Investment for Idealism

Responsible investing can deliver strong returns as well as a better world. Climate transition presents an historic investment opportunity. Instead of saying ‘how are we going to pay for this’ – should we be asking 'what’s the price for not changing now?

Can the Beautiful Game Be Good?

It's no longer just locker room chat - the world has woken up to the enormous power of professional sports to drive change (or provoke debate) in our societies. What needs to happen for sport to be a permanent force for good - for fans, for players and communities?

Places with Purpose

Every place is an opportunity - not just for making money, but for making a positive impact on the world. How can towns and cities build common purpose amongst citizens, communities, elected representatives, businesses to make this happen?


  • Redefining Success

    It’s time to move on from the bottom line, rethink KPIs and embed purpose into strategy. Success in the 2020s won’t be measured on profit alone but on impact – so how do we quantify that?

    • Retail
    • Place & Society
    • Planet
    • Real Purpose
    • Sport
  • Hungry for Change

    Our food systems are unstable. If we’re going to protect the planet, feed everyone and have healthy populations it needs a radical rethink. What should the food systems of the future look like, and how do we get there?

    • Technology & innovation
    • Retail
    • Real Purpose
    • Sport
  • Aggro-culture

    Farmers are on the front line of climate change. Changes to our production methods and diets are essential to address climate change – so how do we protect the agricultural industry and the planet at the same time?

    • Consumer trends
    • Economics
    • Retail
    • Disruption
    • Real Purpose
    • Sport
  • The Devil Wears Boohoo

    Slow shopping versus fast fashion – which model wins, and can they coexist?

    • Climate Emergency
  • Mind the Gap

    Consumers say climate change is an important issue, but cheap clothes, mass produced meat and bargain holidays fly off the shelves. In the Venn diagram of what we say and what we do, how much overlap really exists?

    • Consumer trends
    • Economics
    • Consumer Behaviour
    • Disruption
  • 1 Billion Workers

    It’s time to end the disability inequality crisis.

    • Climate Emergency
    • Consumer trends
    • Energy
    • Disruption
  • Making it Count – The Power of Your Pension

    Do you know where your pension money is, what it’s funding, what it’s supporting? Is it damaging the environment or protecting it? Supplying weapons or sustaining crops?

  • Leading a better way

    If you want to make change – this is how you do it.

    • Economics
  • House Nation

    Can our new found awareness of housing inequality as a result of Covid be the driver for a new approach that delivers more than just a roof over our heads?

  • The Regeneration Game

    How can we build, build, build back better? Looking at some real life examples of modern day planning and development – which property companies are ‘giving back’ to the community? Could this become the norm in future or is it a niche market?

  • What Can I Do When I Grow Up?

    65% of children entering primary school this September will end up working in jobs that don’t exist yet. If we all asked ourselves now – ‘what do I want to be when I grow up?’ – where could our answers take us?

  • Any Freeport in a Climate Storm

    What are the opportunities and challenges of a Freeport for Liverpool City Region, and can it help us to meet the North West climate targets?

  • Fair Play and Family Values

    Southport has thrived on family run businesses, one of the most notable being Pleasureland. With this day out at Pleasureland we’ll look at how a successful family business can contribute…



The Good Business Festival is driving a movement that believes in the power of business to affect positive change.

Our 3-day ‘in person’ festival is live in the Liverpool City Region from 7th to the 9th of July. We’re taking over unique venues across the city region, pairing thought-provoking, action-driven talks with a full social programme, covering art, culture, wellness and fun.

From climate change and diversity to food and fashion, we’ll be joined by our incredible line-up of industry experts to think big, explore real-time solutions and power transformation for good. Whether you run your own business, work in some-else’s or just want to do better for our planet and humanity, you will find something for you.

We believe that the only way to drive change is to make sure absolutely everyone has a seat at the table. Now more than ever the future is unpredictable, so join us live in July, to change business and society for good.

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The Good Business Festival is passionately non-exclusive. It’s not about what you do or who you know. It’s not about agreeing on everything all of the time. It’s about leaning, sharing knowledge and experience and wanting to be a part of the global good business movement.

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