Discover how social impact fuels business sustainability at our in-person EqualTech report launch on March 14, 2024, starting at 8:00 AM!
"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business" - Henry Ford.
Profound changes underway in society are driving the need for innovative, socially-focused solutions across UK businesses. Through the powerful way we operate, businesses can grow and thrive, but also affect significant change.
Conversations around social value are happening across every industry sector – with a strong consensus that increased corporate social responsibility is commercial best practice. But how can we split genuine positive action from tokenistic behaviours? What role does social impact play in driving business sustainability? What market activity could be preventing businesses from being truly socially transformative?
Join us for an exclusive first look at Sparta Global's 2024 Equal Tech Report - Social Impact business is smart business - where we have investigated the strategies, challenges, and benefits of integrating social impact into business operations, and will share insights around how prioritising people can be a driving force for long-term success, sustainability and innovation.
8:30AM : Arrival and breakfast
9:00AM: Opening statement with Purnima Sen
9:05AM: Exclusive first look at Sparta Global's 2024 EqualTech report findings
9:20AM : Panel discussed with esteemed ESG, CSR and Social Impact leaders
10:20AM : Audience Q&A
10:30AM : Network! Meet our social impact company
Purnima Sen is an Operations and HR professional with more than twenty years’ experience in digital media and IT consultancy. Joining Sparta Global’s Director team in 2017, Purnima is responsible for managing the business’ growing pool of technology talent and the overall operation of its national training Academies.
A proud Asian women in leadership, and mother of three, Purnima has been able to combine her passion for technology and people by leading the development of Sparta Global’s ED&I department. For her work in this field, Purnima has been a finalist for the IOD Director of the Year for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for 2020 and 2021 and was shortlisted in the Top 50 most inspiring women in tech.
Gaia Caruso is a professional advocate for ED&I in technology, business and society. An Academic with a master’s degree from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) - where she conducted research related to employment inequalities, social mobility and anti-discriminatory legislation – Gaia also previously studied and supported ED&I research projects at the University of Pavia and Northern Arizona University (NAU).
In 2017, Gaia joined Sparta Global to lead the company's Diversity and Inclusion agenda within the University Partnerships space. Now appointed ED&I Lead, in 2019, Gaia was named "Role Model of the Year (SME) - Tech Industry" at the Women in Tech Excellence Awards and was included in the "2021 Inspirational Corporate Women" list by We Are The City.
Check out this video from last year's EqualTech report launch - more than 80 people gathered at 125 London Wall to talk about neurodiverse professionals in tech!