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The Lens is a Business in the Community podcast, hosted by Oli Barrett and powered by Fujitsu.

The Lens is a Business in the Community podcast. We aim to create an open and unscripted conversation between current and future leadersand to challenge the way we all think about responsible business.Hosted by Oli Barre
Latest Episode5/28/2020

Bitesize: John Haynes Managing Director of ENGIE

The Lens Bitesize is a series of micro episodes featuring senior leaders from the business community. In each episode our host, Oli Barrett MBE asks his guests about their responses to the COVID crisis and what can be done to future proof businesses, making them more responsible and equipped to deal with challenges, great and small.Build back better...Our GuestJohn Haynes is the Managing Director of ENGIE. John completed a degree in maths and physics at Durham University in 2004. He went on to train and qualify as a chartered accountant, working for a FTSE 250 UK construction company (Balfour Beatty). John worked on large-scale education, healthcare and infrastructure PFI/PPP projects.Between 2013 and 2016 John worked for ENGIE, a multinational energy and services and regeneration company, in the role of Business Development Director, leading large-scale service transformation and renewable energy projects in the public and regulated sectors across the UK.In 2017 John was appointed to the post of Partnership Director for ENGIE’s 15-year business partnership with North Tyneside Council (NTC), providing services to NTC including those involving finance, human resources, information and communication technology, customer services, revenue collection and housingbenefits payments, procurement and health and safety.Also a board member, representing industry at theCareer College North EastJohn is passionate about the role that business can play to improve the quality of people lives, and stimulate and support greater prosperity for everyone that lives, works and visits the north east. He is also Chair of Governors at Monkseaton Middle School. John is passionate about the role that business can play to improve the quality of people lives, and stimulate and support greater prosperity for everyone that lives, works and visits the north east.The Lens PodcastYou can follow The Lens on Instagram Instagram.com/thelenspodcast. Don't forget to like, subscribe and review. Your feedback helps us to improve future episodes and bring you the best conversations with senior and future leaders.The Lens is a podcast by BITC the Prince's Responsible Business Network.bitc.org.uk
5/28/2020

Bitesize: Fiona Smith-Laittan VP Global Health at GSK 

The Lens Bitesize is a series of micro episodes featuring senior leaders from the business community. In each episode our host, Oli Barrett MBE asks his guests about their responses to the COVID crisis and what can be done to future proof businesses, making them more responsible and equipped to deal with challenges, great and small.Build back better...Our GuestFiona Smith-Laittan is VP & Head of the Global Health Unit reporting to the President, Global Affairs at GSK The Global Health Unit is the coordination point for GSK’s enterprise-wide Global Health activities which are led by our three global businesses: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer, and focus on the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases in children and adolescents in the developing world.The Unit also has responsibility for GSK’s corporate Global Health programmes, such as our pioneering Save the Children partnership, albendazole donation programme and GSK’s emergency response to humanitarian disasters.Fiona has worked at GSK since 2005 in a variety of commercial leadership roles within UK Pharmaceuticals and ViiV Healthcare, and in strategy, delivery and operational roles in R&D, the Office of the CEO and Communications & Government Affairs. She holds an Executive MBA from the London Business School, and an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge.The Lens PodcastYou can follow The Lens on Instagram Instagram.com/thelenspodcast. Don't forget to like, subscribe and review. Your feedback helps us to improve future episodes and bring you the best conversations with senior and future leaders.The Lens is a podcast by BITC the Prince's Responsible Business Network.bitc.org.uk
5/28/2020

Bitesize: Pip Jamieson Founder and CEO of The Dots

The Lens Bitesize is a series of micro episodes featuring senior leaders from the business community. In each episode our host, Oli Barrett MBE asks his guests about their responses to the COVID crisis and what can be done to future proof businesses, making them more responsible and equipped to deal with challenges, great and small.Build back better...Our GuestPip Jamieson is the Founder & CEO of The Dots, a professional network for people that don’t wear suits to work, dubbed 'The next LinkedIn?' by Forbes. Pip was named by The Sunday Times as one of the Top 100 Disruptive Entrepreneurs innovating in their respective fields, by Creative Review as one of the top 50 Creative Leaders & by Campaign as one of the 50 Trailblazers of the Future. Head to Wikipedia for more info.Being a dyslexic sole female tech founder, Pip has put promoting social responsibility and diversity at the heart of The Dots, by using the platform to spotlight underrepresented groups and content rooted in good causes. 62% of The Dots community are female, 31% BAME and 16% LGBT+. business build diverse teams at the heart of everything they do! 68% + of The Dots community is female, 31% + BAME & 16% + LGBT+. The Dots also do a lot of work around socioeconomic diversity and neurodiversity to fuel a more balanced industry of the future.The Lens PodcastYou can follow The Lens on Instagram Instagram.com/thelenspodcast. Don't forget to like, subscribe and review. Your feedback helps us to improve future episodes and bring you the best conversations with senior and future leaders.The Lens is a podcast by BITC the Prince's Responsible Business Network.bitc.org.uk
5/27/2020

