Episode 12

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25th May 2019

Connecting the dots on the Circular Economy with Peter Desmond

Ask a 10 year old in today’s world, and they will tell you about climate change and how we all need to recycle. But we dig deeper to explore how businesses and communities could evolve beyond a produce, use and throw away economy - by adopting a circular approach.

We explore the concept of the Circular Economy with Peter Desmond, Strategic Advisor to both companies and communities seeking to adapt and survive in our ever changing world.

Topics covered include;

- What is the Circular Economy?

- How does it differ from our current Linear Economy?

- What can we learn from innovation in the Developing world?

- How is our world changing and what can we do about it?

- Practical advice for “treading lightly” on the planet

Links discussed;

- Circular Brighton & Hove

- Kiva.org Microlending site

About our guest

Peter Desmond is a Strategic Advisor to business and local government on the Circular Economy. With extensive experience working in the Developing world (particularly in South Africa), Peter draws on innovation spawned from necessity and applies learnings to tackling issues around sustainability, profitability and ethics.

Contacting our guest

Peter can be reached via LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/peterdesmondce/

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About the Podcast

Old Fox Young Fox
A show that explores the impacts of a rapidly changing world.
Old Fox Young Fox is an intergenerational conversation where hosts Jeremy Woolwich and Oliver Happy talk through the things impacting our lives, viewed through the lense of different generations and guided by acknowledged experts.

Topics include:
Baby Boomers, Millennials, Generation X, Y & Z. Blockchain, The Circular Economy, Social Media, AI, Gamification, Brexit, Modern Elders, Happiness, The Gig Economy, The Climate Emergency, Fake News. All present opportunities and threats.

Everything is connected, everything is changing. What does it all mean?
How might it affect our businesses and our lives?

How do we adapt?

About your hosts

Oliver Happy

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Oliver is the Young Fox. He works in tech. He enjoys building web and mobile apps that improve people’s lives. With his background in building tech, he is pretty comfortable with all things software, hardware and cloudware. Oliver is our Young Fox and definitely isn't ready to be called the 'Middle Fox'. Even though Oliver was born in New Zealand with a keyboard in hand so to speak and is very comfortable in the new digitized business world, he recognises the value of the new world view learning, benefiting and integrating the knowledge, experiences and wisdom from the old. Oliver is keen to explore and adopt ideas new or old that will help navigate the challenges ahead.

Jeremy Woolwich

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Jeremy Woolwich is a marketing, communications and strategy consultant with over 30 years of experience. His practice Independent Perspective Ltd. helps companies both global and local, tackle common challenges, plan for change and evolve. Jeremy is our Old Fox and is damn good at it. However the world has changed since Jeremy cut his teeth in business and as the speed of change gathers pace, he is intrigued by the new and emerging trends that are shaking the foundations of how business get things done and the challenges they present to individuals, management teams and the wider community. Jeremy reads widely and enjoys developing strong, educated opinions on things that matter.