumer Goods & Retail Sector.
Olivier’s research interests focus on improving the quality of decision-making by reducing the impact of behavioral biases. He is the author of articles in various publications including “Before You Make That Big Decision”, co-authored with Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, which was selected as the cover feature of Harvard Business Review’s book selection of “10 Must-Reads on Making Smart Decisions”. He also authored two books: Réapprendre à Décider (in French) and Cracked It! (How To Solve Big Problems and Sell Solutions Like Top Strategy Consultants),
Olivier builds on this research and on his experience to advise senior leaders on strategic and operational decision-making. He is a frequent keynote speaker and facilitator of senior management and supervisory board meetings. He also serves as a member of corporate, advisory and investment boards.
Olivier Sibony is a graduate of HEC Paris and holds a Ph. D. from Université PSL-Dauphine. He is a knight in the French Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur. He is married and the father of two children. He lives in Paris.
FOUNDER OF CUROFY
Mudit Vijayvergiya is the co-founder and director of Curofy, the premium networking app for doctors. He is a graduate from IITD, 2013 batch, and a ShARE Alumni. Born and brought up in a family of doctors and an engineer by himself, he could see the inefficiencies that exist in the everyday life of a doctor owing to absence of a simplified technology product which can help them in their professional and academic life.
Curofy is a medical case discussion platform for doctors. It is now the largest social network of over 350 000 verified doctors in India.
Winner of IIT Delhi alumni award, 2014, Mudit has been an ardent speaker at various leading summits. Few of the major ones include VC circle healthcare investment summit-2015, annual conference of family physicians 2015 and Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venerologists and Leprologists 2014.
Mudit has also been an active speaker and panelist on topics related to Entrepreneurship and Leadership in national colleges all over India such as - IIT Delhi, IIT KGP awareness drives, SRM Chennai, Delhi School of Economics. He is fanatic about Growth and has written guest columns in Yourstory, INC42, eHealth, EThealth and others.
He was also recently selected in Forbes India 30 under 30 list of 2018.
FOUNDER AND CEO OF OLIO
Tessa is Co-Founder & CEO of OLIO, a free app tackling the problem of food waste by connecting neighbours with each other, and volunteers with local businesses, so that surplus food can be shared, not thrown away.
Since launching in 2016 OLIO, 850,000 people have joined OLIO and together shared over 1.2 million portions of food. OLIO also publishes ZeroWasteWeekly.com, a website and newsletter that aggregates all the best zero waste news from around the world.
Prior to founding OLIO, Tessa spent 10 years as a Digital Managing Director in the media, retail and financial services sectors, and gained her MBA from Stanford. Tessa is passionate about the sharing economy as a solution for a sustainable world.
FOUNDER AND CEO OF BBOXX
Mansoor Hamayun is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of BBOXX, a next generation utility, powering growth and transforming lives.
BBOXX uses smart, solar technology alongside pioneering financing techniques to improve energy access across Africa and the developing world. Since 2010, BBOXX has sold over 180,000 solar kits and impacted nearly 1 million lives in 30 countries.
Born in 1988 in Pakistan, Mansoor was raised in Sweden and studied Electrical Engineering at Imperial College London. From 2008-2010 he was the founder and leader of a student charity, e.quinox, which brought electricity to 6 villages in Rwanda. Following university, Mansoor worked as a manager for Rolls-Royce Civil Aviation business, supporting the introduction of Boeing 787 Dreamliner for LAN airlines, working on corporate cost reduction in the Asian region service and overhaul business.
As CEO, Mansoor leads BBOXX in all aspects of its business – from its engineering lab in London to its factory in China, to distribution from its local shops in Kenya, Rwanda, Togo and D.R. Congo. Mansoor is a Pakistan-Swedish national with fluent English, Swedish and Urdu. He resides in London.
FOUNDER AND CEO OF RISING ACADEMIES
Paul Skidmore is the founder and CEO of Rising Academies, a growing network of inspiring schools in West Africa.
Launched in 2014, Rising provided emergency home schooling to children in Sierra Leone kept out of school during the Ebola Crisis, before opening its first school in April 2015. Rising has since grown rapidly to reach 10,000 students in 39 schools in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Before launching Rising Academies, Paul was a founding team member at the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative in Rwanda and Sierra Leone, and later served as Director of Projects and Deputy CEO. He began his career as a think-tank researcher and government strategy advisor in the UK, and has an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
He was named a UBS Global Visionary in 2019.
