Patient zero: why it’s such a toxic term

Conduit member and Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Richard McKay breaks down the problematic use of ‘patient zero’ as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Moving from Awareness to Action on Sustainability

While many of us are aware of the scale and seriousness of the climate crisis, fundamentally changing our behaviour is proving more difficult. Scott Young, Conduit member and CEO of BVA Nudge Unit UK, examines five ways in which behavioural science can be used to persuade people, businesses and governments to adopt more sustainable habits.

From Monologue to Dialogue: Reconnecting with nature at a time of crisis

A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has spent longer than most reflecting on the awe-inspiring power of nature. In this article, he shares his thoughts on what the coronavirus crisis might be trying to tell us.

Ten Tips for Staying Sane, and Helping Others, in Self-isolation

From calling your loved ones to making time to read the book that’s been gathering dust on your shelf, Elizabeth Filippouli, Founder of Global Thinkers Forum and Athena40, shares ten ways to stay sane and connected in this time of crisis.

Conduit for Culture: #StayHome Edition

In this bumper edition of our regular Conduit for Culture series, we’ve collated all the books, podcasts, shows, films and (virtual) exhibitions that have been inspiring, entertaining and uplifting us during these challenging times.

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How to lead in the global pandemic crisis

As we adapt to these challenging times, corporate leadership advisor and Conduit member Niamh O’Keeffe shares her ten top tips for steering your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How to avoid fake news with the latest coronavirus updates

We asked global health physician Peter Drobac to curate a comprehensive list of the epidemiologists, virologists, public health experts, science journalists and new outlets to rely on for accurate data, educated opinion and the latest coronavirus updates.

Four Interviews with Incredible Women

Looking for inspiration post-International Women’s Day? Listen to some of the incredible women in the Conduit community interviewed on our podcast, Conduit Conversations.

Three Female-Founded Businesses You Should Know

To mark International Women’s Day 2020, we’re celebrating three impactful female-founded businesses – and the amazing women behind them ­–offering innovative and sustainable solutions to significant social and environmental challenges, supported by the Conduit Connect.

Alison Fort: “There is a sense of urgency in the impact investment community”

The Conduit is excited to be collaborating with Katapult, a leading investor and scaler of impact-focused start-ups. We caught up with Alison Fort, Impact Partner at Katapult and Board Member at Toniic, to learn more about the current state of the impact investment landscape, Katapult’s approach to scaling start-ups and what she hopes the collaboration with The Conduit will achieve.

Conduit for Culture: March 2020

From an absorbing legal thriller to an audio exploration of Britain’s colonial past, these are the books, albums, films, podcasts and exhibitions we can’t wait to check out this month.

Conscious Consumption: How to accelerate the green revolution

The Conduit’s Director of Business Development, Natasha Burroughs, examines the consumer motivations behind a rise in more conscious purchasing decisions and shares how brands, investors and governments can encourage the trend to become a permanent reality.