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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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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…

The Appetite Kitch

How to avoid overwhelm: do 3 Most Important Things every day

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This week a client reminded me of how successful she had become applying a technique I had suggested over 2 years ago: Most Important Things or MITs.  During a strategy meeting where it became apparent she and her partner in the business were almost mentally exhausting themselves with the incredibly long ‘to-do’ list they wrote every day, I passed on this simple technique which has worked for me for years. At the end of every single working day, I write at the top of my notebook for the following day, the 3 Most Important Things I have to do that…

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On communications strategy for conscious business (and dog poo)

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Yesterday the Universe conspired to draw my attention once more to the difficulties of developing a successful communications strategy in the world today, especially for conscious coaches and mentors engaged in conscious business transformation of any kind. I love it when this happens. It happened like this. Bear with me, this is a long one. I was on my way to a meeting in London, walking to the train station with my normal pace – fast – when I slipped over and landed flat on my backside – in a pile of dog poo!!! Disgusting and unpleasant. I had to…

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