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A curation of opinion and insight gathered from our podcast and distilled for a different point of view.

International Women’s Day 2022 (part 2)

We continue to mark International Women’s Day 2022 by celebrating the achievements and promoting the calls to action of five more inspirational past Change Makers guests. The IWD theme this year is #BreakTheBias and these women shared their stories with podcast host Michael Hayman about how they are doing that, and so much more, through their change-making work.

What is a book that changed your life?

What is a book that changed your life? A question we ask all of our Change Makers guests, to which some answer ‘all of them’, like Gavin Esler, who says there is a lesson to be learned in the pages of every book. Others share one that stands out in their childhood memories, or helped them to find the path they’re now on. We’ve compiled their answers in this article to provide you with some seriously good must-reads this World Book Day:

International Women’s Day 2022 (part 1)

We are proud to mark International Women’s Day 2022 by celebrating the achievements and promoting the calls to action of past Change Makers podcast guests. They are all committed, in their own ways, to the IWD theme for 2022 – #BreakTheBias – and shared their stories with podcast host Michael Hayman about how they are doing just that through their inspiring work.

Black History Month

Change Makers is proud to celebrate Black History Month, and the richness of black heritage and culture that has contributed to shaping our world today. Join us as we reflect on some of our guests’ inspiring stories and achievements, and the change they hope to bring for our generation and those in the future. 

Celebrating 100 episodes of Change Makers

This week, we are thrilled to be celebrating the 100th episode of the Change Makers podcast.
Edeline Lee AW20 Presentation

The planet needs to be in fashion this Second Hand September

In recognition of Second Hand September, we look back on lessons shared by Change Makers who are working hard to bring good and necessary change within the fashion industry – not just for September, but for the months and years to come.


One of the things I love about the conversations is challenging my own pre-conceived perceptions. To paraphrase, interviews are like a box of chocolates; you never know how you’re going to feel about who you meet or what you might learn from them.

Tales of our Time: why it really is love, actually

We all need to enjoy what gives us the human touch: the emotion, the passion and the feeling and that allows us to relish the moment. This is actually what Richard Curtis means by love, actually.

What it takes to win

Wimbledon, the Euros, The Olympics, and a bruising Lions series – it’s been a superb summer of sports. But these events have also shown that winning is more than a gold medal. The perfect time to reflect on what it really means to win, listen back to conversations on mental health, having a happy mindset and reaching your goals.

One Young World 2021 special

The annual One Young World Summit, which began yesterday in Munich, convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Delegates from around the world are counselled by influential political, business and humanitarian leaders, including some of our brilliant Change Makers guests from the past year.
Shot of Michael Hayman DBE, Change Makers host, laughing with interview guest

Hosting a year of Change Makers

Change Makers host Michael Hayman explains the ethos of the podcast, what his guests all have in common and why questions are as important as answers.

Filmmaker Richard Curtis on the potential of the activist era

Richard Curtis is the man behind many of our most-loved romcoms, from Four Weddings and a Funeral to Notting Hill, Love Actually and Mamma Mia – he has enthralled the nation with his tales of love and life for over three decades. He spoke to Change Makers’ host Michael Hayman about the power individuals have to instigate change and why business must be a force for good.

Pure Being: the new Change Makers podcast track from Beatie Wolfe

The new Change Makers podcast track was created by Beatie Wolfe, the brilliantly talented and innovative ‘musical weirdo and visionary’ who is breaking boundaries with every new project

Celebrating Queer Britain with Joe Galliano and Mark Gatiss 

Change Makers caught up with founder and curator, Joe Galliano and actor Mark Gatiss, to understand how we can start to paint a picture of Queer Britain and understand its place in the history books

Three very different approaches to profit with purpose

An exploration of profit with purpose from the worlds of advertising, insurance and grocery with the MD of Iceland, the CEO of Legal & General Group and the founder of Good Loop.

War Horse author Sir Michael Morpurgo on the power of storytelling

The much-loved children's laureate talks through some of his inspirations, his advice to would-be writers and why children's books are so important

Brand Profile: Ondine in Great British Brands

Blossoming professional cookware brand based on non-toxic titanium

Brand Profile: Hattingley Valley in Great British Brands

As sparkling as ever with its first still wine

Brand Profile: FBC London in Great British Brands

Timeless luxury furniture, inspired by nature and handcrafted in Britain

Brand Profile: Duke + Dexter in Great British Brands

Telling tales of iconic collaborations, subversive styles and sophisticated designs

Brand Profile: Symprove in Great British Brands

A food supplement to support gut health and general wellbeing

Brand Profile: Theo Fennell in Great British Brands

Time and technology are enabling the renowned Chelsea jeweller and silversmith Theo Fennell to thrive during the global crises

Fruits, Shoots, Restaurants & Roots: We need to claim back our space as diverse healers and feeders – Asma Khan for Great British Brands

At its simplest, food is the global unifier – we all need it. But the way we grow, commodify, transport, eat and respect our food needs to change. Restaurants, too, must take up their responsibilities, says Asma Khan.

No social dilemma: Michael Hayman for Great British Brands

2020 proved one thing, that we cannot survive without technology. We’ve just got to ensure that it is used for the greater good, says Michael Hayman.

10 books to change your life 

Lockdown takes so many things away from us. Our freedom, our daily habits, our friends, our family and in some cases, our work. But in the place of these dear and essential things, we have found small opportunities. With life slowing down, many of us have found a new opportunity, and indeed joy, in reading a good book. 

Allyship in business: battling racism and discrimination with Cephas Williams and Caroline Casey

When we talk about businesses changing for the better, often we hear the phrase “diversity and inclusion” as an area for improvement. And yet the issues of discrimination and equal opportunity in business are broad, it’s impossible to capture the struggle of so many different people and communities with one sweeping phrase. 

A world-view from three very different economists 

We often turn to economists to make sense of the present and predict the future. But they don’t all sing from the same hymn sheet. Each one takes the facts before them and adds their experience, their insight and their understanding to create their own vision of how things could be. Some offer reassurance, some issue warnings. All offer a view.

Six ways to think differently about the world from a Nobel Prize winner

A social entrepreneur, banker and economist, Professor Muhammad Yunus, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his creation of the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concept of microfinance – he has since helped millions of people out of poverty. 

What are our Change Makers listening to in lockdown?

They say “music be the food of love” – well one thing is certain, music has become the food of lockdown too.

Views on an uncertain future from three historians

When you’re facing an uncertain future, many would argue that the events of the past can offer some guidance, inspiration and indeed, comfort. So, who better to talk to as we battle through the Covid-19 crisis, than three esteemed historians and writers?

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