“At the end, we are all humans, regardless of where we live.”

~Marc Cirera

Marc Cirera is the founder and CEO of Companies for Good, a social enterprise designed to help businesses change for good. Marc is a business ethics, CSR and sustainability specialist with a clear vision: a world where companies operate in a more sustainable and responsible way. He strongly believes that good business practices help companies outperform, while benefiting employees, the environment, and society at large.

He believes doing business in a more ethical and sustainable way not only benefits society and the environment, but it helps companies outperform too.

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To be posted on December 11, 2019

Show Notes:

  • 02:15 – His love for traveling and meeting new people

  • 03:00 – Studying economics, realizing how lucky he was and his decision to pursue business ethics and giving back.

  • 04:30 – Setting up his first business in Barcelona while being bored in university classes.

  • 05:30 – On moving to London for love

  • 05:45 – Moving to London and working there.

  • 07:15 – At the age of 25 in London and not knowing how the corporate world works after graduating

  • 06:45 – Coming from Tona in Catalonia and setting up the Itaca Cultural Space.

  • 08:00 – On selling his first business

  • 08:45 – His first sustainability role at Radley Yeldar.

  • 10:45 – Hungry for more experiences

  • 11:15 – Small world connections that lead him to Dubai.

  • 11:45 – The story on how he met his wife.

  • 14:00 – Joining Chalhoub Group in Dubai as part of the sustainability team.

  • 15:00 – Pillars, KPIs and Objectives for sustainability.

  • 16:00 – The drive and need to create something of his own.

  • 17:45 – What is Companies for Good? Good on-demand.

  • 19:45 – The types of engagements Companies for Good offers.

  • 21:15 – Engagements all across UAE and Spain.

  • 22:00 – What motivates Marc

  • 22:45 – On how his role models inspired him – his grandfather and Mohammed Yunus

  • 24:30 – On his thoughts on routine and being self-disciplined without routines.

  • 26:00 – His hobby revolving around making someone special laugh.

  • 27:45 – “Do Good” and what it means to everyone.

  • 28:45 – His favorite books, from Game of Thrones

  • 29:00 – Political documentaries focused on the Catalonia – Spain debate

  • 32:30 – His dream initiative would be for all companies to join forces to come together for a common goal for Expo 2020

  • 36:00 – The importance of taking action and doing things rather than just complaining about it.  Just take action.

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Philip Bahoshy, Magnitt

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