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Never Mind the Pain Points
32 minutes | Jan 25, 2023
Ep.13 - Why reducing business travel emissions is so important
TripShift helps companies, track, reduce, mitigate and disclose transport-related carbon emissions through their automated carbon tracking platform. In the thirteenth episode of 'Clarasys presents: Simply Sustainability', Clarasys' Sam Maguire chats to TripShift’s commercial director, Sebastien Thomas, about why decarbonising transport emissions is so important for businesses, challenges that arise that can cause setbacks for progression and how organisations can start making a difference in this space.
40 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
Ep.12 A chat with Thea Sherer, Springer Nature's Director of Sustainability
In the twelfth episode of 'Clarasys presents: Simply Sustainability', Clarasys' Sam Maguire chats to Thea Sherer, Director of Sustainability at publishing company Springer Nature. The pair discuss Thea's role in detail, what it takes to be a sustainability lead including tips and tricks, challenges faced, proud moments and the progress Springer Nature Group are making on their sustainability journey.
4 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
What is reverse logistics?
In the sixth episode of our Snack-sized sustainability podcast, Wilf Stoddart explains the term reverse logistics. Tune in to hear what it means, how it works and the benefits for organisations.
34 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
Ep.11 The UN Global Compact Young SDG Innovators Programme reflections
In the eleventh episode of 'Clarasys presents: Simply Sustainability' Clarasys' Jacob Brockmann and Estelle Douglas chat to Sophie Cassidy, Software Engineer from Vodafone and Social Value Consultant at Arup, Holly Crossland about the UN Global Compact Young SDG Innovators Programme which they all took part in this year. The "is an opportunity for participating companies of the UN Global Compact to identify young talent within their organizations to collaborate and accelerate business innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)."1 In 2022, Clarasys decided to send four of our team to take part in the programme to accelerate their knowledge around sustainability. During the programme, participants had the opportunity to refine and validate a specific SDG business challenge pertinent to their companies. The quartet discuss the highlights of the Young SDG Innovators Programme and the projects they developed during the ten months of the programme.
26 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
Ep.10 An interview with values-led social enterprise Belu
In the tenth episode of 'Clarasys presents: Simply Sustainability', Clarasys' Sam Maguire chats to Claire Pearson, Business Development Director at sustainable drinks business Belu about being a values-led organisation. Belu is a social enterprise in the UK that exists to change the way the world sees water, putting people and the environment first by investing in initiatives that benefit our planet, giving all net profit to WaterAid. The pair discuss Belu and how they are inspiring others to do business better, offering advice to other organisations.
19 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
Ep.9 Being a sustainability lead at The Economist
In the ninth episode of 'Clarasys presents: Simply Sustainability', Clarasys' Sam Maguire meets Emily Jackson, Senior Vice President of Sustainability at global media organisation The Economist Group. The pair discusses; how Emily landed and shaped her role and what it involves including challenges and achievements, how The Economist Group is committed to sustainability, and advice for other sustainability leaders to be successful.
23 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
How to develop and maintain high-performing teams
Our in-house performance psychologist Suzie Mossman-Monk catches up with accredited sport and exercise psychologist Dr Phoebe Sanders to discuss how to develop and maintain high-performing teams. Phoebe is currently the Culture and Leadership Advisor for UK Sport. She has worked extensively with sports teams across the UK, including England Women's Cricket and holds a PhD in Psychosocial rehabilitation amongst numerous other well-respected qualifications in the field. The pair discuss what makes a high-performing team, why high-performing teams need psychological safety, how to facilitate and how to approach managing high-performing teams.
29 minutes | Aug 17, 2022
Non profit challenges: Does charity transformation ever work?
Join Sarah, Simon and Ruth in the latest episode of Never Mind the Pain Points where they discuss: 'Does charity transformation ever work?'. The trio delve into the challenges that the charity sector is facing today, why many charity transformations fail, how agile ways of working can help deliver quickly and why starting with the impact that you are trying to achieve and communicating effectively throughout is the key to success.
