15 episodes

How do you show up when you want to invest in Social Change?
I'm Servane Mouazan, a lifelong passionate futures-thinking facilitator, executive coach, and an angel in the global social economy. I'm also the founder of Conscious Innovation and your host on this new podcast: Be and Think in the House of Trust.

Every week I'll be sharing a moment with an inspiring leader who loves to invest in social and environmental change, and together we'll take the time to think about the conditions and behaviours that help you trust and collaborate, deliver on your strategy, and fulfil your impact mission.

Previously CEO of social enterprise Ogunte CIC, I have supported 10,000 women leaders, from tiny place-based to large international campaigning and social innovation organisations, helping them to trust, collaborate and communicate efficiently and turn ideas into impactful action.

Throughout the podcast, we'll be exploring themes such as confidence, empathy, allyship, trust and cultural differences - all the topics that actually contribute to igniting a positive impact.

In short, it's about how we can tell one another and the planet: "you matter".

Connect with Servane on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/servanemouazan/

Visit the Website: https://www.servanemouazan.co.uk

Be & Think in the House of Trust Servane Mouazan

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How do you show up when you want to invest in Social Change?
I'm Servane Mouazan, a lifelong passionate futures-thinking facilitator, executive coach, and an angel in the global social economy. I'm also the founder of Conscious Innovation and your host on this new podcast: Be and Think in the House of Trust.

Every week I'll be sharing a moment with an inspiring leader who loves to invest in social and environmental change, and together we'll take the time to think about the conditions and behaviours that help you trust and collaborate, deliver on your strategy, and fulfil your impact mission.

Previously CEO of social enterprise Ogunte CIC, I have supported 10,000 women leaders, from tiny place-based to large international campaigning and social innovation organisations, helping them to trust, collaborate and communicate efficiently and turn ideas into impactful action.

Throughout the podcast, we'll be exploring themes such as confidence, empathy, allyship, trust and cultural differences - all the topics that actually contribute to igniting a positive impact.

In short, it's about how we can tell one another and the planet: "you matter".

Connect with Servane on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/servanemouazan/

Visit the Website: https://www.servanemouazan.co.uk

    Embracing the Challenge of Transparency with Daniela Barone Soares

    Embracing the Challenge of Transparency with Daniela Barone Soares

    In this episode of Be & Think in the House of Trust, I am speaking with Daniela Soares, the CEO of Snowball Impact Management, a diversified investment fund that creates positive outcomes for people and planet whilst generating competitive financial returns.
    Daniela is also, among other things, a non-executive director at Inter-Continental Hotels Group PLC, a trustee of the Institute for the Future of Work, and she is executive chair of Gov Digital, a private technology business working with the public sector to improve social services in Brazil.
    Daniela and I explore why transparency is important when we lead on investments. There is no time to rearrange the chairs on the deck of the Titanic, no time for impact washing. Having the discipline to embrace transparency is a force for good.
    Highlights from this episode:
    (03:25) Passion alone is not enough. You need to add discipline(05:16) What are the real risks?(00:13) I resist this idea that we're powerless in the system(15:05) Holding the investment industry to account(21:29) Be naked when investing?
    Useful Links
    Follow Daniela Barone Soares on Linkedin
    Discover Snowball Impact Management
    Follow Servane on Linkedin and at Conscious Innovation
    Connect with Servane:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/servanemouazan/
    Website: https://www.servanemouazan.co.uk

    • 27 min
    What Investing Partnerships Can Learn From The Dating World, with Chris West

    What Investing Partnerships Can Learn From The Dating World, with Chris West

    In this episode of Be & Think in the House of Trust, I am speaking with Chris West, an entrepreneur and partner at Sumerian Partners and Sumerian Foundation who pioneered an enterprise-based approach to investment.
    In the past, Chris worked with a variety of donors, governments, NGOs and businesses in over a hundred developing countries. Chris's approach to investing is like dating: there is something beautiful and inspiring in engaging in healthy relationships and empathising with one another. :-)
    Highlights from this episode:
    (01:40) Creating disruption(06:35) Bringing value to investing partnerships(10:14) Is social investment turning into commercial investment?(16:03) Everyone should be obsessed with impact(16:45) Being in the shoes of the people you support
    Useful Links
    Chris West on Linkedin
    Sumerian Foundation
    Connect with Servane:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/servanemouazan/
    Website: https://www.servanemouazan.co.uk

    • 24 min
    Risks And Blindspots Within The VC Landscape: With Zoe Peden

    Risks And Blindspots Within The VC Landscape: With Zoe Peden

    In this episode of Be & Think in the House of Trust, I am speaking with Zoe Peden.
    Zoe has a background in publishing, social entrepreneurship and health tech.
    I love that back in 2010, she co-founded an assistive technology company that’s helped over 100,000 people lead more independent lives. 
    Social mobility is also a topic she holds dear.
    Zoe comes from a working-class family and with 20 years of experience in operating technology companies and making board decisions, she is now a Partner at Ananda Impact Ventures.
    Zoe shares her hopeful insights on what needs to change within Venture Capitalism, and the sprouting seeds of change.
    Highlights from this episode:
    (06:22) Where are the blindspots in VC?(10:30) Be proud of your roots(12:55) Engaging the quiet revolution(14:27) The one question to a VC(16:49) A natural optimist(19:46) Finance is relying on short-term bets. Things need to change.
    Useful Link
    Connect with Zoe on Linkedin
    Ananda Impact Ventures
    Connect with Servane:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/servanemouazan/
    Website: https://www.servanemouazan.co.uk

