WildHearts Business For Good Podcast Series

At WildHearts we believe that business can and must be a force for good. We are not alone. WildHearts mission and impact is driven by our customers and supporters, by the values we share.

As a result, WildHearts is a movement of peers, a movement of people that care about the issues that matter and care enough to do something about them.

In this series I will be interviewing global thought leaders on subjects such as procurement, talent attraction and development, sustainability, entrepreneurship and more.

Our world needs Business for Good more than ever. The WildHearts ‘Business For Good’ Podcast Series is here to provide you with the knowledge and inspiration you need to play your part too.

Dr Mick Jackson, WildHearts Founder and CEO

Episode 10

Janette Evans-Turner on how watching her parents overcome bankruptcy helped instil a resilient and empathetic mindset which she has applied throughout her career.  She provides valuable insights about her experience of joining the SEUK Buy Social Corporate Challenge.

Episode 9

Matt reflects on the social challenges of growing up with epilepsy and how living abroad created a life-defining experience that taught him the value of operating outside your comfort zone.

Episode 8

Peter Holbrook reflects on how experiencing injustice in the 1980’s inspired him to create social change. Peter addresses the shift of power from Government to the private sector, and the societal expectations of how business must use that power responsibly.

Episode 7

Cheryl Kiser debunks the myth that entrepreneurial talent is a gift that we are born with, rather evidence shows that it is an ability that we all possess. And like all skills, entrepreneurial behaviours can be learned and improved with practice.

Episode 6

Emma Walker on her early experience as a carer and how this inspired her to create systemic and systematic change. Emma reflects on how technology has influenced the rise of conscious consumerism and the importance of understanding brand purpose in an era where societal expectations of global brands are rapidly evolving.

Episode 5

Adaire Fox-Martin reflects on the challenges of growing up in a working-class Irish family during economic turmoil. Adaire addresses the myths of doing business with social enterprises, the crucial role of diversity within innovation and how the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of collaboration and the need for responsible business.

Episode 4

Jen Rodvold on her ancestors overcoming the Great Depression and how an appreciation of her privileged upbringing has instilled a passion for fairness and equality. Jen reflects on ethics, diversity and biases in digital technology, discussing how companies with strong values are outperforming the market.

Episode 3

Len DeCandia on his parents fleeing from World War II, being inspired by the space race and learning through failure as a college dropout. Len reflects on his personal experience with disability, the importance of collaboration, and on our world becoming increasingly purpose-driven.

Episode 2

Laura Faulkner on growing up in a working class family in Scotland, learning from rejection and being the first in her family to go to University. Laura reflects on the evolving role of procurement, her experience in dealing with the collapse of Carillion and how she relies on her personal values when making career-defining decisions.

Episode 1

Robin Sundaram on being chased by skinheads in the 1980’s, facing civil war, compassion, empathy and looking out for one another. The expanding role of procurement teams, the need for transparency in business and how collaboration is essential if businesses are to deliver on climate commitments.