In early February I spoke at the Paris Alliance Rotary Club dinner, attended by around 40 members. It was an inspiring time, talking with people who really had the good of society at heart. I spoke for around 20 minutes on the subject of sustainability at the heart of strategy, and was really well received. One participant told me later that there was a “religious silence” as I described my passion for putting the future of the planet and societal value at the heart of strategy.

As a result, I was invited to speak at a round table of the district meeting, with 400 participants on 28 March. I am deeply grateful for this privilege.