The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 08 – Sustainability without the fluff

It's time to discuss the elephant in the room: companies will only become truly 'sustainable' if they can embed sustainability into their products. But what are the skills required to deliver a comprehensive low-carbon, resource efficient business action plan?

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Sustainable Business Covered: Episode 08 – Sustainability without the fluff

The edie editorial team brings you the latest news, insights and inspiration from the world of sustainable business with this eighth episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast. (Download on iTunes here).

On this week’s episode, edie reporter George returns to the studio after a two-week holiday to catch up on some of the major news stories and events he missed.

While George was away, senior reporter Matt paid a visit to the London showroom of the world’s largest carpet tile manufacturer, Interface, grabbing exclusive interviews with the firm’s co-innovation partner Jon Khoo and sustainability director Ramon Arratia (resulting news story here).

Then, Matt moved across the capital for an in-depth discussion with James Pitcher, corporate social responsibility director at the UK’s largest hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator Whitbread. In this sustainability skills-focussed interview, Pitcher provides us with his top tips on communicating CSR initiatives with both internal and external stakeholders.

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 George analysing his stand-out ‘sustainability success story’ of the past seven days.


(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)

To make sure you don’t miss the next episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, subscribe on iTunes here, and bookmark this page, where a new episode will appear every Friday.

Have a question about this podcast or a suggestion for future episodes? Email us at [email protected].

Luke Nicholls

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