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The Lens is a new podcast bringing you powerful encounters between current and future business leaders, who together explore the challenges and opportunities that will define the future of responsible business in a digital age. The Lens is a podcast by Business in the Community, powered by Fujitsu and supported by McCann.

The Lens is a new podcast bringing you powerful encounters between current and future business leaders, who together explore the challenges and opportunities that will define the future of responsible business in a digital age. The Lens is a podcast by Business in the Community, powered by Fujitsu and supported by McCann.
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The Lens is a new podcast bringing you powerful encounters between current and future business leaders, who together explore the challenges and opportunities that will define the future of responsible business in a digital age. The Lens is a podcast by Business in the Community, powered by Fujitsu and supported by McCann.

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@BITC

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English

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07776181945


Episodes

Activist businesses: palm oil, plastic pollution, paddle boarding and frozen peas.

9/10/2019
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In this episode, Oli is joined by Richard Walker of Iceland Foods and Cal Major of Paddle Against Plastic. The three discuss what makes an activist business, how to raise the bar for environmental conservation, solo adventures, surfing, paddle boarding and not-to-be-missed books and documentaries. And of course, our host asks Cal Major and Richard Walker who they’d most like to meet and what might be first in their agenda, were they handed the keys to Number 10. Richard Walker also details...

Duration:00:49:40

Female entrepreneurs and founder mindsets: how mentors make a difference

8/21/2019
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Our host Oli Barrett is joined by Izzy Obeng Founder of Foundervine, a start up that exists to equip minority entrepreneurs with the tools, skills and mindset for success, and Julie Baker, Head of Enterprise at Natwest and RBS. In this episode our guests discuss the barriers to female entrepreneurship, how to secure investment, start up versus corporate culture and the importance of finding a mentor. Let's get to the conversation... The Lens Reading List: Izzy recommends Americanah, the...

Duration:00:40:55

The robots are coming: how tech, law and accessibility intersect in the world of business.

7/22/2019
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Our host Oli Barrett meets Nicki Clegg, Chief Technology Officer of law firm Irwin Mitchell and Fadeia Hossian, Lawyer at Clifford Chance to discuss technology, their respective backgrounds and challenges and how to make businesses more accessible. Nicki charts her journey to becoming one of the few female CTOs in her industry and details her approach to streamlining business using technology. Fadeia describes her inspiring relationship with tech and now developments in particular areas...

Duration:00:42:07

Happiness in the workplace: the future of food and measuring what matters

7/2/2019
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Episode 21 of The Lens explores happiness in the workplace, how you measure it and measuring what really matters. Our guests talk about the future of food consumption and wastage. And they discuss the passions and journeys of entrepreneurs of all ages. This episode features a conversation with Lord Mark Price, the founder of Engaging Works, former head of Waitrose and former chair of Business in the Community. He's joined by Jenny Costa, founder of Rubies in the Rubble an award-winning...

Duration:00:42:11

Removing racial barriers to success: enabling career opportunities for refugees

5/29/2019
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Richard Iferenta is a partner at KPMG and chair of Business in the Community’s Race Leadership Team. He joins us this month to talk about his career and how companies can really bring about change when it comes racial equality in the workplace. He talks with Mursal Hedayat who was recently named as one of #Forbesunder30 thanks to her role as co-founder of Chatterbox, an online language school with a difference - all the teachers are refugees. In this episode they talk about re-invention, in...

Duration:00:42:00

Financial wellbeing: creating a good work environment, being yourself and positive mental health

5/21/2019
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Our host Oli Barrett talks with co-founder and global CEO of Salary Finance Asesh Sarkar and graduate analyst consultant at Deloitte Ellie Marshell. They talk about financial wellbeing, work environments that help and don't hinder good mental health and how to be yourself as you go through the recruitment process and start your career. The Lens is a Business in the Community podcast exploring responsible business in a digital age, powered by Fujitsu and supported by McCann. Business in the...

