Episode 12

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25th May 2019

Connecting the dots on the Circular Economy with Peter Desmond

Old Fox Young Fox explores 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.

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

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
  • 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.

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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 themes 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?
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About your hosts

Oliver Happy

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Oliver works in tech and enjoys building things that help improve people’s lives. Oliver is the Young Fox in the Old Fox Young Fox podcast (and definitely isn't ready to be called a 'Middle Fox'), co-host of Problem Busters and host of Gone Workabout. Oliver recognises the value of the new world view learning from the wisdom of the old and loves sharing good ideas.

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.