Drove Stefan Koch, who I first met via Bayer MaterialScience (now in the process of becoming Covestro), across to the Royal Geographical Society early this morning for the 10th anniversary event organised by the gloriously Quixotic Cloud Appreciation Society. (Elaine has also been a long-time enthusiast and member.)
London was looking its best in brilliant autumn sunshine, with a cloudless (whoops!) blue sky. Since Stefan had given me a small painting of a heron (my totemic bird) last night, it was wonderful to see an almost incandescently lit heron on the Thames foreshore as we crossed Hammersmith Bridge.
Struggling to shake off the cold that has dogged me this week, but buoyed by the extraordinary B Corp UK launch event in Camden Town on Thursday evening, the invitation to join the Board of the Social Stock Exchange (where I have been, and will remain, Chair of the Admissions Panel), and by the Ethical Corporation Lifetime Achievement Award, covered separately.
But it is in conversations with people like Stefan that I am powerfully reminded what extraordinary people are drawn into this movement of ours. And now, as the sun fades in the west and the clouds build overhead, to sketch out my next round of columns, no doubt linked to such ongoing stories as the VW scandal, the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the amazing buzz around B Corps, and the like.