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Hello and welcome to the Meaningful Business podcast. I’m Peter Stojanovic, Deputy Editor at HotTopics and your host.
Together we’re finding out how businesses and their leaders champion purpose, people and planet alongside profit - and in the process how to define and lead a meaningful business.
Today’s guest, who you’ve just heard, is Paul van Zyl, co-founder of The Conduit Club, one of London’s newest member’s club - but - with a difference: all its members have to prove they’re committed to finding solutions to some of our most pressing social and environmental issues today. It’s an exclusive community of entrepreneurs, investors and influencers with a conscience.
As the Club’s co-founder, Paul has a mission generate purpose out of a community of well-meaning individuals, and his past efforts apparently make him well placed to comment on the trend of meaningful businesses.
That’s because, besides The Conduit, Paul is the co-founder and CEO of Maiyet, a global fashion brand focused on traditional design, partnering with local creators and designers to ensure ethical standards; he’s also the cofounder of the International Center for Transitional Justice, an international human rights organization based in New York City
Last year, Paul was announced by London Tech Week as one of its 30 Change Makers 2018, celebrating people harnessing technology to inspire social and economic impact and drive global innovation. And there’s more.
It’s certainly not your average CV. Which makes Paul the ideal candidate to drill down into what a meaningful business looks like, as well as why this trend is generating such momentum with millennials and entrepreneurs alike.
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