REBUILD: HOW TO THRIVE IN THE NEW KINDNESS ECONOMY
Sponsored by Bailey Paints Ltd
People. Planet. Profit. In that order.
Retail guru Mary Portas lives and breathes business. But in the wake of the pandemic, she argues that we’ve been doing it all wrong. Rampant consumerism has been driving the economic machine and we have put the pursuit of profit above all else. So now it’s time for a rethink, in the belief that more doesn’t necessarily equal better.
Join Mary as she makes a welcome return to Stroud Book Festival to talk about how we can reset the business dial through a new ‘Kindness Economy’, based on her conviction that businesses must understand the fundamental role they play in the fabric of our lives in order to thrive. We must, she says, balance commerce with social progress.
Chaired by Clare Honeyfield.
Venue: Subscription Rooms, Stroud