The Peter Jones Foundation last night hosted an evening in collaboration with Philanthropic Impact to discuss The Future of Work: the role of philanthropy and business to support the development of the next generation of business leaders, held at the Sage offices in The Shard.
Seven Hills co-founder Michael Hayman chaired a panel of thought leaders, including Pip Jamieson, The Dots founder, Steve Wells, Fast Future COO, Debbie Wall, The Sage Foundation Vice President, and James Uffindell, CEO and founder of Bright Network.
The critical urgency to address The Future of Work is highlighted in the recent World Economic Forum (WEF)’s The Future of Jobs Report 2018 which evaluates the challenges and opportunities facing the workforce of the future. In its analysis of 12 industries representing 15 million employees, WEF suggests that companies should consider the question of whether to prioritise automation or augmentation to prepare for the future of work – and carefully analyses the value of investing in reskilling their workforces.
The event discussed the themes presented in this highly topical report, with a professional, experienced and relevant panel of experts exploring their perspectives and how business and philanthropy can play a crucial role in improving the work-based outcomes for the next generation.
Commenting on Seven Hills’ involvement in the evening, Caty Batten, Head of Partnerships at The Peter Jones Foundation, said:
“We were delighted to have the support of Seven Hills Co-founder Michael Hayman to Chair a passionate and forward focused panel discussion on The Future of Work. The mission of the Peter Jones Foundation is to encourage, educate and empower the next generation of UK business leaders and entrepreneurs, and there seemed no more appropriate theme to address. Michael’s depth and breadth of knowledge and perspective on British business, as well as his understanding of the challenges facing young people today, facilitated a thought provoking and engaging discussion between panellists and the audience.”
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