Social Capital Networks

ei runs a premium network for some of the leading thinkers and players of the day. We have a worldwide reputation for excellence in content and connection. Which makes us resolved to enlarge the skills and access of as diverse a pool of people as we can into the mix of our events.

As Julia Hobsbawm, founder and chair of ei says:

“ei is committed to the CSR benefits of helping different communities access our networks, not least because all the social network science shows that diverse networks featuring different backgrounds, beliefs and ages makes much better commercial sense too".

Social Capital Networks, incorporating the ei Khadija Saye Scholarships

In July 2019, we marked our commitment to moving the needle on social mobility with the launch, in association with Catch22, of the Social Capital Networks programme. The  programme extends the reach of the previous programmes run by ei, and incorporates the ei Khadija Saye Scholarship, named in honour of the talented artist and one of our original scholars, who tragically perished at Grenfell Tower.  The programme is dedicated to ensuring that talented young people such as Khadija are introduced to the diverse people, ideas and opportunities from which they might otherwise be excluded. 

Support so far has been far reaching and news of the programme has reached government;  the Civil Society policy unit  has committed to hosting our scholars at no.10.  if you would like to learn more, or express your involvement with the programme, Download this PDF for more details

Download this PDF for more details



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