Out to Heathrow for a filmed interview with Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas, as part of our evolving Project Breakthrough for the UN Global Compact. Our Atlas of the Future friends are fielding a 2-camera team, which is wonderful.
Patrick was brilliant, Richard (Johnson) doing the interview, and Richard (Northcote) updating us on his adventures as part of the support tea for the Solar Impulse 2. Then I was interviewed – and then Richard J and I headed back to Bloomsbury for our planned Garden Party, with rain thumping down as we left the Heathrow Express.
To start with, people crowded into our office space, which was nice as it gave me a chance to have a proper sit-down chat with people like Hannah Jones of Nike and her wonderful son. I still treasure the bloodied, axe-dented Crusader figure he gifted me a few years back.
Then we moved out into the garden – and the numbers continued to grow. Lovely evening, great spirit, and nice wines too, thanks to Jacqueline (Lim). Elaine and I stayed way later than we intended, my exit facilitated by Amanda (Feldman) offering to stand in for me when it came to the tidying away.