Sustainability Uncovered Podcast episode 3: Biodiversity breakthroughs, regreening Africa and Patagonia’s giveaway

The Christmas special sees Luke, Matt and Sarah return to edie’s podcast grotto for a bumper episode featuring three nature-themed guest interviews to coincide with the COP15 biodiversity summit – plus, a lookback at the top sustainability stories of 2022 and some quickfire tips to have yourself a planet-pleasing holiday.

Sustainability Uncovered Podcast episode 3: Biodiversity breakthroughs, regreening Africa and Patagonia’s giveaway

Clockwise from top-left: The episode features climate charity Justdiggit, reflections on the COP15 biodiversity summit, and an interview with Patagonia’s Alex Beasley (stood to the left of edie’s Luke Nicholls). Far-right photo credit: Un Biodiversity / Flickr

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Sustainability Uncovered, hosted in partnership with Lloyds Bank, is the evolution of edie’s long-running Sustainable Business Covered podcast. Whether you’re a business leader, climate expert, environmental professional, youth activist, or just someone with a passion for all things sustainability and climate action – this podcast is for you.


For our third episode of the series – recorded from edie’s HQ in West Sussex – Luke, Matt and Sarah serve up three interviews, all connected by a biodiversity theme.

First, Matt catches up with Lloyds Banking Group’s director of environmental sustainability Dr Rebecca Heaton who gives her reflections on the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal.

Next, Luke meets with Patagonia’s country manager for the UK, Ireland & Nordics Alex Beasley, who speaks about the clothing retailer’s recent ground-breaking move to effectively give away the $3bn company and transfer its ownership to a specially designed trust and a non-profit organisation to support climate action and restore nature.

And third, Sarah speaks with Wessel van Eeden, executive board member of climate charity  Justdiggit, which is on a mission to tackle climate change by regreening Africa.

And of course, the Christmas special episode of the edie podcast wouldn’t be complete without some festive fun and games. The episode closes out with our fan-favourite Big Fat Sustainability Quiz of the Year, based on edie’s most-read articles of 2022. And finally, Sarah gifts listeners with some top tips to have yourself a sustainable Christmas.

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The Sustainability Uncovered podcast makes the big climate issues bite-sized, featuring live-in-the-studio guests, leader interviews, need-to-know round-ups, listener quizzes and more – all wrapped up into bi-weekly episodes. The podcast is hosted in association with Lloyds Bank, which has partnered with edie to showcase and support business leadership on sustainability and climate action.

Sustainability Uncovered is available to listen to on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Podcasts and Soundcloud – or bookmark this page to see the full list of podcast episodes as they appear.

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