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MAIN STAGE TALKS: Future Proof Your Business


DATE:  Friday 13th September

TIME: .9.45hrs - 10.45hrs


VENUE: CLC Parabola Arts Centre

ADDRESS:  10 Parabola Rd, Cheltenham GL50 3AA


MAIN STAGE TALKS: Future Proof Your Business


Speakers: Dr Alexandra Jellicoe, Raechel Kelly


The correlation between employee wellbeing and sustainability has been well documented, and with an unstable economy, dysfunctional political system, and decreasing consumer confidence, it is believed that companies need to start adopting a long-term approach to practices to ensure future sustainability and profitability.

According to Larry Fink, founder of Black Rock's annual letter to CEO's: 'A Sense of Purpose
' this has also led to society looking to business to addressing social and economic issues that are unnerving our society and therefore, this begins with your companies purpose and its employees.

Environmental scientist, author and speaker Dr Alexandra Jellico will share her insights into the very latest research in the area of sustainability, from how much we should be working, which type of businesses have the most sustainable practices, to exploring post-consumerist economies and de-growth, economics for wellbeing, devolving resources and customers to local communities and the importance of prioritising personal wellbeing in the working week.

Alexandra will be joined by Sustainability consultant Raechel Kelly of The Liminality, who will share her expertise on how businesses can go beyond the simple ‘green’ or ‘eco’ labeling, and employ new approaches in order to tackle complex issues such as climate change, pollution, waste, inequality and human rights abuses, to provide clarity and insight, navigating the journey towards genuine sustainability.

With some of our local heroes in attendance to share their practices to offer a blueprint for success for Gloucestershire's business community.


Dr Alexandra Jellicoe,  Environmental Scientist, Writer, Author and Speaker

Environmental Scientist, Dr Alexandra Jellicoe, is the founder of Monkey Wrench - a not-for-profit experiment in new media that curates evidence-based articles based on real science to challenge cultural certainties that are damaging to the environment. She has carried out research for the United Nations and various aid agencies mitigating the effects of climate change on vulnerable populations. She has lived and worked with remote indigenous tribes and small island developing states - communities whose homes have been lost or are currently under considerable threat.

Alex has written a novel, The Splitter, inspired by her work with an aid agency in Turkana, Kenya. She started Monkey Wrench to create a broad and inclusive conversation about the environment.

Raechel Kelly -Sustainability Change Consultant The Liminiality 

Raechel Kelly has worked in sustainable finance for 11 years, analysing company's environmental and social performance and helping people invest according to their principles. She set up The Liminality in 2018 to bring together the outreach and consultancy work she had been doing with schools, businesses and community groups who were all looking for answers and direction on complex sustainability problems including renewable energy projects, avoiding single-use plastic and embedding sustainable thinking in start-ups. She brings a holistic view of sustainability beyond just the 'eco', incorporating social and community issues, to inspire anyone to create a better world within their sphere of impact.


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