Jeremy Schwartz, Former CEO of Pandora and The Body Shop, takes thought leadership to a whole new level as he speaks with interesting people about sustainability in his podcast Saving Tomorrows Planet.
In his podcast, Jeremy shares real life stories of profiting from sustainability, setting stretching environmental goals, securing stakeholder buy-in, innovating sustainably without compromising profitability and reporting without greenwashing. Some examples of his podcast episodes are:
Jonathan Co family owns a major virgin plastic factory and from this expertise Jonathan as the son has created a production scale plastic recycling and manufacturing business. It highlights both the opportunity to capture and manufacture but also the limitations that plastic as a material has for repeated recycling.
Gary Bencheghib is a young French man who moved to Bali and was so sickened by the waste plastic covering the rivers and beaches he committed to change it. He has invented a number of river plastic catching tools and as a result of the high visibility the Indonesian Govt redirected the army to help him this year. This shows the power of the individual to tackle waste and find solutions for it, yet the challenge Asia faces vs the West because they lack systematic waste collection
Jessica Schreiber is based in New York and discovered that 12% of all fashion waste is created by the design companies as huge amounts of material samples are sent to them from material manufactures. These were thrown away, and now Jessicas Non profit collects 700k tons of these off cuts and samples that went to landfill and now she recycles in various ways. This action reduces the ESG footprint of very visible fashion houses and so shows how third party recycling can improve the reputation of visible brands as well as the role of smart and sustainable cities in addressing climate change and enhancing the quality of citizens’ lives.
Jeremy Schwartz is an inspiring speaker and ‘superstar’ storyteller who shares his CEO & MD expertise from the world class consumer and retail companies – L’Oréal, The Body Shop, Coca-Cola and Pandora. Topics include organisational mindsets of market leaders, profiting from sustainability and purpose and innovating consumer focused cultures. Schwartz’s leadership roles created huge value fast. Each generated more than $5bn in shareholder value in just 24 months. He shares how companies must innovate the way we work to get superior results, not just innovate what is sold. The secrets to success of the turnarounds of Pandora and Sainsburys, how Coke Zero was invented and L’Oréal’s journey to market leadership in the UK bring examples.
“Jeremy’s session was excellent. He nailed (and exceeded) the brief; he was very engaging and entertaining, and the content was highly insightful and actionable which is exactly what we were after. It was a great highlight to our event.”
Jeremy is an authority on sustainability, a reputation established by his roles as CEO of The Body Shop, Chairman of Kantar’s Sustainability Transformation practice and host of Saving Tomorrows Planet podcast. He shares real life stories of profiting from sustainability, setting stretching environmental goals, securing stakeholder buy-in, innovating sustainably without compromising profitability and reporting without greenwashing.
“Jeremy’s session was absolutely awesome! Jeremy is a talented & very professional speaker, who really understood the message we wanted to convey. On top of that, it was a real pleasure to work & share insights with Jeremy in advance to prepare the final presentation.”
He is an expert in the winning ways of world class companies. Jeremy unlocks their secrets of organisational mindsets, speed of decision making, slicing through silos and digital transformation. These are popular subjects with clients as Jeremy shares first hand experiences where he pioneered these in his roles worldwide.
“He’s the TikTok guy – his use of videos and animation got the messages across in such a refreshing new way.”
Jeremy’s content is rich in TikTok reels and videos so no death by PowerPoint with him. Every speech, masterclass and workshop are personalised to every client, and his probing questions in the scoping call gets to the heart of every event to give clear actionable insights for every audience.
He is currently working on two books:
- Act Fast & Get Things Done takes learnings from turnarounds, tech companies and emergencies to give the tools we can all use in business to act faster.
- Cut the Marketing Bullshit, 11 marketing fundamentals for business leaders goes back to the core of marketing to secure better results in this digital age.
In his private life, Jeremy is married with three Gen Z sons who are his personal advisors on what their generation needs. He is a driven by fitness being an accomplished mountaineer, cyclist and fundraiser as founding trustee for the Against Malaria Foundation.
Jeremy’s speaking topics are:
- Make your purpose count
- Profit from Sustainability
- Innovate to inspire consumers
- Mindset Makes Culture
- Everyone’s a leader now
- Slice Through Silos