Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Meeting the drivers of the circular economy

Waste specialists Veolia discuss how investing in people can help drive emerging new business models, while UK start up Rype Office explains how 007 and the NHS are linked together through remanufacturing.

Veolia's senior executive vice-president UK & Ireland Estelle Brachlianoff reflects on the success of the company’s third national apprentice of the year awards ceremony at Westminster

Veolia's senior executive vice-president UK & Ireland Estelle Brachlianoff reflects on the success of the company’s third national apprentice of the year awards ceremony at Westminster

edie senior reporter Matt Mace and reporter George Ogleby come together in the studio for this 31st episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, which features two sets of exclusive interviews. 

Veolia's senior executive vice-president UK & Ireland Estelle Brachlianoff reflects on the success of the company’s third national apprentice of the year awards ceremony at Westminster. With more than 300 apprentices across the business, Veolia is helping to equip young people with the technical skills required to help solve the world’s greatest issues such as climate change and resource scarcity.

Veolia’s desire to harness the potential of the younger generation forms part of its overarching ambition to become a company at the forefront of a resource revolution. In this podcast, Brachlianoff explains how the next generation needs to grasp new ideas and principles to drive the circular economy.

Later in the podcast episode, UK-based Rype Office's director Greg Lavery discusses the current marketplace for remanufactured office products, and how stories can act as a crucial selling point for closed-loop products.

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Sustainable Business Covered: Full list of episodes

(Episode 30 - In the green room with IHG's Kate Gibson)

(Episode 29 - In the green room with Landsec's Sarah Beattie)

(Episode 28 - Designing for the future and adapting to global megatrends

(Episode 27 - In the green room with Carillion's David Picton)

(Episode 26 - Rolling out the green carpet for Project Drawdown)

(Episode 25 - Under the canopy and what's all the hubbub?)

(Episode 24 - In the green room with BT's Gabrielle Ginér)

(Episode 23 (Part 2) - We're back! And we're LIVE from edie Live)

(Episode 23 (Part 1) - We're back! And we're LIVE from edie Live)

(Episode 22 - 'Be bold for change' on International Women's Day)

(Episode 21 - Getting engaged with sustainability)

(Episode 20 - A day in the life of sustainability leaders)

(Episode 19 - Inside The Body Shop's innovation lab)

(Episode 18 - Raising a glass to our sustainability leaders)

(Episode 17 - A New Year's Revolution for the green economy)

(Episode 16 - Sharing cars and driving green innovation)

(Episode 15 - Fresh from Marrakesh)

(Episode 14 - The past, present and future of green buildings)

(Episode 13 - Britain's great green policy progressives)

(Episode 12 - From green apprentice to sustainability leader)

(Episode 11 - (Parts 1&2) - Circular economy dreams and responsible retail)

(Episode 10 - Back to CSR school)

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

(Epidode 08 - Sustainability without the fluff)

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

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

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

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

(Episode 03 - Sustainability skills special)

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

(Episode 01 - Live from edie Live)

Matt Mace


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