Earthrise Summit

8 hours. 60 speakers. 4 stages. 1 high-impact Sustainability Summit. Join industry experts, investors, politicians, academics and entrepreneurs to discuss, debate and showcase how together, we can build a more sustainable future.

When: 19th May 2021 | 9am - 6pm GMT

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For the first time in Huckletree history we're hosting a virtual sustainability festival to address the climate change agenda, bringing together brands, leaders, entrepreneurs and investors from all corners of the globe. By 2050, experts predict that there will be 9 billion people living on the planet putting enormous stress on everything from transport infrastructure to sanitation provision, public services to energy supply, clean air to green spaces. Hear from companies and individuals who are already innovating toward a more sustainable future and become part of a movement for positive change.

A global festival like no other

For the first time in Huckletree history we're hosting a virtual sustainability festival to address the climate change agenda, bringing together brands, leaders, entrepreneurs and investors from all corners of the globe. By 2050, experts predict that there will be 9 billion people living on the planet putting enormous stress on everything from transport infrastructure to sanitation provision, public services to energy supply, clean air to green spaces. Hear from companies and individuals who are already innovating toward a more sustainable future and become part of a movement for positive change.

Headline Speakers

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    Jimmy Chin

    Award Winning Filmmaker & National Geographic photographer

    Jimmy Chin has spent his life living and working in the natural world. His fireside chat will explore environmental action and stewardship and will provide a rare opportunity to put your questions to a genuine legend.

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    Lily Cole

    Acclaimed author, activist, supermodel and environmental entrepreneur

    Live from her rural home, Lily will offer her insights on climate action and how innovation, activism and hope are essential tools in tackling the world’s most pressing problems.

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    Nimco Ali OBE

    Activist, strategist and author.

    Nimco Ali OBE is a British social activist of Somali heritage and co-founder of The Five Foundation the global partnership to end FGM. Join Nimco as she takes a deep dive into women's rights and changing the world for the better.

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    Tristram Stuart

    Award-winning author, campaigner & food waste expert

    Join Tristram as he discusses the hypocrisy of food waste, why farming needs to become our single biggest tool in bringing about systemic change and how to make an impact through companionship.

Our Stages

    Why Attend

    Discussion with Purpose

    Explore key sustainability issues but, more importantly, emphasise possible solutions.

    A Meeting of Minds

    Hear from industry experts, investors, politicians, startup founders and academics.

    Learn From the Best

    Get inspired to make change on a personal and business level by brave minds leading the charge.

    Make an Impact

    Add your voice to the conversation and debate how we can move forward in a post-COVID world.

    Partners

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        Climate Tech Bros

        Session 1 | Society & Impact Stage

        Phones too big for women's hands, grab straps out of reach on public transport, safety test dummies unadapted for female bodies… just some of the ubiquitous design fails resulting from homogeneous design teams tackling product innovation. Now, as we confront the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced, there’s a huge opportunity to learn from our mistakes. We need tech solutions built for everyone but to get them, we need to tackle the lack of diversity in climate tech communities now. Join us as we discuss where we are, what needs to change, and lay out a roadmap for better climate solutions with fairer outcomes.

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        Creative Changemakers and the Road to COP26

        Session 1 | Profit With Purpose Stage

        Our ability to tell stories through words, music, film, and performance is one of the facets of human life that differentiate us from other species. As the climate crisis accelerates, our leading creators have a critical role to play. Join Gail Gallie and a panel of global creatives, thought leaders and influencers to explore the role of artists and creativity in engaging people on climate activism and how we can mobilise our creative community ahead of COP26 to shape hearts and minds.

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        Human Behaviour, Tech and the Race to Net Zero

        Session 1 | Eco-Entrepreneurship Stage

        Behavioural economics teaches us that people perceive a loss more painfully than they enjoy the equivalent gain. We need to find ways to make the green option the easiest and cheapest option (not the morally righteous but most expensive and inconvenient option) for every industry and every application. Enter the technology opportunity. Join Lucy Yu from the Octopus Centre for Net Zero who will present the case that getting to zero carbon isn’t just a case of swapping old tech for new tech. From understanding consumers to behavioural science, this session will breakdown just how critical tech will be in helping us get there.

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        Lily Cole - Optimism, Ingenuity and Tackling the Climate Crisis

        Headline Session | Earthrise Stage

        As a celebrated entrepreneur, writer, environmentalist and super model, Lily Cole needs little introduction. Through researching her book Who Cares Wins, Lily met with some of the greatest thinkers and innovators on the planet; those working on solutions to our biggest challenges, people committed to creating a more sustainable and peaceful future for humanity. Live from her rural home, Lily will will be invited to offer her insights on climate action and talk about how she sees innovation, activism and hope as vital bedfellows in tackling some of the world’s most pressing and difficult problems.

