IGP Events

Secure Livelihoods and Digital Technologies in East London

Wednesday 17 July, 2019 | 08:30 -10:30 |


Studio 9294, 92 Wallis Road, London, E9 5LN

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index Public Services

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Worried that you have to choose between profit and your people? Want to influence big institutions so businesses succeed and local people prosper through new technologies? Want to know what businesses need so they can do the right thing by their staff? Then this event is for you.

From the recently launched Prosperity Index, it is clear that major challenges to prosperity in London are precarious work, low-paid jobs and inequality.

One of the drivers of insecure livelihoods is automation and AI. We want to understand the perspective of businesses in east London on the challenge of secure livelihoods during the digital revolution. What pressures are they under? How will further digital innovation affect their company, and their business practices? What can the institutions in theLondon Prosperity Board (which include councils, the Greater London Authority as well as trade bodies) do so that companies can succeed and there be more decent jobs for east Londoners?

We would appreciate your insights at a breakfast workshop on Wednesday 17th July, 08.30-10.30 (registration from 8am).

During those two hours, you will be able to share your experiences, explore how we get to a prosperous east London of successful companies and thriving people, and come up with ideas for local institutions to support businesses like yours. The outputs will be used by the members of the London Prosperity Board, as well as the work of the Board itself.

Places are limited, so please register above.

The organisers:

The London Prosperity Board is a cross-sector partnership established by the Institute for Global Prosperity to develop new ways of thinking and test new ways of working that make inclusive prosperity a reality for people in London. This event is part of the community of practice, exploring industrial strategies for secure livelihoods.

The East London Business Alliance (ELBA) builds connection between business and local communities and is a member of the LPB. ELBA is helping us with this event, which fits with its ‘Future Fit’ programme.

Business in the Community is the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. They were created nearly 40 years ago by HRH The Prince of Wales to champion responsible business.

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