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After leading Ikea's sustainability team for six years, Howard now chairs the We Mean Business Coalition. Image: Bloomberg

Former Ikea boss Steve Howard: Big businesses must go all-in on sustainability

Ikea's former chief sustainability officer Steve Howard has urged today's business leaders to be bold and set 100% targets to achieve a sustainable future in the face of rising global megatrends.

Disruption will come partly through the need to avoid runaway climate change, and partly through the increasingly urgent need to reinvent capitalism

Disrupt or die: Preparing for the next generation of sustainability

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Several green firms have made the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table, which ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales over the latest three years

Ecotricity named one of Britain's most disruptive businesses

Green energy supplier Ecotricity has been identified as one of the UK's most disruptive companies in the inaugural Virgin Media Business Disrupter 10 league table.

Swarovski's vice president of sustainability Dax Lovegrove discusses the role of ‘The Disruptor’ within a sustainability team. (Scroll down to play video).

Video 60-second sustainability skill - The Disruptor

In part four of our series of sustainability skills videos, Swarovski's new vice president of sustainability Dax Lovegrove explains the importance of using disruptive innovation to drive positive change within your organisation and beyond.

Maintaining optimism and the challenge of sustainable change

It can be difficult being a sustainability practitioner. Our mission sets us in opposition to the general direction of the world. Finding ways to stay optimistic, to celebrate change and keep an eye on the scale of transformation that is required, takes resilience, flexibility and deep reserves of passion and optimism.


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