About Mike Barry
Mike is Director of Sustainable Business at the retailer Marks & Spencer. His job is to work with the M&S leadership team to integrate sustainability into the heart of the business across our customer proposition, global retail channels and supply chains.
This includes developing the business case; coaching/mentoring colleagues; changing business processes; customer and stakeholder engagement; and business model innovation.
He is a Visiting Fellow at the Smith Centre for Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University and a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Programme for Sustainable Leadership. He is a chemistry graduate from Sheffield University.
Mike discusses a wide range of topics, ranging from sustainable business to the importance of working together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A fascinating look inside M&S.
Mike's Twitter handle: @planamikebarry
Mike's profile on LinkedIn
Website: Sustainability and "Plan A" at Marks & Spencer
Website: Marks and Spencer's sustainability reports and publications
Links to some of the companies mentioned in the podcast:
Rent the Runway - Rent the Runway is an online service that provides designer dress and accessory rentals.
Olio - Food sharing with neighbours that would otherwise be thrown away do to expiry dates.
Memphis Meats - Memphis Meats is a food technology company headquartered in Berkeley, California aiming to grow sustainable cultured meat.
Impossible Foods - a company that develops plant-based substitutes for meat and dairy products. Headquartered in Redwood City, California