Join Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, for Season 2 of How to Lead a Sustainable Business. In this podcast series, Alannah continues her mission to discover how businesses can innovate and transform to put sustainability at their core. Each week she will be joined by an inspirational business leader driving change in their field - whether it’s football, fashion, food or furniture. Upcoming guests include Jesper Brodin, CEO of IKEA; Dale Vince, Founder of Ecotricity; Dame Vivian Hunt, Senior Partner at McKinsey; Sir Dave Lewis, Chair of WWF and former CEO of Tesco; and Sally Jewell, President Obama’s Secretary of the Interior.
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Henry Dimbleby on COP26 and the Importance of Food in Sustainability
In this COP26 Special, Alannah is joined by Henry Dimbleby. Henry spent time as a journalist, cook and management consultant, before co-founding the healthy fast-food restaurant chain, Leon. He created the Sustainable Restaurants Association and London Union, a network of some of London’s largest street food markets. His philanthropic work includes campaigning tirelessly for healthy meals for school children, and he set up the Hackney School of Food. Most recently Henry was appointed lead non-executive board member at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), where he has led the National Food Strategy, publishing a ground-breaking review of the UK food system in 2020. Together they reflect on the Glasgow summit and discuss the role of government in combating the climate crisis.
Andrew Waugh on Sustainable Design and the Future of Architecture
In this episode, Alannah is joined by Andrew Waugh, a founding partner of Waugh Thistleton Architects. He has designed award winning schemes from synagogues to social housing and is one of the world experts on timber construction.
Safia Qureshi, CEO of CLUBZERO, on Coffee Cups and Plastic Packaging
In this episode Alannah is joined by Safia Qureshi, founder and CEO of CLUBZERO, an award-winning returnable packaging system for food and beverage brands globally.
Jesper Brodin, CEO of IKEA, on Furniture, Sustainable Consumption and the Circular Economy
In this episode Alannah is joined by Jesper Brodin, CEO of IKEA and its parent company Ingka Group, the world’s largest home furnishing retailer.
Sally Jewell, President Obama’s Secretary of the Interior, on the Role of Government and Thoughtful Regulation
In this episode Alannah is joined by Sally Jewell, a business executive who was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the 51st United States Secretary of the Interior.
Charlie Burrell, Founder of Knepp Wildland, on Rewilding and Regenerative Farming
In this episode Alannah is joined by Charlie Burrell, a conservationist and founder of Knepp Wildland, the first large-scale lowland rewilding project in England.
Engaging, interesting and considerate
Interviews are conducted in a way in which the guest is allowed to speak and answer questions fully.
No ego, has a clear vision and delivers great information.
A refreshing and eye-opening podcast; great to hear how sustainability pioneers can transform business culture even during challenging times