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Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband & Geoff Lloyd

Business as (un)usual: can people and planet really come before profit?

Season 1, Ep. 298

Hello! Capitalism, eh? Despite its creative genius, some would say it's at the root of many of the problems we're facing these days, from planetary breakdown, to poor health and social inequality. How can it become the solution? We're revisiting the idea of purposeful business, a way of re-thinking our system so that companies are also putting the needs of people and the environment up there with profit. CEO of Graze Joanna Allen explains how the Better Business Act and B Corp movement will enable this in the UK. We're talking to Charles Conn about Patagonia's 'earth is now our only shareholder' ethos. Finally, we chat to Cemal Ezel, founder of Change Please, a social enterprise which tackles homelessness through the power of selling coffee. 


Joanna Allen, CEO, graze (@grazesnacks)

Charles Conn, Board Chair, Patagonia (@patagonia)

Cemal Ezel, Founder of Change Please (@CemalEzel / @ChangePlease)

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