Sustainable Business Covered Podcast: The 2021 Christmas special

edie's long-running Sustainable Business Covered returns for a 109th episode ahead of Christmas 2021, providing three exclusive interviews that reflect on this unique year and set out some New Year's resolutions for sustainability leaders.

Sustainable Business Covered Podcast: The 2021 Christmas special

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This special episode is overseen by edie’s senior reporter Sarah George, who delivers three exclusive interviews with new guests for this series.

First, Sarah dials Amsterdam for a chat with Otrium’s sustainability lead Marlot Kiveron, to discuss how supply chain challenges, growing sustainability awareness and stories of brands destroying stock are pushing consumers towards more sustainable fashion choices.

Then, another sustainability-minded SME that is rapidly scaling up joins the call, namely AllMatters. The brand’s co-owner and chief executive Gitte Dalberg Larsen outlines the challenges and opportunities that have come with trying to leverage behaviour change in the context of 2021, and explores how businesses can stay true to their sustainability principles as they grow.

Last but by no means least is an exclusive discussion with Diversity in Sustainability’s co-founder Heather Mak, calling in all the way from Canada. Heather is well-placed to reflect on whether the sustainability profession is properly responding to the increased focus on equity and inclusion for people from marginalized backgrounds we’ve all seen in recent months. She also provides some ideas for 2022 resolutions for those looking to build an equitable, green future.

If you’re in the mood for more Christmas content, be sure to sign up to the edie newsletter using the button in the top-right corner of this webpage. We will be publishing several exclusives in the coming days, including our annual ‘Big Fat Sustainability Quiz’, a look at which businesses are championing sustainability overconsumption this season, and a reflective blog from our content editor Matt Mace.

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