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Thu, 11 Jun


Zoom Webinar

iTalk VI

iTalk is an initiative of Impact 17+1 Club inviting Impact Leaders from across the globe to share their impactful vision, stories and action towards a unified purpose in line with the United Nation’s SDG Goals.

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iTalk VI
iTalk VI

Time & Location

11 Jun 2020, 13:00 – 14:00 BST

Zoom Webinar

About the Event

During these unprecedented times, business leaders are reflecting and rethinking their future to adopt strategies and implement practices as a force for good. In collaboration with EY, Impact 17+1 club is pleased to welcome impactors from across the world for the upcoming iTalk VI which will take place 11th June on zoom webinar.

Keynote Topic: “How impact entrepreneurship can help drive sustainable and inclusive growth” 

Keynote Speaker: Jessie Coates, Global Impact Entrepreneurship Leader, EY.

Jessie will share insights into the mindsets of world-changing impact entrepreneurs, as well as examples of how EY is driving impact through EY Ripples, a program to positively impact one billion lives by 2030. 

Following the keynote address, 10 speakers are invited to share 60s each with us on their impact visions, stories and actions towards a unified purpose in line with the United Nation SDG Goals during the 'iTalk 60seconds’ session: “What does impact mean to you?” 

You are welcome to nominate yourself as a speaker during the ‘iTalk 60seconds’ session, please register under the category ‘iTalk 60s Speaker’ below. We will review submissions and revert if your speaking opportunity has been confirmed. 




13:00 – 13:05 - Bo JI, Co-Founder, Impact 17+1 Club

Keynote Speech 

13:05 – 13:20 - "How impact entrepreneurship can help drive sustainable and inclusive growth" - Jessie Coates, Global Impact Entrepreneurship Leader, EY

13:20 – 13:30 - Q&A - Moderated by Bo JI, Co-Founder, Impact 17+1 Club

iTalk 60seconds 

Moderator: Robin Titus, Global Strategic Alliances & Partnerships, The Salon 

13:30 – 13:45 - iTalk 60seconds, Speakers  

13:45 – 13:55 - Q&A 

Summary & closing remarks

13:55 – 14:00 - Metin Guvener, Co-Founder, Impact 17+1 Club


Keynote Speaker Profile:  Jessie Coates, Global Impact Entrepreneurship Leader, EY.


Jessie is the EY Global Impact Entrepreneurship Leader, working with small and growing businesses globally to help scale new technologies and business models that purposefully drive progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Jessie is also a Chartered Accountant by trade, she began her career in corporate finance before working with clients spanning the social, private and public sectors within the EY UK&I Advisory services. Since 2017, Jessie has focused on supporting impact entrepreneurs in overcoming barriers to growth, primarily in emerging market contexts. She also serves on the board of several local and international impact enterprises and non-profits.

Jessie holds a BA and MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, graduating with a First Class Honors, and is an alumnus of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program.

Co-Host: Metin Guvener, Founding Chairman, The Salon; Co-Founder, Impact 17+1 Club


Metin Guvener is the Founding Chairman of The Salon. Metin has evolved throughout his career creating and adding value in accordance with his self-reflective, philosophical, entrepreneurial and philanthropic values. He believes reflection brings realisation, which in turn creates transformation and a powerful resonance within ourselves and our interaction with others. That is, if we have the right tools available to us in our toolbox.

Metin has had an illustrious career integrating value as a founder, co-founder and investor through boutique platforms in financial services, real estate, private equity, hospitality, asset management and thought leadership.

Passionately connecting visions and enabling missions, Metin brings people together to innovate and appreciate heritage and succession. 

As becomes evident in time, increased awareness positively correlates to our appreciation of how little it is we “know for certain”. As such, collaboration is necessary to pool our collective perspectives and resources. The Salon is founded on our mutual ability for empowerment based on increasing awareness and broadening horizons through innovative and authentic collaboration.

Carrying this spirit with him, Metin continues to participate as a panel speaker on:

· The Salon | Leadership Circle 

· The FT Wealth Summit

· KPMG Family Office Network 

· The Horasis Global Community 

· Camden Wealth 

· Prestel & Partner 

Co-Host: Bo JI, Assistant Dean & Chief Representative for Europe, CKGSB; Co-Founder, Impact 17+1 Club 


Bo JI is currently the Assistant Dean of Global Executive Education & Chief Representative for Europe at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Bo had an over-20-year successful business career in Global Business Development, Innovation, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, M&A, etc. He served as the senior executive at the headquarters of many Fortune 500 companies such as Monsanto, Cargill, Pfizer, Wrigley and Mars. After a long corporate life, Bo became a serial entrepreneur and investor, he is also an inspiring TEDx speaker, a China expert and an advocate of EU-China trade. Combining his extensive business experiences and in-depth knowledge, Bo serves as a mentor & advisor to startups and scaleups at incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces around the world. Meanwhile, he is a well sought inspiring speaker at renowned international conferences, forums, TV media and annual corporate meetings.


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