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It's 'just business' but not as we know it

It's 'just business' but not as we know it
Published: February 14, 2017
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I first met David Batstone when he was speaking at the FRED leadership conference in Denver in 2015. It was clear to me then that we were both trying to make a positive change in the world by applying sound business practice to solve social and environmental problems. I was immediately drawn to David’s approach at “Just Business” and we started to look at how we could partner with each other to help promote and grow our work as responsible leaders.

In 2016 we invited David to speak at Learnfest where he enthused and motivated many of our clients to start thinking differently about how business models can be applied to social and environmental issues.

Both Impact and Just Business are committed to utilising business solutions to solve global problems. We share values and an enthusiasm to make change happen. We both believe that business can be a force for good in the world.

David brings a wealth of experience and contacts from the world of entrepreneurs, investors and business thinkers and is an action orientated leader.

Impact has years of experience in leadership development and change with global organisations, often engaging with social enterprises and not for profits as medium for development. We build organisations worth working for.

During 2017 we will be working closely together to engage our respective clients and contacts in a number of innovative solutions that will make a real positive difference in the world. We hope to catalyse action and change through active involvement and inspiration.

We have invited David to contribute to a Learnfest In The City event this year in London, please watch out for more details later. We are also interested to hear from any organisations who would like an exploratory meeting to see how we could work together on a joint project that can change the world!


Just Business" is in the business of creating profit and social change by partnering with investors, executives, and entrepreneurs to design a creative economy that works for everyone. Founded in 2006 by David Batstone, we invest in and incubate profitable and forward-thinking ventures dedicated to positively impacting the world. We believe that in the 21st Century, market-rate returns, coupled with supply chain dignity, environmental responsibility, job creation and enfranchisement of marginalized communities, is just business."