The Lens

Share

BONUS EPISODE: The Best of The Lens 2019

Season 2, Ep. 15

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.



Our Guests 


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.  





The Lens Podcast


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. 


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

More Episodes

7/14/2020

Diversity – the how, not just the why

Season 3, Ep. 7
This month our host Oli Barrett MBE is joined by Openreach Northern Ireland Director, Mairead Meyer and Sheree Atcheson, former Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Monzo Bank.In this episode our host Oli Barrett MBE gets an understanding of how transparency and connectivity play a key role in diversity and inclusion.And of course, our host asks both Mairead and Sheree who they’d most like to meet for coff­ee and which books they’ll be adding to the famous Lens Reading List.Our GuestsMairead is Director of Openreach in Northern Ireland. With over 12 years of experience working in the leading communications company, Mairead is responsible for over 800 members of staff including large engineering teams and she also engages with major customers and stakeholders. Proud to invest in its people, Openreach has an impressive training programme where its key aim is to keep staff motivated and happy. It also has a popular apprenticeship programme, helping to engineer the future workforce with quality training and real career prospects. Prior to this position, Mairead has held senior management roles across Planning, Operations and Field engineering within BT and has taken a leading role in the completion of large scale fibre broadband delivery projects throughout Northern Ireland.Sheree is Global Ambassador at Women Who Code and former Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Monzo Bank. Listed as one of the UK's most influential women in technology, she is an international multi-award winning Diversity and Inclusion leader who is a global change maker in pushing for equality in industry. Monzo’s mission is to make money work for everyone by treating people fairly and being totally transparent. The challenger bank promotes an inclusive and empowering working environment to support every team member. Sheree has developed a wide range of training and resources at Monzo. Prior to this, she has held various roles on inclusion; including developing and implementing the Deloitte Inclusion Strategy.The Lens Reading ListMairead chose Trevor Noah's Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. A compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.Sheree chose Better Allies by Karen Caitlin, a book about everyday actions that can help create inclusive, engaging workplaces; that helps you to learn to spot situations where you can create a more inclusive culture, along with straightforward steps to take.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