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The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange, and in this 50-minute episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, the edie editorial team brings you three fascinating stories of life as a woman in energy management and sustainable business.

First, edie editor Luke sits down with former Conservative MP-turned sustainability consultant Laura Sandys, who helped to launch POWERful Women – a group dedicated to ensuring that women have equal access to senior executive positions in the energy sector.

Luke then hands over to edie reporter George, who is at the Energy Management Conference in Birmingham for a chat with Network Rail’s energy and carbon manager Wendi Wheeler, who discusses some of the shocking challenges she has faced as a woman working in energy management. 

Finally, George passes the batton on to edie’s senior reporter Matt, who is invited to the London offices of sustainable events agency The Bulb for an insightful discussion about women in sustainablility with the organisation’s co-founders Ruth Weldon and Selina Donald

You can listen to this podcast for free, with no fees or registration required. The podcast will be relevant for sustainability professionals, energy managers, resource efficiency experts and anyone else who has an interest in sustainable business and climate change.


(Episode 01 – Live from edie Live)

(Episode 02 – Monkey dating and the ‘S’ word)

(Episode 03 – Sustainability skills special)

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

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

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

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

(Epidode 08 – Sustainability without the fluff)

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

(Episode 10 – Back to CSR school)

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

(Episode 12 – From green apprentice to sustainability leader)

(Episode 13 – Britain’s great green policy progressives)

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

(Episode 15 – Fresh from Marrakesh)

(Episode 16 – Sharing cars and driving green innovation)

(Episode 17 – A New Year’s Revolution for the green economy)

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

(Episode 19 – Inside The Body Shop’s innovation lab)

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

(Episode 22 – Getting engaged with sustainability)

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