The Green Room: Questions That Matter Most In Business

The Green Room: Questions That Matter Most In Business

By Deloitte UK

The Green Room by Deloitte tackles a tricky question about the world around us. From automation anxiety to zero waste, we’ll call on clever experts and great research from our firm and beyond to find the answer.

Episodes

How do we stay safe online? With Amanda Storey and Nick Seeber

Can you imagine your life without the internet?  It’s a platform that’s brought about enormous benefits over the years.  The internet has opened up opportunities for millions of us worldwide, from being able to find information and expressing ourselves to transforming the way we do business.  But for kids, the internet can sometimes be a confusing, upsetting, or a scary place, and figuring out how to stay safe online is an important skillset for children to gain.  In this episode, we’re joined by Amanda Storey, Managing Director, Trust & Safety at Google EMEA and Nick Seeber who leads our Global Internet Regulation offering. Tune in to find out: The role of the internet, how it’s evolved and the challenges around regulation How both Amanda and Nick are driving regulation in their own work The role of education, business and internet companies on kids’ online safety The safety measures and regulation processes we can implement for a better future Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts You can also watch our episodes over on YouTube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK  Guests: Amanda Storey, Managing Director, Trust & Safety at Google EMEA and Nick Seeber, Deloitte’s Global Internet Regulation lead. Hosts: Lizzie Elston and Ethan Worth Original music: Ali Barrett
13/02/24·46m 14s

What are the new survival skills? With Bear Grylls and Shilpa Shah

Once we huddled around campfires, now we huddle around phone screens.   Once we hunted and gathered, now there’s an app for that.   Once we used the stars to navigate the wild, now we’re in a digital jungle.   Modern technology has managed to make our lives easier and more complicated all at the same time. And then there’s the emerging technology to keep up with too.  What skills do we need to be able to manage this constant change? How do we make sure no one gets left behind? And what about the things that can’t be taught through a screen?   For this episode, we’re joined by Bear Grylls OBE, adventurer and broadcaster, and Shilpa Shah, Digital Transformation Director at Deloitte, as we ask: What are the new survival skills?  Tune in to find out:  The technology that saved Bear while he was out in the wilderness Why the skills that we need to survive have changed over time What ‘a survivor attitude’ is and how to have one How we can ensure everyone has the skills to survive – and to thrive Guests: Bear Grylls OBE, adventurer and broadcaster, and Shilpa Shah, Digital Transformation Director at Deloitte Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts You can also watch our episodes on Youtube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK  Check out Loaf Catering here: loafcatering.com Hosts: Lizzie Elston and Annie Wong Original music: Ali Barrett  
30/01/24·40m 19s

Are leaders born or made? With Jonathan Mildenhall and Tim Clayton-Ball

When we think of great leaders, influential visionaries come to mind. Pioneers in the corporate world. People who take risks, open doors and inspire others to step into their footsteps. But is the concept of a leader changing? And is it about finding who you are as a leader vs trying to fit into expectations of what a leader should be? In this episode, we’re joined by Jonathan Mildenhall, curator of A Colourful View From the Top and Co-Founder and Chairman of TwentyFirstCenturyBrand and Tim Clayton-Ball, who runs our global Deloitte Leadership practice, to ask: Are leaders born or made? Tune in to find out: <!-- [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><!--[endif]--> <!-- [if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Jonathan and Tim’s definition of a leader <!-- [if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->How leadership has evolved over the years <!-- [if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Leadership styles and whether we all have a natural ability to lead <!-- [if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Advice for future leaders and businesses who want to lead on what matters Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts You can also watch our episodes over on YouTube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK Guests: Jonathan Mildenhall, curator of A Colourful View From the Top and Co-Founder and Chairman of TwentyFirstCenturyBrand and Tim Clayton-Ball, who runs our global Deloitte Leadership practice.   Hosts: Lizzie Elston and Annie Wong Original music: Ali Barrett
16/01/24·46m 40s

What comes first, vision or buy-in? With Sir Clive Woodward and Jess Dooley

Every one of us has dreams. A desire to make a difference on the things that matter to us. A vision for change, from the project we’re working on to our local community. Without action, a vision will merely be a dream. But a vision that many people believe in? Now that can change the world – ask any great leader. So how do you get this buy-in? Should that be the first step? Or is it something that follows only once you have a vision you can share with others? That’s what we’re exploring in the latest episode of The Green Room podcast with examples from elite sport and the business world. Our guests, World Cup-winning former England rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward, and executive coach and Deloitte director Jess Dooley, know all about the role that leaders and teams play in realising a vision and what it takes to get there. We ask them, does it all start with having a clear vision? Or do you need to get buy-in first? How do you sell your plans to people around you? And do you need to adapt your style to bring different types of people with you? Do you build your ideas up from testing or sell them in first? Do people buy into a leader before they buy into a vision? What if the team don’t agree on our vision or don’t buy into our method to get there? Do you need both to succeed?  What if you have buy-in but no clear vision yet – is that an issue? And what techniques can anyone apply help make their plans a reality? For this episode of The Green Room, we ask: What comes first, vision or buy-in? Tune in to find out: <!-- [if !supportLists]-->How team dynamics influence (nearly) everything How Sir Clive sold his vision to transform England rugby Jess’ take on whether teams or leaders should lead on buy-in If business should learn from sport or if sport can learn from business   Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts   You can also watch our episodes on Youtube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK   Guests: Sir Clive Woodward, former England Rugby World Cup winning coach and Jess Dooley, Growth Director in Deloitte’s Sports Business Group. Hosts: Ethan Worth and Lizzie Elston Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
28/11/23·39m 53s

How do you get to where you want to be? With Aziza Ajak and Ben Newton

Astronaut. Dancer. Footballer. Pop star. Many of us will remember our childhood ambitions. But then life happens. We get an education. We’re forced to make a choice between one route or another. Wherever we want to get to, or redirect to, it’s about knowing what we want – and feeling capable. It’s about knowing where we could be – and feeling supported. It’s about raising aspirations – and overcoming limitations. It’s about defining success – and finding happiness. Whatever those might mean to you. We’re wondering, does where you start still matter? How much do our backgrounds determine our future success? How do you discover what you want to do – and where you could go? How important is it seeing people like you succeed? And how can you pave your own way? For this episode, we’re joined by Aziza Ajak, Vice Principal of a London school and trustee for Mission 44, and Ben Newton, the first of Deloitte’s Brightstart apprentices to be promoted to partner.Tune in to find out: Why our guests believe networking should be taught at school The lessons that Aziza and Ben learnt early in their career journeys What happens after you achieve your goals – and what happens if you don’t The best piece of advice our guests have for our listeners   Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts You can also watch our episodes on Youtube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK Check out Loaf Catering here: loafcatering.com Guests: Aziza Ajak, vice principal and Mission 44 trustee and Ben Newton, partner at Deloitte. Hosts: Ethan Worth and Annie Wong Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio  Original music: Ali Barrett
14/11/23·43m 32s

How do you make the most of momentum? With Baroness Karren Brady and Tim Bridge

It’s hard to beat the feeling of momentum building around something you care about. That positive energy and progress towards hitting your goals and climbing to new heights is infectious. It builds confidence and motivation – leading to even more success. But momentum can be gone just as quick as it arrives. So how do you build on it when it matters most? Nowhere is momentum building faster than women’s football.    For this episode, we invited Baroness Karren Brady, Vice Chairman of West Ham United FC, and Tim Bridge, Lead Partner for the Sports Business Group at Deloitte UK into our studio at Leaders Week 2023 at Twickenham Stadium. Tune in to find out: <!--[endif]-->How Baroness Brady and Tim Bridge define momentum How to build on momentum and utilise its power Baroness Brady’s direct experience on building momentum in women’s football What businesses and future leaders can learn on turning positive energy into meaningful change and transformation   Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts You can also watch our episodes over on YouTube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK   Guests: Baroness Karren Brady, Vice Chairman of West Ham United, a Peer in the House of Lords, recognised businesswoman and TV personality and Tim Bridge, Lead Partner for the Sports Business Group at Deloitte UK.  Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth <!--[endif]--> Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio  Original music: Ali Barrett
31/10/23·38m 25s

