Tech for Good: Building Businesses for Positive Change

Panel Discussion

10th Aug 2023




Engine Shed, Station Approach, Bristol

With an increase in public consciousness about tech, as well as the number of businesses looking to create tech innovations that are both profitable and good for society, a transformative change is on the horizon. Tech for Good is a growing movement that continues to gain popularity, but what does it actually mean? How can we measure the impact that Tech for Good businesses are having, and what’s the key to sharing their story?

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion where our experts delve into the transformative power of Tech for Good and its positive impact on people and the planet. Discover some of the main challenges organisations in this sector face, how we can measure the impact of Tech for Good businesses, and find out how we can make sure sustainability and inclusivity are baked in from the start, when designing and building products, services and businesses.

This event is kindly sponsored by Skylark Media.

Our expert panellists are:

Jo Haywood – Founder and CEO of Skylark Media, a video production company helping sustainable and ethical brands communicate their purpose to the world through video. Jo setup Skylark Media in 2005 following a career as a producer of science programmes for BBC and Discovery Channel. Skylark Media is B Corp certified and working with innovative, sustainable and purposeful businesses to help deliver their unique message and build their brand identity.

Zara Nanu MBE – Founder and CEO of Gapsquare; an award-winning organisation offering employers intuitive pay, people analytics and services for tackling gender, ethnicity, disability and wider pay gap and pay inequity issues. Gapsquare’s vision is of a world where work is fair, where pay meets value and diverse talent thrives.

Saf Nazeer – Previous co-founder and CEO of award winning Tech for Good startup Helpfulpeeps, whose mission was to build the world’s most helpful network, using technology to enable people to connect locally and help each other in the real world. As an Advisor to various startups Saf’s focus is on supporting founders who are building products and services that positively impact people and the planet.

Sally Higham – A Tech for Good South West committee member and social strategist, committed to supporting communities, education, youth services, sport, charities, social enterprises, businesses and social housing to grow. Sally is Chair of Rooftop Housing Group, a not for profit organisation providing over 7,000 affordable homes and services to people living in South Worcestershire and North Gloucestershire.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • The main challenges that Tech for Good organisations are facing today
  • How we are able to measure the positive impact of Tech for Good businesses
  • How we can promote and share Tech for Good businesses
  • The business case for sustainability, inclusivity and equality
  • The changes needed to be made at policy level to ensure that organisations are more ethical and driving positive change
  • How we can design and build products, services and businesses to have sustainability and inclusivity baked in from the very start

Please note:

  • Location – Central Bristol (exact venue TBC)
  • Doors will open at 6pm and the event starts at 6.30pm. We will allow plenty of time for food, drinks and networking.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Places are limited so grab your tickets now!
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