16 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
Ep.8 How academic data can inform organisational decision making with Dr Rachel Smedley - PODCAST
In episode eight of 'Clarasys presents: Simply Sustainability', Clarasys' Olivia Birch chats to Dr Rachel Smedley, Senior Lecturer of Geography and Planning at the University of Liverpool, an expert in luminescence dating, a group of methods determining how long ago mineral grains were last exposed to sunlight or sufficient heating, and studier of past environmental change. They discuss how academic data can predict future climate change patterns and be used to help inform organisational decision-making.
21 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
Ep.7 Building a purpose-led drinks brand: The Union Coffee story - PODCAST
In the seventh episode of 'Clarasys presents: Simply Sustainability', our Sustainability Lead Sam Maguire chats to Union Hand-Roasted Coffee's Head of Ethical Sourcing, Pascale Schuit, who offers some tips and advice about what the value of being purposeful is and how others might be able to take themselves on a journey to being more purpose-led.
5 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
What is circularity and a circular economy?
In the fifth episode of our Snack-sized sustainability podcast, Sarah Hammond explains the terms circularity and the circular economy. Tune in to hear what they mean, why they're important and how your organisation can act to become circular.
27 minutes | May 16, 2022
Ep.6 Interview with Ben Wielgus: Informa's Head of Sustainability
In the sixth episode of 'Clarasys presents: Simply Sustainability', Ruth and Ben discuss motivations behind becoming a sustainability lead, what it's like to be in charge of the space at Informa, key skills needed for the role, benefits, challenges and opportunities involved, as well as advice and resources for those who are interested.
5 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
What is net zero?
In episode four of Snack-sized sustainability, Sarah Hammond discusses net zero in under 5 minutes. Tune in to hear what net zero means, why it's important to achieve it, and why organisations need to start making changes to get ahead of the curve.
30 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Ep.5 An interview with B Lab UK
In the fifth episode of 'Clarasys presents: Simply Sustainability', Non-profit organisation B Lab UK's Director of Growth and Product, James Ghaffari, chats to Clarasys' Ruth Wilkinson. The pair discuss B-Corp's mission and purpose, some tips and advice to other organisations who may want to undertake a B Corp and a discussion about the challenges that both B Corp and the business world are facing when trying to become more sustainable.
5 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Modern Slavery: why is it important for organisations?
In episode three of our Snack-sized sustainability podcast, Sarah Hammond discusses modern slavery. Tune in to hear what it is and what it means for organisations, how it relates to sustainability, what should be included in a modern slavery statement and five key things organisations should do to get started.
4 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
Human Rights: how do they relate to sustainability?
In the second episode of our Snack-sized sustainability podcast, Sarah Hammond is back to discuss the term human rights, in less than 5 minutes. Tune in to hear a definition of human rights, how they relate to sustainability and benefits for organisations who assess what human rights mean at their company.
36 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
CX Talks: How to consider technology in digital transformation
In our latest episode of CX Talks, Clarasys' own Tom Carpenter, Chris McIvor, Lindsay Cameron and Moray Busch explore where to start with tech selection, how to implement it, deal with any external uncontrollable factors, and ensure successful delivery post-transformation.
27 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
Key considerations of digital transformation: organisation - PODCAST
In our latest podcast, Clarasys' own Ben Lover, Helen Morgan and Moray Busch explore what organisations must focus on during a digital transformation and the four-stage model of change to enable success. Listen here or read on for an edited transcript.
4 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
What is social value?
In episode one of our brand new Snack-sized sustainability podcast, Sarah Hammond discusses social value in under 5 minutes. Tune in to hear what social value is, why it's important, the benefits it can bring to organisations and how you can measure it.
34 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
CX Talks: How to consider the business in a digital transformation
In this episode, Clarasys' own Tom Carpenter, Sarah Rigby and Simon Blosse explore how to consider the business in a digital transformation. They discuss the importance of having a business vision and using it as a starting point for the transformation ensuring it takes the customer into account, aligning your transformation to your business strategy and practical steps listeners can take including mapping, analysing, prioritizing, testing and learning to get you on the right track.
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