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A Conversation with Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London


Melissa Bradley, Founder & General Partner, 1863 Ventures
The Rt. Hon. Sadiq Khan, Mayor, City of London

“The consequences of climate change are felt disproportionately by poorer people and by people of color.”

– The Rt. Hon. Sadiq Khan

“Climate change has clearly been a big topic here but we still can’t seem to make enough headway to change it.”

– Melissa Bradley

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • Promoting inclusivity by recognizing the value of diverse backgrounds and perspectives fosters stronger, harmonious societies that leverage the collective contributions of all members.
  • Efforts to combat climate change and reduce air pollution, exemplified by Mayor Khan’s ULEZ implementation, are viewed as a shared responsibility. These initiatives aim to create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.
  • Promoting fairness and equality through policy measures, including free school meals and mentorship programs, is a cornerstone of effective governance. 
  • Promoting a positive and hopeful political approach encourages constructive and unifying dialogues among leaders and citizens. Active citizen engagement can contribute to a more collaborative political environment, prioritizing progress and shared goals over division.
  • Enhancing global initiatives is vital for efficiently addressing humanitarian crises. By improving coordination and emphasizing humanitarian principles, we can provide assistance and support regardless of background or political affiliations.