Who's responsible for being responsible? With Mary Portas and Emily Cromwell

How do you make change happen? And not just any change. We’re talking about a systemic shift towards living, working and doing business more sustainably. Does it start with us? What about the companies supplying the products and services we buy? Should they change their ways in response to demand - or lead the way because it’s the right thing to do? For the planet and their business. And what about the role of governments and regulation? In this episode, we’re exploring how we got to peak consumption – and peak waste, as well as the role individuals and businesses can play in shaping a more sustainable way forward. Our guests? Retail expert, Mary Portas, and consumer leader, Emily Cromwell. Tune in to find out: <!--[endif]--> Why the word ‘consumerism’ might be out of date How vintage clothing and upcycling are becoming mainstream  How businesses are changing their models in response to the climate crisis What Mary describes as the ‘kindness economy’ and why it's important   Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts You can also watch our episodes over on YouTube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK   Guests: Mary Portas, retail expert and founder of Portas Agency and Emily Cromwell, Climate Change and Sustainability Lead for the Consumer Industry at Deloitte.  Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston <!--[endif]-->Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
17/10/23·42m 30s

What makes you feel like you belong? With Justice Williams MBE and Josh Graham

We all want to belong. At school. In our friendship groups. Our gym class. At work. It’s what makes us human. Instead, we often settle for fitting in. We edit who we are. Shapeshift to match the world around us. Or present a version of us that might be more ‘acceptable’ to others. And if you’re black, it's likely that you’ve spent a big part of your life doing just that. In this episode, we explore what it truly means to belong, the importance of role models and what we can all do to advocate for a greater sense of belonging both in business and wider society. <!-- [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--> Tune in to find out: <!-- [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--> What it means to belong both inside and outside of work The importance of diversity networks and role models The challenges that can arise with belonging and how to overcome them Justice and Josh’s advice for people who yearn for belonging but haven’t quite found it   Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts You can also watch our episodes over on YouTube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK    Guests: Justice Williams MBE, Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of Black Business Magazine and Josh Graham, Director in our Consulting practice, Technology Sourcing and Commercial Management Lead and Co-Founder of the Deloitte Black Network.  Hosts: Ethan Worth and Annie Wong <!--[endif]-->Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
03/10/23·41m 51s

What if we all live to 100? With Professor Tim Spector OBE and Sara Siegel

Global life expectancy has risen by over 50% since 1950. And one in three children born in 2016 will live to 100. But what will more of us living for longer actually look like? It could look amazing. More time to achieve everything we want to achieve. See everything we want to see. Spend time with our loved ones. But there’s lots to consider if we’re going to live for a long (and happy) time. How do we look after ourselves? Who looks after us – and who pays the price? For this episode, we’re joined by Professor Tim Spector OBE, an award-winning scientist and author, and Sara Siegel, Global Healthcare Sector Leader at Deloitte. Tune in to find out: <!--[endif]-->Which new technology is already helping to improve our healthcare systems What are the biggest factors that influence our health as we age How businesses could improve quality of life for an aging workforce The healthy habit that both of our guests did before arriving to our studio Professor Tim Spector is one of Britain’s leading nutrition experts, but each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique. Our aim with The Green Room is to provide a different perspective and help you think differently, but as with anything we discuss in our episodes, we encourage you to do your own research or consult a qualified health professional before starting a new diet or health programme.   Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts You can also watch our episodes on Youtube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK Check out Luminary Bakery here: luminarybakery.com   Guests: Professor Tim Spector OBE, Co-Founder of ZOE and leading epidemiologist and Sara Siegel, Global Healthcare Sector Leader at Deloitte Hosts: George Parrett and Annie Wong Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
19/09/23·38m 9s

Should leaders think more like activists? With Jon Miller and Laura Grootenboer

Protests. Megaphones. Cardboard messages. Boardrooms. When we think of activism, we imagine protestors on the streets – not C-suite executives.   But is that right? From climate change to inequality, today’s challenges have become critical – and so has the role of organisations in them.   In this episode, we explore a new kind of leadership by talking to two people on both sides of the fence on what it truly means to be an activist, inside and outside of business, and how anyone can incite positive change through their ideas and influence. <!-- [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--> Tune in to find out: <!--[endif]-->Jon’s take on the different kinds of activist leaders in the world Why more of us might be activists than we thought <!--[endif]-->Laura’s tips on how to navigate a business and get stuff done <!--[endif]-->What leaders of the future will look like and how we can all play our part <!-- [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--> Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts   You can also watch our episodes over on YouTube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK   Guests: Laura Grootenboer, Head of Sustainability Engagement for North and South Europe as part of Deloitte’s Internal Sustainability Transformation and Co-Lead of the LGBTQ+ employee-resource group for Deloitte Netherlands and Jon Miller, Partner at Brunswick Group and the Founder of Open for Business.   Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston   Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio   Original music: Ali Barrett
07/09/23·40m 57s

What's to come in season 7?

Summer has seen too much rain and too little of The Green Room... we can’t do anything about the weather but at least the podcast is back! After a short break, we’re back with an incredible season of content lined up as we continue  to explore the topics that matter most in business. In this special launch episode of The Green Room, we’ve got the band back together with all our hosts in the studio to look ahead at what’s to come... and we’ve even got a new face joining us. Tune in as we introduce our brand new host, Annie Wong, and get to know her a little bit better ahead of her debut episode in a few weeks' time. We also look ahead at what’s coming up between now and the end of the year in The Green Room where we’ll be exploring topics around healthcare, sustainable consumerism, belonging and much more. And we want to put you, our wonderful listeners, at the heart of The Green Room this year too. Not only will we be popping up at various events, but we’ll also be finding new ways to get you involved.   Tune in to find out: More about Annie and what we have lined up for her as our new host How our hosts have relaxed during their well-deserved break What we have coming up on the new season of The Green Room How you can get more involved this year   Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts You can also watch our episodes on Youtube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK  Hosts: George Parrett, Lizzie Elston, Ethan Worth and Annie Wong. Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio  Original music: Ali Barrett 
05/09/23·8m 25s

Season 6 wrap up

Goodbye Season 6, hello summer break... As we wrap up Season 6 and get geared up for Season 7, we thought that we would take some time to reflect on some of this season’s best bits. And who else better to share their highlights other than our two fantastic hosts, Ethan and George? From inviting high-profile guests into our studio to having meaningful conversations around the topics that matter most in business - from behavioural science, financial crime and the power of being you, we’ve had some remarkable episodes this season. But what moments really stood out to us this season?  And what’s in the pipeline for Season 7? Tune in to find out: <!-- [if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->What we learnt from this season’s top guests ·        Our hosts’ top highlights from this season - there were so many! <!-- [if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->What you can expect in Season 7 kicking off in September ·        How the search for the new pod host is going...   Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts   You can also watch our episodes on Youtube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK   Hosts: Ethan Worth and Tiffany De Koninck Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
25/07/23·12m 20s

Does being you get easier with age? With James Barr and Mags Scott

Growing up is a tough gig. We’re constantly learning about the world around us – and our place in it. What we like. What we don’t like. Who we are. Who we are not. But what if our differences feel too… different? What if who we are deep down isn’t the mainstream we’re seeing in society? And if you identify as LGBTQ+, we know it’s anything but easy. For Episode 52, we’re joined by two allies from the LGBTQ+ community – James Barr, host of A Gay and A NonGay, the UK’s biggest LGBTQ+ podcast and Mags Scott, CFO advisory partner and a sponsor partner for Deloitte’s LGBT+ network, Proud, as we ask: Does being you get easier with age? <!-- [if !supportAnnotations]--> <!-- [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--> Tune in to find out: Why James thinks we can all be a voice for the LGBTQ+ community The lessons both Mags and James have learnt on their individual journeys What we can all do in education and the workplace to foster more inclusive environments The importance of LGBTQ+ charities for young people who are still finding themselves <!-- [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--> Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts Content warning: We are aware that the topics addressed in today’s podcast may be difficult to hear about and may be upsetting.  If you were affected by anything discussed today and need independent confidential support, Deloitte employees can contact our advice line, 24/7 – search the intranet for details. If you are not a Deloitte employee then please visit the NHS website which has support information and advice for everyone. The Deloitte Global 2023 LGBT+ Inclusion @ Work Report mentioned in this episode is available to read on Deloitte’s website and is a survey of non-Deloitte employees in various sectors across 13 counties through the lens of both sexual orientation and gender identity.   You can also watch our episodes over on YouTube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK   Guests: Mags Scott, CFO advisory partner and a sponsor partner for Deloitte’s LGBT+ network, Proud, and James Barr, host of A Gay and A NonGay, the UK’s biggest LGBTQ+ podcast.    Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth  Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio  Original music: Ali Barrett
04/07/23·35m 25s

What does it take to make an idea a success? With Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez and Sadia Ahmed

