Generation Investment Management’s CEO Sustainability Summit
A quite remarkably interesting couple of days with Generation, kicking off with a dinner at the Natural History Museum’s Darwin Centre last night, where, among many other conversations, I had a great catch-up with Bill McDonough.
Then today across early to the St Pancras Hotel for the CEO Sustainability Summit proper. For more on Generation’s latest thinking, including on how stranded asset risks should be incorporated in financial analysis, see here.
Can’t go into detail, but a real privilege to be involved in these two events — and I particularly enjoyed two of the plenary sessions today, one with John Kao (who did a brilliant session on creativity and who I would meet later) and Apple’s wizzard designer Sir Jony Ive. I asked Sir Jony a question in the final session about supply chain issues – and found his answer persuasive.
Great to spend some time, too, with Jochen (Zeitz). The book is coming along.
Thrilled to be told by Josh Tetrick of Hampton Creek Foods that my writing had an influence on his move into the field years ago. I had read about their work on egg substitutes in Wired or Fast Company, and was thrilled to learn a bit more about what they are doing. Also, with his permission, brought back a couple of jars of Sriracha Mayo, which among other things is Vegan, Gluten-free, Egg-free, Cholesterol-free, Soy-free and Lactose-free. And yet, I’m told, is delicious. The taste of sustainability. Can’t wait.
(Initially posted this blog without explaining the title. David Blood, in his introduction to the event, mentioned that in addition to the Blood and Gore surnames of the founders, there had been — I imagine playful – thought of adding in someone with the surname Slaughter. But, sensibly, they stuck with Generation.)