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The Kindness Economy is about making business better and making people and planet as important as profit. Join Mary as she talks to inspiring entrepreneurs - in everything from fashion to architecture - about how they’re helping make the business world a kinder place and what we can all do to help.

The Kindness Economy Mary Portas

    • Entrepreneurship

The Kindness Economy is about making business better and making people and planet as important as profit. Join Mary as she talks to inspiring entrepreneurs - in everything from fashion to architecture - about how they’re helping make the business world a kinder place and what we can all do to help.

    Measuring progress with Michael Green & a Portas round table

    Measuring progress with Michael Green & a Portas round table

    Michael Green is CEO of the Social Progress Imperative - an organisation that’s helping national and local government accurately measure what life is like for ordinary people. It’s a fascinating move towards measuring more than just money and ensuring the wellbeing of people is maximised.
    Plus, Mary chats with two of her key Portas people about what they’ve learned from working with businesses to implement the Kindness Economy, and their hopes for its future. 
    To purchase the Kindness Economy Report, click here: https://portasagency.com/the-kindness-economy-report/p/the-kindness-economy
    To get in touch with team Portas, email us at: kindnesseconomy@portasagency.com
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    • 42 min
    Building the future with Amanda Levete

    Building the future with Amanda Levete

    Architecture is not just about what we build - but how we live. And Amanda Levete CBE believes our homes, shops, offices and public spaces can be radically reimagined in the future. In this fascinating discussion she tells Mary how we can apply those ideas to our vacant department stores as much as the new structures we design.
    Plus, Mary talks to one of the Portas team about The Kindness Economy in action... looking at businesses this week that are making a difference. 
    To purchase the Kindness Economy Report, click here: https://portasagency.com/the-kindness-economy-report/p/the-kindness-economy
    To get in touch with team Portas, email us at: kindnesseconomy@portasagency.com
    Want subscribe to the Portas POV Newsletter for musings, provaction insights and inspiration? Click here: http://eepurl.com/dgJfwL
    Want to keep up-to-date with all things Portas? Follow us here:
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    • 46 min
    Kate Raworth and Doughnut Economics

    Kate Raworth and Doughnut Economics

    Kate Raworth calls herself a rebel economist and it’s true. Now a Senior Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, she was in fact switched off economics at university because it didn’t answer the questions she cared about like protecting the environment and challenging inequality. Luckily, she later reconnected with the topic and her 2017 book ‘Doughnut Economics’ has been published in 18 languages. She talks to Mary about the key principles.
    Plus, Mary talks to one of the Portas team about The Kindness Economy in action... looking at businesses this week that are making a difference. 
    To purchase the Kindness Economy Report, click here: https://portasagency.com/the-kindness-economy-report/p/the-kindness-economy
    To get in touch with team Portas, email us at: kindnesseconomy@portasagency.com
    Want subscribe to the Portas POV Newsletter for musings, provaction insights and inspiration? Click here: http://eepurl.com/dgJfwL
    Want to keep up-to-date with all things Portas? Follow us here:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/portasagency/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/portas
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/portasagency?s=20

    • 45 min
    Your money can change the world - with Bevis Watts

    Your money can change the world - with Bevis Watts

    You’re more likely to get divorced than you are to change your bank. But have you ever questioned how your money is being invested? Join Mary as she talks to Triodos UK CEO Bevis Watts about sustainable banking, the huge potential of the financial sector to create positive change and how we can all get involved.
    Plus, Mary talks to one of the Portas team about The Kindness Economy in action... looking at businesses this week that are making a difference. 
    To purchase the Kindness Economy Report, click here: https://portasagency.com/the-kindness-economy-report/p/the-kindness-economy
    To get in touch with team Portas, email us at: kindnesseconomy@portasagency.com
    Want subscribe to the Portas POV Newsletter for musings, provaction insights and inspiration? Click here: http://eepurl.com/dgJfwL
    Want to keep up-to-date with all things Portas? Follow us here:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/portasagency/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/portas
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/portasagency?s=20

    • 47 min
    Fashion gets a conscience with Fanny Moizant

    Fashion gets a conscience with Fanny Moizant

    After years of new, new, new, the resale fashion business is booming as more and more of us get savvy about fashion’s impact on people and planet. Vestiare Collective is at the forefront of this movement and in this episode, Mary talks to co-founder Fanny Moizant about what inspired her – and the very feminine values she’s put at the heart of her business.

    • 42 min
    World-altering herbs, with Sebastian Pole

    World-altering herbs, with Sebastian Pole

    Can something as simple as making a cup of tea change the world? Maybe not quite. But it certainly can help if the tea is made by a company like Pukka Herbs – who have put respecting people and protecting planet at the heart of what they do. Join Mary in conversation with Pukka co-founder Sebastian Pole as they talk hope, environmentalism and what each of us can do to create change.
    Plus the latest updates from the Portas team about the businesses this week that are making a difference. 
    Find out more about the Kindness Economy report: https://portasagency.com/the-kindness-economy-report/p/the-kindness-economy
    Get in touch with team Portas: kindnesseconomy@portasagency.com
    Want to subscribe to the Portas POV Newsletter for musings, provaction insights and inspiration? Click here: http://eepurl.com/dgJfwL
    Want to keep up-to-date with all things Portas?
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/portasagency/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/portas

    • 50 min

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