16 episodes

A podcast for sustainability professionals by sustainability professionals.
Join Saif Hameed as he uncovers the secrets of success in this field, providing actionable insights, practical tips and insider knowledge to help you transform your sustainability strategy.
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/saifhameed

State of Sustainability State of Sustainability

    • Business

A podcast for sustainability professionals by sustainability professionals.
Join Saif Hameed as he uncovers the secrets of success in this field, providing actionable insights, practical tips and insider knowledge to help you transform your sustainability strategy.
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/saifhameed

    SoS 11: From Chasing Data to Driving Impact: 4 Key Steps

    SoS 11: From Chasing Data to Driving Impact: 4 Key Steps

    Description:
    This episode aims to set listeners up with a credible and sensible approach to sustainable data transformation, covering how to:
    - Prioritise data sets and manage against targets
    - Solve for digitisation, granularity, flexibility, and usability in your infrastructure build
    - Streamline interactions with other systems and organisations- Establish optimal relationships with tech teams and third-party providers.

    • 42 min
    SoS #10: The Supplier Engagement Formula: From Survey Fatigue to Actionable Data

    SoS #10: The Supplier Engagement Formula: From Survey Fatigue to Actionable Data

    Supplier engagement more often than not results in low response rates and unusable data. Sound familiar? This podcast sets to solve this by breaking down:
    What’s happening today: Mass surveying, “one platform rules them all” and an unrealistic push for “universal primary data”.Where we want to get to: Data you can actually use.How to get there: Supplier contracts, blended procurement models, strategic upskilling, secure supplier data exchange (PACT)Key learnings from the transition

    • 34 min
    SoS #9: Live from COP28: Fixing the Food System with Henry Dimbleby

    SoS #9: Live from COP28: Fixing the Food System with Henry Dimbleby

    A conversation with Henry Dimbleby and Saif Hameed at COP28, covering:
    Regenerative agriculture: what exactly regenerative agriculture means, how to fund it and how to implement itOptimising for supplier engagement and primary data useHow far corporate influence goes when it comes to on sustainability regulations, frameworks and standardsA roaming COP28 megaphone kicks in halfway through - bear with us.

    • 30 min
    SoS #8: The Unspoken Truths of COP28

    SoS #8: The Unspoken Truths of COP28

    Live from COP28. We unpack our key takeaways from COP28, specifically:
    Who’s here (and who’s not)What everyone is thinking, but not sayingWhere the real progress was madeReasons for optimismTune in to form your own opinion on COP28.

    • 23 min
    SoS #7: The Sustainability Data Collection Problem

    SoS #7: The Sustainability Data Collection Problem

    There’s a growing number of people in the corporate sustainability space that believe universal primary data (ie data gathered from every supplier) is the best way to accurately understand your emissions. After a few debates we wanted to unpack why we don't think this is the case. In this episode, we cover:
    Primary vs secondary data collection strategiesWhat primary and secondary data isWhy we believe the "hybrid approach" is most effectiveHow to implement a hybrid approach at scale

    • 34 min
    SoS #6: How to Build an Effective Sustainability Team

    SoS #6: How to Build an Effective Sustainability Team

    We cover how to build an effective sustainability team. We break this into two key areas:
    1. Team design
    Create a clear strategy and visionIdentify the optimal structure and organisational set-up for your teamWhere to resource and unlock budget2. Roles and responsibilities
    Define the different roles and responsibilities neededIdentify the skills and experience required for each roleFind and recruit the best talent

    • 37 min

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