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DBA Members’ Forum | April summary

In the latest DBA Members’ Forum we were joined by guests Matt Hocking, Creative Sustainability Officer and Founder at Leap, and Sigrid Brewka-Steeves, Head of Global Retail Environments at PUMA.

  • We discussed how the issue of sustainability will change the positioning of our businesses over the coming years as markets, consumers and our clients demand that we live, work and design sustainably. Matt talked us through the journey his own business has been on as it has worked to embed sustainability into every decision they make and signposted us to the Business Impact Assessment as a great tool to use.
  • Sigrid and Matt took us through the importance of seeing this as a journey and not being afraid to share what you’re doing, reflecting the journey you’re on and communicating with clients and consumers with honesty, as well as the need to avoid green-washing. Starting somewhere, assessing where you are already and acknowledging that you have more to do over time is a great approach. There are a range of resources and organisations to consider aligning with on your journey, from B Corp to the UK Business Climate Hub and the UN Global Compact.

Our Members’ Forum takes place on the first Monday of each month, at 4 – 5pm. If you would like to attend, get in touch here.

Due to bank holidays our next members forum will be on Tuesday 3 May.


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