Sustainable Business Covered podcast: The Great Green GB Week relay

It's episode 50 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, and the edie team undergo a week-long podcasting relay, interviewing an array of sustainability experts from the likes of Adnams, BT, Good Energy, PwC and WWF as part of the UK Government's Green GB Week.

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The Sustainable Business Covered podcast returns to bring more exclusive interviews and insight from the world of sustainability. The latest episode sees the edie team report from various events that took place as part of Green GB Week, which ran from 15-19 October.

edie’s Green GB Week podcast relay: In order

1) Sarah travels to the Natural History Museum to talk science-based targets with BT’s head of sustainable business policy Gabrielle Giner and WWF’s senior advocacy adviser Jaco du Toit.

2) Sarah hands the podcast ‘baton’ over to George for a phone interview with Green Tourism’s managing director Andrea Nicholas, who had just posted a new pledge edie’s Mission Possible Pledge Wall.

3) Luke then attended the Government’s Clean Growth Innovation Summit, securing a third interview of the episode with Good Energy’s founder Juliet Davenport.

4) Luke then handed back to Sarah who had a quick chat with brewer Adnams’ head of finance and sustainability Richard Carter at the Fit for the Future Network Harvest 2018 (an event which was not officially part of GReenGB Week, but happened to be taking place in the same week).

5) Matt then takes the baton, speaking with another Mission Possible Pledger: PwC’s head of corporate sustainability Bridget Jackson, who discussed the company’s new aim to secure 100% renewable electricity.

6) Finally, George heads to an event which was held at BT’s headquarters, where he has an in-depth conversation with the technology giant’s chief digital impact and sustainability officer Andy Wales and chief procurement officer Hari Sundaresen.

Green GB Week may be over, but edie’s Mission Possible Pledge Wall has only just begun. Join the 65 organisations to have made new commitments to sustainability by making a pledge to the Mission Possible Pledge Wall.

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Sustainable Business Covered: Full list of episodes –

(Episode 49 – Snap packs, green dry-cleaning and SDG cities)

(Episode 48 – In the Green Room with Ball’s Ramon Arratia)

(Episode 47 – How to build a sustainable supply chain)

(Episode 46 – Kingfisher, Surfdome and a 20th birthday party!)

(Episode 45 – Seabins, Airlabs and EV tours with UPS)

(Episode 44 – In the Green Room with Whitbread’s James Pitcher)

(Episode 43 – edie Live review, susty superheroes and a World Cup quiz)

(Episode 42 – Geothermal waterparks and rubbish cafes)

(Episode 41 – In the Green Room with Niall Dunne)

(Episode 40 – The £1bn eco-community and Patagonia’s climate action movie)

(Episode 39 – Solar, storage and sustainability reports)

(Episode 38 – The big plastics debate)

(Episode 37 – A tour of the Thames with Tideway)

(Episode 36 (Part 2) – Behind the scenes at the Sustainability Leaders Forum)

(Episode 36 (Part 1) – Behind the scenes at the Sustainability Leaders Forum)

(Episode 35 – Getting into the Christmas community spirit with LandSec and Costa)

(Episode 34 – In the green room with Unilever’s Tony Dunnage)

(Episode 33 – IKEA house party and SDG games)

(Episode 32 – What makes a ‘responsible’ retailer?)

(Episode 31 – Meeting the circular economy crusaders)

(Episode 30 – In the green room with IHG’s Kate Gibson)

(Episode 29 – In the green room with Landsec’s Sarah Beattie)

(Episode 28 – Designing for the future and adapting to global megatrends

(Episode 27 – In the green room with Carillion’s David Picton)

(Episode 26 – Rolling out the green carpet for Project Drawdown)

(Episode 25 – Under the canopy and what’s all the hubbub?)

(Episode 24 – In the green room with BT’s Gabrielle Ginér)

(Episode 23 (Part 2) – We’re back! And we’re LIVE from edie Live)

(Episode 23 (Part 1) – We’re back! And we’re LIVE from edie Live)

(Episode 22 – ‘Be bold for change’ on International Women’s Day)

(Episode 21 – Getting engaged with sustainability)

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

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

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

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

(Episode 16 – Sharing cars and driving green innovation)

(Episode 15 – Fresh from Marrakesh)

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

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

(Episode 12 – From green apprentice to sustainability leader)

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

(Episode 10 – Back to CSR school)

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

(Episode 08 – Sustainability without the fluff)

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

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

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

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

(Episode 03 – Sustainability skills special)

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

(Episode 01 – Live from edie Live)

Matt Mace

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