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Ethical Consumer Conference 2023 Agenda

What role can consumer activism play in creating thriving communities?

On Thursday 9th November, our in person event will 4 provide a space to explore how we can empower ourselves and our communities.

Our event in London at Rich Mix will be a chance to meet other ethical consumers, hear from experts on various ethical and environmental issues, and engage in lively discussions.

Agenda for Thursday 9th November 

10:00 to 10:15 am 


Grace Hull Boakye, from Ethical Consumer


10:15 to 10:40 am 

Introduction and People Bingo 

Rob Harrison & Anna Clayton, from Ethical Consumer


10:45 to 11:45 am

a) Panel on Challenging Corporate Power

  • Rob Harrison, from Ethical Consumer
  • David Whyte, author 
  • Cat Hobbs, from We Own It  

b) Workshop on Community Energy

  • Agamemnon Otero, from Energy Garden

c) Workshop on Creating regenerative enterprises, inspired by living systems

  • Sarah Spencer, from Think like a Tree
  • Supported by Anna Clayton, from Ethical Consumer


11:45 am to 12:15 pm - Break


12:15 to 1:00 pm 

Workshop with Zero Hour


1:00 to 2:00 pm  - Lunch break & Networking

With food available, networking and stalls


1:15 to 2:00 pm  

Open Cafe Session


2:00 to 2:30 pm 

Intro to the Afternoon & Keynote from Ecotricity


2:40 to 3:40 pm - Parallel session

a) Panel on Community Finance

  • Lisa Ashford, from Energise Africa/Ethex
  • Richard O'Brien, from Triodos Bank UK
  • John Malone, from Energy4All
  • Rachel Brain, from Repowering London

b) Workshop on Sustainable Food Systems

  •    Vera Zakharov, from Sustain
  •    Julia Kirby-Smith, from Better Food Traders

c) Session on Challenging Corporate Supply Chains

  • Jasmine Owens, from Ethical Consumer
  • Alex Crumbie, from Ethical Consumer


 3:45 - 4:30 - Closing reflections

Anna Clayton & Tim Hunt, from Ethical Consumer


4:30 to 5:00 pm - Networking

conference week sponsors and partners: ecotricity, cooperative bank, Path financial, practical action, ecology building society