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Sep 1 4 2016
Thursday 1st Sep to Sunday 4th Sep 2016

Co-Investing with Nature

Cost, from £360 - £960 (depending on accommodation)
(includes everything except travel to and from location.)
42 acres does not intent to profit from the event and is underwriting all associated costs.


The retreat set in a luxury UK retreat centre is based around a model called the 5 I’s of Being:
Instinct, Intellect, Inner State, Intelligence & Illumination.
These allow us all to explore our intention to inspire stronger, more grounded leadership whilst enjoying a deeper sense of connection with each other and the world around us. We’ll be joined over supper on Thursday and Friday night by two extraordinary elders, Tim ‘Mac’ Macartney and Satish Kumar, who will share their stories and wisdom, whilst challenging and encouraging us in the choices we make. This will be held at the best best UK retreat.
We will explore through heads and our hearts, listening to our bodies and sitting in silence. We’ll forage food from the beauty around us. We’ll eat together as we swap insights and reflections. We’ll connect, study levels of meaning making and uncover the different paths of learning and knowing through experiential growth. We’ll look at cleverness and wisdom, the science of the inner state and feel the power of ritual before integrating our journey together on Sunday morning.
Each I of Being will fill a session, leading us through Friday and Saturday and into Sunday. Like a spiral they will layer upon each other helping
us to find our own home as we choose to seek the true meaning of
an abundant life. This is about discovering our natural source and grounding consciousness through the 5 I’s. We will open our own path into responsibility, practice and discipline and their interconnections. Our time together will be one of curiosity and playfulness, helping us into the right wisdom in life that leads to the right action we can each take. We will sit more in questions than answers but never ignore our contribution to the marketplace and leaving better equipped to embody our own purpose more fully.

Practitioners: Simon HampelSalish KumarChris ConnorsTim "Mac" Macartney

Simon Hampel is a Leaders’ Quest Partner based in London. Simon spent 1993-2001 as a serial entrepreneur, building companies in Europe, the US and Canada in the fields of financial services, leisure, consultancy and technology. In 2002 he joined an Amazonian exploration, which led to him spending the next four years doing scientific research and aid work in the Amazon, across the Himalayas, through Mongolia, and down Ethiopia’s Blue Nile.
In 2006, he became the CEO of Right to Sight, an International NGO, and worked on developing sustainable eyecare projects while living in Africa and India. Following a couple of months learning about mindfulness in a Zen monastery, Simon has spent his time since 2010 exploring how to combine profit with purpose, people and the planet. In addition to his role at Leaders’ Quest he is a Partner at the Global Leaders Academyand is on the Advisory Board of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship. He is an Associate at Positive Group, sits on the Advisory Board of the DO School in Germany, and is an Ambassador for Embercombe.

A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years. He was just nine when he left his family home to join the wandering Jains and 18 when he decided he could achieve more back in the world, campaigning for land reform in India and working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India and a peaceful world into reality.
Inspired in his early 20s by the example of the British peace activist Bertrand Russell, Satish embarked on an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage together with E.P. Menon. Carrying no money and depending on
the kindness and hospitality of strangers, they walked from India to America, via Moscow, London and Paris, to deliver a humble packet of ‘peace tea’ to the then leaders of the world’s four nuclear powers.
In 1973 Satish settled in the United Kingdom taking up the post
of editor of Resurgence magazine, a position he has held ever
since. He has since been the guiding spirit behind a number of now internationally-respected ecological and educational ventures including Schumacher College in South Devon where he is still a Visiting Fellow. His autobiography, No Destination, first published by Green Books in 1978, has sold over 50,000 copies.

Chris Connors has been weaving the world of creativity and consciousness for the past 20 years. As a business coach and mentor to various fortune 500 companies and global foundations he has been trusted by many leaders in business and society to engender a culture of insight, compassion and courage. He is a strong advocate for a new paradigm of business culture that is ultimately human centred.
His InStill programs run globally and are focused on next generation leadership and culture. The programs draw on his 15 years as a meditation teacher and both ancient and contemporary modalities. As a former creative director to many design and craft brands, he is also passionate about the excellence of innovation in what and how we create a greater quality of life.

Mac is the founder of Embercombe, a social enterprise located in Devon that seeks to inspire people from all walks of life to contribute their gifts and energy towards a just, peaceful, and sustainable world.
Over a period of twenty years Mac was mentored by a group of indigenous Native American elders. During this training and ever since, he has attempted to bring two worlds together – an ancient world-view that emphasises relationship, interdependence, and reverence for life with the significant challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
Mac has co-facilitated leadership, values, and sustainability workshops with INSEAD Business School (Singapore), Lafarge, P&G (Europe), WWF International, PepsiCo, and Nokia Siemens Networks amongst others. He is an international speaker on leadership and sustainability, appearing at many business conferences and festivals, including four TEDx events. Mac is the author of ‘Finding Earth, Finding Soul’ and is currently writing his second book, provisionally titled ‘Beyond Hope’.


The weekend retreat is a rare opportunity to reconnect to the source of your inspiration with a community of likeminded individuals. Guided by world-class leaders and storytellers in a powerful natural setting, you will be encouraged to rediscover your inner truths, find your inner strengths, and gain love, gratitude and guidance in the work you do: co-investing with nature.

Up to 14 wealth-holders and investors from around the world who are passionate about serving nature, and who dedicate their time, energy and resources in leading humanity towards a more sustainable and balanced world.

This gathering is about creating your own clear vision of the future and your role within it, leading others towards a world where we work with nature’s flow rather than trying to control it.

An impact investment conference discussing funds, deals, trends in the environmental space.