We all have ideas. Even when we say we don’t. They pop up in the shower, on a dog walk or just as we’re nodding off to sleep. It could be an innovation that makes serious headway in the fight against climate change. A new piece of tech that opens up a world of possibilities. Or something completely different, that could make the world better for all of us. But what takes an idea from being something that could change the world, to something that is changing the world? In Episode 51 we’re joined by Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, Co-Founder of NotPla and Dr Sadia Ahmed, Sustainability & Climate Lead for Deloitte Ventures to talk about their experiences of growing the seed of an idea into something special.Tune in to find out: How to spot an idea that’s got what it takes to be a success The lessons that Rodrigo and Sadia have learnt from ideas that didn’t work out Why thinking of the worst possible idea is sometimes the best place to start What big businesses and small start ups can learn from each other   Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts   You can also watch our episodes on Youtube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK Check out Luminary Bakery here: luminarybakery.com   Guests: Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, Co-Founder of NotPla and Sadia Ahmed, Sustainability & Climate Lead for Deloitte Ventures  Hosts: Ethan Worth and Tiffany De Koninck  Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio  Original music: Ali Barrett  
20/06/23·35m 53s

What’s the truth behind financial crime? With David Fein and Sir Rob Wainright

We often think financial crime is victimless. Something that affects big banks. And is mainly about losing money. Or is it? What if we told you that everyday fraud adds up to something much bigger and darker? That behind every transaction, there’s a huge societal and human cost?  Financial crime is on the rise. And thanks to the internet, the scale of the problem is staggering. It will take a network to beat this network, but clearly, it’s a fight worth fighting.  Episode 50 sees us speaking to some exceptional guests in the financial sector who have fought to mitigate financial crime in business throughout their professional careers. <!-- [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--> Tune in to find out: <!-- [if !supportLists]-->What financial crime actually is – and what drives it Real-life cases Rob and David worked on, from drug running to human trafficking The role technology can play in addressing the scale of the issue Whether thinking like a criminal could be part of the solution… <!-- [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--> Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts   You can also watch our episodes on Youtube: youtube.com/@DeloitteUK   Guests: David Fein, Special Counsel in the Litigation Department at Paul Weiss, Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope, Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University in Chicago, and Sir Rob Wainright, senior partner at Deloitte North and South Europe.   Hosts: Ethan Worth and Tiffany De Koninck Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
06/06/23·35m 21s

Can one person change a big business? With Alan Jope and Sharon Thorne

Steve Jobs. Anita Roddick. Yvon Chouinard. Mary Portas.  There are many inspiring examples of business leaders who have changed the world through their work.  We admire their successes. Quote them in our presentations. Read about their morning routines. They make us want to make a difference too.   But making real change is easier said than done. On this episode of The Green Room, we speak to two industry titans reflecting on a career of making positive change. Tune in to find out:         <!--[endif]-->Whether they ever thought they’d get this far         The milestone moments that propelled them forwards         Why all good work starts with a good night’s sleep         Their advice for anyone looking to make change <!-- [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--> Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts   Guests: Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever and Sharon Thorne, Deloitte Global Board Chair  Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth  Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio  Original music: Ali Barrett 
16/05/23·47m 16s

What’s the secret to changing behaviours? With Richard Shotton and Stuart West

We spend our days reacting, responding, pivoting. To the latest trends, headlines and/or that urgent email in your inbox. It’s not you – it’s your brain. It’s how we’re wired.  But understanding why we all behave the way we do is incredibly powerful. It allows us to align with the things that matter to us most – from personal change to climate change. So, we thought we’d ask the experts and invited Richard Shotton, author and behavioural scientist and Stuart West, UK net zero lead at Deloitte into The Green Room. Tune in to find out:         <!--[endif]-->Why humans dislike change – and simple ways to make it easier         The behavioural science tricks everyone should know         How these techniques can help us in the fight against climate change         Our experts’ top tips to help us achieve our personal goals Enjoyed the episode? Make sure you hit follow so you don’t miss the next one and check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts    Guests: Richard Shotton, author of The Illusion of Choice and The Choice Factory, and Stuart West, UK net zero lead at Deloitte and former COP26 facilitator. Hosts: Ethan Worth and Lizzie Elston   Technical support: Deloitte’s in-house Film Studio   Original music: Ali Barrett   
02/05/23·40m 59s

Can AI help us be more human? With Sandra Wachter and Sulabh Soral

Autocorrect. Chatbots. Social media feeds. E-payments. Facial recognition.     These are just some examples of artificial intelligence we come across daily.     50 years ago, its possibilities seemed like science fiction to us. Now, it’s quickly permeating almost every sphere of our personal and working lives.     Some days, we get excited about its tremendous potential. Because just like the first machines, which helped us scale human labour by mimicking our muscles, AI is scaling our cognitive abilities.     Other days, we can’t help but worry about the risks. We wonder whether it’s fully safe, reliable and trustworthy. We read about racial bias in facial recognition and generative AI threatening jobs – and wonder if we’re doing it right.   AI is here to stay. But where it’s going is up to us. Because as humans come up with new technologies, we evolve with them too.   So let’s talk about the future of AI. What’s the ideal relationship between humans and AI? How do we make sure it’s used for good, amplifying our human intellect? Can we make sure it stays that way? How do we work together to maintain agency?   How can we make sure we’re inclusive in its design – and thoughtful in its application? What can AI teach us about ourselves – is it holding up a mirror to our humanity? Could it help us imagine a better working future for us all?    For our latest episode, we invited Professor Sandra Wachter, who teaches technology and regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute, and Sulabh Soral, our very own Chief AI Officer.  Tune in to find out:         <!--[endif]-->How we all use AI in our daily lives more than we think         Why Sandra believes we need to embrace problems like bias         How Sulabh is seeing AI helping address climate change         Whether they think there’s a happy future for humans and AI…   Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts   Guests: Professor Sandra Wachter, who teaches technology and regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute, and Sulabh Soral, Chief AI Officer at Deloitte Consulting <!--[endif]--> Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth                                                                                               Technical support: Deloitte Digital team and Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
21/03/23·34m 30s

Does when we’re born affect how we work? With Bobby Duffy and Shivani Maitra

Baby boomers. Generation X. Millennials. Gen Z. And make way for Generation Alpha… Labels can help us understand the world, but they often become unhelpful generalisations – especially at work. So where do these stereotypes come from? And just how accurate are they?   To help us sort ‘sweeping generalisation’ from ‘trends sweeping generations’, we’ve enlisted the help of two experts; Bobby Duffy, professor at Kings College and author of ‘Generations: Does when you’re born shape who you are?’ and Shivani Maitra, private sector leader for human capital at Deloitte.   Tune in to find out:  Where generational stereotypes actually come from – and whether they’ve always existed Why Bobby thinks generational analysis can be a powerful tool Shivani’s advice for leaders looking to bring five generations together in the workplace  The age our hosts think life peaks at – and why our guests disagree…   Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts   Guests:  Bobby Duffy, professor at Kings College and author of ‘Generations: Does when you’re born shape who you are?,  and Shivani Maitra, private sector leader for human capital at Deloitte.   Hosts: George Parrett & Lizzie Elston Technical support: Deloitte Digital team and Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
14/02/23·43m 38s

Would more of us thrive in a circular economy? With Hege Sæbjørnsen and James Pennington

We often say we’re going round in circles like it’s a bad thing. But it might just be the key to a better future for our planet – and the people on it. That’s the idea behind switching to a circular economy. But what would that new economy look like? And what can we do to make it happen? Tune in to find out: What a circular economy really looks like - and how we can build it Why James believes it creates huge opportunities for business How Hege is leading IKEA in rewiring its business model Our guests’ favourite examples of the circular economy (hint - one hails from the 80s…) Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts Guests:  Hege Sæbjørnsen, global circular strategy leader at Ingka Group, and James Pennington, circular economy lead at Deloitte UK Hosts: George Parrett & Ethan Worth Technical support: Deloitte Digital team and Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
17/01/23·35m 28s

Could my money move the world? With Anneka Deva and Louise Brett

Money shapes the world – from our savings accounts to big investment decisions. But many of us don’t feel confident when it comes to money. And that’s a shame. Because our decisions about money are one of the most powerful ways to ignite change. So where do we start? Tune in to find out: What Anneka wishes she’d known about investing sooner The changes that Louise would like to see within the financial sector How we can all use our money as a tool to effect change Which surprising hobby our guests have in common Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts Guests:  Anneka Deva, leading force behind the Money Movers initiative, and Louise Brett, UK & North and South Europe Financial Services Innovation & FinTech Lead Partner at Deloitte Hosts:  Ethan Worth and Lizzie Elston                                          Technical support: Deloitte Digital team and Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
07/11/22·39m 58s

How can we be better at amplifying underrepresented voices? With Antonia Forster and Tolu Osinubi

