How to Balance Profit and Purpose:  Becoming a Successful Impact-Led Business

How to Balance Profit and Purpose: Becoming a Successful Impact-Led Business

18 people are registered

Start Time

24 Jan, 1:00 PM

End Time

24 Jan, 2:00 PM

Event Description

This session is for anyone scaling an impact-led business, with questions about how to balance profit and purpose. 

This session is led by Emilie Vanpoperinghe, co-founder of Oddbox, a marketplace & e-commerce scaleup, who have successfully raised over £20 million in funding and grown to a team of 89 people.

In this session, Emilie will be covering:

  • What it means to be an impact-led business and how to balance decision-making between profit and purpose 
  • How to be a business for good and drive towards sustainability
  •  Using the B Corp framework & how to become a B Corp 

If you have an interest in being a business for good, becoming a B-Corp or want to know about Oddbox's scaling journey, this session is a great opportunity to find out more and ask your questions. 

About the speaker: 

Emilie Vanpoperinghe is co-founder of Oddbox, a sustainable fruit and veg box tackling food waste. 

A supply-led model, Oddbox partners with growers throughout the UK to box up and deliver this ‘too odd’ or ‘too many’ produce to a food waste fighting community across the UK. 

Since its inception in 2016, the business has distributed over 5 million boxes, with its community rescuing a combined 30,000 tonnes of fresh fruit and veg. 

Emilie has over 15 years' project and team management experience in Fortune 500 companies (3M and BT) across the globe. She was previously Director of Finance & Operations for an international NGO set up by the Nike Foundation and working in developing countries to empower adolescent girls to reach their potential. Before that, she worked close to 10 years in finance in the corporate sector in France, India and the UK. 

Emilie is originally from northern France and has been in the UK for the past 10 years. 


Emilie Vanpoperinghe

Emilie Vanpoperinghe

Co-founder, Oddbox