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The Responsible Finance Podcast

Sep 29, 2022

Air pollution contributes to around 40,000 deaths a year in the UK and more in many other parts of the world. Enjoy The Air helps cities achieve air quality standards through policy, infrastucture and behaviour change.

CEO and founder Kate Barnard, an engineer, describes why she launched the business and how viewing...

Sep 27, 2022

"They make it feel like it's your fault," says Cath Wohlers about loan sharks. They use manipulation, isolation and coercive control and ruin lives.

Earlier this year a Centre for Social Justice report estimated 1.08 million people in England alone are currently using illegal moneylenders, who prey on financially...

Jul 27, 2021

Danny Kruger MP answers questions from Responsible Finance CEO, Theodora Hadjimichael:

  • How can Government stimulate a boom in the social economy?
  • Danny has described the role of social enterprises in “fixing broken markets” – what does he mean by broken markets? How can social enterprises address them?
  • Banks and...

Jul 2, 2021

Can business be a force for good? Definitely, according David Hanney, CEO of Alpkit, a business and certified B Corp which designs and sources outdoor clothing, camping equipment, bikes and other gear.

Alpkit sells direct-to-consumers through its website and its stores in the UK. It now has more than 100 employees – 6...

Mar 2, 2020

Imagine yourself on a zero-hours contract, leaving home early in the morning to deliver a sports therapy session. By the time you've spent several hours travelling to the place which booked the session - at your own expense - it's been cancelled. And you don't get paid.

Now imagine making that journey in a wheelchair....