Between Meetings

Mark Bawtree, Head of Global Sales and ESG at Akila. The Sustainability Expert

February 21, 2023 Marian Danko Season 4 Episode 4
Between Meetings
Mark Bawtree, Head of Global Sales and ESG at Akila. The Sustainability Expert
Show Notes

In a recent episode of Between Meetings, Mark Bawtree discussed his journey towards sustainability, the lessons he learned while running his startups, the challenges of ESG, and how Akila is aiding its clients in making data-driven decisions.


  • Renewable energy sources have increasingly targeted the local market from a sales perspective, whereas they were primarily manufactured for the international market in the past
  • The potential for profit in the local market has led to a faster adoption of renewables
  • Rather than focusing solely on financial metrics, businesses, and investors are now also taking into account the environmental impact of their operations, as reflected in carbon footprint calculations
  • The individuals responsible for collecting data on-site for ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) reports may not be personally invested in or concerned about ESG issues

A hands-on technical sales professional with a focus on sustainability, energy optimisation, and clean energy solutions from hardware to software. With over 20 years of Sales, Project Management, and Key Account Management. Starting in IT and data centers, shortly after arriving in Shanghai moved into renewable energy solutions product development, design, and implementation.

Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews featuring industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. In these interviews, we delve into the latest trends and developments in innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship, catching our guests between meetings in a car ride across town. Along the way, they share inspiring stories, personal experiences, industry insights, and practical advice on how to scale your way to success. Each interview is packed with valuable information and inspiration for anyone looking to make an impact in the tech and innovation world.

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