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For organisations that want to change the world. Released every Monday, The Better Business Show offers insight, inspiration and hope by exploring the people and companies proving that sustainable business models do work.

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#63 The time is now for lab-grown meat

7/31/2017
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About 30% of the word’s total land is used not to grow grains, fruits and vegetables that we directly eat as human beings, but to support the chickens, pigs and cattle that we eventually eat. And the environmental impact of all this large-scale meat production is having serious implications for the world’s climate. Animal waste releases methane and nitrous oxide, greenhouse gases that are 25 and 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide, respectively. Step forward Illtud Dunsford, CEO of...

Duration: 00:33:45


#62 Meet the company refusing to accept when a lithium ion battery is ‘dead’

7/24/2017
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So, this week we get to meet the company refusing to accept when a lithium ion battery is ‘dead’. Lithium-ion batteries continue to be the technology of choice for all the major consumer gadget players; it's no wonder that the market is set to explode in the next few years. But what happens to these lithium-ion batteries when they reach the end of their life? This time, we catch up with Amrit Chandan, co-founder of Aceleron, a business that hopes to revolutionise the way people use and...

Duration: 00:23:03


#61 With a little help from friends: How Nestlé plans to solve the global food crisis

7/10/2017
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This week, we report from inside the HQ of the world's biggest food business, Nestlé to explore a wealth of solutions designed to solve the global nutrition crisis – including contact lenses that can monitor your glucose levels and smart watches that use your doctors' notes to prescribe exactly the right diet. Around 795 million people go to bed hungry every night, while 2.1 billion people are overweight or obese; something's got to give. Hearing from businesses, NGOs, academics and...

Duration: 00:47:49


#60 The company making mayo without an egg, butter without a cow

7/3/2017
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This week, you get the chance to step inside the most talked about business on the planet right now. Hampton Creek’s CEO Tosh Tetrick gives us a flavour of what makes his company tick – from attracting investment to staying true to your mission. Learn how this San Francisco unicorn plans to change the way we eat forever by not appealing to hearts and minds, just making great food.

Duration: 00:42:00


#59 Responding to human rights: Where to start and how to protect your business

6/5/2017
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Human rights: It is the one issue that no company wants to be embroiled in – yet a subject that every business is almost certainly exposed to and at risk of. That’s why we’ve dedicated this episode to the subject and we’re super excited to have grabbed Richard Boele, KPMG's head of specialist human rights and social impact group, to appear on the show.

Duration: 00:34:03


#58 What does a 'net positive' printer look like, anyway?

4/10/2017
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Meet Gareth Dinnage, the man at the helm of Seacourt, an Oxford-based printer that has spent the last 20 years slowly turning the entire dirty business of commercial printing on its head. We’ve all got print jobs we need doing – whether its for corporate reports, or marketing literature. But imagine if your printing activity had a positive impact on the planet rather than a negative one. Gareth gives the hows, whys and wherefores.

Duration: 00:33:40


#57 ’I learned everything I needed to know about running my business from YouTube’

4/3/2017
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This time, we’re with Matt Simpson, the man behind Green Banana Paper, a company developed purely as a way to give local employment to a demographic of island dwellers in Micronesia who would most likely have left for jobs in the city. Making wallets from banana trees, learn how this unique company’s process has been a labour of love for Matt, and a great example of alternative materials playing their role in building products of the future.

Duration: 00:27:13


Friday Five - 31 March 2017

3/31/2017
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This is the Better Business Show Friday Five, released at the end of every week and digesting the very best stories from across the world of sustainable business in the last 7 days. This week, we’re talking about: - Toyota dabbles in plant based materials for car interiors (http://bit.ly/2ofIdZJ) - The waste firm using nappies to fuel power plants (http://bit.ly/2nSgyOf) - The new energy regulation which is more important than you might think (http://bit.ly/2nlskg8) - Marks & Spencers’...

Duration: 00:12:26


Friday Five - 24 March 2017

3/24/2017
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This is the Better Business Show Friday Five, released at the end of every week and digesting the very best stories from across the world of sustainable business in the last 7 days. This week, we’re talking about: - How paint has saved the shipping sector $3bn in fuel savings (http://bit.ly/2oaCj8J) - Why big oil has joined the race to build sea-based wind farms (http://bloom.bg/2mS7DYI) - Which country tops the latest World Happiness ranking (http://bit.ly/2mxuE8b) - How and why the...

