This is the schedule from our most recent conference, which took place on February 22nd 2017.

8:30 – 9:00

Registration, Networking & Coffee

9:00 – 9:10

Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre

Professor Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School

A warm welcome to the fifth annual Social Impact Careers Conference from the day’s organisers, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and the Careers Centre at Saїd Business School.

9:10 – 9:55

Opening Plenary
Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre

Jacqueline Novogratz
Founder & CEO, Acumen

Christopher Davis
International Director of CSR and Campaigns, The Body Shop

10:00 – 11:00

Panel: Funding for Good – Careers in Impact Investing
Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre

Robert Boer, UBS
Tamsin Chislett,  ClearlySo
Colleen Ebbitt, Cabinet Office
Marc Moser, LGTIV

Discussion Catalyst: Henry Gonzalez, ResponsAbility

Impact investing is increasingly becoming a career of choice for top talent, and business graduates with a passion for impact are well positioned to take a role in shaping this emerging field. In this panel, a diverse group of experienced impact investment professionals will discuss the realities of securing a role within this sector, including recommendations for how to build your career as the industry evolves.

Panel: Entrepreneurial Pathways – Launching and Working for High Growth Start-ups in Africa
Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre

Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, WeCyclers
Keith Davies, Zoona
Chad Larson, M-KOPA Solar

Discussion Catalyst: Avery Bang, MBA Candidate

Enterprises are springing up all over the world to offer innovative solutions to complex social and environmental problems. Whether you are launching your own initiative or seeking a role in a start-up that aligns with your personal mission, it is often helpful to learn from those who went before you. Join our panelists who have all founded successful socially focused organisations in Africa to hear about their challenges and recommendations for creating sustainable ventures that have impact.

Panel: The Rise of the Responsible Business – Emerging Corporate Careers in Social Impact
Lecture Theatre 4

Elisa Moscolin, Santander
Kene Umeasiegbu, Tesco
Charmian Love, B Lab

Discussion Catalyst: Robyn Fukumoto, MBA Candidate

Careers in CSR, sustainability, intrapreneurship and B Corps present the opportunity to marry passions for big business and social responsibility. Indeed, a growing number of corporations are joining the movement to redefine capitalism and build for-profit organisations that are a force for good in society. Join this dynamic discussion to learn more about career pathways with impact within corporations, emerging job trends in the sector and recommendations for landing an interview.

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break
Entrance Hall

11:15 – 12:15

Case Workshop: Combining Strategy and Health Impact – Designing a New, Commercially Viable Health Programme in Africa
Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre

Manpreet Singh, Dalberg
Zahra Baitie, Dalberg

Join consultants from Dalberg Global Development Advisors, to design and develop a strategy for an innovative and financially sustainable new health programme in Africa. You will learn about the strategy consulting toolkit that Dalberg deploys, how best to approach a case, and about the complex realities of working across the African continent.

Workshop: Understanding Outcomes – Navigating Metrics for Social Impact to Elevate your Career
Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre

Nicky Chambers, NJC Oxford
Jeremy Nicholls, Social Value UK

In a data-driven world, measuring impact is becoming increasingly important, particularly in impact focused organisations. Whether you are an investment associate or in finance or HR, understanding the outcomes your organisation is achieving is critical to building a high-impact career. Join this exploratory session to better understand tools and techniques for measuring outcomes and the implications of measurement for your career.

Case Workshop: Approaching Sustainability Challenges
Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre

Will Schreiber, 3Keel
Oliver Rosevear, Costa Coffee

Apply your skills to identify solutions for addressing growing global resource constraints using life-cycle thinking. This workshop will introduce the circular economy concept whilst challenging attendees to consider how businesses can play their part in addressing resource challenges. We will use a real-life example from Costa Coffee to guide attendees on navigating the complex relationships between design, marketing, end user behaviour, and waste management practices.

Workshop: Negotiations – Advocating for Yourself in a “Selfless” Space
Lecture Theatre 4

Isabel Kelly, Profit with Purpose
Sheena Pentin, Careers4Change

Careers in social impact are often viewed differently from those in the ‘normal’ private sector. This session is about finding creative solutions to enable you to negotiate your way through to a more satisfactory conclusion, whether your goal is to negotiate a higher salary, be assigned a ‘stretch project’, find a mentor and career advocate or be granted equity in a company. Join to explore how to maximise your skillset to further your impact career.

12:15– 13:30

Lunch Seminar Room A
Careers Fair Entrance Hall

12:30 – 15:15

Career Talks with Industry Leaders

For pre-registered delegates only. If you have signed up in advance you will have received details for these sessions

13:30 – 14:30

Panel: The “Third Sector” –  Careers in Nonprofits and Philanthropy
Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre

Glen Mehn, Nesta
Erinch Sahan, Oxfam
Anshu Taneja, VisionSpring

Discussion Catalyst: Kristi Mitchell, MBA Candidate

Charitable organisations  have the opportunity to create impact where market-based solutions may not be possible. Some of the most exciting social innovations of our time have been developed by non-profit organisations. This panel will highlight emerging trends in the third sector and offer advice for finding a position that fits your personal mission and individual talents.

Panel: Consulting for Impact – Partnering with Clients to Generate Solutions to Systemic Social, Environmental and Economic Problems
Lecture Theatre 4

Simon Abrams, EY
Rishi Agarwal, FSG
Carlijn Nouwen, Dalberg
Srikrishna Sridhar Murthy, Sattva

Discussion Catalyst: Aditi Chatterjee, MBA Candidate

From well-known multi-nationals to specialist boutique firms, impact consulting can offer exposure to a range of organisational and social challenges. Firms may differ in their expertise – from design thinking or strategic planning, to a focus on a particular issue area or geography. In this session, consultants from leading impact consulting firms will share why they chose to pursue consulting, what their ‘typical day’ entails and strategies for establishing a consulting career.

14:30 – 15:15

Coffee Break & Careers Fair
Entrance Hall

15:15 – 15:35

Recognition of High-Impact Oxford Saïd Alumni
Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre


Closing Keynote Address
Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre

James Alexander
Director, Future Agenda

16:00 – 17:30

Networking reception and Careers Fair
Entrance Hall