Episode 3: Mike Barry | The path to become the world’s most sustainable retailer

Marks & Spencer launched its Plan A progamme in 2007 with the ambition to make the company the world’s most sustainable major retailer. This far-reaching ecological and ethical programme is now in its 9th year. In this interview, Mike Barry, who oversees Plan A, and was part of the initial team that developed the programme,…

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Episode 1: Ioannis Ioannou | The cast iron business case for sustainability

In the first episode of the Sustainability Agenda, Professor Ioannis Ioannou, a noted sustainability scholar at London Business School unveils the latest research on corporate sustainability.  The long-assumed trade-off between sustainability and profits, is it turns out, as many sustainability leaders suspected, illusory. The latest research shows that high sustainability companies are not only more…

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Episode 2: Sean Kidney | Why climate bonds matter

Over the comings years, sums of between US$5 and $7 trillion a year will need to be invested in infrastructure, clean energy, water, sanitation, agriculture, to meet Sustainability Development Goals.  New Climate Economy estimates that a massive $93tn investment will be required across the whole economy by 2030 to keep the temperature rise below 2…

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