Duration:00:44:00

How to be prepared for a worst-case scenario: for individuals and businesses

3/19/2019
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In this episode of The Lens, our host Oli Barrett talks to Stewart Steel, CEO of Sedgwick UK and Simon Crowther, Founder of Flood Protection Solutions. They discuss how both individuals and businesses can be better prepared, and how collaboration might just be the key element that’s missing. If you have a business, and you’re wondering if you’d be ready for flooding, a cyber attack or a security breach, we have a free readiness test with simple questions and practical tips we highly...

Duration:00:34:58

Entrepreneurship: innate or learned? Plus, body positivity and the importance of CSR in your organisation

2/26/2019
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In the latest episode of The Lens, we meet Keith Weed and Bozhanka Vitanova. Have you ever wondered if entrepreneurship is something you're born with or whether it's something you can learn? Or how the leader of one of the largest FMCG company thinks about looking after the environment? What about body positivity at work? You can find answers and though-provoking conversations here. Let's get to the conversation... The Lens is a Business in the Community podcast exploring responsible...

Duration:00:39:18

Business insights from the President of Google: The Lens meets Matt Brittin

2/7/2019
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"The engine of the economy is small businesses" - Matt Brittin In episode 16 of The Lens, our host Oli Barrett sits down with Google Business and Operations EMEA President Matt Brittin during his visit to Davos. The pair discuss how education has changed, the wonders of machine learning and why small businesses are so vital to a healthy economy. The Lens is a Business in the Community podcast exploring responsible business in a digital age, powered by Fujitsu and supported by McCann....

Duration:00:31:38

Davos special: featuring Keith Weed, Matt Brittin, Daniel Shakhani, Neeshad Shafi, Tabitha Goldstaub, Hayley Mole and Anton Szpitalak,

2/1/2019
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Episode 15 is a special edition of The Lens recorded at Davos 2019 - featuring Daniel Shakhani, Neeshad Shafi, Tabitha Goldstaub, Hayley Mole, Anton Szpitalak, Keith Weed & Matt Brittin. They discuss the value of face-to-face conversations in a growingly digital world, the possibilities of AI & a lot more. Full interviews with Matt Brittin & Keith Weed coming soon! The Lens is a Business in the Community podcast exploring responsible business in a digital age, powered by Fujitsu and...

Duration:00:28:29

The benefits of volunteering: career decisions and talking about mental health

1/17/2019
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In episode 14 of The Lens, Oli Barrett speaks with Christine Hodgson, Chairman of Capgemini UK and Chairman of The Careers and Enterprise Company and with Daniel Callaghan, Social Media Specialist at Thomson Reuters and One Young World Ambassador. They talk about the benefits of volunteering, have a very personal discussion about why it's important to talk about our mental health, and lots of advice for anyone starting their career or looking for a change of careers. The Lens is a Business...

Duration:00:40:20

How to do the right thing in your career, at the workplace and for the rest of the world

12/12/2018
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In episode 12 of The Lens, Oli Barrett speaks to Jeremy Darroch, Group CEO of Sky, and Dara Kirton, Chief of Staff Experience Centre at PwC. They discuss the importance of a good work-life balance, improving diversity in the workplace, the increasing need for businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and the emerging trend of "side-hustles" . The Lens is a Business in the Community podcast exploring responsible business in a digital age, powered by Fujitsu and supported by McCann. Business...

Duration:00:51:29

Best Of The Lens 2018

12/12/2018
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It's the Best Of The Lens 2018!Speakers featured in the episode are (in the following order with links to the full episode):Duncan Tait - Fujitsu: http://po.st/TheLensE8 Amanda Mackenzie - BITC: http://po.st/LensE1Dame Inga Beale - Lloyds of London: http://po.st/LensE7Charlotte Evans - Axis Capital: http://po.st/LensE7Ashok Vaswani - Barclays: http://po.st/LensE6Charlotte Blackmore - Fujitsu Graduate: http://po.st/LensE6Scot Gardner - Cisco: http://po.st/TheLensEp10Jacqueline de Rojas -...

