If you were until recently, say, sustainability overlord at IKEA, should you be viewed as a suit who slapped green respectability onto a company that flooded living rooms with unnecessary tat? Or, perhaps, as a radical, transforming one of the word’s biggest businesses into among the greenest while bringing veggie balls to the masses?

Well, Steve Howard is said person – currently boss of sustainability at Singaporean investment fund Temasek – and as luck would have it he agreed to come on the babble and be asked about all things ‘business’ and the planet. And he doesn’t even have a book out.

Because if we’re totally honest, for so many of us greenies, the ‘B’ word alone gets our babble antenna pinging. But, y’know, should it?

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