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Brave New World

Brave New World

By Linda Ward
For sustainably curious consumers and savvy business leaders
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The Business Case for Sustainability

Brave New World

Sustainable Business in Practice: Jess Dollinger of The Good Neighbour, Zero Waste Shop
What's it like to run a sustainable business? What are some of the challenges in sourcing suppliers & winning customers? Jess Dollinger runs 'The Good Neighbour' a zero waste store in Dundrum, Dublin. She shares her experiences of some of the practicalities of managing a sustainable business.
February 25, 2021
That's a wrap for Reuse Month
As Reuse Month draws to a close, Claire Downey, Executive of CRNI discusses how Reuse Month successfully managed all their events online this year.  We look at how reuse fits into the Circular Economy. Is it a threat or an opportunity for your business? What are the benefits to the wider community and to the planet? #IamAReuser
October 29, 2020
The Business Case for Sustainability
Why sustainability is changing from being nice-to-have to a must-have for successful businesses.  We are trading in very uncertain times so is the climate agenda more or less important now? Is #buildbackbetter just a great campaign slogan or is there more substance behind it? Join me in discussing this with sustainable consultant, Sarah Blake of Earthology.
September 09, 2020
Clicks or Bricks - will online retail replace shopping in real life?
As many retailers made the do or die decision to move their trade online during the lockdown, what choices will they make now that the shops have reopened?  This episode will guide you through the essentials of different online channels for your retail business and help you to decide which ones are the best fit for you - and just as importantly, for your customers.  Is converting to online trading worth the investment?  How much do you need to invest?  And how difficult is it to manage?  With special guest Paul Dunne,
July 22, 2020
Retail Apocalypse Now?
Why the current retail business model is broken and why retailers need an alternative business model to survive. Blog links. Why retailers need an alternative business model to survive Why does Mike Ashley want to be CEO of Debenhams? Brand of the Wonderful Everyday What is omnichannel and why should you care about it? The story of three retailers and the supertanker syndrome
June 19, 2020
Restarting Retail
The new reality of trading in a pandemic and what you need to know to reopen your shop. Essential docs: Return to Work Safely Protocol NSAI Retail Protection and Improvement Guide Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business Retail Renewal - Services for Retailers including a Restart Retail Review Voltedge Management Brophy Gillespie
May 18, 2020
Shopping Post Pandemic
Will you change your shopping habits post pandemic? This podcast is all about clothes and shopping with five things to think about when the shops reopen.
April 30, 2020
Brave New World
What sort of a world do we want to live in post pandemic? How can we live and work sustainably in this new normal? Learn about the silver linings of Coronavirus in this first podcast. 
April 16, 2020