    • 22 min
    Maximising your Board's Collective Intelligence with Karen Leigh Anderson

    Maximising your Board's Collective Intelligence with Karen Leigh Anderson

    In this episode of Be & Think in the House of Trust, I am speaking with Karen Leigh Anderson, who has over 30 years of business experience and focuses on working as a business adviser to mission-driven businesses. She loves working on governance and has been involved in various boards as a Non-Exec director and Chair too.
    Previously based in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and Edinburgh, Karen has delivered results for IBM, Grant Thornton, InvestecBank, Oracle Corporation; worked with and for technology start-ups before focusing on supporting social entrepreneurs across all areas of their businesses. She is also a skilled Gallup CliftonStrengths® coach, and her Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow report is “Delivering 100 years of Impact.” 
    Throughout this episode, Karen shares her insights on how to build a strong board in order to maximise its collective intelligence, and why sometimes it’s the unusual suspects who can add the most value to your board. She also uses her governance dance analogy to explain why a successful business recognises the important relationship between leading and following. 
     
    Highlights from this episode: 
    (02:20) I hate pointless icebreakers! 
    (04:58) You get the board you plan for 
    (10:19) Mission and vision statements should evolve 
    (13:43) A people-oriented language 
    (17:50) Recruiting the right chairs 
    (21:48) The governance dance 
     
    Connect with Karen: 
    On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenleighanderson-social-entrepreneur-place/ 
    On Twitter: https://twitter.com/Socentraveller 
    On Social Entrepreneur Place: https://socialentrepreneurplace.com/ 

    Connect with Servane:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/servanemouazan/
    Website: https://www.servanemouazan.co.uk

    • 28 min
    How to Navigate Transition Fogs with Katie Brown

    How to Navigate Transition Fogs with Katie Brown

    In this episode of Be & Think in the House of Trust, I meet with Katie Brown, a specialist in research design & delivery and User Centred Design team management. Her work includes large systemic impact and national innovation projects, with a strong focus on projects that support social change. 
    Katie discusses her career working on causes close to her heart including the intersection of mental health and tech two decades ago, and more recently modern slavery and the gender pay gap, and how she has learnt to trust the process even when she loses sight of the big picture. 
    As someone who lives high above the Yorkshire valleys, Katie is no stranger to fog, and professionally her ability to show resolve and trust when the path ahead lacks clarity has punctuated an inspiring career leading important social change. I am thrilled she has joined us to share some of her insights and perspectives on the podcast. 
    This episode is for you if you want to discover your personal signature process, navigate the change within and around you, and understand how you can build trust to go through this.
     
    Highlights from this episode: 
    (02:17) The intersection of social change and finance 
    (07:44) The challenges of bringing opposite perspectives together 
    (11:14) Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable 
    (14:39) Counter-intuitive decision making 
    (17:16) The path out of the fog may change 
    (20:01) Allow yourself space to do new things 
    (22:17) It’s like climbing a mountain 
     
    Useful Links: 
    Connect with Katie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katielornabrown/ 

    Connect with Servane:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/servanemouazan/
    Website: https://www.servanemouazan.co.uk

    • 25 min
    How Openness Helps Finance Professionals Move Money for Good with Roshana Arasaratnam

    How Openness Helps Finance Professionals Move Money for Good with Roshana Arasaratnam

    In this episode of Be & Think in the House of Trust, I am listening to Roshana Arasaratnam, a woman in Sustainable Finance, working across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors mobilising capital to achieve social impact. She is Executive Director at UK Government Investments (UKGI) and teaches sustainable finance at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership.
    Roshana describes her career as a ‘squiggly’ career, moving between the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, but connected by her purpose of helping financial professionals move money for good.
    We discuss what it means to be a specialist generalist, how trust and openness can play an important part in investment decisions, and why Roshana has dedicated her career to breaking down barriers and championing investments that generate a positive social impact.
    Highlights from this episode: 
    (01:13) Breaking down boundaries between disciplines 
    (04:05) The importance of bringing sectors together 
    (08:28) The fear and power dynamics in capital markets 
    (11:24) Investing in trust 
    (13:37) What is a specialist generalist? 
     
    Useful Links: 
    Connect with Roshana on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roshana-arasaratnam/ 
    "The logic of collective action" by Mancur Olson, Jr. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674537514
    "Range - Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World" by David Epstein. https://davidepstein.com/the-range/
    Connect with Servane:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/servanemouazan/
    Website: https://www.servanemouazan.co.uk

    • 19 min

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