Mike is a leader in sustainable change. As one of the pioneers of green business in the corporate world, he helped to develop, launch and implement Marks and Spencer’s ground-breaking sustainability programme, Plan A (because there is no Plan B for the one world we have). In ten years, Plan A delivered £750m of net business benefit and over the years won 230 awards. During his time at M&S he helped evolve Plan A to become a change management programme designed to make sustainability ‘how M&S did business’. The business achieved zero-waste-to-landfill status, moved to 100% renewable electricity and achieved carbon neutrality across its global estate of stores, offices and warehouses. He helped the business engage in some of the world’s leading collaboration platforms for sustainability such as the World Economic Forum, the Consumer Goods Forum and Business in the Community.
Upon leaving M&S, he formed mikebarryeco ltd in order to support organisations across society and the economy to deliver sustainable change. Mike is also a Board Trustee for A Blueprint for Better Business, an independent charity whose purpose is to create a better society through better business. Their work is about stimulating and energising a different way of thinking and behaving in business, with the belief that businesses across all sectors and sizes can be a force for good.