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The Body Shop

EP15: How The Body Shop supports community trade suppliers

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I met last week with Neil Jarvis, International Director of Quality and Industrial Operations and Ethical Trade of The Body Shop. Neil’s responsibilities include making sure all of the community trade suppliers and partnerships in developing countries around the world manage to deliver product that meet the exacting standards of the organisation.  It involves a high degree of reactivity, people skills and understanding, and of course international travel.  I caught up with Neil in the Sussex headquarters to find out how the organisation is growing its commitment to community trade, and how it’s doing since the acquisition by cosmetics giant…

Choc Chick

EP 12 Choc Chick founder Galia Orme talks raw business

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Award winning founder of Choc Chick Galia Orme talks about her journey from chocaholic to successful entrepreneur and founder of a raw chocolate brand, her commitment to supporting farmers collectives in Ecuador and her ambitions to make cacao a staple in everyone’s cupboard. When did your fascination with chocolate begin? My fascination with chocolate started as a young girl when my Argentinian mother used to make chocolate for the whole family at home. It was a time of enjoying the sweet treats my mother produced but I also remember that it was quite hard work to temper and produce the…

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EP11: Sharon Lawlor Jackson of ESA on creating sustainable organisational change

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Sharon Lawlor Jackson, founder of the European Sustainability Academy is one of those remarkable people who genuinely walks her talk.  Walking out on a highly successful career in the electronics industry in 1999, she has spent 15 years creating executive sustainability experiences all around the world to act as a catalyst for change at the highest levels.   Now based on the beautiful island of Crete, she shared her rich experiences and  insights into the successes and failures of the sustainability agenda, the challenges of organisational change, what she has learned from nature and why she believes organisational adaptability is…

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EP10: Paul Dunn on B1G1 giving impacts, smiles and SMEs

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There are so many ways we can give to ‘deserving causes’.  A click of the mouse and money can be winging its way across the world; a cheque from a large corporation is still prized.  But Paul Dunn, founder of B1G1, believes that giving  impacts is a more sustainable model for future giving, primarily because pure donations offer so little long term engagement with the end result.  He also believes that giving has to be made even easier, especially for SMEs who may not be able to afford the high ticket cheque donations of larger corporations. In this Connected Conversation, he shares…

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I LOVE MY WORK

5 Characteristics Of People Who Thrive In Self-Management

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Since Fred Laloux wrote Reinventing Organisations in 2014, the book has spawned what could almost be described as a cult following. I have been deeply interested in the ideas expressed in Fred’s ground-breaking book and I’m a member of a number of groups exploring what his ideas mean. But as yet, there are relatively few organisations in the world who are at the stage of experimenting with self-management or self-organisation from whom you can learn in detail what the challenges of the experience can be. I’ve worked with two in the last 18 months and interviewed a dozen more for…

Five, young swimmers are jumping in direction of the camera. This is underwater shoot. There are 3 girls and 2 boys. They wear caps, swimming goggles and swimwears. The swimmers just entered the water with hands in front of themselves. They are looking down. They leave behind them a lot of air bubbles. In the top of image you can see the surface of water and reflection of the scene. The background is clear, dark blue. There are no swimming pool elements. This is a square image. There is a lot of free space under the swimmers.

3 Alternative Approaches to Building Successful Collaborations with Humanity

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Have you ever had a business partnership go wrong? Something that started out with deep enthusiasm between you and another person or a group of people, yet it somehow slithered into fractious conversations, different views and conflict? Creating and maintaining successful collaborations, whether these are business or other areas of life requires constant work.  It also often involves lawyers, which can quickly take the humanity and human frailties out of consideration.  I’ve been examining alternative ways and tools to help develop successful collaborative partnerships that takes into account the very human qualities we all have. They say people only really…

Be More Creative

5 Habits to Help You Be More Creative

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In the past 2 years I’ve spoken with hundreds of CEOs, business leaders, startups, academics and systems thinkers about the qualities they are looking for in the people they want to work with, and the attributes they believe the successful organisations of the future will have. We’ve discussed the complex issues around the future of work, the impact that exponential technology will have on employment, and role of business in the challenges the world faces. Several consistent qualities have emerged that these leaders believe are important for both organisations and individuals to cultivate. Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of these attributes is…

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