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Mallen Baker has worn many hats, but has always been looking for pragmatic and effective ways to make the world better. He is best known for his work with corporate social responsibility, but also has a sustainable food blog, a digital design and social media business, and a former life in campaigning and politics. In this show, he speaks to successful change makers in all walks of life and finds out what makes them tick, and how you can learn their lessons to help make a positive difference to the world.

Mallen Baker has worn many hats, but has always been looking for pragmatic and effective ways to make the world better. He is best known for his work with corporate social responsibility, but also has a sustainable food blog, a digital design and social media business, and a former life in campaigning and politics. In this show, he speaks to successful change makers in all walks of life and finds out what makes them tick, and how you can learn their lessons to help make a positive difference to the world.
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Mallen Baker has worn many hats, but has always been looking for pragmatic and effective ways to make the world better. He is best known for his work with corporate social responsibility, but also has a sustainable food blog, a digital design and social media business, and a former life in campaigning and politics. In this show, he speaks to successful change makers in all walks of life and finds out what makes them tick, and how you can learn their lessons to help make a positive difference to the world.

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@mallenbaker

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English

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07515339411


Episodes

Beccy Speight – why ancient woodland matters for the future

1/22/2019
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In this episode, I talk to Beccy Speight, the chief executive of the Woodland Trust. Beccy is an energetic champion for practical environmental change. She is an articulate campaigner and an inspiring leader, drawing from her years of business experience and her management of key parts of the National Trust estates.

Duration:00:48:54

Claire Fox – Robust debate and Generation Snowflake

1/15/2019
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In this episode, I talk to Claire Fox, Director of the Academy of Ideas and author of the book ‘I find that offensive’. Claire is a panellist on Radio 4’s The Moral Maze, and is regularly on a variety of news programmes commenting on culture, education, media and free speech issues.

Duration:00:47:53

Michael Kelly - Turning risk into opportunity

1/8/2019
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In this, the first episode of 2019, I talk to Mike Kelly, chairman of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and former head of CSR for KPMG. Mike is a seasoned campaigner from the pioneering years of corporate responsibility. He was instrumental in the creation of the UN Global Compact, and has been a consistent supporter of some of the more difficult causes, from a corporate perspective, such as homelessness and the living wage.

Duration:00:58:02

Be a more effective change maker in 2019

12/18/2018
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This is a different kind of episode, as we finish off 2018 with a quick look back to some things that changed my thinking over the last year, and then we’re going to talk about how you can approach planning the impact you’re going to make in 2019.

Duration:00:27:18

Dame Julia Cleverdon – connecting the unconnected

12/11/2018
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In this episode, I talk to Dame Julia Cleverdon, a passionate and practical campaigner, listed by the Times as one of the 50 most influential women in Britain.

Duration:00:59:10

Vicky Pryce - Economics as a vehicle for change

12/4/2018
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In this episode, I talk to Vicky Pryce, economist and commentator and previously Director General for Economics at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Duration:00:54:28

Andy Wales - Making change that sticks

11/27/2018
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In this episode, I talk to Andy Wales, the Chief Digital Impact & Sustainability Officer for BT, and formerly the Corporate Affairs Director for SABMiller Europe.

Duration:00:41:25

Ravinol Chambers – Storytelling with purpose

11/20/2018
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In this episode, I talk to Ravinol Chambers, the founder of Be Inspired Films - a multi award-winning video production company that helps individuals and organisations working as a force for good across business and society to bring their stories to life.

Duration:01:10:43

Your personal purpose – why and how to create one

11/13/2018
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In this episode, I talk about the value of having a personal purpose – what it is, and how you can go about creating one.

Duration:00:31:45

Rob Cameron – Tackling the big emerging issues

11/6/2018
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In this episode, I talk to Rob Cameron, the chief executive of the consultancy and think tank Sustainability.

Duration:00:49:59

Joost Oorthuizen – how to push positive impact to scale

10/30/2018
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In this episode, I talk to Joost Oorthuizen, the chief executive of IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative.

Duration:00:53:31

Trewin Restorick – focusing on what works for environmental change

10/23/2018
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In this episode, I talk to Trewin Restorick, the founder of environmental communications charity Hubbub UK, which aims to create real practical change with positive messages and creative ideas.

Duration:00:47:40

David Goodhart – the new values divide that led to Brexit and Trump

10/16/2018
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In this episode, I talk to David Goodhart, author of the hugely influential book ‘The Road to Somewhere – The new tribes shaping British politics’. It is described by many as the book that explains the new post-Brexit and Trump world, and challenges us to think afresh about the nature of the job at hand.

Duration:00:50:01

John May - Unleashing the power of young people

10/9/2018
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In this episode, I talk to John May, the secretary general of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. He describes himself as a campaigner, storyteller, teacher, youth worker, independent diplomat, writer, broadcaster, urban cyclist, avid parkrunner, habitual chocolate cake eater and mischief-maker.

Duration:00:53:29

Taking risks to tackle human rights with Chris Harrop of Marshalls

10/2/2018
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In this episode, I talk to Chris Harrop, the group marketing director and the head of sustainability for Marshalls plc. We talk about the dramatic pivotal moment when he knew he had to take a lead in tackling child labour in Indian sandstone – and the mistakes that he feels they made at the start in attempting to tackle that most difficult of issues. We discuss the incredible and creative ways Marshalls is now building sustainability into its products, and share some reflections on how to be...

Duration:00:53:28

Solitaire Townsend - positivity and its power to change the world

9/25/2018
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Solitaire Townsend is an entrepreneur, sustainability expert and author of ‘The Happy Hero - How to change your life by changing the world’. She co-founded the change agency Futerra in 2001, one of the first sustainability agencies in the UK, through which she has advised governments, charities and major corporations like Danone and Nike.

Duration:01:03:58

David Grayson - Why businesses need to go 'All In'

9/25/2018
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David is an immensely thoughtful commentator on the state of socially responsible business, amongst other things. We have a great deep dive into the current state of business leadership, and work our way through some of the key insights that came out of the most recent book.

Duration:00:50:23

Mike Barry of Marks & Spencer - the ambition to sell sustainably

9/25/2018
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Mike Barry is the Director of Plan A and Sustainable Business for Marks and Spencer. He is known throughout the responsible business community as a key figure who has helped Marks and Spencer become world-renowned for its root-and-branch approach to sustainable retail. He helped to develop and deliver Plan A from its inception in 2007, and is responsible for delivering the company's ambitious plan to suport 1,000 communities, help 10 million people live happier and healtheir lives, and to...

Duration:00:53:50

Introduction to the podcast

9/21/2018
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A short introduction to the change maker podcast, how it's going to work and what you can expect in the first three episodes.

Duration:00:05:32