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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…

Discovering a Difference

Giving a TED Talk is a great boost for an entrepreneur pitching for investment

How to prepare a pitch for investment

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If you are an ambitious entrepreneur with growth plans, at some point you will most likely have to go looking for investment to grow and expand.  When you do, you will have to produce an investment deck and a pitch presentation.  In a few short hours I’m off to London to help train another group of great start-ups in the art of pitching for investment. It’s something I do regularly and thoroughly enjoy, not only because I love hearing new business concepts, but I know I can help each entrepreneur refine and hone a successful pitch.  How do you create…

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Learning to See is Crucial to Activating Creativity in business

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We live and work in challenging times. Times of volatility, uncertainty, change and ambiguity (VUCA). Times when business disruption can seem to come from anywhere, not always the normal channels we were taught in business school to look out for – like the obvious competition. The future is such an uncertain place to step into that it’s beginning to look like broadcasts from the Apollo 11 Moon mission – pixellated and fuzzy. The ability of an organisation to activate creativity from within, to create an innovative, forward-thinking culture has never been more important.We’re used to thinking of creative companies as…

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…

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