The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 12 – From green apprentice to sustainability leader

As The Apprentice returns to our TV screens for its 12th series, edie speaks exclusively to a former candidate who has big renewable energy ambitions, and a sustainability leader who has developed a unique solution to the complex challenge of behaviour change.

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The edie editorial team brings you the latest news, insights and inspiration from the world of sustainable business with this 12th episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast. (Download all episodes on iTunes for free here).

In this hour-long episode, edie first sits down with a former contestant on The Apprentice, Jenny Garbis, who discusses two of her greatest passions: renewable energy development and business investment. Garbis, who took part in the 2015 series of the BBC One show, reveals some of the key findings of her recent e-book, How to fund a start-up, which analyses the different funding mechanisms for new entrants in the renewable energy market.

Then, we head to the edie Leaders Club Breakfast Briefing for a chat with headline speaker Bridget Jackson, who is head of corporate sustainability at accountancy firm PwC. Jackson provides a fascinating insight into her innovative approach to driving behaviour change; using retail marketing techniques to deliver personal sustainability messages throughout the multinational corporation. 

The usual podcast features complete this week’s episode, with senior reporter Matt Mace offering his top picks from his ‘green innovation of the week‘ feature series, and reporter George Ogleby 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)

(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)

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Luke Nicholls, Matt Mace & George Ogleby

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