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        Towards Plastic Free 

        Session 1 | Earthrise Stage

        According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish by 2050, which is unimaginable and terrifying in equal measure. But what if there was a way of stopping our addiction to plastic and making packaging disappear? Join entrepreneurs Sian Sutherland (A Plastic Planet) and Lise Honsinger (Notpla) for a lively fireside talk about the pioneering work their respective companies are doing to switch off the plastic tap and make packaging disappear. From lobbying governments to working with industry on viable alternatives to plastic, from educating consumers to creating new laws banning export of plastic waste, here's a talk not to miss.

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        Jimmy Chin - Environmental Stewardship & The Human Imagination

        Headline Session | People & Purpose Stage

        Jimmy Chin has spent his life living and working in the natural world. As an Oscar winning filmmaker, athlete, and possibly the world’s most accomplished climbing photographer, there are few people as well placed to talk first hand about the importance of the natural world to the human imagination. Jimmy has worked with some of the best adventurers, climbers and skiers in the world on their most challenging expeditions, and is currently making a film about one of the 20th Century's greatest conservationists, the North Face Co-Founder, Doug Tompkins. This fireside talk on environmental action and stewardship is a rare opportunity to put your questions to a genuine legend.

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        The Power of Purpose

        Session 2 |Profit With Purpose

        How do brands define and activate their purpose? Join a panel of entrepreneurs and corporate innovators as they break down how to build a purpose-driven business. Paying special attention to their own businesses as well as highlighting best-in-class examples of companies that have taken a stand on everything from sustainability to the gender pay gap, we will get a better understanding of how successful businesses reimagine their relationships with customers and instead create a trust-based community of loyalists - aligned around human connection.

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        Funding a Sustainable Future

        Session 2 | Eco-Entrepreneurship Stage

        Financial institutions across the world are waking up to the importance of sustainable finance. There’s little doubt that directing capital into economic activity that supports a better world, and away from endeavours that do not, is a matter of acute urgency. In this session chaired by James Alexander (Chief Executive UK Sustainable Investment), our panel will bring together bankers, fund managers and innovators from ESG focused startups to discuss, debate and figure out how the financial services industry can become a force for good.

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        Is rewilding the answer?

        Session 2 | Society & Impact Stage

        Rewilding is a seductive, if not still slightly controversial, concept in conservation circles. Those for it include high-profile figures such as David Attenborough, who believes that the restoration of biodiversity can help restore stability to the planet - and this belief is gaining traction. Take Anders Povlsen, the Danish entrepreneur and Philanthropist, who is currently restoring the land on his estate in the Scottish Highlands, reversing the damage caused by generations of overgrazing. This experiment is being observed with keen interest, but there remain sceptics. Join advocates of rewilding including Ben Goldsmith as well as those less convinced for a lively debate about the issue.

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        How to build a modern eco-focused brand

        Session 2 | Earthrise Stage

        As consumers become increasingly savvy at spotting greenwashing, there’s never been a better time for purpose-led founders to take the leap and launch their business. Join our panel to explore the ins and outs of building a progressive and purposeful brand which both understands the importance of consumers’ environmental and societal concerns and stands up to social media scrutiny. From landing the right packaging to minimising your company's carbon footprint, from treating your people with respect to standing out for the right reasons, here is a masterclass in getting it right from some of the best-in-class brands of the moment.

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        The global food waste scandal

        Session 3 | Society & Impact Stage

        In 2020, the UN issued a stark warning: the world is facing its worst food crisis for 50 years, with the impact of climate change hitting those most at risk of hunger hardest. This isn’t an inevitable path. As as our climate changes, so must what, and how, we eat. Join food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart for a discussion about the hypocrisy of food waste and why farming needs to become our single biggest tool in bringing about systemic change. Using companionship or the sharing of food as a starting point, Tristram will be joined by Saasha Celestial-One, the co-founder of OLIO as well as other innovators on a mission to fix the food problem.

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        Future Cities

        Session 3 | Earthrise Stage

        By 2050, experts predict that two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities, putting enormous stress on everything from transport infrastructure to sanitation provision, public services to energy supply, clean air to green spaces. Our expert panel will discuss a blueprint for what our future urban landscapes will need to look like to meet the commercial, social and environmental questions we face. The session will highlight the effect new technologies are having on meeting the challenges of future city life and work - exploring its impact on everything from real estate to education, financial services to manufacturing, energy to culture, security to the environment.

