Designing with Climate in Mind

Episode Nine - Richard Walker

from Designing with Climate in Mind | Published 12/7/2020

In recent years, Managing Director of Iceland, Richard Walker, has forged the way for a new era of supermarket sustainability. In the latest episode of our podcast, Designing with Climate in Mind, he talks to Jon Khoo about the astounding achievements Iceland has made by drastically reducing the amount of plastic on its shelves and removing palm oil from its own brand products. Plus, he discusses the backlash he’s at times faced while becoming one the industry’s most renowned environmental disrupters. From Iceland’s legendary banned Christmas advert in 2018, to perspectives from his own time working in the built environment, this episode is full of unique insight from a titan of British retail. In many ways, Richard’s journey shares many parallels with Interface founder Ray Anderson, both leading companies to be unlikely heroes in responsible business. If you’re looking for a thought-provoking way to spend 45 minutes over the festive period, then episode 9 of our podcast series should definitely be added to your playlist. See for privacy and opt-out information.

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How can we truly design with the climate in mind? Hosted by Head of Sustainability, Jon Khoo, this series takes an in depth look into the ever-evolving world of sustainable design. In each episode, Jon talks to some of the most passionate and knowledgeable experts in the industry, gaining unique perspectives around the latest thinking and challenges that impact the environmental nature of our built environment. See for privacy and opt-out information.