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In the Green Room - all the interviews

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In the Green Room with Schneider Electric's Stuart Thorogood

Stuart Thorogood at Schneider Electric

UK president of the energy management company urges businesses to include their employees in more decisions to deliver a sustainable strategy

06 May 2014

In the Green Room with Mabey Bridge's Mark Coia

Mabey Bridge managing director Mark Coia

The managing director of the UK-based wind turbine tower supplier eyes up David Moyes job at Manchester United

27 Jan 2014

In the Green Room with Dalkia's Ian Stephenson

Ian Stephenson Dalkia director of district heating and biopods

Dalkia's director for district heating and biopods explains the appeal of "cradle to grate"

08 Jan 2014

In the Green Room with Sefaira's Mads Jensen

Mads Jensen co-founder of Sefaira

The co-founder of the sustainable building software company urges green businesses to base their green strategies on science

02 Jan 2014

In the Green Room with Whitbread's Chris George

Chris George head of energy and environment Whitbread

Head of energy and environment for the restaurateur and hotelier says digital technology will provide the biggest green innovations

21 Oct 2013

In the Green Room with McBains Cooper's Anthony Coumidis

Anthony Coumidis director of engineering and sustainability at property and construction consultancy McBains Cooper

The construction consultancy's director of engineering and sustainability seeks to "extinguish ignorance as an excuse for a lack of common sense"

07 Oct 2013

In the Green Room with IKEA's Joanna Yarrow

Joanna Yarrow sustainability director for IKEA UK and Ireland

The furniture giant's head of sustainability for UK and Ireland says the phrase 'throwing things away' should become extinct

30 Sep 2013

In the Green Room with KiWi Power's Yoav Zingher

Yoav Zingher of KiWi Power

Director and co-founder of the demand management company reveals his love for building robots

09 Sep 2013

In the Green Room with PassivSystems' Colin Calder

Colin Calder chief executive of Passivsystems

Chief executive of the energy efficiency company reveals how he founded and built up a business offering energy management services for homeowners

19 Aug 2013

In the Green Room with Jewson's Rod Leigh

Rod Leigh director of sustainability for Jewson

The builders' merchants sustainability director says any green policy must always consider the bigger picture

29 Jul 2013

In the Green Room with Moixa Technology's Simon Daniel

Simon Daniel chief exective and founder of Moxia Technology

Chief executive and co-founder of the electricity storage start-up reveals how the company is planning to sell millions of batteries over the next 10 years

16 Jul 2013

In the Green Room with Opower's Nandini Basuthakur

Nandini Basuthakur from Opower

The senior vice president and managing director for EMEA at Opower says jargon around the Green Deal is too complex for many people to understand

08 Jul 2013

In the Green Room with Accenture's Mauricio Bermudez Neubauer

Mauricio Bermudez director of carbon markets and offshore wind at Accenture

The consultancy's head of carbon markets and offshore wind says

01 Jul 2013

In the Green Room with NATS' Ian Jopson

NATS Ian Jopson

Head of environment at the air traffic services company, Ian Jopson, reveals why he is optimistic the global aviation industry is on the cusp of an emissions agreement

24 Jun 2013

In the Green Room with UPS's Peter Harris

Peter Harris director of sustainability at UPS

The delivery company's director of sustainability for Europe, Middle East and Africa aims to bring electric vehicles back from the dead

10 Jun 2013

In the Green Room with Grayling's Michael Saxton

Michael Saxton joint managing director Grayling Future Planet

The managing partner of Grayling's Future Planet division argues green PRs should not be afraid to challenge their clients

03 Jun 2013

In the Green Room with PRI's Fiona Reynolds

Fiona Reynolds managing director of PRI

The new managing director for the Principles for Responsible Investment reveals her frustration with companies that refuse to accept the scale of environmental risks

28 May 2013

In the Green Room with Crest Nicholson's Elizabeth Ness


The sustainability director at building giant Crest Nicholson reveals her love of academia and her hatred of the word 'green'

20 May 2013

In the Green Room with SC Johnson's Kelly M. Semrau

Kelly Semarau chief sustainability officer at SC Johnson

The consumer products giant chief sustainability officer reveals her secret dream to host a cooking show with Oprah

13 May 2013

In the Green Room with Tamar Energy's Dan Poulson

Dan Poulson of Tamar Energy

The anaerobic digestion expert reveals his secret ambition to move into tidal, but only once he's cleaned up all the "ugly food waste"

08 May 2013

In the Green Room with Aviva's David Schofield

David Schofield head of CSR at Aviva UK

The group's head of corporate responsibility talks to BusinessGreen on the International day for Street Children

12 Apr 2013

In the Green Room with Biome Bioplastic's Paul Mines

Paul Mines chief executive of Biomes Bioplastics

Chief executive of the pioneering biotechnology company reveals his hate for the word 'eco'

08 Apr 2013

In the Green Room with the Crown Estate's Mark Gough

Mark Gough head of sustainability at the Crown Estate

The organisation's head of sustainability says he is eager to shed his job title and see his role incorporated across every department

02 Apr 2013

In the Green Room with Knauf Insulation's John Sinfield

Knauf Insulation managing director John Sinfield

The insulation company's managing director eyes up the role of Climate Change Minister

25 Mar 2013

In the Green Room with London's Matthew Pencharz

Mayor of Londons environment advisor Matthew Pencharz

The Mayor of London’s environment advisor reveals why improving air quality is the most difficult part of his job, and how he hopes to transform the capital's energy markets

18 Mar 2013

In the Green Room with Lightsource's Nick Boyle

Nick Boyle chief executive of Lightsource renewable energy

Chief executive says following the money is the key to a successful renewable energy business

