The Lens on activist businesses, palm oil, plastic pollution, paddle boarding and frozen peas.

The Lens podcast
In this episode, Oli Barrett is joined by Richard Walker of Iceland Foods and Cal Major of Paddle Against Plastic.
The three discuss the role of businesses in driving change, surfing and paddle boarding, leading by example and how environmental conservation is for everyone. Oli’s guests also explore how future leaders can use business for good and discuss examples of how schools in the UK are raising the bar for environmental awareness.
Oli asks his guests what they’d do first if they were handed the keys to Number 10 and of course, who they’d most like to meet. Cal Major shares details of her upcoming film Vitamin Sea and Richard Walker recommends a look at eco awareness project Backyard Nature.
The Lens Reading List

Richard recommends Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires who are saving our planet, a fascinating business book by Edward Humes.
Cal recommends Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do by Wallace J. Nichols. Cal also recommends The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier,  Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams and Netflix Documentary, Mission Blue.


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