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  • Writer's pictureWill Sarni

S3 Ep3: Supersizing water's value with Ian Olson, McDonald's

S3 Ep3 of "The Stream"


This week Ian Olson, the senior director of global sustainability at McDonald’s, joins Will and Tom to talk about his background in economics and as the global manager of supply chain sustainability at the Ford Motor Company, the lessons learned and what he brought to the fast-food giant, including learning to accept failure. Plus, Ian talks about a new partnership with WaterStart’s global pilot program to play a role in identifying, evaluating and deploying emerging water solutions. With McDonald’s serving 69 million people per day, the trio discuss the power of accessible brands to provide “aha” moments and the potential to democratise awareness on sustainability and water quality issues.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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