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Planet A - Talks on Climate Change

Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities

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A podcast on climate change hosted by the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Dan Jørgensen. Inviting some of the world’s leading experts, policy makers and activists to share their thoughts with us. Not only to address the challenges and dilemmas inherent in climate change. But also to talk about its possible solutions.
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The Curious Capitalist

Conscious Business Collaborative

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The Curious Capitalist is a podcast shining a spotlight on conscious business leadership and culture through interviews with authors, academics, policy-makers and entrepreneurs who have shifted their practices to engage employees and other stakeholders in expressing a higher purpose.
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Welcome! Click Follow and get new podcasts Email me for feedback: m.jorgensen1@gmail.com I created the Marcast to have engaging conversations with upcoming people doing interesting things. We talks about: books, politics, travel, new ideas and whatever else comes up. I hosted radio shows for 4 years in Seattle Washington and always had an affinity for audio content. Now that I have lived in many different places I thought it was time I put these old skills to good use. Enjoy! Marc Jorgensen
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Join us for another episode of The Curious Capitalist where Conscious Collaborative Board Member, Soledad Matteozzi speaks with Founder and CEO, Helle Bank Jørgensen from Competent Boards. We explore Helle's incredible, pioneering career to date, focusing on her involvement with ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance). Competent Boards is a local…
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In this episode of Planet A, Professor Michael E. Mann – a leading figure in climate research and a vocal participant in public discourse on global warming – brings his insights into what he describes as the “New Climate War”. He outlines how powerful interests, including fossil fuel industries and certain political forces, have long obstructed sub…
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In this episode of Planet A, the ‘father’ of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Cary Fowler, takes us on an extraordinary journey through his mission to safeguard the world’s agricultural heritage. Placed deep in the Arctic, the Seed Vault stands as a global insurance, protecting millions of seed samples from the growing threats of climate change. Dr.…
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In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen sits down with EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Wopke Hoekstra, to explore the central role he plays in shaping the European Union’s approach to reducing emissions. Transitioning from a career in the energy sector to a key climate policy leader, Hoekstra offers unique insights into the EU’s climate targ…
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Join us for another episode of The Curious Capitalist where we meet Wallingford based CEO Diane Smith and find out more about her impactful work with Capital for Change in Connecticut. Diane Smith LinkedIn Capital for Change Conscious Business Collaborative To find out more about how Capital for Change can help you or your business, give them a cal…
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In this episode of Planet A Germany’s Special Climate Envoy, Jennifer Morgan, shares her insights from leading climate negotiations for the German Government. A key focus of the discussion is the outcomes and implications of COP28 in Dubai, but the conversation also delves into the significance of Germany’s role in international climate finance and…
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Join us for this fascinating episode of The Curious Capitalist where we meet Provost, Dr Randy Gibb from the Grand Canyon University and find out more about their journey and their emphasis on 'Business for Good'. Hosting the episode is Amanda Cosme-Reddie the VP of Community Operations for Conscious Capitalism Arizona who is also a GCU Alumni. Dr …
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist podcast, we are talking about the name change from Conscious Capitalism Connecticut to the Conscious Business Collaborative (CBC) and speak about the forthcoming Conscious Leader Network. I am joined by CBC Chair and Author, Gavin Watson, Executive Director and Founder of Red Rock Branding, Glen McDermott, …
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In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen engages in a compelling dialogue with Ralph Regenvanu who serves as the Minister responsible for climate change, energy, the environment, weather, geological hazards, and disaster management in Vanuatu. The island state of Vanuatu is one of the most vulnerable countries facing numerous challenges due to it…
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In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen engages in a conversation with the President of the World Bank Group, Ajay Banga. With a career spanning prestigious roles, including President and CEO of Mastercard, Ajay Banga now steers one of the leading institutions in the global fight against climate change and poverty. The episode delves into the mu…
