Series Two: Episode Four
Sir Dave Lewis, Chair of WWF and former Tesco CEO on Leading Change and Reducing Waste
In this episode Alannah is joined by Sir Dave Lewis, Chair of the leading conservation charity, World Wildlife Fund for Nature. Dave worked at Unilever for nearly 30 years before becoming CEO of Tesco where he led the company’s turnaround at the same time as embedding sustainability into its strategy. He tells Alannah how he led transformational change in Tesco, the importance of partnering with NGOs and other key stakeholders, and why ‘followership’ is just as important as leadership.
Series Two: Episode Three
Victoria Prew, Founder of Hurr, on Fashion and the Rental Revolution
In this episode, Alannah is joined by Victoria Prew, CEO of Hurr – the UK’s first peer to peer fashion rental platform. Her business has been described as the ‘Airbnb of fashion’ by Forbes magazine. Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustainability at their core. They discuss the rental revolution, a guilt-free approach to shopping and how Victoria is disrupting the fashion system by bringing the circular economy to life for customers through tech innovation.
Series Two: Episode Two
Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, in conversation with Dale Vince
In this episode Alannah is joined by Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity, the world’s first green energy company. 25 years ago, the concept of ‘green energy’ didn’t exist. Starting with one windmill, he kick-started the disruption of the fossil fuel industry. Dale shares his journey from New Age traveller to eco-entrepreneur and U.N. Climate Change Champion. He tells Alannah how he took Forest Green Rovers’ Football Club vegan and his next ambition to mine diamonds from the sky.
Series Two: Episode One
Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, in conversation with Manveen Rana
In this special edition of the podcast, the tables are turned on our host as she is put in the hot seat. Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, is interviewed by The Times journalist and broadcaster Manveen Rana. In this episode, Alannah reflects on the sustainability journey Selfridges Group has been on, the future of fashion, and what she’s looking forward to exploring in Season 2 of the podcast.
Series Two: Trailer
Join Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, for Season 2 of How To Lead a Sustainable Business. In this podcast series, Alannah continues her mission of finding out how businesses can innovate and transform to put sustainability at their core. Each week she will be joined by an inspirational business leader driving change in their field – whether it’s football, fashion, food or furniture. Upcoming guests include Jesper Brodin, CEO of IKEA; Dale Vince, Founder of Ecotricity; Dame Vivian Hunt, Senior Partner at McKinsey; Sir Dave Lewis, Chair of WWF and former CEO of Tesco; and Sally Jewell, President Obama’s Secretary of the Interior.
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