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The edie editorial team brings you the latest news, insights and inspiration from the world of sustainable business with this 16th episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast. (Download all episodes on iTunes for free here).

In this hour-long episode, editor Luke and senior reporter Matt reflect on 2016 from a green economy perspective, before delving into the worlds of the sharing economy and green innovation.

First, Luke pays a visit to the London offices of American car sharing company Zipcar to speak with the group’s UK general manager Jonathan Hampson about the rise of the sharing economy and the future of low-carbon transport in the UK.

Then, Matt pays a visit to Frankfurt for the Climate Innovation Summit, where he meets with Climate-KIC chair John Schellnhuber and the Carbon Trust chief executive Tom Delay to discuss the latest trends in green innovation now that the Paris Agreement has officially entered force. The podcast episode concludes with Matt providing his favourite green innovation of 2016.


(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)

(Episode 12 – From green apprentice to sustainability leader)

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

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

(Episode 15 – Fresh from Marrakesh)

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Luke Nicholls & Matt Mace

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