Marks & Spencer’s Plan A programme: translating science into meaningful action
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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.

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