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      • Earthrise-speaker-Alissa Aulbekova

        Alissa Aulbekova

        Co-Founder & Creative Director, AUROBOROS

      • Earthrise-speaker-Samata Pattinson

        Samata Pattinson

        CEO, Red Carpet Green Dress at Oscars®

      • Earthrise-speaker-Chris Gorell Barnes

        Chris Gorell Barnes

        Founding Partner, Ocean 14 Capital

      • Earthrise-speaker-Aina Abiodun

        Aina Abiodun

        Chief Brand Officer & Fellow, On Deck

      • Earthrise-speaker-Richard Walker

        Richard Walker

        MD, Iceland Foods

      • Earthrise-speaker-Pavithra Ram

        Pavithra Ram

        Impact Navigator, Tony’s Chocolonely

      • Jimmy-Chin-summit-speaker

        Jimmy Chin

        Oscar-winning film director, athlete, photographer

      • Huckletree-summit-speaker-Lily-cole

        Lily Cole

        Acclaimed author, activist, super model and environmental entrepreneur

      • Huckletree-summit-speaker-Tristram-Stuart

        Tristram Stuart

        Food Waste Campaigner

      • Nimco-Ali-summit-speaker

        Nimco Ali

        Activist, strategist and author.

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        Romi Sumaria

        Founder, The Oblique Life

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        Zoisa North-Bond

        CEO, Octopus Energy for Business

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        Lucy Yu

        CEO, Octopus Centre for Net Zero

      • Huckletree-summit-speaker-Gail-Gallie

        Gail Gallie

        Co-founder, Project Everyone

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        Ben Goldsmith

        Chair, The Conservation Collective

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        Claire Barnett

        Executive Director, UN Women UK

      • Huckletree-summit-speaker-Sophie-Dembinski

        Sophie Dembinski

        Head of Policy, Ecosia

      • Eleanor-O'Keeffe-summit-speaker

        Eleanor O'Keeffe

        Head of Influencers, Cop26

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        Peter Sanger

        Founder and CEO, Green City Solutions

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        Charmian Love

        Co-founder, B-Lab UK

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        Juliet Davenport

        Founder and Chair, Good Energy

      • Huckletree-summit-speaker-Lise-Honsinger

        Lise Honsinger

        CFO, Notpla

      • Huckletree-summit-speaker-Siobhan-Clarke

        Siobhan Clarke

        Operating Partner, bp launchpad

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        Martha Dillon

        Editor, It's Freezing in LA!

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        Siân Sutherland

        Founder, A Plastic Planet

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        Saasha Celestial-One

        Co-founder, OLIO

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        James Alexander

        CEO, UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association

      • Huckletree-Summit-speaker-Dave-Harland

        Dave Harland

        CEO, Eden Project International

      • Gregory-Dewerpe-summit-speaker

        Gregory Dewerpe

        Founder, AO PropTech

      • Huckletree-summit-Francesca-Beauman

        Francesca Beauman

        Actor, writer, historian

      • Huckletree-summit-Florence-Kollie-Raja

        Florence Kollie Raja

        Founder, Ethical Era

      • Earthrise-speaker- Michael Doughty

        Michael Doughty

        Founder, Hylo

      • Earthrise-speaker-Fridtjof Detzner

        Fridtjof Detzner

        Co-founder, Planet A

      • Earthrise-speaker- Olivia Jamison

        Olivia Jamison

        Partner, CMS Environment team

      • Earthrise-speaker-Laura Houët

        Laura Houët

        Partner, Funds & Sustainability, CMS

      • Earthrise-speaker-Angela Chou

        Angela Chou

        Investor, Felix Capital

      • Earthrise-speaker-Niccolo Manzoni

        Niccolo Manzoni

        Founding Partner, Five Seasons Ventures

      • Earthrise-speaker-Deborah Lyons

        Deborah Lyons

        Founder, Deborah Lyons

      • Earthrise-speaker-Sebastian Stricker

        Sebastian Stricker

        Social entrepreneur & CEO, Share

      • Earthrise-speaker-Evelyn Mora

        Evelyn Mora

        Founder, Helsinki Fashion Week

      • Earthrise-speaker-Kerry Murphy

        Kerry Murphy

        Founder, The Fabricant

      • Earthrise-speaker-Daniella Loftus

        Daniella Loftus

        Founder, This Outfit Does Not Exist

      • Earthrise-speaker-Diana Biggs

        Diana Biggs

        CEO, Valour

      • Earthrise-speaker-shilpikagautam

        Shilpika Gautam

        Climate activist and VP Strategic Partnerships, Elucidate

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        Chris Forbes

        Co-founder, The Cheeky Panda

      • Earthrise-speaker- Simon Bumfrey

        Simon Bumfrey

        Head of Relationship Banking Europe, SVB

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    Sian Sutherland, Co-Founder of A Plastic Planet

    "The world is going to have a very different future if we really embrace what technology has to offer."

    Sian Sutherland, Co-Founder of A Plastic Planet

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