Press release

14 Oct 2022 London, GB

EY to support the inaugural Anthropy event at Eden Project

EY has joined Anthropy, a brand-new event bringing together the nation’s leaders and influencers, from across the public and private sector, designed to tackle the UK’s biggest economic and social challenges.

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EY has joined Anthropy, a brand-new event bringing together the nation’s leaders and influencers, from across the public and private sector, designed to tackle the UK’s biggest economic and social challenges. 

Anthropy will take place across three days from 2-4 November at the Eden Project in Cornwall. 

Anthropy founder, John O’Brien MBE, describes the event as a ‘launchpad for change’ that will offer an opportunity for an ecosystem of leaders from all sectors to share thinking in order to create ambitious and progressive solutions to the challenges facing the nation. 

O’Brien said: “Anthropy arose out of a recognition of the challenges that the pandemic presented both economically and socially, and the need to move past our traditional fault lines and silos to embrace inclusive longer-term thinking to create a new vision for Britain.

“We are so thrilled to have EY on board. As the UK’s largest ever crowd-sourced agenda, we rely heavily on the generosity of organizations like EY, and the event just would not be possible without them.” 

Rob Doepel, EY Managing Partner, Sustainability, UK & Ireland, added: “We are excited to be involved in the inaugural Anthropy event. Transitioning to a net-zero economy will take a collective effort and bringing thought leaders from across the private and public sectors together will hopefully mark a step change in solving the UK’s sustainability challenges.  Innovative thinking, transformational business models and rapid action are what’s needed to fast track the UK to a more sustainable future and events like Anthropy will help make this a reality.”

Anthropy will cover a range of issues ranging from sustainability, education, health, and the built and natural environment, to the arts, sport, media and technology. 1,000 executives, policymakers and thought leaders will address the four fundamental questions shaping the future of Britain: 

  • What is the quality of life we wish to see in Britain over the next thirty years?

  • What qualities of place and planet do we need to achieve this quality of life?

  • What qualities do we wish to see in a good economy and in the best of businesses?

  • What qualities do we want to express to the world, to help solve shared issues?

Thought-leaders, policymakers and executives interested in joining discussions around the future of Britain are invited to find out more and register for the event at Anthropy.live.