Ethical Brand Directory is about to turn 3-years old. On the 17th of July 2020, we will be holding a party online to celebrate. We cannot wait to look back over the past 3-years, share with you what’s next, enjoy some celebratory drinks, as well as some thought-provoking conversation from our panellists about the future of impact brands, and we’ll be welcoming up to 5-brands who want to pitch their business to us.
With the last few months being in isolation, we know how important it is to come together online. Just because we’re still unable to come together in person doesn’t mean we can’t have a party – and do it in style. This year we’ll be asking you all to get your glad rags on as we’ll be awarding a prize for the best dressed.
So make sure you submit your snaps to and tag us on social media for your chance to win a prize! Use the hashtags #EBD3rdBirthday #EBDBestDressed – and we’ll announce the winner towards the end of the night.
There will also be a big reveal for Ethical Brand Directory’s 3rd Birthday!
Our Expert Panelists
DR ROB WYLIE
Rob Wylie has focused on technology commercialisation and impact investing in resource efficiency sectors for over 30 years. He is co-founder and Chairman of a number of impact investment firms including WHEB, Cambridge Agritech and Five Seasons VC. Rob is a board director of several companies promoting reduced chemical use and resource efficiency in agriculture and founder trustee of the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation.
Roberta Lee is the founder of Roberta Style Lee, where she works as a sustainable stylist, consultant, and speaker. She’s appeared on the BBC and ITV and the PURE London stage, she’s also written for Harpers Bazaar, been featured in Refinery 29, the Daily Express and more. In 2017 she founded Ethical Brand Directory
PAUL VAN ZYL
Co-Founder of The Conduit and Chief Creative Officer, Paul is a winner of the prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
He served as the Executive Secretary of South Africa’s post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission and co-founded the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), an international human rights organisation based in New York City.
The Journey so far
A message from our founder, Roberta Lee
” I think the hardest thing about being an entrepreneur that wants to make a positive impact is the impossibly high standards we set for ourselves. It can be a tough and often thankless task setting up a business. It is said that 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg. And we’ve all heard the scary stat that 80% of businesses will fail in less than two years too. It’s also estimated that 50% of small businesses fail in their fifth year. This is why EBD’s monthly coaching and accountability calls, weekly breakout video calls are so important for our members. Community is everything when you are starting out and I am very proud of the wonderful network we have at EBD, that is London based, but also spans across Europe to Canada and the US.
I have never believed in something as much as Ethical Brand Directory and it’s potential to help change the world – but it’s not been easy. I haven’t always got it right, some things I have tried to do have completely flopped. It’s because of my firm rooted belief that EBD can make a positive impact – I have not given up. Transitioning ‘conscious consumerism’ from a niche to a norm was never going to be easy, it’s not an overnight process. I’m grateful that EBD is still going, and we’re still growing, we’ve been able to adapt to the new climate, and move into a new phase of development. I cannot wait to share the highlights over the past few years, especially that last 6-months and share what’s next, at this years birthday bash. See you there! ”
BOOK YOUR TICKETS
The event will be hosted online, via a webinar format and it will last approximately 2-hours. We encourage participation and will ask you to jump into the webinar room and talk with us (as well as show off your outfit!). It will start at 6PM British Summer Time and will officially finish at 8PM. You’ll need to join via your laptop or a desktop to be able to get the ‘full experience’ although you can still access webinar jam via a mobile device.
There will be drinks (BYO) and networking afterwards. You’ll be invited to jump on a video call (so we can all see one another) to continue the chat. Spaces will be limited so make sure you let our team know during the webinar if you want to join the next call.
- FREE Ticket (limited numbers)
- Brand Pitch £25.00 + £2.54 Fee
Want to pitch your brand to our panel and get feedback? You’ll have just 5-minutes pitch us your impact brand and why you’d would be a good fit for EBD (remember we only feature: fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands)
PLEASE READ OUR MEMBERSHIP PAGES FIRST TO ENSURE YOU ARE A GOOD FIT: About, Brand Membership
The winner will get a year’s membership worth £1440, gaining access to Ethical Brand Directory, Ethical Brand Academy and Ethical Brand Boutique.
– Your Entry Fee will be donated to one of our chosen charities.
- Donation Based Ticket (you pick the amount you can afford)
Proceeds will be donated across our chosen charities: Stop Hate, One Tree Planted, Fashion Revolution, Clean Clothes Campaign and Young People’s Trust for the Environment.