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IPPR at CogXtra

IPPR is delighted to support the first CogXtra online event on recovery and resilience.

As the storms of the global pandemic continue to buffet businesses and individuals, we are all in need of a double dose of resilience. If only there were a precise recipe for it, we would all be racing towards a brighter future. It is not so simple.

The first event of the year-round CogXtra programme will dig deep into what makes for true resilience, in order to leave you both thinking bigger, and taking away some practical advice. 

IPPR is pleased to partner with CogX for this event on 2nd September where will be curating and participating in multiple sessions.

See more information on the event here



9 AM:  What is Needed Now
In considering how we rebuild, ideas once-considered radical have been up for discussion. But how radical do we need to go? Can we rebuild along the same lines as before? Drawing on an extraordinary depth of experience and insight, we ask our expert panel how we build a strong economy fit for all of society.


  • George Osborne, Chancellor of the UK Exchequer 2010-16; Editor-in-Chief, Evening Standard
  • Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, President, CBI
  • Kathryn Parson, Co-CEO, Decoded
  • Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive, New Economics Foundation
  • Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR 


10 AM:  The Ever-Changing Shape of Work
There is no doubt, work is being transformed as we speak. Now out of the office, some of us feel that our homes have become workplaces with longer hours in lonelier settings. While others are facing the prospect of unemployment, reskilling, and retraining. In this session, we will explore both how we work now, what the new future of work looks like, and how we ensure that everyone flourishes. Our speakers will highlight both the emerging opportunities and challenges for business so you can be inspired to take the next steps more consciously and confidently.


  • Bruce Daisley, Host, Eat Sleep Work Repeat Podcast
  • Kate Kallot, Director of AI Ecosystems, Arm
  • Sachin Dev Duggal, CEO, Builder AI
  • Anna Bateson, Former Chief Customer Officer, The Guardian
  • Abadesi Osunsade, VP Global Community & Belonging, Brandwatch


12 PM:  How to Build a Resilience Revolution: In partnership with the IPPR
Before COVID-19, growing inequality, rising long-term unemployment, stagnant prosperity, and the economy were already not working for most people in the UK. The country was dangerously unprepared for pandemics or climate crises. What does building a more resilient economy really mean? Join us and the IPPR to explore what new directions lie before us.


  • Michelle Meagher, Senior Policy Fellow Centre for Law, Economics & Society, UCL; Co-founder, Inclusive Competition Forum
  • Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • James Perry, Co-Chairman, COOK
  • Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR


1 PM:  A Conversation with Nobel Laureate, Joseph Stiglitz
Can progressive capitalism save us? We are immensely honoured to be joined by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz as he discusses science, technology, and the rule of law, and their connection to wealth, resilience, and living standards.


  • Joseph Stiglitz, Economist and Professor, Columbia University
  • Linda Yueh, Professor, London Business School