Phillip Ullmann is seeking systemic change and a new vision for capitalism as “chief energiser” at Cordant Group. He has led the company for 23 years and in 2017 converted Cordant to a social enterprise focused on putting people before profit and influencing the world of work to help people lead more meaningful lives. Last year, the company influenced some of its large clients to adopt a living wage rather than a minimum wage. It also rolled out apprenticeships and supported a significant amount of work to eliminate modern slavery. The group had revenue of more than £870 million and placed 125,000 workers last year, mostly in minimum wage roles.