Our stories matter. Sharing them is one way in which we can change the world for the better. The trouble is, some stories are represented more than others. So, how do we change that? What can we do to be better allies, to create space and to ensure that all voices are heard? Tune in to find out: What ‘intersectionality’ means and why it’s important Why Antonia changed careers from zoologist to virtual reality specialist Tolu’s advice on how to be a better ally Which 00s fashion choices our guests regret – and which ones they still stand by… Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts Guests: Antonia Forster, Senior VR/AR Technical Specialist at Unity and Tolu Osinubi, senior manager in quality and test engineering at Deloitte UK Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth Technical support: Deloitte Digital team and Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
04/10/22·50m 34s

What makes a great place to live and work? With Andy Burnham and Jo Ahmed

Beautiful green spaces. Vibrant high street. Good schools. Easy commutes. We all look for different things when weighing up where to live and work. Some parts of the UK have always been seen as more attractive than others. How can we change that? How could the plan to ‘level up’ get us there?   Tune in to find out… <!-- [if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Why Andy and Jo can’t see themselves living anywhere else but Manchester <!-- [if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->What Andy sees as the key markers of success when it comes to ‘levelling up’ <!-- [if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Why Jo thinks creativity is key to attracting people to a place <!-- [if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->The best (and worst) gifts our guests have ever received   Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts   Guests: Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester and Jo Ahmed, partner and leader of the Global Employer Services practice at Deloitte, Manchester Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston                                                                                                             Technical support: Deloitte Digital team and Creative Studio   Original music: Ali Barrett
08/09/22·40m 4s

Where do you start when everything matters? With Hannah Jones and Kat Lampen

Who doesn’t love ticking things off the to do list? But when it gets a bit too long, overwhelm can take over. It’s the same when we think of the planet too. We all want to make a difference, but it’s hard to know where to start. So how do we make meaningful progress – and fast? Tune in to find out… • What Hannah learned about tough decisions over her 20+ years at Nike • The projects that are giving our guests real hope for the future • How Kat helps her clients understand which actions have the most impact • Who George describes at ‘dangerously organised’… Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts Guests: Hannah Jones, CEO of The Earthshot Prize and Kat Lampen, partner and sustainable finance lead at Deloitte Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston Technical support: Deloitte Digital team and Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
19/07/22·49m 3s

Could technology make us more active? With Judy Murray and Mark Lillie

Lots of us spend (too) many hours sitting behind a computer for our jobs. And then spend our free time scrolling on our smartphones. Dropping concentration levels. Rising obesity rates. Mental health issues. It’s clear that we’d all benefit from less time on our devices and more time being active.   Technology isn’t all bad though. There are some fantastic examples of technology being put to good use. It can help us cheer on our favourite sports stars. Inspire us to get off the couch. Monitor our heartbeat. Start working out in our own living room. Book a local tennis court in a few clicks.   So what if technology isn’t the problem - but part of the solution? Could it help more of us get into sport - and inspire a better society along the way?   For this episode, we invited Scottish tennis coach Judy Murray (aka Andy and Jamie’s mum) and Mark Lillie, our global technology strategy and transformation partner, to dive into this week’s big question. Tune in to find out… How technology is attracting different communities to new sports Why unexpected role models are the key to keeping young people engaged in sport Why a digital version of Judy Murray popped out of a tube of tennis balls What TV show our hosts and guests would like to live in (our infamous icebreaker strikes again…)   Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations and to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts   Guests: Judy Murray and Mark Lillie   Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston   Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio   Original music: Ali Barrett
28/06/22·41m 37s

Will the metaverse make work better? With Aigerim Shorman and Ed Greig

For some, the arrival of the metaverse seems like the plot of a sci-fi blockbuster. It’s exciting but it can be hard to grasp. Is it just the natural evolution of hybrid working? Or is it something more revolutionary? If used in the right way, does the metaverse have the potential to make work better? Tune in to find out… What George and Ethan decided to wear in the metaverse How far away we are from integrating the metaverse into our lives How the metaverse can help people express themselves as they are What Ed and Aigerim are most excited to see come out of the metaverse Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts  And if you prefer watching this episode, find us on YouTube to see what the metaverse is all about. Guests: Aigerim Shorman, General Manager, Product + Engineering, Avatars & Identity at Meta and Ed Greig, Chief Disruptive Officer at Deloitte Digital Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth Technical support: Deloitte Digital team and Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
07/06/22·34m 36s

What did we learn over the past year?

The power of conversation never ceases to amaze us. After another fantastic year of honest and insightful discussions, we’re feeling a little nostalgic here in The Green Room HQ. 11 episodes, 8 hours and 18 different guests this year. Taking us to 38 episodes, 25 hours and 76 different guests since launching the podcast. Phew! For the last episode of the year, our hosts look back on their highlights. What are the most memorable moments? What have they learnt? What inspired them? And what are they looking forward to next year? Tune in to find out… Our hosts’ highlights of another year in The Green Room Which episode was George’s favourite and why Who Lizzie’s top guest was and what she learnt from her The answers to Ethan’s special festive quiz! Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts Hosts: George Parrett, Lizzie Elston and Ethan Worth                       Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
15/12/21·26m 51s

How is the conversation about disability at work changing? With Mark Hodgkinson and Zeinab Chaudhary

Talking about disability at work isn’t something new. But how has the conversation changed over the years? And is it changing fast enough? There are 14.1 million disabled people in the UK. That’s one in five. And it’s something that can affect us all - whether personally, or through friends, family, and colleagues. The world of work is changing rapidly. From the spaces we work in, to our hiring and recruitment processes – the workplace needs to be inclusive by design. Especially with more than 4.4 million disabled people in work in the UK. And with one in three still feeling that there is prejudice against them. So, what’s the impact of hybrid working on people with disabilities? Will this make our workplaces more inclusive? And if you’re not in an office job, will anything really change at all? Tune in to find out... Why companies need to go further than just legal compliance Which year our hosts and guests would time travel to Why senior representation and support for career development is so important How being flexible in the workplace helps people to flourish   Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts Guests: Mark Hodgkinson, CEO of Scope and Zeinab Chaudhary, Disability Inclusion Lead for Consulting and Workability Network Deputy Lead, Deloitte UK Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth   Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio   Original music: Ali Barrett
30/11/21·48m 33s

How do you start a movement? With Peter Holbrook CBE and Kalvinder Dhillon

Many of us are trying to change something. No matter who we are or where we live, we want to make our corner of the world a little bit better for those around us. Around the world, people continue to inspire us by standing up for what they believe in. Climate school strikes. LGBTQ+ rights. #MeToo. And Black Lives Matter, to name a few.  These movements are all vital if we’re to create a more equal society on a thriving planet. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. In fact, changing something is really hard. What we see as an overnight success is usually years in the making. So, you want to make the world a better place. How do you identify what it is exactly you want to change? How do you share the journey as you gather momentum? And importantly, how do you keep going when things get tough? Tune in to find out… About the experiences that lit a fire in Peter’s belly How Kalvinder learnt the art of patience in making change Why George is feeling more positive about his next conga How we can all make a difference in our lives every day   Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts   Guests: Peter Holbrook CBE, CEO of Social Enterprise UK and Kalvinder Dhillon, Vice Chair and tax partner at Deloitte UK Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
09/11/21·46m 53s

How do we create work that’s good for our wellbeing? With Jolawn Victor and Jackie Henry

Hybrid working. It sounds like the shiny solution to what the future of work is going to look like. But we wouldn’t blame you if you felt part excited, part wondering how it’s all going to work.​ The past 18 months or so have been challenging. But hey, we’ve learnt some valuable lessons about what we really want from work. Next stop: taking those positives to create workplaces, whether they’re virtual or physical, that work for all of us. ​ As with any change, it’s exciting to build something new. But it’s going to take some trial and error to get things right. So where do we go from here in a way that’s sustainable, inclusive and, most importantly, kind to ourselves and others?​ Tune in to find out… How many days George used to spend on a train every year What Jackie’s current work routine looks like About the impact of what Jolawn calls the ‘silent pandemic’ Why wellbeing is about much more than just sitting cross-legged   Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts Guests: Jolawn Victor, Chief International Officer at Headspace, and Jackie Henry, UK Managing Partner for People and Purpose at Deloitte. Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth   Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
05/10/21·45m 18s

What’s the secret to performing at your best? With Laura Kenny CBE and Joanna Lockard