JOURNALIST AND CHANGE MAKER
AUTHOR OF "FAIRE BATTRE LE COEUR DU MONDE"
Cyrielle Hariel is a Green & Positive journalist interested in showcasing the positive impact brought by citizens, individuals and entrepreneurs on her blog and for different mainstream media.
During the COP21, she conducted interviews for the Paris Match website and in the last years she has been highlighting various changemakers in the Green Magazine Ushuaïa on Ushuaïa TV (TF1 Group).
Humanitarian causes, ecology and sustainable development are her three essential themes. During the past year alone she has met and interviewed many positive people like th French farmer and philosopher Pierre Rabhi, Nicolas Hulot, Yann-Arthur Bertrand, Robert Redford, Dr. Jane Goodall, the indigenous chef of the Amazon forest Roani, Captain Paul Watson, French actress Marion Cotillard, the buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, and many more.
FOUNDER CLEAN AIR IN LONDON
Simon Birkett is an environmental campaigner. As Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, he has spent the last 13 years campaigning for full compliance with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines for air quality in London and elsewhere.
In this role, Simon has successfully mobilised political leadership, technology and lifestyle change to reduce air pollution in London. He has done this by working locally and at higher tiers of governance (i.e. national, European Union, WHO and United Nations) with the aim of triggering widespread, systemic and transformational change towards ‘zero air emissions’ and ‘sustainability’.
Since 2015, Simon has been the air pollution stakeholder on the High-Level and Intergovernmental Stakeholder and Advisory Group for UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO6). At a local level, he chairs the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum which produced the first neighbourhood plan in central London.
Before campaigning, Simon spent 21 years at HSBC in several roles including as Group Head of Financial Education in the corporate sustainability team.
YES IT IS POSSIBLE DO WELL AND GOOD
SUCCESS STORIES OF 4 ENTREPRENEURS
- How to balance Do Well & Do Good
- Making Do Good a successful business
- Pitching Do Good and raising funds
WHAT IF YOU JUST FOCUS ON DOING WELL
SPEECH FROM A FORMER HEAD OF GOVERNMENT ON POPULISM
- Roots of populism
- Globalisation and inequalities
- Role of leaders to create a world for all
AID OR INVESTMENT FOR AFRICA
SPEECH FROM A FORMER HEAD OF GOVERNMENT IN AFRICA
- Is charity or investment better for Africa?
- What Africa needs: Jobs
FIND YOUR CALLING
LECTURE BY A GREEN JOURNALIST
- Change the paradigm
- Find yourself
3 workshops will run in parallel to the SPEAKER sessions for 8 selected students.
WOMEN LEADERSHIP - by a senior advisor at BCG
BUILDING CAPACITY IN AFRICA GOVERNMENT - by a senior advisor at the Tony Blair Institute
REAL CASES FOR PROBLEM SOLVING - by a former consultant at McKinsey
VENUE: Central London, walking distance from Imperial College.
For security reasons, the exact venue and its address will only be communicated to confirmed participants.
TIMING: All-day conference, 9am to 5pm. Please arrive 30 minutes early to allow for tickets check.
09:00 - 09:30 Opening Keynote - Sebastien Frendo, Founder of ShARE
09:30 - 10:00 Find your Change Maker Calling - Cyrielle Hariel, Journalist & Changemaker
10:00- 10:30 BREAK
10:30 - 12:00 Social Entrepreneurs Panel
Tessa Clarke, Mansoor Hamayun, Paul Skidmore, Mudit Vijayvergiya
12:00 - 12:30 Innovation for Good - Mali Marafini, expert in AI / ML / Blockchain
14:00 - 14:30 Problem solving for doing well & good - Olivier Sibony
14:30 - 15:00 Environmental Keynote - Simon Birkett
15:00- 15:15 BREAK
15:15 - 16:00 Growing Change Leaders - VIP
16:00 - 16:30 Aid or Investment in Africa - Hailemariam Dessalegn, former PM of Ethiopia