A Day in the Life of The Body Shop's Chris Davis

Founded in England in 1976 by the environmental and human rights campaigner Dame Anita Roddick, The Body Shop was a pioneer of ethically-sourced, cruelty-free products, becoming a much-loved UK high street brand. After 11 years under the sometimes controversial ownership of cosmetics giant L'Oréal, it was acquired in 2017 by Brazilian firm Natura & Co, one of the world's largest B Corps. Last September The Body Shop certified as a B Corp itself. Chris Davis joined the company in 2004, and is now the firm's director of CSR and campaigns, responsible for its triple bottom line strategy across 70 markets worldwide. He talks us through a typical day – from throwing 'hand grenades' into planning meetings to avoiding after-hours work events.



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