Many of us can relate to taking pride in performing to the highest level we’re capable of. Writing the best essay we can at school. Running that 5k in the park against the clock every Saturday. Nailing our first 100 days in the new job, even if we’re still learning. Doing the best we can – every single day.   But what does it take to be the best you can be? And perhaps more importantly, how do you do it consistently?   Sport and business. There’s been no shortage of comparisons between the two over the years – think ‘winning as a team’ or ‘crushing the competition’. But if we really want to understand what it takes to ‘win at business’, chances are we’ll need to look a little deeper.   Tune in to find out:   Who listens to ‘This is me’ to get pumped? The reasons Joanna thinks people in business should rest like athletes How to cope with pressure and deal with the inevitable setbacks Why getting a dog might just be the answer to anything?   Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts   Guests: Laura Kenny CBE, Team GB cyclist and Great Britain’s most successful female Olympian and Joanna Lockard, senior manager in Deloitte Leadership, within our Human Capital Consulting practice.   Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston   Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio   Original music: Ali Barrett           
13/07/21·45m 28s

Can a business make money and do good at the same time? With Natalie Campbell and Claire Burton

What does it mean to be responsible? There’s no right answer. In fact, it’s easy to get it wrong.   Every day we make decisions. Driven by what we believe in. What we stand for. And our sense of purpose.   In our personal lives, it might be showing up for our best friend when they need us, paying our bills on time, and educating ourselves on the big issues in the world around us.   In business, it might be stepping up as an ally for minority groups, volunteering our time and skills to support charity partners, and making sure our actions help protect rather than harm the environment.   The lines between our personal and professional lives are blurring. The things we care about at home have a place at work – and vice versa. And the days where being a responsible business were just one team’s job are over. In fact, it’s becoming an integral part of doing business today – part of who a company really is.   Tackling the climate crisis. Responding to the impact of the pandemic. Speaking out for social justice. Addressing inequality. Improving access to education and employment. Building skills in society. From big business to government, sustainable start-ups to social enterprises, and everything in between, any business can take positive action for people and the planet.   That's not to say it’s always easy. Looking at the future and thinking we can do better takes perseverance. Chances are, it might be the road less travelled. It might seem like a big risk. But if it’s the right decision, it’s worth it (yes, also commercially).   So how do businesses make social impact part of everyday decisions? Inclusive decisions. Impactful decisions. Hard decisions. Little ones. Big ones.   What does it mean to be a responsible business? Is there a formula for doing it right? And to get there, do you have to do it all?  Tune in to find out: How the pandemic gave the Belu team the gift of time Why customers are voting with their feet Which of our guests set up a fair in their garden to raise money as a child Why Natalie thinks the challenger brands are going to grow the fastest     Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations and to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts   Guests: Natalie Campbell, Co-CEO of Belu Water, and Claire Burton, Head of Responsible Business at Deloitte UK   Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth   Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio   Original music: Ali Barrett  
29/06/21·55m 28s

Should my next car be electric? With Daksh Gupta and Jamie Hamilton

Vehicles running on clean electricity for miles. It seemed like something out of a movie – until it wasn’t.​ The modern car invented by Karl Benz and produced for the masses by Henry Ford has changed the world. Mobility. Convenience. Status. Freedom. And lots of emotion. Everyone has a story about their first car or that epic road trip down the coast.​ But there’s a new player on the market. It drastically cuts emissions, fuel costs and maintenance. It’s hailed by many as a key step in our journey to net zero. Initially, electric cars were reserved for the happy few who could afford the hefty price tag. And there was the charging anxiety to deal with too – what if the battery runs out mid route?​ The number of electric cars remains small versus the fossil-fuelled alternatives, but things are changing. The pandemic disrupted the traditional car markets and some are saying we’ve reached peak petrol. In fact, 1 in 2 people are already considering an electric vehicle. And the UK government has confirmed a ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030. ​ So what’s it going to take for all of us to switch to electric? Charging infrastructure continues to be top of mind for eco-warriors. And when is the right time to make the switch? Can we actually afford it? Does it suit our lifestyle?​ What about cuts to subsidies – how will they affect sales? How can businesses best embrace the financial and environmental benefits – think deliveries and company cars? What can we learn from other countries? And what does an all electric world look like?​ Tune in to find out: Who used to drive around in a yellow Datsun Cherry George’s special formula for a great family car Why Jamie thinks more and more people are keen Who helped Daksh choose his next car   Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts   Guests: Daksh Gupta, Group Executive Officer of Marshall Motor Group and Jamie Hamilton, head of electric vehicles at Deloitte Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett    
08/06/21·39m 51s

Are women rewriting the rules? With Suzie de Rohan Willner and Katie Houldsworth

We’ve seen female leaders applauded for their responses to the global pandemic. Female activists driving the agenda on climate change, period poverty and everything in between. And laws being reformed in support of gender equality all around the world. From politics to the boardroom, women are flipping the narrative that empathy and warmth indicate weakness. They’re telling other women looking up at them – if I can do it, you can do it too. There’s lots to celebrate. And we’ve come so far. But there’s still lots to do. We live in a world where more women are in poverty. Girls are more likely to drop out of school. And at work, women are less likely to be in leadership roles and subject to different rules. So what’s it like to break through into the spaces men dominate? How does it feel to be outnumbered? What can we learn from those who’ve done it? And why are there rules that need breaking anyway? To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re joined by Katie Houldsworth, Deloitte UK’s Women on Boards lead, and Suzie de Rohan Willner, CEO of slow fashion brand Toast, to find out how women are writing their own narrative in the workplace and beyond.  Tune in to our International Women’s Day special to find out: Why there’s more to success than just working hard Who Katie's and Suzie’s female role models are Why it’s important to speak up and claim your ideas What rules our guests are rewriting   Hosts: Lizzie Elston and Ethan Worth Guests: Katie Houldsworth, South East Public Audit group lead and Women on Boards lead at Deloitte UK, and Suzie de Rohan Willner, CEO of Toast Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett    
02/03/21·55m 58s

Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

We’re all looking for a little hope at the moment. Since we launched The Green Room two years ago, we’ve seen the world around us change in so many ways. We wanted to take a moment to pause and reflect on some of the incredible conversations we’ve been lucky enough to take part in. As we look back over the 29 episodes we’ve recorded, we realised that there are so many reasons to be hopeful and excited about the future. That those glimmers of light have been there all along, even when they’ve felt hard to see. Innovative new technologies are helping to repair our oceans. Inspiring role models are talking openly about their struggles with mental health, helping to make things better for the next generation of leaders. Working parents are learning to find a new balance, to put their families first. Kids are learning to code. Brands are learning to put purpose first. We’re finally making real progress in tackling systemic racism in business and society. Our cities are getting smarter. We’re listening to young people and setting the stage for their success. We’re building a world we can be proud to be a part of. We’ve spent over 19 hours chatting to 50 different guests, from CEOs to apprentices to activists. We’ve answered icebreakers about our favourite ice cream, our dream holidays and our happiest memories. We’ve started our very own blog and won a few awards too. And we’ve had a lot of laughs along the way. So this week, we’re looking back on all the reasons we’ve learnt to be hopeful over the last two years. Our three hosts will take you through the best of The Green Room so far, as they tackle this week’s big question: is there light at the end of the tunnel?   Hosts: George Parrett, Lizzie Elston and Ethan Worth Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett      
02/02/21·42m 51s

Does the way we bank leave some people behind? With Jill Jackson and Lucy Traynor

They say money makes the world go round. And it’s not untrue. At the very least, it keeps our washing machines going round, the wheels on our cars spinning and the hours you clock in at work ticking. But if money is so embedded in our lives, why don’t we talk about it more? Why is it so hard to understand? And why are some people excluded when it comes to matters of finance? As children, we’re taught it’s rude to ask how much something costs. For many, it’s a taboo subject. Or even just unspoken. But when you don’t speak about money, you can’t learn about it. And what we learn in childhood informs what we know and what we can access when we're adults.  Once you’re outside the financial system, it’s hard to find your way in. Many of us didn’t learn about credit or mortgages and are stumped with where to start. Some of us aren’t sure how to budget or save, and some don’t have access to bank accounts at all. So where does the responsibility lie? Why are certain groups of people more likely to be left out? And what does the future look like? Money, it’s a funny old thing. And it’s definitely not a one-sided coin. Tune in to find out: What’s left in George’s drinks cabinet after Christmas Why we need to take a personalised approach to financial education What the biggest barrier to investment is How far Lucy and Jill think we’ve already come   Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston Guests: Lucy Traynor, Deloitte’s Better Banking Lead, and Jill Jackson, Managing Director at The Big Exchange Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett      
12/01/21·47m 10s

