BONUS EPISODE: The Best of The Lens 2019
What a year it's been!
Many thanks to all our listeners all over the world, to Fujitsu and McCann for their generous support of this podcast, to One Young World and The Bright Network, to our Business In The Community member companies and of course, to our inspiring guests: the senior and future leaders making the world of business more responsible, illuminating new perspectives and leading by example.
Thank you for listening and tune in for Season 3 in January 2020.
Lord Price (Mark Price), Waitrose, Engaging Works on happiness isn’t a woolly concept. It means a number if things. Happiness comes from being fairly rewarded. Having the information to do your job well.
Keith Weed, Unilever on If you have a a separate group of people doing CSR within the company, it’s like they’re doing good stuff to negate all the bad stuff that everyone else is doing. I wanted to mainstream sustainability. It’s going to be everyone’s responsibility in Unilever.
Fadeia Hossian, Clifford Chance, on I secured work placements with law firms without them being aware that I was visually impaired and once they were made aware, they contacted me saying, ‘we will keep you on our records.’
Matt Brittin, Google on you think about Google, Facebook and Amazon... But actually, the engine of the economy is small business.
Cal Major, Paddle Against Plastic on the plastic crisis, marine life and frightening statistics, using business to protect the environment.
Izzy Obeng, Foundervine on thanks to tech, young people now have the power to affect global development. They make up an eco system that can create a flourishing economy.
Richard Walker, Iceland on the problem with environmentalism is that it can be a very middle class discussion and Iceland is for everyone.
Frances O’Grady, Trades Union Congress on workers being tracked and 21 Century issues
Jonah Ogbuneke, Love For The Streets on cause-related marketing describes campaigns that meet business objectives and create tangible impact in local communities.
Julie Baker, Natwest on we saw with the gender pay gap that what gets measured gets done, accelerators and women in business
Richard Iferenta, KPMG on race at work charter, publishing data and measuring progress.
Christine Hodgson, Capgemini on career advice is not about saying to a young person: you’re good at this, so therefore you must do that - it’s about opening their eyes to the possibilities out there.
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Powered 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.
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