The New Ism is a discussion forum with a big ambition – to create a new economic system with inclusivity at its heart. Some of the world’s most innovative and exciting minds are creating solutions to fix our broken society, but they are working in spite of the current system. We want a new economy – a New Ism – that empowers them and brings their efforts together so that they can change the world.

We can’t do this alone, so we are enlisting the help of these social entrepreneurs themselves, and other great thinkers and decision-makers, to discuss the issues and the potential for change. We host a regular podcast where our founders Mel (a social entrepreneur himself) and Alex interview some of the world’s most exciting social innovators and big thinkers about their plans, their hopes and their ambitions, and their motivation for pouring their hearts and souls into what they do.

From autumn 2018 we will take our conversations to live audiences in London and Glasgow, bringing together leading social entrepreneurs, trailblazers and decision-makers to debate how to create a better society, based on the social innovation that already exists. These enjoyable evenings nurture great thinking, challenge the status quo and allow socially driven people to meet and share ideas.

Our discussions will be varied; we may discuss gang culture one week and Fair Trade the next, but what will tie them all together is a profound belief that a system that works for everyone is within our grasp, if we can learn how to harness our collective innovation and creativity.

Our conversations will give us rich insight into what needs to be done to create a fairer economy, and each year we will bring together our learnings and recommendations into an annual review, to be shared with people who can make them a reality.