Is technology our planet’s best hope? With Colin Butfield and Siobhan Gardner

It’s hard to think of a part of our lives that isn’t impacted by technology. It’s made our world more connected. Our work easier to do. Limitless choice at our fingertips. But it’s also contributed to a society that consumes more resources than ever before. We replace instead of repair. We upgrade instead of keep. We follow trends rather than embrace the timeless. Are these technologies enough to make a real difference? Or are they just a piece of the puzzle? What changes do we all need to make to create a healthier planet? And how can we empower others to embrace change too? How do we stay positive and focus on the future while our planet feels like it’s falling apart? How can we inspire action through hope instead of despair? Is it time to finally change the narrative? To help answer, we’re joined by Colin Butfield, Executive Director, Our Planet – WWF, and Siobhan Gardiner, Deloitte Ventures’ Climate Studio Lead.    Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth Guests: Colin Butfield, Executive Director of Our Planet, WWF, and Siobhan Gardner, Climate Studio Lead, Deloitte Ventures Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett    
24/11/20·48m 52s

Will travel ever be the same again? With Ian Taylor and Andreas Scriven

Hands up if you had a trip cancelled because of COVID-19. As the pandemic continues to evolve, spending time abroad, exploring that new city or walking along a deserted beach may have to wait a little longer. Since lockdown, some of us have been discovering our local areas. Others probably need a holiday now more than ever. We can’t imagine a future without travel. It’s a fundamental part of human history. It sustains families and economies. It makes us see the world differently (and up until earlier this year, made us lose countless hours on Instagram…). But there are many questions about the sustainability of the way we travelled before this pandemic. From mass tourism to business travel, many of us worry about the impact on the environment and local communities. So where do we go from here? For this episode, we’re joined by Andreas Scriven, a hospitality and leisure industry expert, and Ian Taylor, executive editor at Travel Weekly to find out. What will happen to the empty hotels and airlines in distress? How do companies cater for the future of travel? Will we finally see better environmental strategies? What will be the key for success? And how are we changing as a society? What kind of experiences will travellers be looking for? Are business trips a thing of the past? And as hard as it’s been - is COVID-19 the perspective we need for better travel going forward? Tune in to find out: Why rocky road is Lizzie’s favourite ice cream Ian’s predictions on when we’ll next be travelling again Why Andreas wants to see hotels review their light switches Why they both feel confident about the future Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts Guests: Andreas Scriven and Ian Taylor Hosts: Lizzie Elston and Ethan Worth Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
10/11/20·50m 9s

Do we care more about a brand or what they stand for? With Johan Bello and Annabel Rake

Humans are funny creatures. We wake up and brew ourselves a cuppa, using only our favourite teabags of course. We butter our bread using our favourite spreads (or not, you love it or you hate it after all) and we message our friends on our mobiles, the same make we’ve had for the last decade. Some of these brands have been around for generations. But we keep going back for more. And it doesn’t make it easy for the new kids on the block. So why exactly do we have such an emotional connection to them? Are we all just creatures of habit, easily charmed… or is there more to it? We speak to our Chief Marketing Officer, Annabel Rake, and Johan Bello from creative design agency ACNE to find out. Tune in to hear: Why purpose is about more than just a fancy slogan How Johan helped design Ikea’s answer to Balenciaga What Lizzie’s learnt from playing the logo game And why our teabags need to do more than make a good brew   Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston Guests: Annabel Rake, Chief Marketing Officer at Deloitte UK and North and South Europe, and Johan Bello, Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director at ACNE. Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
27/10/20·34m 55s

What’s it like to be Black in Britain today? With Sandra Kerr CBE and David Wallis

How often do you think about race? If you’re white, chances are – rarely. That’s because you’re unlikely to be the only person in a room who looks like you. If you’re Black, race defines your experience from the day you are born. The street you grow up in. The school you attend. The friends you make. The jobs you go for. We might say we don’t see colour, but our skin marks every aspect of our lives. The recent Black Lives Matter protests shocked many into paying attention to the systemic racism endured by Black people for centuries. In the UK, we realised it was much closer to home than we wanted to believe. The same goes for our firm. October is Black History Month – an annual celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of Black people in the UK. It’s a time to honour and celebrate Black Britishness. Black heroes. Black talent. Creativity. Drive. Passion. But it’s also a time to question and learn. For this episode, two guests help us get under the skin of Black Britishness. They’re both senior professionals in their chosen fields. We talk about what it was like getting their first job. Their experience in the workplace. Did they ever think they got the role because of their skin colour? Were they ever rejected because of it? What’s been the proudest moment of their careers? But they’re also just people. Who did they look up to as kids? When was the first time they experienced racism? Were they told they had to work twice as hard? Does it ever get tiring talking about race? Are they proud to be Black? And British? Tune in to find out: Why George mentioned his lockdown love handles How seeing the first Black British role models on TV impacted Sandra About the responsibility David feels being one of our few Black partners Why Sandra and David are both optimistic about the future   Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts   Guests: David Wallis and Sandra Kerr CBE Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett And a special thanks to our Black network for their support on this episode.   
13/10/20·59m 37s

One year on: did anything go to plan? With Richard Houston

When our CEO Richard Houston took on the role in 2019, he spoke to our hosts about starting a new job and preparing for his next step. He was prepared for a challenging year, with uncertainty around Brexit, the ongoing audit debate and the pressures of life at the top. But what he couldn’t predict was a global pandemic. A pandemic that would turn our lives upside down and change the world forever. Last time we spoke to Richard, we asked him if starting a new job ever gets easier. Now, we’re wondering if the first year of a new job has ever been harder. There’s no playbook for 2020. So how have business leaders navigated through it? What’s it been like behind the scenes, as they’ve had to make tough decisions to protect their businesses and their people? And what’s next? What does the world look like five years from now? Can we keep going as before? Or is change inevitable? How do we focus on what matters most? And where can we make the biggest impact? How do we put sustainability at the heart of our business and inclusion at the forefront of our recovery? And is technology the key to helping us build a better future? This week’s big question: One year on: did anything go to plan?   Hosts: George Parrett, Lizzie Elston and Ethan Worth Guest: Richard Houston, CEO Deloitte UK and NSE Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
29/09/20·42m 27s

Can we finally stop talking about Brexit? With Raoul Ruparel and Amanda Tickel

At 23:00 on January 31, three years and four months after the EU referendum, the UK officially stopped being a member of the EU.  In that time, we’ve had three prime ministers and two general elections, with countless disagreements, debates and unexpected turns along the way. Newspapers around the world kept us up to date with daily headlines. Families across the country banned the B-word from their dinner tables. Businesses scrambled to prepare for every possible eventuality. And the fate of wonky bananas sparked many a heated conversation. But is it really all over? Can we finally stop talking about it? Or are we only just getting started? What’s actually changed and what’s still to come? What might our future trade deals look like and why do they matter? How much can we prepare in advance? And what happens if we don’t? These aren’t easy questions to answer. But luckily for our hosts George and Ethan, we’re joined by two people who just might know where to start - Amanda Tickel, our Global Brexit Lead, and Raoul Ruparel, former special adviser to the Prime Minister on Europe, and now adviser to our Global Brexit Insights team. Tune in to find out: Why pet passports could be at risk; All about Raoul’s experience living through the negotiations; How Amanda never envisioned a career as Brexit lead; Why George would like to set up a pub on a desert island.   Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth Guests: Amanda Tickel and Raoul Ruparel Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
10/03/20·33m 54s

Are we buying less because we care more? With Philli Boyle and Ben Perkins

Over the last few decades, businesses have struggled to keep up with our demand for more. Supermarkets provided us with a dazzling selection of affordable ready meals. Online retailers gave us a fresh look at the click of a button. We bought new phones every year, sipped lattes from plastic cups and splurged on the latest beauty products without thinking twice.  But things are beginning to change. The research shows that we’re thinking more carefully about where and how we spend our money. Thrifting is on the rise, meat consumption is down and businesses are under pressure to reduce their use of plastic. We’re more interested in experiences than products and, when we do splash out, we want to know that the products we buy are sustainable and that the companies we’re buying from align with our values. So what does this all mean? Are we really buying less, or just spending in ways that make us feel good? Can consumerism ever truly be sustainable? Or are shopping sprees now a thing of the past? If our consumption is finally slowing down, what does that mean for consumer business? Should they focus more on quality than convenience? How can they create the experiences we’re looking for, while remaining profitable? And have they left it too late to try? This week we talk to Ben Perkins, Head of Consumer Business Research at Deloitte, and Philli Boyle, Co-Founder of Choose Love. Tune in to find out: Why people are queuing round the block to buy gifts for refugees Why Ben thinks shell suits should make a comeback How George’s new toilet roll could save the planet Whether re-commerce could be the future Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston Guests: Ben Perkins and Philli Boyle Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
25/02/20·30m 55s

