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ARUP: The planet cannot wait – we must take action on climate

Season 4, Ep. 7

This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by Fiona Cousins PE FCIBSE LEED Fellow, Principal of Arup, and Harry Grocott, Co-Founder & CEO of Treeconomy and One Young World Ambassador.

 

In this episode, Sarah and her guests discuss everything sustainability. This episode launches during COP26 – the largest global climate summit to come the UK. They’ll chat about why the time is now to take action on climate change and share innovative ways their businesses are making a difference.

 

We also ask our guests what their personal commitment is to changing the world, and about how data is driving decisions around how we treat the built and natural environments. Find out by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with Arup's Fiona Cousins and Harry Grocott from Treeconomy.


The Lens Podcast


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 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

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10/25/2021

UNOSQUARE AND STARBUCKS: Developing a good workplace culture

Season 4, Ep. 6
This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by Giancarlo di Vece, President and CEO of Unosquare and Jonny Jacobs, Finance Director at Starbucks EMEA and One Young World Ambassador.In this episode, Sarah and her guests discuss how businesses can develop a people-first approach, ensuring their businesses can attract and retain talent. The conversation includes a discussion around mental health, how this has been a more open issue in the workplace and how individuals and employers can find ways to address mental health in the workplace.We also ask our guests about their career journey to date, how they use their leadership position in a responsible way, and ask how young leaders can really define the future of business, no matter what their background or upbringing. Find out by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with Unsquare's Giancarlo di Vece and Jonny Jacobs from Starbucks.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
7/26/2021

ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS: The value of diverse perspectives and humble leadership

Season 4, Ep. 5
This month our host Harjot Singh is joined by Khaled Shahbo, Managing Director, Enterprise Holdings UK & Ireland and Dara Douglas, Director, PwC and One Young World Ambassador.In this episode, Harjot and his guests discuss the value of diverse perspectives, humble leadership and being resilient. We find out from two passionate business leaders, that a person’s lived experience shapes who they are, where they are, and their future choices.We also ask our guests, how can you succeed and lead if you feel like you don’t fit in? And how can diversity, inclusion and equality give your business the competitive advantage it needs? Find out by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with Enterprise Holding's Khaled Shahbo and Dara Douglas from PwC.Our GuestsKhaled joined Enterprise in 1991 on the company’s graduate Management Training Programme in the US and learned the business at the front line, serving customers, managing the team - and washing cars. Only three years later, he joined a specially selected team to establish Enterprise UK as a start-up business, taking roles in the Northwest of England before becoming Managing Director of Scotland.Since 2015, as Managing Director for the UK & Ireland, Khaled’s role has seen Enterprise develop into one of the UK’s leaders in shared mobility, extending the range of services offered through a network of 450 branches in neighbourhoods and communities around the UK with the development of Enterprise Car Club as well as the company’s commercial vehicle rental business. Khaled is passionate about how rental can positively impact businesses, communities and individuals as part of a future mobility infrastructure where transport is shared and available to all through smart apps that guide travellers to make better, more sustainable choices. Under his stewardship, Enterprise continues to be recognised for exceptional levels of customer service and became a Which? Recommended Provider.Khaled is involved in several community and philanthropic programmes. He is a board member of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation and Bridge Builders Mentoring and has joined the Business in the Community Race Equality Leadership Team.Dara is responsible for leading new digital ways of working at PwC and helps PwC and our clients to adopt digital approaches such as agile, design thinking and growth mindset.Dara is also a champion for Diversity and launched the Diversity Mentoring scheme, Multicultural Business Network, Colourbrave campaign and Black in Tech network.The Lens PodcastSupported 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 Harjot Singh 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
6/22/2021

ALLSTATE: Getting business into the hearts of communities is essential for all of our futures

This month our host Harjot Singh is joined by John Healy OBE, Vice President and Managing Director of Allstate Northern Ireland and Indy Hothi CA, Co-Founder of Upside Products, Deputy President of ICAS and One Young World ambassador.In this episode, Harjot and his guests discuss how business can engage with communities that are otherwise hard to reach, and we ask our guests if business leaders can make a true impact in communities that have experienced conflict.They also talk about global citizenship, and how developing a mentality of servant leadership and being willing to explore new ideas with an open mind can benefit you.How can business leaders face the future with empathy, intelligence and put communities at the hearts of their businesses? Is it really true that when a business knows better, it does better? When a business is unselfish with its resources, does everyone benefit?Find out by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with Allstate’s John Healy and Indy Hothi from ICAS.Our GuestsJohn Healy OBE has over 25 years’ experience in technology, predominantly in the financial services domain. He has extensive experience at leading global teams, developing strategy and delivering solutions to address business and technology issues.Prior to joining Allstate, John led Citi’s delivery centre in Belfast, providing IT, Operations, HR, Legal, Finance and Risk Services to the broader Citi group as one of 27 global delivery centres in its global network. Before serving in this position, John held senior management roles as head of technology and as a business unit manager for Citi, as well as senior roles at Grafton Recruitment, Liberty IT, J P Morgan Chase, St George Bank Treasury and Merrill Lynch.John joined Allstate NI in January 2016 as Managing Director responsible for over 2,400 employees based in Belfast, Derry and Strabane. He was promoted to Vice President in July 2016.John is the Executive Sponsor for the Women in Technology at Allstate (WITA) and the Embrace (LGBT) network. External to Allstate NI, he is a Women in Business Diversity Champion. John is President of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Queen’s University Employers’ Forum, is a school governor and is chair of the ICT Panel of the NI government’s technology foresight group MATRIX. John earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering and Computer Science from Queen’s University Belfast.Indy Hothi CA is the co-founder of Upside Projects, a consultancy and venture builder which provides strategic advice on digital transformation, innovation and sustainability to public and private sector clients. Prior to Upside Projects, Indy was a senior economist with EY in London. He worked across a number of high-profile social/economic impact studies which influenced public policy and included clients such as the Premier League and Rugby World Cup.Through his passion for social and humanitarian causes, Indy is a Director of Khalsa Aid International, a charity which provides humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones. His work has led him to the frontline on a number of projects including Iraq, DR Congo, Lebanon, Nepal and Haiti. Throughout 2020 and 2021 Indy has been working with Khalsa Aid to improve its governance, revamp its strategy and oversee its humanitarian response to COVID-19.Indy is currently the Deputy President of ICAS, for the worlds first professional body of Chartered Accountants (CAs). ICAS has over 20,000 members worldwide. Indy is an ambassador for One Young World and a passionate advocate for education around the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The Lens PodcastSupported 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 Harjot Singh 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