Sustainability Uncovered Podcast episode 7: Circular business models, climate finance evolutions and edie’s 25th birthday

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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.


Episode seven kicks off with the team (Luke, Matt and Sarah) introducing edie’s producer, Jade Burnett, to the podcast for the first time. Jade recaps on the recent ‘Big One’ climate protests in London and, along with Matt and Sarah, shares her favorite sustainability story of the month.

The team’s top stories this month are:

After this news in brief section, we dive into another hattrick of special guest interviews.

First up, Sarah speaks with Gary Lapthorn, head of sustainability and responsible business within the business and commercial banking team at Lloyds Bank. He is on hand to reflect on more than 30 years of sustainable finance and provides guidance for improving collaboration between the bank and their business clients on ESG issues.

Sarah follows this up with an interview with Christian Spano, director of innovation at the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), covering the role this sector has to play in improving its environmental and social impact as demand for key raw materials grows.

Last but by no means least, Matt is in discussion with Danfoss’s head of sustainability Frances Lu, to learn about what the circular economy transition looks like for the global manufacturing sector.

These last two interviews are conducted in advance of edie’s Circular Economy Focus Week, which will run from 22 May to 26 May 2023. You can find out more and register for our special, free-to-attend online event for Circular Economy Focus week by clicking here.

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Sustainability Uncovered 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 monthly 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.

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