29th June 2016

Sunday funday

After spending a decade of final-weekend-in-Junes with the Glastonbury muddy masses (Sian was still representing this year), we headed over to a very different kind of festival for Liverpool IFB’s TedX talks.

The 800-strong crowd enjoyed talks from an eclectic mix of speakers and music-makers. Top Petal picks below:

Tomás Carruthers, Social Financier, who is launching the Social Stock Exchange and committed to delivering great returns for investors while increasing stakeholder accountability of business impact. Investment options with a social side: right up our street.

Dr Paul Myers, Urban Farmer, has launched eco start­up Farm Urban, a research lead community focused social enterprise. Farm Urban uses aquaponics and hydroponics food production systems to engage and inspire people to connect with their environment and make good food choices. It’s a staggeringly clever concept and we look forward to seeing them grow.