Mirrors or Movers is the world's premier conference dedicated to responsible business for the media sector. This year marks the eighth edition.
This year’s conference will focus on the ability of media companies to shape culture - called media's "superpower" by Christiana Figueres in our latest report, link below - and the responsibilities that come with this. We will hear from experts and practitioners at the heart of research, organisations, initiatives and events that have changed the industry.
Hardly surprising, Mirrors or Movers will be fully virtual this year, consisting of live sessions held over a four-day period. Recordings of the sessions will be made publicly available after the event.
With thanks to our speakers.
Ben joined MORI in 1987 and became Chief Executive of Ipsos in 2009. Ben is a writer and speaker on trends, leadership and performance management and has directed thousands of surveys on examining consumer trends and citizen behaviour.
Ben has worked in private sector business on corporate reputation and consumer research, working for companies like Shell, BAE Systems, Sky TV and IBM.
Ben is a Visiting Professor at Kings College London, a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and serves on advisory groups at the Kings Fund, and the Social Market Foundation (SMF). He is a Trustee at the Centre for London and at the Centre for Ageing Better, as well as a patron of Create Streets. He recently served as a commissioner on the Resolution Foundation's Intergenerational Commission and is a Council member of the CBI for London.
Benedict Evans has spent 20 years analysing mobile, digital media and technology, in equity research, industry, and strategy consulting and most recently in venture capital, at Andreessen Horowitz in Silicon Valley. He is now an independent analyst based in London.
Inga Ruehl is Exec Director for Production Services & Operations in Sky Sports. Her department is responsible for Sky Sports outside broadcast operations and production management as well as all of Sky’s live studio operations and post production across Sports, News & Entertainment. Since 2017 Sky Sports has been pro-actively addressing it’s carbon footprint across all production operations entailing over 800 host broadcasts a year, a production services hub with 10 Studios and Galleries as well as over 70 post production suites, 1000 employees plus many freelancers across the industry, creating output for 11 live sports channels.
Jerry joined GSK in 2019 to lead media across their EMEA region, helping drive the continued digital transformation of one of the world’s largest consumer health businesses. He has a background in media partnerships and digital strategy, having led both globally for Diageo and prior to that agency side at Carat. Jerry has championed improvements in the media supply chain, and as an active member of the WFA Media Board was instrumental in defining their new Global Media Charter and GARM initiatives. He’s a regular writer and blogger with contributions to The Drum, The Guardian and his own Digital Sense blog. He believes passionately in the importance of diverse representation and is a director of the voluntary organisation Outvertising.
John Elkington, Co-Founder & Chief Pollinator at Volans, is one of the founders of the global sustainability movement, an experienced advisor to business, and a highly regarded keynote speaker and contributor, from conferences to advisory boards.
John has addressed over 1,000 conferences around the world. He was a faculty member of the World Economic Forum from 2002-2008. He has served on over 70 boards and advisory boards. John has won numerous awards and is the author or co-author of 19 books. The 20th book was published in April: Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism (Fast Company Press).
Lewis was the founding Director of the Fair Education Alliance, a national advocacy coalition of almost 100 non-profits and businesses. Lewis has also worked at leading global corporate reputation agencies, Finsbury and Brunswick, where he specialised in helping clients to build their reputations through distinctive campaigns relating to issues such as education, human rights, the environment and health. Lewis helped to develop and launch Open for Business, a global coalition of companies gathered to help create more tolerance in markets hostile to LGBT rights. More recently he advised the UN on the launch of their People’s Seat initiative which was fronted by David Attenborough. Lewis also led the national campaign to prevent the government’s expansion of grammar schools.
He has written about social issues for The Economist, The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent and the New Statesman and has made numerous TV appearances. Lewis has also given a TEDx talk about social mobility.
Richard Black is Director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), whose core work is to ensure that discourse in the UK on climate change and the energy transition is rooted in evidence. Richard’s background is in broadcasting and journalism – he worked for BBC World Service in various roles including presenting science programmes before becoming BBC News Environment Correspondent. On leaving the BBC, Richard was Director of Communications for the Global Ocean Commission. In 2018 he wrote 'Denied: The Rise and Fall of Climate Contrarianism', the only book about the UK's climate contrarian elite. Richard frequently contributes to media, including taking part in the BBC's Attenborough documentary 'Climate Change: The Facts'.
Solitaire has been a passionate change-maker for over 30 years. As co-founder of Futerra she advises governments, charities and brands including Google, IKEA and the United Nations on imagining a better future, and making it happen. With Futerra offices in London, Stockholm, New York and Mexico City she admits that making the world a better place is a damn good business plan. You can watch her TEDx talks online and read her in the Guardian, Huffington Post, Forbes and more often as @GreenSolitaire. Solitaire was named ‘Ethical Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2008 and more recently was Chair of the UK Green Energy Scheme, a member of the United Nations Sustainable Lifestyles Taskforce and a London Leader for Sustainability. Her new book The Happy Hero - How To Change Your Life By Changing The World is out now.
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