May 4 the busiest of the year

It’s a long day today. Up at 5 to do 3 BBC interviews on Radio 4, World Service and then BBC breakfast TV. The first two on CR generally, the last on the BP oil spill.

As I write Kingfisher’s CEO Ian Cheshire is making a very solid brief presentation on why sustainable raw materials are essential for retail brands like theirs. “If you don’t do it (first) someone else will'” he says. Indeed. There’s a reason Warren Buffett likes to buy businesses with a moat around them. The Timber Retail Coalition he mentions sounds like a ‘good’ lobbying group with M&S, IKEA and Carrefour. The idea is to lobby for goverent crackdowns on illegal timber.

It’s been a busy day already at the Reaponsible Business Summit in London.

Then awards tonight. Looks like a 20 hour day in all. Thankfully just once a year and well worth it to meet so many great people in one place.

Follow the conference tweeters, including myself on Twitter using the hashtag #rbs2010

More soon, including on our award winner tonight and our special guest speaker.

Have a great day wherever you are.

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