Blue Earth Summit made its mark in London yesterday with the help of our hosts, Mother, and during an important week for the capital, London Climate Week. Among many important events across the city including Reset Connect, Climate Investment Summit and Future Fabrics Expo, we planted a flag in the capital’s sand for our growing collective.
A great turnout of over 250 people including investors, the purpose-led community, founders, creatives and industry leaders who heard first from our founders on the vision for the summit, whilst enjoying the delights from our partners Canteen Collective and Mermaid Gin.
The main event was hearing from Guy Hayler, founder and also MD of Wavelength Ventures, who has been instrumental in defining one of the main highlights of Blue Earth which is the Pitch Tent format. Enabling businesses, adventurers and impact projects apply for funding their vital missions, the Pitch Tent is aiming high this year with a £10m funding target.
Kresse Wesling is one of the most popular year 1 speakers and will be returning this year. She reiterated the importance of the summit and gave everyone a very clear insight into why she and her partner Elvis do what they do with their company, Elvis & Kresse. You can listen to her year 1 session on the BES Podcast.
Joanna Dai is another great example of a passionate, purpose-led founder who will also be speaking at the year 2 event. Her company, Dai, is leading the way for women seeking functional workwear whilst also committing to net zero impact.
Thank you all who made it and followed our actions. Big thanks to our partners for this London event: Mother, Mermaid Gin, Feel Good Drinks and Hydro Flask. And finally special appearances from speakers and ambassadors Kate Larsen, Poppy Stowell-Evans, Cath Pendleton and Laura Crane.