Employment & Economic Opportunity

Surviving as an entrepreneur in times of COVID-19

For the second piece in her series exploring how the Conduit community is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Deepa Mirchandani speaks to four entrepreneurs about their lessons for running a business in a time of crisis.

Impact Investing in a new world

For the first in a new series of pieces exploring how the Conduit community is responding to COVID-19, Deepa Mirchandani delves into the role of impact investing in building back better and the key steps for investors to take in creating a more sustainable and equitable future.

Supporting Entrepreneurs for Genuine Impact: Two Years of the Conduit Connect

Almost two years since the company was founded, the Conduit Connect has published its first impact report. In this extract, Managing Partner Eva-Maria Dimitriadis and Chairwoman Dr Annalisa Jenkins reflect on their journey so far and share why Conduit Connect is such a valuable support to founders.

How to go to work in 2020

In their book, ‘How to Go to Work’, Lucy Clayton and Steven Haines share the must-know advice that no one gives you at the start of your career. Now, as young people face a host of new obstacles to traditional employment, they share their top tips for navigating the new normal in your first job.

The Chivas Venture Accelerator Programme: Supporting Social Entrepreneurs in a time of global crisis

We caught up with Ary Ganeshalingam, Global Brand Communications Director at Chivas Regal, to learn more about the process of turning the Chivas Venture Accelerator Programme digital and the finalists the programme is supporting.

Why equity matters and why it must be measured

Patricia Hamzahee, Founder of Integriti Capital and Conduit member, writes about the vital role data can play in enabling equity of outcomes for Black and ethnic minority-led businesses.

Alex Stephany: “The pandemic has challenged us to be creative at a time when many things are uncertain.”

We speak to Alex Stephany, Conduit Member and Founder & CEO of Beam, about the importance of tech for good, using the crowdfunding model for social impact and the human success stories that keep him motivated.

Arlene Isaacs-Lowe: “Companies need to align their purpose with their commercial goals”

To mark the launch of The Conduit’s social entrepreneur breakfast series with Moody’s Corporation, we speak to Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, the organisation’s Global Head of CSR, about creating an effective and impactful CSR strategy, supporting SMEs and her advice for female and minority founders.

How startup-corporate partnerships could solve the impact imperative

Analyst at Founders Intelligence Daniella Loftus writes for The Conduit on what her experience as an UNLEASH 2019 Global Talent taught her about the possibilities that arise from startup-corporate partnerships.


An Evening with Professor Muhammad Yunus

Prof. Muhammad Yunus, joined us at The Conduit for a conversation about Yunus Social Business and the need for a new economic model.


Reflections on The Clink

Conduit member Victoria Smith reflects on a night at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton.


A Better Future for People with Disabilities at Work

The UK may be making headlines for the steady drop in unemployment, but there are still many capable and…


Is Design Thinking the Answer to Financial Inclusion?

In 2017, there were 1.7 billion adults globally who did not have access to basic finance or banking – a number…