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Putting The Soul Back Into Business

  • McKinsey 1 Jermyn Street London, England, SW1Y 4UH United Kingdom (map)

The Harvard-Oxford (and friends!) Alumni Social Business Group invite you to their annual event on social business. We will continue to explore how we can use the business world as a force for positive social change and hear the personal journeys of our panelists - the challenges they have faced and the impact they are making. 

Date: Wednesday 17th May 2017


  • 6.30pm : Arrival & Refreshments;  
  • 7pm-8.30pm : Panel, Q&A and Spotlight on the Audience (All Spotlight spots are now full);
  • 8.30pm-9.30pm : Mingling   

Location:  McKinsey, 1 Jermyn Street, Piccadilly Circus, SW1Y 4UH (Piccadilly Circu tube - 1 minute walk)


One benefit of the new venue is that we can now offer a Pay At Door registration (£15 to cover costs) for those who have experienced technical difficulties registering on the Harvard Club UK website.  If this is you (thanks for persevering) and you would like to attend, simply e-mail your full name to us for security purposes and we will keep a place for you while there is availability - first come first served. Please bring exact change on the day.

Alternatively, Click Here To Buy Tickets:

First-time non-Harvard alumni: click on the above link and register where it says "Faculty, Staff, Parents, Non-Alumni Members and Guests - Please login here".  A temporary password will be sent to you, sign back in as a non-alumni and proceed with payment - this should just take a few minutes. 


Matthew Powell, Founder, Breaking Barriers -  Providing meaningful employment for refugees (

Maggie De Pree,  Founder, League of Intrapreneurs - Creating a global community of Social Intrapreneurs (

Ronald Roberts, Founder,  Balliol Knowledge Networks - His journey from Wall Street to helping Nelson Mandela democratise South Africa, now mobilising a force to deal with social issues globally (

Helen Shute, Co-Founder, Change Direction – From Boots to Cadburys to the National Trust and now, the NHS – how she retrieved a piece of her soul (

Eliza Rebeiro, Founder, Lives Not Knives - Preventing teens from carrying a knife, helping hard-to-reach young people access training and employment and supporting young entrepreneurs (

 As our last events were sold out, tickets will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.  

If you have questions or need help to register, please contact Maya ( or Tamara (

About the Harvard-Oxford (and friends!) Alumni Social Business Group

In May 2013, over 100 alumni from Harvard, Oxford and friends came together to exchange ideas as to how we can use the business world as a force for positive social change.  An exciting community was born.

We welcome everyone and extend far beyond Harvard-Oxford alumni.  We meet every May and November to listen to the personal journeys of individuals driven by passion, purpose and fearlessness.  We exchange insights to help each other overcome the challenges of driving forward socially responsible initiatives in the business world.

We also have a great time!