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120: Taking Business Net Positive with Paul Polman & Andrew Winston

Can every business be Net Positive?

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About this episode

For the first time ever, we are all in person bringing this episode from the TED Countdown Summit in Edinburgh! TED Countdown is an event that officially kicked off on 12th October and encompasses four days of inspiring talks, collaboration, connections and commitments to meaningful action for a better world ahead of COP26.

Our guest is Paul Polman, return Outrage + Optimism guest and a celebrated business leader who made sustainability the heart of a global consumer business’ growth agenda in his former role as CEO of Unilever. He is joined by one of the most widely read, published and acclaimed writers on sustainability, Andrew Winston, to talk about the new book the two have co-authored, “Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take”.  

We unpack the ways the book re-frames how business can put a lasting end inequality and climate change. Can every business be Net Positive? Find out!

Stick around for a track of epic proportions from musical guest, WACO.

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Amazing music this week was from WACO! You gotta see their punkishly cosmic music video for “A New Future

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Sales will be donated to Beyond Gender - Please check out the work they are doing to create a fairer and safer society.



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