May 21st, 2024

Join corporate change-makers collaborating to make impact happen

Good Innovation's Corporate Roundtables

Conference chats, blogs, articles and newsletters on environmental and social issues have great intentions.  But what do they actually achieve?

This was one of many conversations we had with Simon Burckitt, General Insurance Sustainability Lead at Aviva about the need to have real impact. We agreed these things were never going to move anything beyond a point of view, thought process or at the very most an idea.  But that could and should change.

So in order to try and create this shift, we started our roundtables for Heads of Sustainability and Social Impact. The objective is to connect with peers facing similar challenges, to share ideas and learn from each other. 

A previous attendee posted,  “This time I got to meet new people from different sectors and I just love how engaged we all were. Everyone was ready and willing to be open about opportunities, achievements and challenges.

If you're a company that wants to build the right strategy, culture and skills to deliver sustainable, scalable impact I can't recommend these sessions and the Good Innovation team enough”

About the next one

We’ll be focussing on the themes in our latest report - 20 conversations with businesses transitioning to be a force for good.  The report summarises 4 of the biggest challenges we heard from in depth interviews with leaders in Sustainability and Social Impact.  Download it here. 

It’s on 3rd July, 3-5pm at Metlife’s office near Monument. To sign up, please email 

Who attends?

We have welcomed leaders in Sustainability, Social Impact, ESG and Purpose from companies such as Natwest, Aviva, Balfour Beatty, Legal and General, BP and Virgin Money to name just a few.  Whilst their job titles may vary, what connects them all is being leaders on the front line of helping their business transition to be a force for good.

About previous sessions

We kicked off in London in March 2023 with a group of purpose leaders in some of the UK’s biggest brands. The theme, ‘Return on Purpose’ resonated with the group.  

In June we discussed the challenge of influencing and inspiring people across large organisations and particularly how to motivate leadership teams to invest both time and money to ESG initiatives.

In November, with the popularity of the London sessions growing, we welcomed a much bigger group and discussed an area that many of our participants had identified as a real challenge. How do you actually understand customer motivations and expectations on ESG?

And in our most recent session in March, kindly hosted by Legal and General, attendees exchanged challenges, thoughts and ideas on how to connect employees through a simple, consistent and compelling purpose narrative.