8 episodes

For sustainably curious consumers and savvy business leaders

Brave New World Linda Ward

    • Business

For sustainably curious consumers and savvy business leaders

    Sustainable Business in Practice: Jess Dollinger of The Good Neighbour, Zero Waste Shop

    Sustainable Business in Practice: Jess Dollinger of The Good Neighbour, Zero Waste Shop

    What's it like to run a sustainable business? What are some of the challenges in sourcing suppliers & winning customers? Jess Dollinger runs 'The Good Neighbour' a zero waste store in Dundrum, Dublin. She shares her experiences of some of the practicalities of managing a sustainable business.

    • 27 min
    That's a wrap for Reuse Month

    That's a wrap for Reuse Month

    As Reuse Month draws to a close, Claire Downey, Executive of CRNI discusses how Reuse Month successfully managed all their events online this year. 

    We look at how reuse fits into the Circular Economy. Is it a threat or an opportunity for your business? What are the benefits to the wider community and to the planet? #IamAReuser

    • 29 min
    The Business Case for Sustainability

    The Business Case for Sustainability

    Why sustainability is changing from being nice-to-have to a must-have for successful businesses. 

    We are trading in very uncertain times so is the climate agenda more or less important now? Is #buildbackbetter just a great campaign slogan or is there more substance behind it?

    Join me in discussing this with sustainable consultant, Sarah Blake of Earthology.

    • 31 min
    Clicks or Bricks - will online retail replace shopping in real life?

    Clicks or Bricks - will online retail replace shopping in real life?

    As many retailers made the do or die decision to move their trade online during the lockdown, what choices will they make now that the shops have reopened? 

    This episode will guide you through the essentials of different online channels for your retail business and help you to decide which ones are the best fit for you - and just as importantly, for your customers. 


    Is converting to online trading worth the investment? 
    How much do you need to invest? 
    And how difficult is it to manage? 

    With special guest Paul Dunne, flyingfish.ie.

    • 30 min
    Retail Apocalypse Now?

    Retail Apocalypse Now?

    Why the current retail business model is broken and why retailers need an alternative business model to survive.

    Blog links.
    Why retailers need an alternative business model to survive
    Why does Mike Ashley want to be CEO of Debenhams?
    Brand of the Wonderful Everyday
    What is omnichannel and why should you care about it?
    The story of three retailers and the supertanker syndrome

    • 11 min
    Restarting Retail

    Restarting Retail

    The new reality of trading in a pandemic and what you need to know to reopen your shop.
    Essential docs: Return to Work Safely Protocol
    NSAI Retail Protection and Improvement Guide
    Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business
    Retail Renewal - Services for Retailers including a Restart Retail Review
    Voltedge Management
    Brophy Gillespie

    • 47 min

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