Rebuild: How to thrive in the Kindness Economy with Mary Portas

Part of the Leading Edge series: Ideas shaping a better world

An Alumni and supporters event
Date27 September 2021
Time16:00 to 17:00
PlaceOnline via Zoom

The Exeter MBA is delighted to continue its Leading Edge speaker series and to be welcoming some of the world’s most prestigious thinkers to the University of Exeter Business School as part of our new series of online events, The Leading Edge. This series of inspirational talks will provide a space for us to discuss some of the most pressing global challenges and consider how we can all play a role in shaping a better and more sustainable world. If you are keen to explore creative and innovative approaches to tackling social and environmental challenges, this is your opportunity to join with managers from across the world and take part in provocative and thought-provoking conversations stimulated by our prestigious guests.

Mary Portas - Rebuild: How to thrive in the Kindness Economy

Join Mary Portas, one of the UK’s most high profile businesswomen, as she shares her thoughts on the importance of building a ‘Kindness Economy’, a new value system relevant to our times that reflects the fundamental role that business plays in the fabric of our lives.

Mary Portas is one of the UK's most high-profile businesswomen. After making her name transforming Harvey Nichols into London's sexiest fashion destination, Mary launched her own retail consultancy, Portas, which works with clients ranging from Louis Vuitton to Sainsbury's. She has been a regular on our TV screens, advised the government on the future of high streets and developed a fashion label. Her proudest achievement to date is the creation of twenty-six Mary's Living & Giving shops for Save the Children. She is the author of Shop Girl and Work Like a Woman. Her most recent public talk was for TedxLondon, exploring “The Kindness Economy”, a view on the future of how we shop and live in the 21st century. Her most recent book, Rebuild; How to thrive in the kindness economy, published by Penguin Random House was released on 1st July 2021.


To book a place on this event, or other sessions in the Leading Edge series, please visit the eventbrite page.


You also have an opportunity to meet other leaders attending these events - please stay with us from 17.00 – 18.00 for our Leading Edge conversations, where you can discuss your reaction to each of the talks in facilitated Zoom breakout rooms.

ProviderAlumni and supporters

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