Conversations with Changing Streams

On Wednesday 16th of February, Changing Streams had the pleasure of hosting our 5th ‘Conversations with Changing Streams’ webinar on ‘creating a sustainable working environment’ with our amazing panel of Natasha Connolly; Associate Director-Sustainability at Arup – Leeds, Sian Sutherland; Co-Founder of ‘A Plastic Planet’ and Gareth Simpson; Head of Operations at Chester Zoo.

Discussions varied across all panellists with Gareth Simpson discussing the waste reduction goals of Chester Zoo, how they will attempt to achieve a net-zero carbon target and how they will use their influence to try to affect change. Natasha Connolly touched on the importance of “knowing your business” and understanding the effects it has from top to bottom. She talks about how vital it is for businesses to have complete transparency with all levels of staff while having realistic sustainability targets that can be achieved which she calls “walking the talk”. Sian Sutherland gave the panel a new perspective from someone who “believes in the power of business but understands how difficult change is”. She discussed the meaning of sustainability and says the world of business should frame this as “responsibility” instead. Sian also asked, “Imagine if you rebuilt your business today, what would it look like?” and explained the need for a behavioural change in business in every sector.

The full video is available here for you to watch the whole discussion.

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