Companies that begin the journey and start to think sustainable and build sustainable, they make more profit.

- John Lees

How local changes lead to a global impact.

This week, on the Global Denmark Podcast, we had the pleasure of sitting down with John Lees; former Managing Director of ABS UK and Director of Global Impact Denmark.

Listen to this impactful conversation as we explore; the true meaning of sustainability for SME businesses, the responsibility of individuals and companies to improve our world and how sustainability is the key to both differentiation and greater profitability.

Episode Takeaways

  • Global Impact [01:34]

  • The misconceptions about sustainability [02:20]

  • The driver for a focus on sustainability [03:20]

  • Starting the organizational journey of sustainability [13:25]

  • Helping countries develop for a more sustainable path [16:00]

  • Sustainability in Danish organizations [20:35]

  • Integration to Denmark [23:18]

  • Takeaways form arriving in Denmark and the Danish language [25:13]

  • Habits and routines for better performance [28:20]

  • Challenging personality trait [29:16]

  • Experiences that gave a huge leap forward and dinner party invites [30:45]

  • Something weird about John [34:56]

  • Best business and life advice [35:57]

  • Mentors and book recommendations [36:43]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [39:30]

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