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.
Stefan has an experienced background on sustainble business development and management across industries (finance, energy, healthcare, agriculture, chemicals). In multinational companies he has been working at the interfaces to investor relations and corporate strategy embedding a modern sustainability as perspective into core processes. Additionally, as intrapreneur, Stefan has gained various experiences in the field of inclusive business development in emerging and developing countries and has initiated and managed strategic programs to tackle various development challenges in collaboration with entrepreneurs, impact investors, non- and governmental organizations. He is global fellow of the league of intrapreneurs and the BMW responsible leadership network. Stefan is founder of the TBW network of sustainability experts and supporter of the Inclusive Business Action Network. He has studied psychology of economics and international management at University of Cologne (Germany) and Lunds University (Sweden) and has furthermore lived in Kerala (India) and Bordeaux (France). He is married and proud father of two children, loves art and unconvention.
Cofounded the first coworking center Xindanwei, led many innovation ecosystems and platforms in China, the Netherlands, Australia and Southeast Asia including the China Australia Millennial Project. A move from China to Singapore started her pursuit in poverty alleviation, education and inclusive innovation and joined the Base of Pyramid Hub as director . A co-founder of the School of Gumption, Liu Yan also supports UNDP, DUKE Corporate Education, Hyper Island and THNK Creative Leadership School with co-creation, experiential learning and innovation solutions. Liu Yan is the author of Coworking Manuel. In 2012, Liu Yan was a Keynote Speaker at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford and in 2013 and 2014 a key note speaker at Amplify Festival and Vivid Festival in Sydney. Liu Yan is also featured as a regular speaker at several TEDx conferences on topics such as “The Future of Work”, “Social innovation” and “Social entrepreneurship”.
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League of Intrapreneurs’ Mentors for You /1
Intrapreneurs, you are not alone.
All around the world in back offices and boardrooms are systems shifters like you working to harness the assets of our most powerful institutions for good.
In the League of Intrapreneurs, a global community of misfits, disruptors, tempered radicals and dreamers who do, we know that being an intrapreneur comes with its fair share of challenges, ups and downs, and feelings of isolation.
This mentoring session is created with an intention to share with you knowledge and insights about making the change from within.
You will have an opportunity to meet three seasoned intrapreneurs from the League of Intrapreneurs community, and ask for their advice on how to overcome obstacles of the intrapreneurs journey.
The session will be limited to 30 participants.
After introduction, there will be three rounds of conversation in smaller groups, each time you will be accompanied by a different mentor (intrapreneur).
The League of Intrapreneurs is a learning community, with more than 300 members around the globe who share their success and failures, learn from each other, and create systemic impact across organizational silos.