Build Back Better: What do we need to unlearn in the private sector?
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, bringing devastation to millions around the world. The impacts are felt in all aspects of our daily lives, including our jobs, services, and healthcare. It has shown us our vulnerabilities and how woefully unprepared we are for future pandemics, or other emergencies. The impact of COVID-19 is being felt by all businesses around the world and leaders must navigate a broad range of issues including keeping staff and customers safe, business continuity, new government regulations and preparing for the inevitable next wave, or next crisis. As businesses start to re-open around the world, we need to be thinking about the future of the sector to #buildbackbetter
Join us to hear from intrapreneurs working within private companies on what they believe we need to unlearn in order to build back a stronger, inclusive and sustainable corporate sector.
Chief of Staff at Arc’teryx
Inspired by the power of good design to address complex problems, Drummond Lawson brings values-based leadership and scientific rigor to his work as a change agent at Arc’teryx.
Since joining Arc’teryx in 2013, Drummond launched the company’s sustainability program and has led foundational efforts to ignite the brand’s culture, vision and strategy. His primary focus as Chief of Staff is strategy implementation, working within the Senior Leadership Team to drive transformative programs across the organization. In addition, Drummond oversees the sustainability program and its focuses on science-based climate action, circular product design, and social impact programs.
An environmental chemist by background, Drummond came to Arc’teryx after directing sustainability efforts at Method Products in San Francisco. His experience also includes working as a Cradle to Cradle materials scientist at EPEA in Hamburg, an R&D chemist at CanSolv in Montreal, and as a treeplanter in some of the loneliest corners of Western Canada.
Garrick is on a mission to create positive disruption. Whether in the boardroom, behind the lens or at the front of a classroom, he’s most at home chasing and creating stories that matter. Garrick is a graduate-level instructor in business and sustainability at several leading Canadian universities and mentor in the start-up and social entrepreneurship community. He is currently seeding a media startup dedicated to hacking mainstream media for good: www.storyspotters.com
Maya MehtaLeague Global Fellow
“Maya Mehta, Sustainable Finance, Senior Legal Counsel, BNP Paribas
Maya Mehta is a leading Sustainable Finance Lawyer, globally co-ordinating Sustainable Finance for Legal at the investment banking arm of BNP Paribas, having specialised in Green & Social Bonds since 2016.
Since 2001, alongside her day job as a lawyer, Maya launched global social finance initiatives such as the Microfinance Group at the law firm Clifford Chance, the Social Impact Hub at BNP Paribas and local impact initiatives such as a domestic abuse advice surgery in East London.
Maya co-founded a series of events called “Putting The Soul Back Into Business” with the Harvard Club UK (2013-2018), encouraging social intrapreneurs to connect with social entrepreneurs across the business world.
Her work has been recognised in Financial News Extra Mile 40, Brummell Magazine’s 30 Ones to Watch and she is a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader – as well as a League of Intrapreneurs Global Fellow. “