For the first episode of the series, I have the pleasure of speaking with Erinch Sahan, the business and enterprise lead at the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL).
A term coined by the pioneering economist Kate Raworth, the aim of Doughnut Economics is to create 21st century economies that are regenerative and distributive by design, so that they can meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet – a theme which we will be exploring in our conversation today.
Erinch is a board member of the Social Enterprise World Forum, he was recently the chief executive of the World Fair Trade Organization and he previously spent 7 years at Oxfam leading campaign initiatives, where he also founded Oxfam’s Future of Business Initiative.
With degrees in finance and law, and an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brookes University, Erinch teaches sustainable value chains at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and he has also worked for Australia’s aid programme. In the course of his career, he’s even established a furniture business, and in his earlier years, he worked at Procter & Gamble as a market strategy manager, a story I’ll be asking him about shortly.
Recorded on 3rd Oct 2022.