Working towards a sustainable environment

edie’s Mission Possible sofa chat show returns for 2019. In the final episode, edie discusses the barriers and opportunities of transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs) with Howard Lungley, head of strategy, digital impact and sustainability at BT Group and Claire Thompson-Sage, sustainable development co-ordinator at UPS.


Broadcast live from edie Live 2019 in Birmingham, the Mission Possible sofa interviews offer up an array of the energy and sustainability industry’s leading lights to delve deep into some of the hottest industry topics – from onsite solutions and low-carbon vehicles through to green policy and the circular economy.

In the final episode of the 2019 series, Lungley and Thompson-Sage outline how their own businesses are incorporating EVs into fleets and what challenges have been overcome in the process.

Previous episodes

In the first episode of this series, edie discusses clean growth with Ben Golding, director of energy efficiency – Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Make UK’s senior energy, climate and environment policy advisor Frank Aaskov and AECOM’s director of strategic advisory Shamit Gaiger. WATCH HERE.

In the second episode, edie’s content editor Matt Mace discusses the ongoing plastics crisis with Sky’s Fiona Ball and the BBC’s Lucy Siegle. WATCH HERE.

The third episode sees edie discusses net-zero with Julia Barrett, director of sustainability, Re-Thinking at Willmott Dixon and Simon Graham, head of innovation at De Courcy Alexander. WATCH HERE.

During episode four, edie talks all things plastics with Michelle Norman, corporate affairs and sustainability director at Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Marcel Arsand, chairman at Can Makers and Brendan Rouse, sustainability manager at Landsec. WATCH HERE

Episode five sees Matt back on the Mission Possible sofa once more to examine what true sustainability leadership looks like in the face of ‘Climate Emergency’. Our expert speakers on this episode are  Business in the Community’s environment director Gudrun Cartwright, N Global Compact’s UK network director Steve Kenzie and supply chain expert Rosanna Cole. WATCH HERE.

In episode six, edie discusses how transparency can help create a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry with Fashion Revolution’s policy director Sarah Ditty and A Transparent Company’s founder Neliana Fuenmayor. WATCH HERE.

Episode Seven saw edie discusses the Sustainable Development Goals with Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s (CISL), director of business strategy Ben Kellard, the British Retail Consortium (BRC’s) head of sustainability policy Peter Andrews and Waitrose’s head of CSR, agriculture and health, Tor Harris. WATCH HERE.

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