Episode #8 of the Purposing podcast with Simon Henzell-Thomas, Global Director of Climate, Ingka Group (IKEA)


01 / 02 / 2023

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Episode #8 – How purpose catalyses growth at the world’s most successful furniture retailer, IKEA


In the last episode of the first season of the Purposing podcast, I speak to Simon Henzell-Thomas, Global Director Climate, Ingka Group (IKEA). 

We discuss how purpose can catalyse positive change inside and outside a global organisation, the challenge of sustainable growth, and busting myths about the retail giant. Simon explains how IKEA is shifting to sustainable materials and business models at a scale that’s unimaginable for most companies and lifts the lid on the things that really make the difference – from circular and inclusive design approaches to investment management, governance and measurement.

Listen to Purposing for the inside story on one of the world’s most respected purpose-driven businesses here. 

Do you want to learn how to build a purpose-driven brand from the consultancy that’s helped some of the world’s largest organisations become purposeful?

Download the first and the second editions of the Insiders’ Guide to Purpose here.


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