The Lens: Podcast Partnership

One Young World (OYW) is proud to partner with The Lens, a Business in the Community podcast.

The Lens aims to create an open and unscripted conversation between current and future leaders and to challenge the way we all think about responsible business.

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About the podcast

Hosted by Oli Barrett MBE, The Lens creates a space for leaders to convene, always with one eye on the future. The Lens represents the breadth, diversity and priorities of the responsible business agenda. Guests’ conversations cover anything from climate change, the unintended consequences of AI and automation and access to ‘good work’, through to topics such as inclusivity, surveillance and diversity in the workplace.

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How our partnership works

Each month a global business leader sits down with an emerging leader who is already making their mark to foster disruptive conversations and fresh connections. Innovators and CEOs join Oli in the studio for a unique conversation covering their journeys, lessons learned, advice, insight and controversy. Many of these young leaders are OYW Ambassadors put forward by the OYW team.

Check out episodes featuring OYW Ambassadors:

Olivia Cramer & Greg Jackson, CEO of Octopus Energy


Izzy Obeng & Julie Baker, Head of Enterprise at Natwest & RBS

Fadeia Hossain & Nicki Clegg, Chief Technology Officer at Irwin Mitchell

Bozhanka Vitanova & Keith Weed, former CMO at Unilever

Neeshad Shafi & Hayley Mole

Daniel Callaghan & Christine Hodgson, Chairman of Capgemeni UK

Dara Kirton & Jeremy Darroch, Group CEO of Sky

Ozzie Clarke-Binns


About the host, Oli Barrett

Oli Barrett MBE is a serial entrepreneur who enjoys making useful connections between people and ideas. The creator of Tenner, the UK’s largest schools enterprise challenge, Co-Founder of social venture Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) and Founder of TOTS (Turn on the Subtitles), the children’s literacy campaign. In 2011, Oli co-founded StartUp Britain, launched by the British Prime Minister and funded by the private sector. The campaign led to the creation of PitchUp Britain with John Lewis and Sainsbury’s and PopUp Britain, with the opening of shops around the UK. Oli is on the advisory boards of Tech London Advocates, One Million Mentors and Troubadour Theatres, and is a Fellow of impact incubator and business builder Zinc. His latest venture, The Connector Unit, founded in 2016, forges valuable and creative connections across a range of sectors and industries.

About Business in the Community

Business in the Community is The Prince’s Responsible Business Network. We convene a unique network of purposeful leaders to share insight, expertise and create innovative programmes that deliver impact. Together our ambition is to make the UK the world leader at responsible business.”