Change Makers is about celebrating the campaigners, creators, connectors and contrarians who are driving business as a force for good – of which there is no better proof of than a B Corp certification.
At Change Makers we don't just wish for a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination – we promote, learn and most importantly draw inspiration from women that are striving towards equity, full steam ahead.
The climate crisis – as described by one of our guests Bella Lack – is an “umbrella term” and in order to effect change, issues must be tackled in segments, by individuals who can channel specific passion. Bella, along with other recent guests: Jason Knights, Elisa Moscolin, Tom McGillycuddy and Sian Sutherland, are all taking action in more specific ways, to weather the climate storm.
This week we’re celebrating International Podcast Day! Join us as we re-listen to our guests, from James O’Brien and Leena Nair, to Lord Dubs and Beatie Wolfe, via Arizona Muse, Richard Curtis and Dr Scilla Elworthy. These names, with hugely different career trajectories and spheres of influence, are united by an active commitment to change.
Enjoy the latest exclusive collaboration from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Change Makers, containing music from the RPO and insights from our guests on what inspires them to help build a better world for all.
In July’s Change Makers episodes, Michael is joined by Dr Grace Lordan, Founding Director, The Inclusion Initiative, London School of Economics; Taban Shoresh, Founder, Lotus Flower; Bella Lack, Conservationist and Campaigner; and Duncan Goodhew MBE, Olympic Champion.
In June’s Change Makers episodes, Michael Hayman is joined by Greg Hoffman, former Global Chief Marketing Officer, Nike; Tom McGillyCuddy, Co-Founder, Circa5000; Romi Savova, Founder & CEO, PensionBee and Cheryl Giovannoni, CEO, The Girls Day School Trust.
We are proud to mark Pride 50 – the anniversary of the first Pride event in the UK – by revisiting the episodes of four past Change Makers podcast guests. From the remarkable Anil Sebastian and Dan Glass to the equally inspiring Jude Kelly CBE and Juergen Maier, they are all committed, in their own ways, to inclusion, equality and diversity. They shared their thoughts and stories about how they are furthering these causes through their work with podcast host Michael Hayman.
Enjoy a special Platinum Jubilee edition of the Change Makers playlist in collaboration with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, containing music & insights from our guests celebrating HM The Queen, Britain, its progress and communities spanning the past 70 years.
In May’s Change Makers episodes, Michael Hayman is joined by Rosanna Machado, CEO, HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant; Kate Griggs, Founder, Made by Dyslexia; Milan Kocic, Head of Sixth Sense, Hexagon and Jan Büchsenschütz, co-founder and CMO of RIIICO.
Enjoy the latest exclusive collaboration from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Change Makers, containing music from the RPO and insights from our guests on the experiences and ideas that drive their mission.
In April’s Change Makers episodes, Michael is joined by Jenny Costa, founder of Rubies in the Rubble; Alex Wright, co-founder of DASH Water; Capaxia founder and WEF Global Young Leader Gina Badenoch; and Kim Polman, co-founder and chair of Reboot the Future.
In March’s Change Makers episodes, Michael is joined by Jude Kelly CBE, Founder, WOW (Women of the World) Foundation; Mark Campanale, Founder, Carbon Tracker Initiative; Garvita Gulhati, Founder, Why Waste?; Juergen Maier CBE, Co-founder, vocL; and Melissa Morris, CEO & Co-Founder, Lantum
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? 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:
In February’s Change Makers episodes, Michael Hayman is joined by humans rights campaigner Dan Glass; rugby pro, turned paediatric nurse, turned endurance rower, turned health-tech leader Dr Elin Haf Davies; entrepreneur and investor Hardeep Rai, who has committed to funding disabled entrepreneurs in a bid to change attitudes; Andrew Roughan, the managing director of Plexal, the innovation centre and co-working space in the heart of East London; and Cephas Williams, Campaigner and Founder of The Black British Network.
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.
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.
This month, we are delighted to bring you Milestones, containing music and insights that celebrate the achievements of our extraordinary Change Makers guests, as we celebrate 100 episodes of the podcast and 75 years of the RPO.
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.
Enjoy the latest exclusive collaboration from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Change Makers, containing music from the RPO and insights from our guests aimed at inspiring listeners to think about the progress our world has made, and the changes they still want to see; from personal goals to global ones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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