GEL Summit

The Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Summit (GEL Summit) is WildHearts’ annual flagship event. The GEL Summit brings together some of the world’s leading Corporate, Social and Founding Entrepreneurs to celebrate our vision of using business as a force for positive social and economic change. Since the first event in 2013, the GEL Summit has expanded to Edinburgh, London, Noida, New York, Tel Aviv, Boston and the United Nations in Geneva. Past speakers at WildHearts events have included: Jes Staley, CEO of Barclays, Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Executive Director for UN Women, Princess Zahra Aga Khan and Josh Bayliss, CEO of Virgin Group.

At the 2020 GEL Summit, we will be joined by inspirational thought leaders in the fields of Education, Sustainability and Responsible Business. The day will also include a series of panels, featuring Procurement and HR professionals sharing their experience on how they are creating commercial and social value within their organisations.

Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK speaking at WildHearts GEL Summit 2019, Barclays, Canary Wharf, London

Rob Wilson, Founder of Toast Ale, speaking at WildHearts GEL Summit 2018, Barclays, Canary Wharf, London

Dame Stephanie Shirley, Technology Pioneer, Businesswomen and Philanthropist speaking at WildHearts GEL Summit 2018, Barclays, Canary Wharf, London

GEL Youth Summit

The GEL Youth Summit brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs and WildHearts Global Youth Ambassadors to discuss the importance of Responsible Business and how it can be used to address the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The event connects students from around the globe and encourages them to collaborate on innovative ideas that address the UN’s SDGs. It provides a unique platform for WildHearts’ Corporate Partners and Global Youth Ambassadors to exchange ideas, experience, skills and best practice.

“Our aim is to inspire the next generation of leaders to use business as a force for good”. 

WildHearts Global Youth Ambassadors discussing solutions to address poverty through business, GEL Youth Summit, UN, Geneva

Micro-Tyco participants discussing solutions to address the climate crisis through business, GEL Youth Summit, Glasgow

Princess Zahra Aga Khan, speaking at the GEL Youth Summit, UN, Geneva

GEL Junior Summit

The GEL Junior Summit is an interactive event that brings together junior school students from across the UK to champion the United Nation’s SDGs and learn more about how business can be a force for good.

This event features speakers who inspire students that together, they have the power to make a positive impact, both locally and globally, no matter their age.

“Solving global problems shouldn’t be left to the adults, we can all play a part in creating solutions” 

WildHearts Global Youth Ambassadors hosting the GEL Junior Summit

Students discussing solutions to address gender inequality, GEL Junior Summit

GEL Junior Summit