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March 7, 2024 08.00 - 17.00 Euston Road, London, UK, NW1 2AR St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel



Agenda for the Day

IMPACT DAY 2024: Leaping into the future - Opportunities and challenges facing the global economy
  1. 08.00 09.00


  2. 09.00 09.15


    Pajani Singah & Andre R. Coutihno

    Introduction on opportunities and challenges for impactful businesses
  3. 09.15 10.00


    Gunter Pauli - Climate change and sustainability: The Blue Economy

    Innovative entrepreneur who has led think tanks, advised governments and business leaders, focused on breakthrough innovations, particularly in addressing basic needs like water, food, shelter, health, and energy using locally available resources.

  4. 10.00 10.30


    Andre R. Coutinho & Stephen Shortt
    to introduce the finalists of GSEA 2024

    3 finalists to discuss in a panel format about their GSEA experience and present a brief pitch of their projects

  5. 10.30 10.50


  6. 10.50 12.30


    Melanie van de Velde - How to apply the Impact Wheel Framework and position your business.

    Author of LEAD LIKE A GENIUS: How to outgrow the competition & transform our world, and Founder of Big Tree Global.

    Melanie supports business leaders to build more powerful sustainability practices into their strategy to achieve a 200-400% higher impact return across the sustainability landscape, improved business growth, productivity and brand value.

  7. 12.30 13.30


  8. 13.30 14.30


    Fleur Heyns - Workshop on Impact Dashboard: Measuring what matters.

    Experienced tech entrepreneur who has been dedicated to supporting sustainable growth investing in public, private and natural asset class markets, leveraging technological and open data advancements.

  9. 14.30 15.15


    Speaker - Becky Gordon - Regional Sustainability Manager (UKIME) at Interface

    Moderator - Tomas Svoboda - Co-founder & CEO at Sustainova

    Story about the transformation of Interface from a petroleum-intensive carpet manufacturing company to a more-sustainable company approaching zero carbon footprint.

    Becky is the Regional Sustainability Manager for the UK, Ireland and Middle East at Interface, a world leading manufacturer of carbon neutral flooring.  As a key advocate for Interface’s Climate Take Back mission, Becky focuses on the commercialisation of sustainability in the built environment, connecting and collaborating with our customers and employees on climate change, the circular economy, and regenerative business. Becky has over 14 years of experience at Interface in commercial and sustainability roles, and completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains at CISL in 2018.

  10. 15.15 15.45


  11. 15.45 16.30


    David Press - Confluence Partners

    Sam Sutaria - CEO at WaterBear

    Communications and Impact: The Importance of Story telling as part of the solution to elevate Impact

    David is committed to using the levers of communications to champion the most visionary leaders and enterprises driving impact investing forward. An established presence in the field of impact, David has developed a reputation as a strategic counselor to some of our most innovative and influential businesses and thought leaders working at the nexus of impact investing and finance.

    Sam is the CEO of the WaterBear Network: a B Corp certified, award-winning impact-led content studio and interactive streaming platform dedicated to our planet. Imagine. If we could transform documentaries into popcorn worthy entertainment. Turn people from passive viewers into active doers. Make people go from doomerism to domoreism. Turn partners into planet partners. Filmmakers into changemakers. And ultimately go from collecting awards to measuring actual impact. Now wouldn't that make for a good story?

  12. 16.30 17.00


    Ben Goldsmiths - Impact Investor

    Fireside chat with Ben Goldsmith who is a British financier, philanthropist and environmentalist who has been at the forefront of campaigns for more rewilding in Britain and Europe.

    He founded and chairs the Conservation Collective, a network of locally-focused environmental foundations. Ben is the Chief Executive Officer of Menhaden, a London-listed, sustainability-themed investment company and also a Trustee of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), one of the world’s largest climate change focused philanthropic funds.
    Ben served from 2018 until 2022 as a Non-Executive Director of the UK Government’s Department of Food, Environment and Rural Affairs.

  13. 17.00 17.15


  14. 18.30 22.00


    Our evening will be at The Cross London,

    2-4 Wharfdale Rd., London N1 9RY, United Kingdom


About European Impact Day


Welcome to European Impact Day 2024! After the tremendous success of last year's event, we are excited to announce that we will be back on March 7, 2024, for another day of inspiration, collaboration, and positive change.

What to Expect:

Stay tuned for updates as we prepare to bring you an even more impactful and engaging experience this year. Our team is working tirelessly to curate a program that addresses the most pressing issues facing our community and the world at large.




  • The event marked a significant commitment by the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) to support the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This commitment reflects EO's dedication to addressing critical global challenges, such as poverty, inequality, and climate change, by 2030.
  • The event emphasized the pivotal role of entrepreneurs in driving positive societal change. It called upon entrepreneurs to not just do less harm but to actively generate positive impact through their products, services, and influence.
  • The event featured prominent keynote speakers, including Daniel Epstein, CEO of Unreasonable Group, and Rowan Conway, Policy Fellow and Visiting Professor of Strategic Design at UCL Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose. These speakers shared their insights and experiences in driving positive change through entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Attendees had the opportunity to participate in a series of workshops designed to help entrepreneurs develop sustainability agendas, embrace diversity and inclusion, and create impact-oriented business models.
  • Entrepreneurs learned how to set and track their own impact goals, emphasizing the importance of accountability and transparency in creating positive change.
The registration is closed, if you would like to participate please contact us via email

No-Show Fee: The number of places is limited. So if you cancel your participation in less than 72 hours, a cancellation fee of £125 is applied.



Fleur Heyns

CEO at Proof


Gunter Pauli

Author of The Blue Economy

Becky Gordon

Becky Gordon

VP and Chief Innovation & Sustainability Officer at Interface

Ben Goldsmith

Ben Goldsmith

Impact Investor

Melanie van de Velde

Melanie van de Velde

Founder of Big Tree Global


André Coutinho

Co-Founder GoFw

Pajani cr

Pajani Singah

Co-Founder Amazonia Impact Ventures

Stephen Shortt-1

Stephen Shortt

Managing Director at ETC Consult

Tomas Svoboda

Tomas Svoboda

Co-founder & CEO Sustainova

David Press

David Press

Partner at Confluence Partners

Sam Sutaria Large

Sam Sutaria

CEO at WaterBear