In this Sustainable Earth Institute public talk, Mike Barry from Marks & Spencer will be discussing how the company translates science into meaningful action through its ground-breaking Plan A programme.
Mike is responsible for delivering Plan A 2025, Marks & Spencer's
ambitious, customer focused sustainability plan that will support 1,000
communities, help ten million people live happier, healthier lives and convert
Marks & Spencer into a zero-waste business by 2025.
All are welcome to this free talk and registration is essential via the above link.
Doors open at 18:00 for 18:30 start.
Biography: Mike Barry
In his role at Marks & Spencer, Mike's job is to work with the Marks & Spencer leadership team to integrate sustainability into the heart of the business across its 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.
Alongside his work for Marks & Spencer, Mike works on a number of programmes to help encourage change including being Co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainability Steering Group, Chair of the World Environment Centre, a Visiting Fellow at the Smith Centre for Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University, a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Programme for Sustainable Leadership and sitting on BiTC’s Environment Leadership Team. Prior to joining Marks & Spencer in 2000, he worked as an environment manager in the engineering sector and as an environmental consultant. He is a chemistry graduate from Sheffield University, and winner of the Guardians’ Sustainable Business Innovator of the Year 2011.