Sustainability needs to be led from the top! With Sarah Walker-Smith, CEO of Shakespeare Martineau

Sarah Walker-Smith is the CEO of Shakespeare Martineau. She is the first female, non-lawyer CEO in the legal top 50.

In this episode of 'Can marketing save the planet?' we delve into the importance of strong leadership and why sustainability needs to be led from the top. Sarah talks about why she is so passionate about sustainability, what she has experienced in her career, and why businesses cannot approach sustainability as a tick box exercise. We also take a look into why the role of marketing is so important and, how marketing cannot drive change on its own .

Recognising the importance of life beyond work, she enjoys writing, directing and performing in musical theatre productions.

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The Marketing Society is a progressive global community of senior marketers. Our purpose is to empower our members to be brave leaders. Since 1959, we have grown into an influential network of 2500 members.

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Michael Piggott

Michael joined The Marketing Society as Digital, Content & Social Media Manager in 2013. At the end of 2018 he launched the Society's podcast channel, growing it to over 20,000 listens in two years. In 2019 he became Editor, relaunching the Society's main website and launching digital publication, Empower. On the side, he writes and performs spoken word, and is halfway through writing his first screenplay.