The Lens – UK Responsible Business Podcast
FORD: Responsible supply chain management and sustainability
Season 6, Ep. 2
This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by Lisa Brankin, Managing Director, Ford Britain & Ireland, and Kofi Gyamfi, Strategic Sourcing Analyst for Unilever West Africa. In this episode, Sarah and her guests explore supply chain and sustainability. We discover how one of our guests, who hails from Northern Ireland has developed in her career to become a leader of one of the UK’s biggest car manufacturers, and all the way from Ghana, our other guest will share his passion for ensuring responsible sourcing and the circular economy is at the forefront of his business. Find out more by listening to the latest episode of The Lens.
UNUM: The Changing Face of Health
Season 6, Ep. 1
This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by Will Major, Chief Change Officer at Unum – a leading employee benefits provider that offers expert health and wellbeing support, and financial protection through the workplace. Our second guest is Madeline Debney, Co-Founder & CPO, Otto Finance, an innovative company that helps people develop the knowledge and confidence they need to take care of their financial health. In this episode, Sarah and her guests explore how firms can cope with big changes within their business, and the changing face of health – be that physical, mental, emotional, or increasingly important right now, financial health. Find out more by listening to the latest episode of The Lens.
WELSH WATER: Can disruption be good for your business?
Season 5, Ep. 10
This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by Peter Perry, CEO of Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and Annina Lux, Senior Manager at Capgemini Invent, Head of Strategic Foresight.In this episode, Sarah and her guests explore an issue that is at the heart of all businesses today – the cost of living crisis. We’ll also hear how one of our guests started life as an apprentice, and how responsible disruption and transformation are business imperatives for every organisation today.Find out more by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with Welsh Water’s Peter Perry and Annina Lux from Capgemini.
FIRMUS ENERGY: The power of responsible business in the midst of an energy crisis
Season 5, Ep. 9
This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by Niall Martindale, CEO, firmus energy, and Luke Gibson COO of Field Energy UK.In this episode, Sarah and her guests energy in all of its forms – the demand for energy, the current challenges with the energy crisis, how energy firms are taking the responsible route despite things that are out of their control, and why taking care of the planet will always be a major priority.Find out more by listening to the latest episode of The Lens.
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.