How much are we prepared to share for an easy life? With Peter Gooch and Susie Sharawi

We live in a data-driven world. And it would be pretty difficult to exist in it without sharing information about who we are and what we like. But are we trading our privacy for the convenient life data gives us? How far are we willing to go? Where is this valuable information going? And what happens when it all goes wrong? For our first episode of season three, we’re discussing something about ourselves that we give away every day, often without realising – data. Joining our hosts George and Ethan to dive into our latest big question are Peter Gooch, Cyber Risk Services partner and Susie Sharawi, a director in our Risk Advisory practice. Tune in to find out: What a cyber attack has to do with stuffed crust pizza Why Susie think millennials are becoming more data savvy What surprises Ethan found out about George online Why Peter saved all of his GDPR mailing list emails   Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth Guests: Peter Gooch and Susie Sharawi Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
11/02/20·41m 23s

Why do the experts keep getting it wrong? With James Ashton and Ian Stewart

Back in 2016, economists said Brexit was unlikely to happen and the media reported that Hillary Clinton was a safe bet for the US presidency. Since then, it’s fair to say that world events have taken an unexpected turn. But why didn’t we see it coming? Did the experts really get it wrong or are we being unfair? In an ever evolving business and economic landscape, is certainty now a thing of the past? Is there any point in making predictions at all? This week George and Lizzie are joined by leading business journalist, James Ashton, and Deloitte’s chief economist, Ian Stewart, to find the answer to our latest big question: why do the experts keep getting it wrong?   Tune in to find out why: Economists just want to be popular Ian thinks forecasts are an expression of hope George reads a lot of children’s literature We’re all swimming in a river of fake news   Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston Guests: Ian Stewart and James Ashton Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
03/12/19·37m 3s

Is technology really making our lives better? With Paul Lee and Libby Cousins

From smarter healthcare to remote working, there’s no doubt that technology has had a positive impact on our lives. But there are downsides too. In an always-on world, how is constant connection affecting our mental and physical health? Or is it too early to tell? As our lives move online, how can we be sure that businesses are keeping our data secure? Should we completely switch off from technology, or could we not live without it? This week, we’re diving into the world of technology to look at whether it’s really making our lives better. Joining our hosts George and Lizzie are Paul Lee, UK partner and Head of Global Research for Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) and Libby Cousins, partner at Deloitte Digital UK and marketing practice lead. Tune in to find out: What Lizzie’s favourite smartphone app is and why If George’s vegetable box deliveries are doing more harm than good Libby’s views on how businesses can keep our data as secure as possible Why Paul thinks technology connectivity is like a game of KerPlunk Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston Guests: Paul Lee and Libby Cousins Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett    
19/11/19·33m 2s

Why aren’t we taught how to adult? With Gemma Tetlow and Dan Lyons

Tax forms. Mortgages. Pensions. Most of us have to deal with them at some point in our lives, but do we really understand them? We all know we’ll have to take control of our finances when we ‘grow up’, but we don’t always know where to start. In fact, our research shows that most people in the UK do not understand their personal tax affairs, with the younger generations the most confused. So why are we leaving them to fend for themselves? Is a lack of financial understanding holding young people back? What about those of us still struggling? Will we ever get to grips with it all? Is the tax system really that complicated? Do we understand what we’re paying towards? And why does it matter anyway?   Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth Guests: Dan Lyons and Gemma Tetlow Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
05/11/19·36m 29s

Are we taking young voices seriously enough? With Kate Robertson and Annie Wong

Today’s younger generation are the most informed, educated, connected generation in human history, with a lot of ideas too. Every day, we’re seeing young activists hitting the headlines in their drive make the world a better place. But are young people really more engaged, or do they just have a bigger platform? Are we listening to them in the workplace and society? And how do we balance this energy with experience and break down generational barriers? This week, we’re discussing whether we’re taking the voices of today’s younger generation seriously enough. Our hosts George and Ethan are joined by Annie Wong, Assistant Manager in Financial Advisory and UK One Young World delegate and Kate Robertson, Co-Founder of One Young World. Tune in to find out: How social platforms are changing the way we’re listening to young people  How far Ethan can walk on his hands while doing a handstand How Kate believes young leaders can benefit business and society What Annie’s most excited about at the One Young World summit   Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth Guests: Kate Robertson and Annie Wong Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
15/10/19·44m 9s

Do working fathers have it easy? With Han-Son Lee and Jim Bloomfield

Comical stereotypes of dads often show fatherhood as a bit of fun. Think dad dancing, dad jokes, dad bods and daddy day care. But with more dads than ever before now actively involved in parenting, is this really the case? Are we fuelling these stereotypes by treating working parents differently? And why are people still surprised when dads do decide to take on an active parenting role? How can workplaces help today’s working fathers to look after their wellbeing and get that work-family life balance? This week, we’re discussing whether today’s working fathers really do have it easy. Our hosts George and Lizzie, both working parents, are joined by Jim Bloomfield, director in Clients & Industries, and Han-Son Lee, founder of DaddiLife. Tune in to find out: How Jim balanced work and parenting when transitioning back into the workplace  What happened when George’s daughter Daisy was given ‘jitter glitter’  What our research with DaddiLife revealed is important to today’s working dads  How many miles Jim was able to run with his pram and son Seb in it   Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston Guests: Jim Bloomfield and Han-Son Lee Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett    
01/10/19·37m 46s

Why do we think about mental and physical health differently? With Geoff McDonald and Steve Larke

We all have mental health, in the same way we all have physical health. So why do we only talk about it when something goes wrong? Why don’t we look after our mental health until we have to? And why are we more likely to make time to go to the gym than we are to take time out for our mental wellbeing? Is it time we stopped talking about mental and physical health and just talked about ‘health’ instead? This week, ahead of World Mental Health Day, we’re joined by Steve Larke, consulting partner and mental health ambassador, and Geoff McDonald, ex VP of Unilever and mental health campaigner. Tune in to find out: Why Geoff believes talking about mental health saved his life How Steve prioritises wellbeing at work Why Ethan would like to be Prime Minister for a day How mental and physical health are interlinked   Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth Guests: Steve Larke and Geoff McDonald Technical support: Deloitte’s creative studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
17/09/19·39m 27s

Does starting a new job ever get easier? With Richard Houston

Starting a new job can be daunting, as our new CEO Richard Houston knows only too well. As he approaches his first 100 days on the job, we’re talking first day nerves and how to prepare for taking the next step. This week, we’ll be getting to know all about Richard and how he’s settling in to his new job. What made him decide to go for it? Is it everything he expected? And how do you find time for yourself when you’re going through a career transition? Tune in to find out: What Richard really wanted to be when he grew up Why Ethan never made it as a dancer Richard’s one piece of career advice for new graduates Why Richard is a secret trance fan   Hosts: George Parrett, Dara Latinwo and Ethan Worth Guest: Richard Houston, CEO of Deloitte UK and NSE Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
03/09/19·40m 1s

Should we be teaching kids to code? With Michael Kolawole and Sheree Atcheson

In a modern world dominated by software, has coding become the most important language of all? Or are we focusing on tech skills at the expense of all others... How do we ensure the next generation is properly equipped to enter the future workforce, and make sure they’re not left behind? This week we’re talking to experts representing both sides of the coding coin – in schools and in the workforce. Michael Kolawole, a Teach First computing ambassador and Head of Computing and Year Learning at ARK Kings Academy in Birmingham, and Sheree Atcheson, Consulting Inclusion Lead at Deloitte, will be sharing their views on how important coding really is. Tune in to find out: Whether the next generation is really ready for the future Why Michael believes computational thinking is so important What Sheree is doing to tackle the lack of diversity in STEM Why Ethan aspires to be like Hermione Granger.   Hosts: Ethan Worth and George Parrett Guests: Sheree Atcheson and Michael Kolawole Original music: Ali Barrett Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio    
09/07/19·45m 48s

Are our cities ready for the future? With Jasmine Whitbread and Simon Bedford

Over two thirds of the global population will call a city home by 2050. This growth brings with it some major challenges, and some big opportunities. From transport to housing, technology to the environment, there’s a lot to think about. So what does this mean for us? Will our cities continue to thrive? Or have we seen the end of urbanisation as we know it? This week, our hosts Ethan and Dara are joined by Simon Bedford, real estate partner, and Jasmine Whitbread, CEO of London First, for our latest big question: are our cities ready for the future? Tune in to find out: Why Jasmine thinks the key to a great city is its people Where Dara discovered an urban rainforest How Simon believes technology could transform city living Where to go to find a Director of the Past. Hosts: Ethan Worth and Dara Latinwo Guests: Jasmine Whitbread and Simon Bedford Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original Music: Ali Barrett  
25/06/19·40m 45s

