Between 2015-18, Jon Dee wrote and hosted 115 episodes of Smart Money - a live weekly TV programme that aired in prime time on Sky News Business Channel. The program showed businesses how sustainability, efficiency and innovation could improve their bottom line. Click on the link below to see Jon's promo videos for the show.

In total, Jon wrote and presented over 700 sustainability stories on the programme.

Each episode included a live satellite interview from the London Stock Exchange, an on-location case study, the latest news and a live panel discussion in the studio.

The companies that Jon interviewed on his programme included Qantas, Westpac, PwC, LEGO, Toyota, McDonald’s, SABMiller, BT, Tesla, Accenture, Coca-Cola Amatil, IKEA, M&S, News Corp, The Body Shop, Fujitsu, KFC, Mirvac, Marriott Hotels, Mars, KPMG, Jaguar Land Rover, Sydney Opera House, Coles, Lion, Unilever and many others.

In addition to hosting the show, Jon was also the writer and Executive Producer of the programme.

The 4 elements to the programme are detailed below.

News Headlines

At the start of the programme, Jon covered the 3 most interesting news announcements of the week.

This section contained stories relating to business sustainability, new products and funding announcements, energy saving results and business innovation.

Case Studies

Every week Jon visited a business to interview them about their sustainability initiatives and results. These case studies were always positive good news stories. They showed that the companies being filmed were getting a money saving benefit or profit from their sustainability initiatives.

The case studies highlighted energy savings, equipment upgrades, innovation, sustainability, community programmes and renewable energy initiatives.

London Live Cross

Every week Jon did a satellite interview with an expert who appeared live from the studios at the London Stock Exchange. 

UK guests that Jon had on Smart Money included sustainability experts such as Kevin McCloud, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, John Elkington, Jonathon Porritt, Lord Deben, Anthony Hobley, Ed Gillespie, Lord Mawson and Solitaire Townsend.

He also spoke to companies such as Marks and Spencer, LEGO, IKEA, Jaguar-Land Rover, Kingfisher PLC, KPMG, British Land, PWC, RBS, Triodos Bank and many others. Regular UK media guests included James Murray from and Jess Shankleman from Bloomberg.

Panel Discussion

Jon hosted a weekly 8 minute panel discussion with two Australian business experts. This was to discuss topics such as energy saving, LED lighting, renewable energy, water efficiency, waste minimisation, sustainability, eWaste recycling, sales, team engagement, innovation and more.

The aim was to educate and inspire viewers into implementing positive changes in their businesses.

The two guests usually came to the main Sky News Business Channel studio in Macquarie Park in Sydney. However, Jon also brought in guests from the Sky News studios in each of Australia’s capital cities.

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