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MIDTOWN BIG IDEAS EXCHANGE. PODCAST 2, EMBRACING A RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS AGENDA: A CONVERSATION WITH TONY LANGHAM, CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE, LANSONS
14th January, 2020

Midtown Big Ideas Exchange. Podcast 2, Embracing a responsible business agenda: A conversation with Tony Langham, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Lansons

The second podcast of the Midtown Big Ideas Exchange programme for 2019/2020 considers how business leaders can embrace a responsible business agenda including building a diverse and inclusive culture.

Tony Langham, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Lansons, the strategic reputation management consultancy, talks to the business and economics broadcaster Michael Wilson about the steps that Lansons are taking to become more ethical, diverse, sustainable and purpose-driven, and why this matters in terms of the success of a brand. Tony also discusses why he established Lansons in Midtown 30 years ago, and what continues to make the district so unique in terms of its business community and culture.

BEE Midtown has identified four SDGs where it believes Midtown businesses can have the biggest impact – Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10); Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11); Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12); and Partnerships For The Goals (SDG 17).

This podcast is linked to SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities.

Among the themes covered in this discussion:

> How Lansons came to be set up in 1989 and why it is located in Midtown

> Reducing inequality in the workplace

> Building a diverse and inclusive business

> Being carbon-neutral

> Reputation management

> Purpose-driven and ethical businesses

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The Midtown Big Ideas Exchange

BEE Midtown is the Business Improvement District (BID) for Holborn, Clerkenwell, Bloomsbury, Farringdon and St Giles – London’s Midtown. Its annual Big Ideas Exchange is a dynamic programme of debates, workshops, content and thought leadership about the future of work. The programme for 2019/2020 is grounded in a selection of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) – these are a set of targets agreed by the UN in 2015.

For more information, visit our dedicated MBIE website, here.