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Mike is Director of Sustainable Business at the retailer Marks & Spencer

Social Value Summit speaker Mike Barry Mike is Director of Sustainable Business at the retailer Marks & Spencer.

He was part of the small team that in 2007 developed and delivered the company's groundbreaking Plan A, a 100 point, 5 year plan to address a wide range of environmental and social issues. 

Mike is responsible for delivering M&S’ aspiration to be the world’s most sustainable retailer. His job is to work with the M&S leadership team to integrate sustainability into the heart of the business across its global retail channels and supply chains. This includes developing the business case; coaching/mentoring colleagues; changing business processes; customer and stakeholder engagement; and business model innovation.

In May 2011 Mike was named the Guardian’s inaugural Sustainable Business Innovator of the Year. He is Co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainability Steering Group, a Visiting Fellow at the Smith Centre for Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University, a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Programme for Sustainable Leadership and sits on BiTC’s Environment Leadership Team. He is a chemistry graduate from Sheffield University. You can follow Mike @planamikebarry.


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