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In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen delves into the outcomes of COP28 with Alden Meyer, a seasoned expert in climate politics. With over four decades of experience with climate issues, Meyer provides a deep dive into the historic achievements of the negotiations and the challenges that lie ahead. They reflect on COP28’s historical significan…
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In the latest episode of "Planet A", Dan Jørgensen talks with Tomas Anker Christensen, Denmark's Climate Ambassador, amidst the high-stakes atmosphere of the UN Climate Conference COP28 in Dubai. As negotiations enter the eleventh hour, the mood is tense and uncertain, with crucial decisions, not least regarding the future of fossil fuels, hanging …
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In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen and Denmark's Climate Ambassador, Tomas Anker Christensen, updates the listener about the ongoing negotiation at the UN Climate Conference COP28 unfolding in Dubai. Recorded in a quiet corner amid the bustling conference, they offer an insider's perspective on the negotiations and milestones achieved thus …
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In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen talks with Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Special Envoy for Environment and Climate Change to Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh and parliament member in Bangladesh, a country severely affected by global warming. Chowdhury sheds light on Bangladesh’s vulnerability, positioned between melting Himalayan glacie…
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In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen is joined by Mafalda Duarte, the executive director of the world’s largest climate fund – the Green Climate Fund. Mafalda Duarte sheds light on how the fund is at the forefront of aiding developing countries on their path to development that is both low in emissions and resilient to the climate. She explai…
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In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen sits down with The European "Mr. Energy", Claude Turmes, for a conversation that spans personal anecdotes, political experiences, and urgent climate challenges. Claude Turmes has served as the Minister for Energy in Luxembourg for almost five years, and has been a tireless and prominent advocate for green …
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In this episode of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen talks to a true pioneer within the field of wind energy, the father of the modern Danish wind turbine and the world's first offshore wind farm, Henrik Stiesdal, former Chief Technology Officer of Siemens Wind Power. Stiesdal shares his personal story, recounting how, as a young farmer boy during the 1973 o…
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In this episode of Planet A Dan Jørgensen talks to Chris Bowen, Australian Minister for Climate Change and Energy. This July was the hottest month ever recorded. Just another fact that underlines that humanity has to live with the devastating consequenses of climate change such as natural disasters. “No country is being spared, and they're increasi…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist podcast, I am joined by Conscious Capitalism Connecticut Chair, Gavin Watson as we speak to our special guest Dan Delventhal from Mow Green. Dan Delventhal and his team are changing the face of lawn care with their carbon neutral company, focused on sustainable lawn care technologies and services. Mow Green…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist podcast, I am joined by Conscious Capitalism Connecticut member David Reitz as we speak to our special guest Fritz Troller from Therm Solutions. If you want to find out more about decarbonizing the built-up environment and refrigeration carbon credits, this is a podcast you will not want to miss. Therm Solu…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist podcast, I am joined by Conscious Capitalist Laura Hall. Laura is a Conscious Business leader with a background in the fashion industry. She is also active in climate justice through her work with the Rainforest Partnership. For this podcast, we decided to focus on the future of the planet and children. She…
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In this episode of Planet A Dan Jørgensen talks to Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). They discuss the threats climate change poses to global development and the fight against poverty, the urgent need for financial markets to support the green transition and climate adaptation in developing countries, as well as…
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In this episode of Planet A Dan Jørgensen talks to Graham Hill who is a dedicated climate change advocate and sustainability pioneer. Graham Hill explains how he works to change the mindset on climate change within a corporation, what it takes to change a culture and how to reduce your carbon footprint by following “The Big Six”. In the discussion …
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist podcast, I am joined by Conscious Capitalism Connecticut Chair Gavin Watson as we speak to our guest Ryan Dings from Climate Haven. Ryan is the Founding CEO of New Haven Based Climate Haven. Climate Haven is a rich, climate tech community serving entrepreneurs in the New Haven area. He is also a partner of …