What’s stopping us from making the most of international markets? With Ryan Duffy and Angus Knowles-Cutler

In a global world, the most successful companies need to be open to considering opportunities in other markets.  But where do they start? Are UK businesses really making the most of opportunities abroad? What’s holding us back?  This week, we’re crossing continents to talk about two very different markets - Africa and China.  Our guests will be sharing their insights to help us understand how we can make the most of international markets, and what’s stopping us from doing just that.  Listen in to find out: Why African and Chinese markets have more in common than you think Why steak and lobster are on the menu for Ryan and Angus How cultural bias can stop us from making good business decisions Where Lizzie learnt to speak Japanese   Hosts: Lizzie Elston and Ethan Worth Guests: Ryan Duffy, Africa Services Group Leader and Angus Knowles-Cutler, Vice Chair and Chinese Services Group Leader. Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
11/06/19·47m 18s

Can creativity change the world? With Andy Sandoz and Debapratim De

Creativity matters. Without it, we wouldn’t have science or medicine. We’d have no solutions, no innovation. Our economy needs new ideas to survive. But we don’t have enough of them. Why? What do we mean by creativity? Why do we need it? Does it really have the power to change things? And why don’t we value it more? If new ideas are so important, what’s stopping us from making the most of them? And what are the consequences if we don’t? In this episode, Ethan and Dara set out about tackling our latest big question: can creativity change the world? They’re joined by Andy Sandoz, chief creative officer at Deloitte Digital, and Debapratim De (Debo), economist.   Hosts: Ethan Worth and Dara Latinwo Guests: Andy Sandoz and Debapratim De Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
28/05/19·46m 17s

Does the high street have a future? With Matt Ward and Colin Jeffrey

Once a bustling hub of activity, the high street as we know it is under threat. With 20% of all retail sales coming from online shopping, it seems that popping to the shops could one day become a thing of the past. But is this really the end? Or the beginning? Will technology shape our future high streets in ways we can’t imagine? What does this all mean for retailers? And what about us? Has the way we shop changed for good? This week, Lizzie and Dara are stepping into the host seats to tackle our latest big question: does the high street have a future? They’re joined by Colin Jeffrey, lead retail consulting partner, and Matt Ward, principal consultant at Market Gravity.   Hosts: Lizzie Elston and Dara Latinwo Guests: Colin Jeffrey and Matt Ward Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
14/05/19·44m 58s

Does having a side hustle make you more productive at work? With Nick Philpot and Riteesh Mishra

Research estimates that one in four of us run at least one business on the side. And, as usual, it seems millennials are the top culprits. For those aged 25-34, over a third are pursuing side projects. So why are so many of us starting a side hustle? Does it distract from our day jobs? Or keep us motivated? Should business be putting its foot down? Or actively encouraging employees to pursue projects on the side? This week, George is joined by our brand new co-host Dara Latinwo. They’re attempting to get to the bottom of this week’s big question, with the help of two guests who know a thing or two about side hustling – Nick Philpot and Riteesh Mishra. Listen in to find out: Nick’s top tips from launching Yolk, a new coffee and breakfast spot How Riteesh balances a career with coaching one of the UK’s most successful women’s football teams What George & Dara think of their very own side hustles The first album George ever bought (it’s what he wanted, what he really really wanted). Hosts: George Parrett and Dara Latinwo Guests: Nick Philpot, founder of Yolk, and Riteesh Mishra, Talent Manager at Deloitte Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
30/04/19·49m 46s

Is it tough at the top? With David Sproul

David Sproul has been the CEO of Deloitte UK for the last eight years and was the first ever CEO of Deloitte North West Europe. It’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about what it’s like to make it to the top. He’s led our firm through eight years of consecutive growth. But he’s faced his fair share of challenges along the way. This episode brings together all three of our hosts for the very first time. George, Lizzie and Ethan leave no stone unturned. Listen in to find out: David’s guilty pleasure The one thing he’s most proud of achieving as our CEO What he thinks the future holds in store for our firm Why he just can’t get enough of the musical Hamilton.   Hosts: George Parett, Lizzie Elston and Ethan Worth Guest: David Sproul, CEO of Deloitte UK and Deloitte North West Europe Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
09/04/19·55m 43s

Will I ever feel good enough for my job? With Poppy Jaman and Sharon Thorne

Have you ever questioned whether you’re good enough? Afraid people will find out you’re not capable? Felt like a fraud? You’re not alone. Imposter Syndrome affects 70% of people at some point in their lives. So what does it feel like to have Imposter Syndrome? Why is it so prevalent in a high performance culture? Who’s most likely to have imposter feelings? And most importantly - what can we do about it? In this episode, our hosts are joined by two very special guests who open up about their own experiences of Imposter Syndrome - Sharon Thorne, our incoming Global Chair, and Poppy Jaman, CEO of the City Mental Health Alliance. Headphones in to find out: What it was like for Sharon to be the first female on Deloitte’s Executive How Poppy dealt with her symptoms before her meeting at Number 10 Why even Michelle Obama has suffered from Imposter Syndrome Why, in the end, our guests (and our hosts!) are all amazing   Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston Guests: Sharon Thorne, Deloitte’s incoming Global Chair, and Poppy Jaman, CEO of the City Mental Health Alliance Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
19/03/19·59m 25s

Can one small change save the planet? With Thomas Pell and Nick Robinson

From reusable coffee cups to metal straws, we’re all familiar with the ‘war’ against single-use plastics. Eco-friendly options have become more mainstream, but how much difference can one small change really make? What else could we as individuals be doing to reduce our waste? And what’s the role of business in all of this? George and Ethan catch up with Thomas Pell, founder of the UK’s largest zero waste supermarket, The Clean Kilo, and Nick Robinson, an environment manager at Deloitte. In this episode you’ll discover: How our hosts got on with their plastic free week challenge  How George is saving the dolphins one six pack at a time  How Thomas became scientist turned supermarket founder  Why we’re saying goodbye to single use cups at Deloitte   Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth Guests: Thomas Pell, The Clean Kilo and Nick Robinson, Deloitte environment manager Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
05/03/19·34m 33s

What makes a great career? With David Cruickshank and Lowri Jones

Careers matter. Not just in terms of livelihoods, but how we define our identities.  What matters to you at work? From a good boss and great benefits, to being recognised and making an impact. This week we ask: what makes a great career?  George and Ethan are back in the host seat. They catch up with Deloitte’s Global Chairman David Cruickshank between his travels, and apprentice Lowri Jones who travelled to see us from Cardiff, for an inspirational career chat.  Headphones in to find out:   David’s favourite breakfast cereal How Lowri felt taking the leap and leaving university If millennials really are that into purpose as it seems Whether David secretly is a millennial   Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth Guests: David Cruickshank, Deloitte’s Global Chairman and Lowri Jones, Analyst Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
18/02/19·29m 21s

What can we learn from the underground economy? With Alex Cole and James Maude

Tired of the same old advice from the same old places? How about some innovation lessons from narcos, pirates and hackers? We’re not encouraging you take up illegal activities, don’t worry. But being proficient at new technologies is key to the success of underground economies. For these innovators on the edges of society, innovation isn’t a choice, but a matter of survival. This week we ask: what can we learn from the underground economy? In this episode you’ll discover:   Why this is about more than a hooded hacker in their bedroom How emojis are being used as code for suspicious purchases Whether something fishy is going on within Snapchat What Alex has looked up on a company laptop without being fired   Hosts: George Parrett and Lizzie Elston Guests: James Maude, cyber-crime expert and Alex Cole, senior consultant at Market Gravity Technical support: Deloitte’s creative studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
03/02/19·21m 7s

What will be the last job on earth? With Matthew Howard and Anne-Marie Malley

Would you trust a robot to lead an interview? Operate on you? Make your lunch? It’s happening already. The way we work is changing. Technology is advancing at an unprecedented speed and many of us already work with robots every day. But what happens when the bots become more useful than us? Automation could take 30% of our jobs in the next 30 years. Some will disappear faster than others. This week we ask: what will be last job on earth? In this episode you’ll find out: Why Anne-Marie would have loved being a florist Whether we should still be teaching kids how to code What organisations need to know about recruiting robots Whether there’s a future in cat surfing instructing Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth Guests: Anne-Marie Malley, UK human capital lead, and Matthew Howard, UK director of artificial intelligence Technical support: Deloitte’s creative studio Original music: Ali Barrett  
18/01/19·30m 30s
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