There are many high-profile sustainability advocates out there, but Mike Barry leads where they follow. Having performed exemplarily at M&S, Mike now runs Mikebarryeco, a consultancy that focuses on startup growth, business transformation, sustainable leadership and more. What is so notable about Mike Barry and his presentations is that sustainability is a running theme in almost everything he does, whether it is speaking or providing other services through his firm. His determination to build a supportive economy and create a better society for everyone is also commendable.
Why you should book Mike Barry for your next event
- Mike is a change-maker who inspires organizations, communities, and individuals to understand the importance of sustainable transformation.
- As a sustainable change consultant, he enables people and organizations to realize their potential by helping them to develop sustainability strategies and incorporate them into their daily operations.
- Mark’s experience in the corporate world is broad. He has worked with start-ups, think tanks, charities, and international businesses. Throughout his career, he has consistently proved that trust, partnerships, and dialogue are vital in this world, which has now become a global village.
A sustainable business advocate, Mike Barry’s first significant environmental role involved working as a committee member for the World Wildlife Fund. It was after this that he embarked on a career that would run for about 15 years, working for M & S. During this time, Mike also chaired the World Environment Center (where he was also a board member).
No matter where Mike served, he never failed to show his zeal for sustainable business. By enlightening the corporate world on the need to create sustainability strategies, there is no doubt that Mike has carved a niche for himself. And his efforts to make the world a better place have received well-deserved recognition. The Guardian Group named him the Sustainable Business Innovator of 2011.
One of Mike’s greatest achievements can be traced to his time at M & S, where he oversaw the running of a sustainability program called Plan A, right from its formative stages. Under his watch, the program would deliver a whopping £750 million in business benefits in a span of just a decade. The Plan also saw the company adopt carbon neutrality across all its spaces, including stores, offices, and warehouses.
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