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Sustainable Business Covered podcast: A Net-Zero November special

Episode 93 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast rounds up all of the key goings-on from Net-Zero November – edie’s themed month of content on accelerating the low-carbon transition.

The edie Podcast is now streaming on Soundcloud, Spotify and iTunes

The edie Podcast is now streaming on Soundcloud, Spotify and iTunes

Developed to reflect on a bumper month of announcements and content relating to the Net-Zero movement – including edie’s Net-Zero Live virtual event, sponsored by EDF – this podcast sees senior reporter Sarah George and content editor Matt Mace catching up and delivering three exclusive interviews. 

First, the edie team dials New York City for a discussion with The Estee Lauder Comapnies’ senior vice president for global corporate citizenship and sustainability, Nancy Mahon. She talks us through how the company was able to reach 100% renewable electricity and net-zero operations, and what it plans to do next to address Scope 3 (indirect) emissions while delivering social benefits across supply chains. 

After a brief recap of the main business and policy announcements of the month, the team speak with the Energy Saving Trust’s chief executive Mike Thronton, who stepped into the role earlier this year. He provides his view on the role of energy policy in the UK’s green recovery movement and net-zero transition, and an update on how Covid-19 has changed approaches to energy management both at home and in the workplace.

The third and final interview is with Mitie’s Managing Director of Energy Services and Plan Zero Pradyumna Pandit. Pandit provides an overview of how the UK’s facilities management sector and its biggest clients have adapted their energy management, fleet and other decarbonisation plans for 2020.

During this episode, Sarah and Matt reference the following news stories: 

What does Joe Biden’s win mean for the global climate movement? 

SSE unveils ‘just transition’ strategy to benefit workers and communities 

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