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Ripping up the rulebook on the impact of business with Charmian Love, Co-Founder and Chair of B Lab UK

About This Episode

Charmian Love, co-founder and chair of B Lab UK joins Michael to talk about the power of business as a force for good and how she is ripping up the rulebook in terms of the impact businesses can make. She has built her ethos around the courage and kindness we all need to find to make the world a better place. With B Lab UK, she has been at the heart of the development of the B Corp movement and in this interview, Charmian shares why she believes everyone has the innate capability and capacity to be kind, courageous and compassionate for one another.

Charmian Love

Charmian believes in the power of business as a force for good and has first-hand experience in what it is like to be an entrepreneur, an intrapreneur and a systempreneur. Charmian is the Co-Founder and Chair of B Lab UK, where she supports the growth of B Corps across the UK (and beyond) and is Co-Chair of B Lab’s Global Climate Taskforce where she is a member of the UNFCCC’s Marrakesh Partnership. Charmian is committed to helping accelerate the transition to a more regenerative, circular and inclusive economy. In her role as Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Charmian is guiding the development of the Circular Economy Lab and designed and teaches MBA and Executive MBA courses on this subject.

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The Medici Effect

what are you watching in lockdown?

The Playbook

What is your lockdown soundtrack?

I See Gold, Good Lovelies

My Shot, Hamilton Soundtrack

Everything is Not Awesome, Lego 2 Movie

Viva la Vida, Coldplay


In one sentence, describe your new normal.

Enjoying our home and deepening our roots in our community.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My husband. He is strong, calm, caring and the yin to my yang showing that the great love that comes from embracing difference.

What is your best tip for life ?

Always grow towards the sun.

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