Resilient Wednesday – Inclusive Cities
Resilient Wednesdays are co-created by the League of Intrapreneurs and the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network.
Join our Fireside chats and explore these topics in an intimate setting.
Archipel&Co (UK Founder & Managing Director), committed to the transition to an inclusive economy
For over 20 years, Justin has been working at the interface of strategy, innovation and sustainability fuelled by the challenge of answering the next generation’s inevitable question: “what did you do to make it better?” As the Founder and Managing Partner of Archipel&Co’s UK office, Justin is committed to the transition to an inclusive economy. He and his team partner with clients to improve their business in “future markets” (precarious, complex and fast-growing) by introducing social insight and innovation to prototype, test and scale more robust, resilient and sustainable solutions. His favourite projects are those that require (1) learning with innovative marginalised communities, (2) applying those insights to design a better market-based solution and (3) iteratively improving that solution to optimise impact and return for community and client. Justin has applied this approach both in-house as an intrapreneur, as a sustainability lead and as a consultant in the circular economy, sanitation, consumer goods & services, agri-business and health arenas. On the subject of scale, Justin is frustrated by what sometimes feels like “pilot project paralysis”. Thus, he prioritises projects and clients whose ambition matches the scale of the problems we are facing. Justin believes intrapreneurs, those brave souls working inside large organisations for positive change, are a critical and under-served actor in scaling solutions. At Archipel&Co, he partners with intrapreneurs as clients while, as a Trustee and Catalyst of the League of Intrapreneurs, he is helping grow the global movement. Before founding and leading Archipel&Co’s UK office, Justin led corporate sustainability strategy at SC Johnson, PUMA and OVO Energy. He is a co-founder and non-executive director of INBONIS, a financial technology firm and Europe’s first SME-focused credit rating agency. Justin is also a Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Justin holds a BSc and an MBA from Cornell University.