Duration: 00:11:48


#55 Meet the chocolate business leading the charge for Fairtrade to go mainstream

2/27/2017
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As Fairtrade Fortnight kicks off, we speak with Sophi Tranchell, CEO of Divine Chocolate, a unique business majority-owned by the Ghanaian farmers at the end of its cocoa supply chain.

Duration: 00:31:12


#54 What's up with Ivanka Trump's clothing line?

2/20/2017
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This week, we catch up with Natalie Grillon, co-founder and co-CEO of Project JUST, an online platform that wants you to seriously sort out your shopping habits out – and has Ivanka Trump's clothing line firmly in her sights.

Duration: 00:33:29


Friday Five - 17 February 2017

2/17/2017
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This is the Better Business Show Friday Five, released at the end of every week and digesting the very best stories from across the world of sustainable business in the last 7 days. This week, we’re talking about: - Finance sector putting pressure on G20 to get out of fossil fuels (http://bit.ly/2m1uFMV) - Ivanka Trump’s untraceable clothing line (http://bit.ly/2lGlnGQ) - Trump’s latest effort to reverse the climate change efforts of EPA (http://bit.ly/2lqjPn7) - Walmart going down the...

Duration: 00:11:28


#53 Ridding the world of dirty kerosene, one slum at a time

2/13/2017
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This week, we’re with the incredibly resourceful Alexie Seller, CEO and co-founder of Pollinate Energy, a genius start-up transforming the lives of those living in the slums of India by helping people to access clean energy solutions.

Duration: 00:27:31


Friday Five - 10 February 2017

2/10/2017
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This is the Better Business Show Friday Five, released at the end of every week and digesting the very best stories from across the world of sustainable business in the last 7 days. This week, we’re talking about: - Unilever’s game-changing transparency on perfumes (http://bit.ly/2lqTiXa) - A new alternative to leather (http://kck.st/2kbj0d3) - New clean power exploding in Europe (http://bit.ly/2lqPBAs) - Business community’s response to Trump’s travel (http://bit.ly/2kzfWL0) - Waitrose’s...

Duration: 00:11:29


#52 Be more toddler: Ella’s Kitchen founder on the key to business success

2/6/2017
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This week, we catch up with the brilliant Paul Lindley, founder of organic baby food business Ella’s Kitchen. “It’s about the why we do business, not necessarily the what we do business for. We must all find our why!”

Duration: 00:35:38


Friday Five - 3 February 2017

2/3/2017
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This is the Better Business Show Friday Five, released at the end of every week and digesting the very best stories from across the world of sustainable business in the last 7 days. This week, we’re talking about: - Trump scrapping the Paris commitment (http://bit.ly/2k3aCNC) - adidas biodegradable shoes (http://bit.ly/2kkcBAA) - Deutchse Bank getting out of coal (http://bit.ly/2keLFQ3) - Tetra Pak the latest to adopt science based target (http://bit.ly/2k3sV4Y) - Why 98% of companies miss...

Duration: 00:10:25


Friday Five - 27 January 2017

1/27/2017
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Friday Five - 27 January 2017 by Narrative Matters

Duration: 00:10:39


#51 The technology business that WILL change the game on dirty fuels

1/23/2017
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This week, we are with the exciting LanzaTech, a business using gas fermentation to take waste carbon from the atmosphere and turn it into biofuels – a move that might just shake up the entire renewable energy and transportation markets. Sean Simpson, co-founder of the business, joins us on Skype to tell us more.

Duration: 00:25:02


Friday Five - 20 January 2017

1/20/2017
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This is the Better Business Show Friday Five, released at the end of every week and digesting the very best stories from across the world of sustainable business in the last 7 days. This week, we’re talking about - The World Economic Forum at Davos: So, what happened? (http://ind.pn/2iSarD7) - The Global 100 most sustainable companies (http://bit.ly/2iJc1fy) - IHG’s new trends report into what customers really want (http://bit.ly/2k8eV9O) - Natural branding on fruit and veg...

Duration: 00:12:20


Friday Five - 13 January 2017

1/13/2017
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This is the Better Business Show Friday Five, released at the end of every week and digesting the very best stories from across the world of sustainable business in the last 7 days. This week, we’re talking about - Whether Trump will heed call of 600 businesses anxious about climate change (http://bit.ly/2j3Xtqk) - Greenpeace calls for internet giants to go green (http://bit.ly/1Iw3ZIu) - P&G’s zero-waste ambitions (http://bit.ly/2ioi2wx) - The top global risks as determined by the World...

Duration: 00:09:52

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