The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 04 – Plan A progress and carbon-neutral beer

What keeps M&S's director of sustainable business Mike Barry awake at night? Which onsite sustainability solutions are best for achieving carbon neutrality? And how should UK businesses be building on the successes of the Paris climate talks?

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The edie editorial team brings you the latest news, insights and inspiration from the world of sustainable business with this fourth episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast. (Scroll down to listen to the full episode).

On this week’s agenda, edie editor Luke takes a trip to Heineken’s carbon-neutral Göss Brewery in the heart of the beautiful Austrian mountains, with the firm’s director of global sustainable development Michael Dickstein discussing how a traditional been manufacturing plant has been completely transformed in the name of sustainable business.

Then, edie reporter Matt interviews the new director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, Jill Duggan, who talks about how sustainability professionals must build on the “leap forward” that governments and businesses achieved in Paris last year.

And later in the one-hour episode, M&S’s director of sustainable business Mike Barry discusses the retailer’s new Plan A report, released this week, and provides his key pieces of advice for the next generation of sustainability leaders.

The usual podcast features complete this week’s episode, with Matt offering his top picks from his ‘green innovation of the week‘ feature series, and fellow edie reporter George analysing his stand-out ‘sustainability success story’ of the past seven days. 

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edie readers can listen to this podcast for free, with no fees or registraton 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)

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