Duration:00:19:35

What is the role of humans in the future of healthcare?

7/24/2018
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In episode 11 of The Lens, Oli Barrett speaks to Evelyn Bourke, Group CEO of Bupa, and Lorena Puica, CEO of I am Y I am.They discuss the future of healthcare and how mental health is crucial for employees and employers alike, and a lot more.The Lens is a Business in the Community podcast exploring responsible business in a digital age, powered by Fujitsu and supported by McCann.Business in the Community is The Prince’s Responsible Business Network. We exist to build healthy communities with...

Duration:00:39:42

On how technology helps planes, trains, automobiles, pizza deliveries and emergency services

5/30/2018
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In episode 10 of The Lens, Oli Barrett speaks to Scot Gardner, Chief Executive of Cisco in the UK & Ireland, and Tom Blaksley, Partnerships Manager at What3Words.They talk about how technology connects people and places, how Cisco is turning trains into productive spaces and how you can help everyone from pizza deliveries to emergency services all over the world with just three words.The Lens is a Business in the Community podcast exploring responsible business in a digital age, powered by...

Duration:00:31:42

On who you should listen to at big moments, company culture and challenging the status quo

4/24/2018
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In episode nine of The Lens, Oli Barrett speaks to Dame Helena Morrissey, DBE Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management and Kristy McKenzie, Engagement Manager at The Bakery. Listen to the conversation on how tomato picking was Dame Helena’s first and hardest job (1.05) and how her philosophy background taught her to think and sweep away challenges in her early career (2.29). She also shares how she overcame the initial negative responses to setting up the 30% Club...

Duration:00:41:52

On the future of healthcare, AI and automation, and the secret to making both money and a difference

4/20/2018
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In episode eight of The Lens, Oli Barrett speaks to Duncan Tait, Director and CEO, SEVP, Head of EMEIA and Americas Regions of Fujitsu, and Nana Parry, Founder/CEO of Dubzoo & Metier Digital. Listen to the conversation including Duncan’s thoughts on the importance to potential employees of companies wanting to make a difference in society (6.42) and the challenges he faces in his role today (9.11). Hear about how Nana and Duncan spent a year together learning from each other (13.33) and what...

Duration:00:36:15

On cyber resilience, reverse mentoring and bringing your whole self to work

3/21/2018
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In episode seven of The Lens, Oli Barrett speaks to Dame Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyds of London and Charlotte Evans cyber underwriter at AXIS Capital.Listen to the conversation including Inga Beale's first job (1.00)a look at the history and diversity of the insurance market (2.29), her experience of coming out as bisexual at work (8.00) and learning to speak out in meetings (12.33).Charlotte Evans talks about attack surfaces and explosion of data (14.43) the way that businesses can increase...

Duration:00:35:54

On mindset, flexible working and the democratisation of finance

2/28/2018
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In episode six of The Lens, Oli Barrett speaks to Ashok Vaswani, Barclays UK CEO and Charlotte Blackmore, Graduate at Fujitsu.Listen to the conversation including Ashok’s journey (1.00) Changing an organisation’s mindset (4.30) Digital Eagles (8.15) Ashok’s one piece of advice (10.55) Charlotte’s journey from Viking to Fujitsu (11.30) open lines of communication (16:40) How the workplace will look for future generations (19:50) flexible working (21.30) generational differences (22:50) the...

Duration:00:34:31

On mental health, gender equality and responsible AI

1/31/2018
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In episode five of The Lens, Oli Barrett speaks to Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President of tech UK, and Sophie Hebdidge, CTO of Project Kitchen Table. Listen to the conversation including Sophie's experience of entering a male-dominated Tech industry (4.30); chatbots and how they can improve the mental health of women and girls(6.00); Jacqueline's journey(10:28); gender equality in the workplace (13:40); the role tech companies have to play in social good (26:30) and what the 'planet-size'...

Duration:00:36:13