What history teaches us: innovation, publishing and politics

Season 3, Ep. 4
This month our host Oli Barrett MBE is joined by Emma Bell, Co-Chair FinBiz Task Force for One Young World and Sir Richard Lambert, Chairman of The British Museum and Bloomsbury Publishing. Oli and our guests discuss starting points, self belief and what the future might hold for both employers and young creatives.Plus, we drill down on responsible business, covering everything from the models that work to those that won’t last, sustainability vs. austerity and our guests’ advice for future generations. We’ll hear more about the extraordinary global platform that is One Young World, and consider what today’s business leaders can learn from history. And of course, our host asks both Emma and Sir Richard who they’d most like to meet for coffee and which books they’ll be adding to the famous Lens Reading List.Our GuestsSir Richard Lambert is a British journalist and business executive. He served as Director-General of the CBI, Chancellor of the University of Warwick and Editor of the Financial Times newspaper. He currently chairs the board of the British Museum and is also Chairman of Bloomsbury Publishing.Emma Bell is the Co-Chair of the One Young World FinBiz Task Force, tackling the 17 sustainable development goals from the UN. Emma joined Rcapital in October 2018 to support its portfolio companies with transformation and growth. With a diverse background including finance, marketing, sales and technology; Emma brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across a variety of different sectors.The Lens Reading ListEmma Bell chooses Sapiens by Yuval Harari and another book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki. Emma also mentions Hillary Mantel and her wildly popular Wolf Hall series.Sir Richard Lambert chooses Ithaca, a poem by Constantine Cavafy.‘What it essentially says’ he tells our host, ‘is have a long-term goal but don’t let it dominate your life and have fun on the way. Take your time, enjoy the sunshine and when you get there, it may be what you expected when you started off but it may not be, but you’ll have enjoyed the journey.’The Lens PodcastPowered by Fujitsu, supported by McCann and in partnership with One Young World, The Lens represents the breadth, diversity and priorities of the responsible business agenda. From gender equality to zero hours contracts, learning on the factory floor to activist businesses, The Lens covers a range of topics from a host of varying perspectives.Each episode brings together a business and future leader to foster disruptive conversations and fresh connections. Innovators and CEOs join Oli Barrett in the studio for a unique conversation covering their journeys, lessons learned, advice, insight and of course, the inspirational person they’d most like to meet for coffee.Business in the Community is The Prince's Responsible Business Network. We convene a unique network of purposeful leaders to share insight, expertise and create innovative programmes that deliver impact. Together our ambition is to make the UK the world leader at responsible business.Don’t forget to follow The Lens on Instagram and to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.instagram.com/thelenspodcast
5/18/2020

Bitesize: Paul Broadhead Head of Community Investment & Education Outreach for Rolls-Royce Group

The Lens Bitesize is a series of micro episodes featuring senior leaders from the business community. In each episode our host, Oli Barrett MBE asks his guests about their responses to the COVID crisis and what can be done to future proof businesses, making them more responsible and equipped to deal with challenges, great and small.Build back better...Our GuestPaul Broadhead is the Head of Community Investment & Education Outreach for Rolls-Royce Group. Paul leads Rolls-Royce’s commitment to investing in the community – a key part of which is investing in quality STEM education and opportunity for all. Rolls-Royce has committed to reach 6 million people globally through #RollsRoyceSTEM education programmes and activities by 2020.Im 2018 Paul received The Manufacturer Top100recognition for Inspiring Leader, Driver of Cultural Change and Unsung Hero.He is also involved with several charities and advocacy schemes, including, Apprenticeships Diversity Champions Network (ADCN), 5% Club Network, LBG (the global standard for measuring community investment ) Steering Group. Paul is also a Board Trustee for Foundation Derbyshire, E4E Enterprise for Education and RISE - Rural India Schools Enterprise.The Lens PodcastYou can follow The Lens on Instagram Instagram.com/thelenspodcast. Don't forget to like, subscribe and review. Your feedback helps us to improve future episodes and bring you the best conversations with senior and future leaders.The Lens is a podcast by BITC the Prince's Responsible Business Network.bitc.org.uk