Oxfam sees enterprise as a hugely powerful tool to tackle poverty, improve lives and livelihoods where it’s needed most.
Dr Danny Sriskandarajah has been Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam Great Britain since January 2019. Prior to that he spent six years leading CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, was Director General of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Interim Director of the Commonwealth Foundation and held various posts at the Institute for Public Policy Research.
He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Global Public Goods in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. From 2018 to 2019 he was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, co-chaired by Jack Ma and Melinda Gates, and from 2015 to 2016 a member of the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Finance.
Danny explains the direct link between climate action and tackling poverty and hunger, both of which are on the rise as inequality rises in countries around the world.
He speaks hopefully of building a future where the greedy capitalist model is a thing of the past and where only sustainable businesses that care for social and environmental dimensions exist.
Tony’s Chocolonely’s Ben Greensmith joins us to share how it is using its delicious chocolate and its different business model to make the cocoa industry slave free.
Jenny Costa started Rubies in the Rubble through her passion for avoiding food waste and desire to tackle the enormous problem that it poses globally.