Planet Pod talks sustainability with James Stephens, Aston Martin’s Director of Global Government & External Affairs
During a a break at a recent sustainability seminar hosted by Aston Martin Lagonda at their Gaydon factory (at which Planet Pod hosts Amanda, Jim and Steve ran breakout sessions) Planet Pod took a pit stop to talk with James Stephens, Director of Global Government and External Affairs, about Aston Martin’s approach to sustainability. James discusses the drivers for sustainability for this luxury marque and the importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (aka Global Goals) and explains to Amanda staff engagement with the car manufacturer’s operational sustainability programme. We also get a glimpse of the future of high-end personal mobility in the form of the Aston Martin Volante Vision Concept and discuss the company’s plans for prestige EVs.
James Stephens has been Director Global Government & External Affairs at Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. since August 2015. He is responsible for government affairs, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder relations for Aston Martin Lagonda worldwide.
Prior to Aston Martin Lagonda he served in a number of senior positions for Nissan Motor Company in Europe and BAE Systems in both the UK and United States.