The Lens – UK Responsible Business Podcast
AMANDA MACKENZIE: The increasing need for business as the cost-of-living bites
Season 5, Ep. 8
In this special one-off episode, we meet with Business in the Community’s Chief Executive, Amanda Mackenzie to discuss the challenges of the world in which we live. In particular, we will discuss the cost-of-living crisis – what’s the reality, how business can and must help and 12 calls to action that every business should consider.Find out more by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Executive of Business in the Community.
MICHAEL MAISEY: From young offender to inspirational mentor – Ban the Box
Season 5, Ep. 6
In this special one-off episode of The Lens Podcast, we listen to Michael Maisey, Founder of The CIP Project, who is speaking at a Business in the Community event. Michael tells of his traumatic childhood, his life as a young offender, how kindness turned his life around, and he shares his calls to action for business about how they can break down barriers to employment.If you’re thinking, what’s just one thing my business could do to help someone like a young Michael . . . sign up to Business in the Community’s Ban the Box initiative. We’re simply asking you to remove the first criminal conviction check box from the initial job application,and ask these questions later in the recruitment process. More than one million job roles are now more accessible to people with criminal convictions from those companies that have signed up to Ban the Box. Yours can too. Visit www.bitc.org.uk/BanTheBox
WORLDLINE: Creating a balanced future for everyone #young people #domestic abuse
Season 5, Ep. 5
This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by James Bain, Chief Executive, Worldline which is a global leader in secure payments and trusted transactions, and Jemima Lovatt, Founder of Thrive Future CIC which is a social enterprise addressing gender equality by tackling taboos.In this episode, Sarah and her guests explore how businesses can support young people and others to have a balanced future. They also look at a difficult topic for many people – domestic abuse – but how support is available for and from business, and from the third sector.Find out more by listening to the latest episode of The Lens.
FIRSTSOURCE: The Working World for Women
This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by Shuchika Sahay, Chief Human Resources Officer at Firstsource and Sabrina Wuersch, Product Manager Milling Solutions, Bühler Group, Switzerland. In this episode, Sarah and her guests explore gender, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, championing kindness and so much more. They discuss the working world for women, inclusion in all forms, and we ask our guests how employers can achieve a gender-balanced workforce. And we’ll meet our Switzerland-based guest who has co-founded an initiative that aims to defeat gender stereotypes.Find out more by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with Firstsource's Shuchika Sahay and Sabrina Wuersch from Bühler Group.
EASYJET: An ever-changing people landscape in a digital world
Season 5, Ep. 3
This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by Ella Bennett, Group People Director at easyJet Airline Company Limited and Leonard How, Vice President, Digitisation & Product Transformation at Citi Commercial Bank Asia-Pacific. In this episode, Sarah and her guests discuss how businesses can act responsibly in an ever-changing people landscape, and how digital is transforming products, processes and people management.We’ll see how easyJet is emerging through the pandemic, how it is managing its business through the current challenges and taking actions that are leading to major changes to the airline’s structure to position easyJet for recovery. We’ll also meet our Hong Kong-based guest who is driving Citi’s digital transformation of its commercial bank segment in Asia – and how digitisation is impacting the way banks approach client delivery today.Find out by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with easyJet’s Ella Bennett and Leonard How from Citi Commercial Bank.
ACCENTURE: Without nature and biodiversity, business will not exist. It’s time to be nature positive.
Season 5, Ep. 2
This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by Camilla Drejer, Managing Director Citizenship, Sustainability & Responsible Business at Accenture and Diwigdi Valiente, Sustainability Officer at Panamanian Ministry of Tourism, and One Young World ambassador. In this episode, Sarah and her guests explore nature and biodiversity. We’ll be looking at the role businesses, big and small, can play in supporting biodiversity, accelerating climate action and building the resilience of economies around the world. We’ll also see how one of our guests is amplifying the voice of his Kuna community in Panama and highlighting the impact industry is having on indigenous communities.Find out by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with Accenture's Camilla Drejer and Diwigdi Valiente from Panamanian Ministry of Tourism.
Snap Inc: Technology for good? Using AI, AR and data insight for the benefit of people
Season 5, Ep. 1
This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by Claire Valoti, Vice President, EMEA Snap and Morgan Hewett, Co-Founder and CEO, Options MD. In this episode, Sarah and her guests explore responsible digital innovation. We’ll look at how a business than runs one of the biggest social media platforms – Snapchat – is empowering people to express themselves, how it takes its responsibility seriously in developing and delivering a digital resource used by more than 200 million people across the world. We’ll also see how one of our guests developed her digital business based on her family’s experience of mental health and discover just how necessary digital innovation is in this space. Find out by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with Snap Inc's Claire Valoti and Morgan Hewett, Co-Founder and CEO, Options MD.
IHG: Who do you want working for you? Is your business fit for everyone?
Season 4, Ep. 9
This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by Yasmin Diamond, Executive Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs at IHG, and Cecily Liu, Communications Specialist, Finance Journalist, INSEAD MBA. In this episode, Sarah and her guests discuss the importance of having a skilled workforce and how employers have a role to play in continuing to develop people throughout their careers. We’ll see how inspiring young people from a very early age is critical to both their success and that of business, and we’ll look at the role of communications and how good storytelling is essential to raising business profile and sharing the responsible actions a business can and should take. Find out by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with IHG's Yasmin Diamond and Cecily Liu, Communications Specialist, Finance Journalist, INSEAD MBA.
CAPITA: Why your postcode should not define your future
Season 4, Ep. 8
This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by Jon Lewis, Chief Executive of Capita, and Kalm Paul-Christian, Investment Banker, Financial Institutions Advisory Team at NatWest Markets and One Young World Ambassador. In this episode, Sarah and her guests discuss the role employers can play in future proofing opportunities for all young people, and the importance of this in a time of unprecedented change and economic uncertainty. They also explore how young people can overcome disadvantage in terms of education and employment, and we’ll look at how businesses can get involved in inspiring young people while they are still in education. Find out by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with Capita’s Jon Lewis and Kalm Paul-Christian, Investment Banker, Financial Institutions Advisory Team at NatWest Markets.The Lens PodcastIn 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 Sarah Travers in the studio for a unique conversation covering their journeys, lessons learned, advice and insight. 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