13 Mar 2013

In the Green Room with Azuri's Simon Bransfield-Garth

Simon Bransfield-Garth of Azuri

Chief executive of solar company Azuri Technologies talks about his ambitions to provide light for a million African households

04 Mar 2013

In the Green Room with Partnership for Renewables' Stephen Ainger

Stephen Ainger chief executive of Partnership for Renewables

PfR's chief executive urges the government to take a long-term strategic view on UK industrial policy

25 Feb 2013

In the Green Room with Green Tomato Energy's Tom Pakenham

Green Tomato Energy chairman Tom Pakenham

Chairman of the renewable energy installer offers sage advice to people looking to work in sustainability

18 Feb 2013

In the Green Room with the CBI's Matthew Brown

CBI's Matthew Brown

The CBI's outgoing head of energy and climate change explains why this year is "make or break" for EU carbon trading

11 Feb 2013

In the Green Room with Renewable UK's Maf Smith

Maf Smith Renewable UK Deputy chief executive

The trade association's deputy chief executive reveals his hatred of acronyms and explains why 2013 is a major year for UK energy policy

04 Feb 2013

In the Green Room with UK Green Building Council's Andrew Gould

Andrew Gould - photo UK GBC

Incoming UK-GBC chairman and internationl director at Jones Lang LaSalle talks green growth, leadership and Arsenal

28 Jan 2013

In the Green Room with Reckitt Benckiser's Jennifer Duran

Jennifer Duran Reckitt Beckinser

The consumer products giant's global sustainability manager explains why business acumen is crucial to her role

21 Jan 2013

In the Green Room with Lend Lease's Pascal Mittermaier

Pascal Mittermaier head of sustainability at Lend Lease

The property giant's EMEA head of sustainability is sceptical about companies that claim being green is "in their DNA"

14 Jan 2013

In the Green Room with Friends of the Earth's Andy Atkins

Andy Atkins by Natalie Muallem

The campaign group's executive director reveals how his upbringing on an isolated Australian island drives his fight for social justice

07 Jan 2013

In the Green Room with Iglo Group's Peter Hajipieris

Peter Hajipieris chief technical sustainability and external affairs officer at Iglo Foods Group

The frozen food company's chief sustainability officer reveals his commitment to voting with his fork

31 Dec 2012

In the Green Room with DNV's Bjørn K Haugland

DNV Sustainability and Innovation chief operating officer Bjorn Haugland

DNV Groups's chief technology and sustainability officer paints an optimistic vision for a greener world in 2050

10 Dec 2012

In the Green Room with Carillion's Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson chief sustainability officer at Carillion

The construction giant's chief sustainability officer reckons miniaturisation is the key to a green economy

03 Dec 2012

In the Green Room with Grant Thornton's Jane Stevensen

Jane Stevensen head of sustainability at Grant Thornton

The consultancy's new head of sustainability reveals why she loves helping businesses realise the benefits of going green

26 Nov 2012

In the Green Room with WRAP's Liz Goodwin

Liz Goodwin chief executive of WRAP

The chief executive of the Waste and Resources Action Programme says green employees must believe they can make a difference

19 Nov 2012

In the Green Room with Oracle's Rodger Smith

Rodger Smith senior vice president of Oracle Utilities

Oracle Utilities' senior vice president warns of a widening gap between rich and poor by 2050

12 Nov 2012

In the Green Room with Anglo American's Sam Hoe-Richardson

Sam Hoe Richardson

Mining giant's head of sustainable development and energy claims to be a member of the 'knitted high fibre brigade'

05 Nov 2012

In the Green Room with Freetricity's Paul Williams

Paul Williams of Freetricity

The former Secret Millionaire reveals the inspiration provided by Richard Branson and dinosaurs

29 Oct 2012

In the Green Room with Puma's Jochen Zeitz

PPR Home's Jochen Zeitz

The soon to be chairman of PPR's new Sustainability Committee explains why he wishes sustainable development was faster than Usain Bolt

22 Oct 2012

In the Green Room with Landis+Gyr's Steve Cunningham

Steve Cunningham chief executive of Landys and Gyr UK

The smart meter expert reveals his desire for a Fisker Karma and penchant for Dirty Harry movies

15 Oct 2012

In the Green Room with Coca Cola's Katherine Symonds

Katherine Symonds head of sustainable games for London 2012 at Coca Cola

The woman in charge of cutting Coke's environmental impact during the Olympic Games explains her passion for solar-powered jet packs and Radio 4 presenters

08 Oct 2012

In the Green Room with SAB Miller's Andy Wales

Andy Wales head of sustainable developmen at SABMiller

SABMiller's senior vice president of sustainable development tells how he was inspired by the late Ray Anderson

01 Oct 2012

In the Green Room with Siemens' Werner Kruckow


The director of The Crystal, Siemens' new smart city headquarters, is the latest green executive to be quizzed in the Green Room

24 Sep 2012

In the Green Room with Unilever's Gail Klintworth

Gail Klintworth Chief Sustainability Officer at Unilever

BusinessGreen chats to Unilever's chief sustainability officer about why she hates the word "sustainability"

17 Sep 2012

In the Green Room with PepsiCo's David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson senior director of agriculture for PepsiCo Europe

In the second of our new series, BusinessGreen catches up with PepsiCo Europe's senior director of agriculture

10 Sep 2012

In the Green Room with Carbon Trust's Tom Delay

Carbon Trust chief executive Tom Delay

Carbon Trust chief executive reveals his admiration for Bob Geldof and love of tea-making gadgets

03 Sep 2012

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