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Creating a Better World


Forum exists to serve leaders and influencers from all sectors of society to create a better world.  Through lectures, salons and working groups, Forum draws together senior leaders of character with a transformational mindset to form a cross sector network who want to use their platform for good.

Forum was created in London in 2015 comprised of a wide variety of leaders—institutional (newspapers, government, financial services firms), bestselling authors, award winning actors or scientists whose success had given them extraordinary capacity to convene and extend influence. Forum London has now grown into a relational network of around 800 senior leaders with shared values.

At the start of 2023, Forum began quarterly events in both Washington DC and New York with expansion planned in Nashville and elsewhere.  The first retreat was held in Jekyll Island, Georgia. Forum US activity is jointly managed by Sagamore Institute.

Our Team

Baroness Philippa Stroud

Philippa is the co-founder of Forum. Philippa is a Member of the House of Lords, CEO of the Alliance for Responsible Citizenship and Chair of the Social Metrics Commission. Prior to this, she was the CEO of the Legatum Institute and Co-Founder and Chief Executive of the Centre for Social Justice. She served as Special Adviser to the Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP from 2010-15 and also to the Prime Minister from 2012.

David Stroud

David is the co-founder of Forum, the Senior Minister of ChristChurch London, a public speaker & leadership coach. He has trained leaders around the world. He is an alumnus of IMD business school and has a theology degree from Durham University.

Our Program

New York City

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Washington DC

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2024 Lecture

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ESG Working Group

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