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Springwise Sessions: The Future of Capitalism - Ripe for a reset?


Springwise is hosting a series of talks at The Club at The Ivy. The fifth in this engaging series takes place on Tuesday 17th March.

WHAT: Springwise is hosting a series of talks at The Club at The Ivy. The fifth in this engaging series is entitled: The Future of Capitalism – Ripe for a reset?

WHEN: Tuesday 17th March, 8:15am – 9:30am

WHERE: London — The Club at The Ivy

TICKETS: Please click the link now to confirm your place – we really hope you will be able to join us.


“Rejecting the dogma of shareholder primacy is not a question of bleeding hearts, it is a matter of enlightened self-interest. That holds for investors too.” – Financial Times Editorial Board

Perspectives are changing and mindsets are shifting: the 2020s will be defined by the climate crisis, a backlash against increasing wealth inequality and big tech dominance – combined with a demographic disruption that puts Millennials and Gen Z in charge. Is this a world where capitalism for profit is out, and profit for purpose is in?

The world is awakening to massive perception changes about the power and purpose of capital. Sustainability must become a core strategic priority and consumers now expect businesses to exercise ethical practices at every step of the value chain. Conscious capitalism is surging, but what does this mean for corporations and capital investment? How will it affect the behaviours of those who occupy the C-suite? And will it change the way businesses are held to account by customers, regulators, government and the public?

In a decade where corporations must consider stakeholders as well as shareholders, what will a reset of capitalism look like? In this, the fifth in our series of Springwise Sessions at the Club at the Ivy, Sophie Bidwell will chair a panel of experts to debate the issues and identify not only how the mindset of the market is changing, but how the valuation of a business is likely to evolve – diving into the very heart of capitalism itself.


Sophie Bidwell, Co-Founder of Re_Set


Gene Frieda, Executive Vice President and Global Strategist, PIMCO

Gene is a strategist at PIMCO, based in London and focusing on global macroeconomic and financial sector policy issues. He has 26 years of investment experience and has served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Global Imbalances.

PIMCO is a global investment management firm that manages over $1.9tn in assets spread across the full spectrum of asset classes on behalf of the largest institutional, corporate and private investors in the world.

Rich Goldsmith, Founder, MOJU

Rich didn’t focus at school, learnt the hard way, got some perspective, went traditional, got frustrated, took a leap and found his calling.

MOJU is one of the fastest growing beverage brands in the UK, having established a new category in grocery retail with their cold-pressed shots. Mutha Nature is at the heart of everything they do and they’re always looking for new ways to give people a stake in her.

Stephan Lobmeyr, Partner, Capital D

Stephan is a co-founder of Capital D and has a range of experience in private equity, consulting and entrepreneurship. Prior to this, Stephan spent six years as a strategy consultant for The Boston Consulting Group and has co-founded two start-ups.

Capital D is a pan-European private equity fund manager focused on investing in companies that show clear evidence of transforming legacy business models or have demonstrable potential to do so. Change is accelerating and in every sector innovative, fast-moving companies are disrupting their industries. Capital D seeks to be their partner of choice.

Complimentary tea, coffee and pastries will be served prior to the talk.