Lord Mayor’s Coffee Colloquies: SDG10-Reduced Inequality: Productivity & Employee Share Ownership

You are invited to join the Esop Centre and City of London representatives at a Coffee Colloquy, on Tuesday, 13 February 2024, in Mansion House, Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH. This event is part of a series of workshops over the next 10 months on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Timing: 08.45am for a 09:00am start.

Organised by the Employee Share Ownership Centre, the colloquy will address the SDG 10: Reduced inequality within and among countries. While markets and trade liberalisation have lifted billions out of poverty in recent decades, stark differences between and within nations persist. The speakers will highlight the forces, trends and techniques that will help to reduce inequalities, not least the financial participation of employees in enterprise.

The broad range of experts will consider how inequality might be addressed by raising productivity helped by the use of employee share ownership. Factors that contribute to this include ground-up volunteer led initiatives, and the practical steps individuals can take to contribute to closing the gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots.’


08:45 – 09:15 Arrival and coffee served

09:15 – 09:20 Opening remarks by the Lord Mayor’s Aldermanic Representative, Alexander Barr

09:20 – 10:00 Nine expert presentations

10:00 – 10:30 Open Q&A

10:30 – 11:15 Discussion, Networking, Coffee

11:15 – Close


Employee Share Ownership Centre:

Damian Carnell

David Craddock

Ifty Nasir


James Ashton, Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA)

Jansev Jemal, Pro Bono Economics

Erik Johnson, Inclusion@Lloyd’s

Sasha Molodtsov, BDO and Diversity Project

Dr Andy Sloan, International Sustainability Institute

Lorraine Young, The Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

Q&A Moderator

Robert Pay, Chairman, Esop Centre

The 695th Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli Mayoral Theme “Connect to Prosper” celebrates our multiple knowledge miles, showing that the UK is a place where problems come to be solved. The Coffee Colloquies will demonstrate this, bringing together varied voices from in and around the city to talk about how their work supports the achievement of one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through fast-paced transfer of knowledge, and with a focus on connections and networking, the Coffee Colloquies will invigorate our knowledge miles as the World’s Coffee House.

Please join us for an important conversation on how Employee Share Ownership can play a part in reducing inequality.

For more details and to register for a place (at no cost, on a ‘first come first served’ basis) please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lord-mayors-coffee-colloquy-sdg10-productivity-employee-share-ownership-tickets-796909025347?aff=oddtdtcreator

If you have any questions, please contact the Centre at esop@esopcentre.com

Tuesday, 13 February 2024

8:45 - 11:15 GMT


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  • Sasha Molodtsov, Diversity Project
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