Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Designing for the future and adapting to global megatrends

The Body Shop heads back to its hometown of Brighton to host a sustainable design workshop, while the chief sustainability officer of United Technologies discusses how businesses are adapting to sustainability megatrends in this latest episode of the edie podcast.

edie's Luke Nicholls (centre) discussed sustainable packaging with The Body Shop's Simon Locke (left) and Chris Davis (right) at the University of Brighton

edie's Luke Nicholls (centre) discussed sustainable packaging with The Body Shop's Simon Locke (left) and Chris Davis (right) at the University of Brighton

edie editor Luke Nicholls and senior reporter Matt Mace come together in the studio for this 28th episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, which features two sets of exclusive interviews. 

The Body Shop’s ‎International Director of Corporate Responsibility and Campaigns Chris Davis and ‎International Environmental Sustainability Manager Simon Locke reflect upon the first year of an innovation partnership with the University of Brighton which focuses on sustainable design research, systems and innovation.

The 'Design Futures' partnership has set up a creative space at the University's Edward Street campus, which explores how new thinking may be applied to products and processes at The Body Shop - such as designing packaging for wildlife as the user and incentivising consumers to re-use plastic through a rewards scheme. 

Davis and Locke also provide a first-year review of The Body Shop's 'Enrich Not Exploit' strategy, which is being broadcast to stakeholders through a series of short films that highlight performance against targets and opportunities for the future.

Later in the podcast episode, United Technologies' chief sustainability officer John Mandyck discusses how the American multinational conglomerate is adapting its business to meet the demands of global megatrends such as urbanisation and popultation growth.

Mandyck also provides an insight into what the future holds for sustainable aviation and discusses his book, 'Food Foolish', which explores the hidden connection between food waste, hunger and climate change.

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

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(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)

Luke Nicholls & Matt Mace


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