The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 10 - Back to CSR school

Is sustainability evolving into just another elite job? Should CSR companies be looking beyond graduates to find the next generation of leaders? Or could universities do more to develop the softer skills needed to triumph in the sector?

Listen to exclusive interviews with London Metropolitan University's sustainability manager Rachel Ward and ICRS chair Claudine Blamey

Listen to exclusive interviews with London Metropolitan University's sustainability manager Rachel Ward and ICRS chair Claudine Blamey

Sustainable Business Covered: Episode 10 - Back to CSR school

edie brings you the latest news, insights and inspiration from the world of sustainable business with this tenth episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast. (Download on iTunes here).

In this week's episode, senior reporter Matt takes the reins while editor Luke is busy working on an energy efficiency webinar and reporter George is taking a tour of a zero-waste factory in the Netherlands (stay tuned for the feature). 

Matt broadcasts the episode live from London Metropolitan University, incorporating an exclusive interview with the University’s sustainability manager Rachel Ward, to discuss the establishment's ongoing commitment to low-carbon and resource efficiency initiatives.

Then, just a stone’s throw away, Matt venture to the Royal Society of Arts for an in-depth discussion with Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) chair Claudine Blamey. With the ICRS recently asking whether CSR is becoming an 'elite' job, Matt and Claudine discuss what businesses - and current sustainability professionals - need to do to bring in the best millennial minds.

For the edie podcast regulars among you, this episode doesn’t feature Matt’s ‘green innovation of the week’ segment, but the full feature is now available to read online.


(Episode 01 - Live from edie Live)

(Episode 02 - Monkey dating and the 'S' word)

(Episode 03 - Sustainability skills special)

(Episode 04 - Plan A progress and carbon-neutral beer)

(Episode 05 - IN or OUT of the European Union?)

(Episode 06 - Supply chain challenges and Shell's Eco-marathon)

(Episode 07 - How to win the war on waste coffee cups)

(Epidode 08 - Sustainability without the fluff)

(Episode 09 - Doddle deliveries and zero-waste restaurants)

To make sure you don't miss the next episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, subscribe on iTunes here, and bookmark this page, where a new episode will appear every Friday.

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Matt Mace


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