Business in the Community
Gudrun Cartwright is Environment Director at Business in the Community (BITC), a member of the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum Advisory Board and a Trustee for Age UK Southampton. She is a strong advocate for the ability of business leadership to drive positive change for people and planet. Gudrun leads BITC’s ‘Smart Growth’ programme – finding new ways to create commercial, social and economic value by tackling pressing environmental challenges. These include:
Maximising resource productivity in a circular economy
Nurturing the health of the ecosystems we depend on for life support
Getting to net zero carbon and adapting to climate change
Gudrun is passionate about developing collaborative projects that deliver a step change at a system level and has brought together business, Government and Civil Society to take action on resilient cities, sustainable food supply chains and circular workplaces. She has worked closely with national, regional and local stakeholders, led a refresh of the ‘Forces for Change’ research on global megatrends and had a focus on innovation and partnerships.
She is happy to comment on environmental issues in relation to business operations; sectors and value chains places and communities, policy and longer-term trends.
Prior to BITC Gudrun worked as a Registered Nurse in the NHS, with a particular interest in end of life care and as a Human Resources Professional in manufacturing, logistics and retail, supporting innovation and change to improve quality, productivity and customer experiences. She has an MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development.