Four techniques to improve your video conferencing presentation skills

(or, how to Zoom your way through Covid-19) I’m doing online communication training courses – tailored for people who are doing more online video conference pitches and speeches. To be clear, I have been doing these for years, but for obvious reasons they have become very popular lately. A typical course last about three hours Read more about Four techniques to improve your video conferencing presentation skills[…]

Six things I learned from my time at Kakuma refugee camp with iamtheCODE

I spent five days in Kakuma refugee camp on an iamtheCODE.org mission.  The organisation has partnered with UNHCR for the last three years and often invite people for impact journeys.  I was invited to celebrate International Women’s Day with over 100 refugee girls from different nationalities. I learned and listened to these amazing girls and Read more about Six things I learned from my time at Kakuma refugee camp with iamtheCODE[…]

Six truly inspirational women – for International Women’s Day

On Sunday it is International Women’s Day. I will be celebrating with the girls of Kakuma refugee camp and iamtheCODE, an organisation that is helping them develop computing skills which could lead to empowerment, independence and a great deal more. In fact, the I am the code’s aim is to create one million young women Read more about Six truly inspirational women – for International Women’s Day[…]

Thinking the unthinkable. Radical solutions for climate change – we got ‘em!

Nothing like some trolling by people whose side you’re on to make you feel good. Earlier in the week I retweeted an article written by Izabella Kaminska, editor of the FT Alphaville blog who claimed that buying BP might deliver a speedier solution for climate change than ongoing activism. Izabella argued “putting your money where Read more about Thinking the unthinkable. Radical solutions for climate change – we got ‘em![…]

BP’s net zero plans and KKR’s new impact fund. Stepping stones towards Global Goals?

I am taking a moment to examine the two huge Global Goals related news stories in the past 48 hours. In case you missed them… BP unveiled very ambitious plans to reduce the oil company’s carbon footprint to net zero by 2050. And earlier on massive investment fund KKR, announced a $1.3bn (just over £1bn) Read more about BP’s net zero plans and KKR’s new impact fund. Stepping stones towards Global Goals?[…]

Is COP26 in Glasgow our last shot at a meaningful cut in carbon emissions? Christiana Figueres interview

Leadership Matters! Within the gossip and mud throwing around the sacking of Claire O’Neill from leading COP26 in Glasgow in November is a critical issue. COP26 is the last chance governments have to make critical cuts to carbon emissions and agreements on carbon trading systems in order to keep emissions to 1.5 degrees. During the Read more about Is COP26 in Glasgow our last shot at a meaningful cut in carbon emissions? Christiana Figueres interview[…]

Climate Change at Davos 2020 – nine key voices (videos)

At Davos 2020 I was fortunate enough to speak to a wide variety of interesting, knowledgeable and often inspiring people about climate change. Some were economists pointing to the issues that lie ahead if we don’t tackle the problem. Others were activists putting pressure on governments to act now to reduce carbon footprints. But there Read more about Climate Change at Davos 2020 – nine key voices (videos)[…]

Davos 2020: AI, Greta, changing capitalism and women on the moon…

It’s fairly easy to write Davos off as the place where billionaires go to meet other billionaires to talk about how to best squirrel away their cash. And consequently to ignore or decry it. Except that the billionaire cabals are only a small part of the story. Davos has always been a place for big Read more about Davos 2020: AI, Greta, changing capitalism and women on the moon…[…]

Climate change, Gen-Z, Stakeholder Capitalism – the key themes for Davos 2020

So here we are hurtling towards the end of January and that can only mean one thing – it is time for Davos. Yes the great, the good and Donald Trump descend on the Swiss ski resort next week to take the temperature of global capitalism and work out how to make a better world. Read more about Climate change, Gen-Z, Stakeholder Capitalism – the key themes for Davos 2020[…]