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In this episode Dan Jørgensen talks to American actor and comedian Rainn Wilson. He is perhaps best known for playing Dwight Schrute on the NBC sitcom “The Office” which has earned him three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. But Rainn Wilson is also strongly engaged in climate activism, and he w…
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In this 4th episode of the 6th season of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen talks to Dr. Angela Carter, who is a leading expert on phasing out fossil fuels. They discuss the risks of fossil fuel dependency, especially for the least developed countries, the need to align fossil fuel production with our climate imperative, and the importance of global commitmen…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist, I am joined by Conscious Capitalism Connecticut Board Member Soledad Matteozzi as we welcome our very special guest Nell Derick Debevoise Nell is the CEO and Co-Founder of Purposeful Growth. She is also a published author and is known as the 'Inspiring Cowgirl Queen'. We are intrigued to find out more, so …
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist, I am joined by Conscious Capitalism Connecticut Chair Gavin Watson and Executive Director, Glen McDermott as we welcome our very special guest Toby Corey. Toby has had quite an incredible career to date and now finds himself as the Chief Operating Officer of Cruzfoam. Cruzfoam is a start up company backed …
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In this 3rd episode of the 6th season of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen talks to the Danish Climate Ambassador, Tomas Anker Christensen, about the road to COP28 and pushing for higher ambitions through global climate diplomacy. What is the current status of the four critical UN work streams – mitigation, adaptation, finance as well as loss and damage – an…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist, I am joined by Conscious Capitalism Board Member David Reitz, who is also the US advisor to Matelexas we speak to CEO Melissa Spiesman from Food Rescue US who is dedicated to eliminating hunger and food waste and keeping food out of landfills and reducing greenhouse gasses. Food Rescue US Website Conscious…
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In this 2nd episode of the 6th season of Planet A Dan Jørgensen talks to the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, better known as UNFCCC, Simon Stiell. They discuss the unique role of the UNFCCC in the global fight against climate change. The challenges ahead on the critical work streams – mitigation, adaptation, f…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist, Glen McDermott the Executive Director of Conscious Capitalism Connecticut and CEO of Red Rock Branding speaks to Swedish businessman Konrad Bergström. Join us as we learn more about Konrad's impressive work history and his current project X Shore electric boats. Come and learn more about The Power of Silen…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist, we speak with Tom Quinn, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Nuovo Pasta, plus a published author. Join us as we learn more about Tom's work, life, and his book of life lessons 'Delivering Greatness'. Tom Quinn LinkedIn Tom Quinn Website www.nuovopasta.com www.connecticut.consciousc…
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In this 1st episode of the new 6th season of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen talks to Helen Thompson, Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University, about the geopolitics of fossil fuels and how the green energy transition affects the world order. Thompson´s current research concentrates on the political economy of energy and the democratic, econo…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist, we speak with Greg Sotzing, UConn Professor, Chief Scientific Officer, and Co-Founder of 3BC and Co-Founder of PcTRx. Join us as we dive into the world of the cannabis industry and the huge positive impact it could have on the global emergency that is climate change. E-Mail: g.sotzing@uconn.edu Greg Sotzin…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist, we speak with Onyeka Obiocha, Executive Director of CTNext as he talks about his journey and passion for entrepreneurship and innovation. CT Next focuses on four key areas to help people thrive, develop and grow their business goals. They are workforce development, access to capital, entrepreneur support s…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist, Board Director and Co-Founder of Thinking Beyond Business, Soledad Matteozzi speaks with Mahfuja Malik an Associate Professor from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Mahfuja shares with us her impressive academic career in Accountancy starting in Bangladesh, through to her Fulbright Scholar…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist, Board Director David Reitz speaks with Steve Brittan the President of Laguna College of Art and Design, and Glen McDermott the CEO and Founder of Red Rock Branding. We take a look at the synergy between design principles and the tenets of Conscious Capitalism. www.lcad.edu www.redrockbranding.com www.conne…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist, Executive Board Director, Glen McDermott speaks with Garry Ridge the CEO of the unmistakable global brand, WD40, and his work as The Culture Coach. Join us as we find out more about Garry's fascinating career and life starting in Sydney, Australia right up to the present day. Garry brings his expertise and…
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The heat waves of the future could produce deadly “wet bulb temperatures” that would kill millions of people by sheer heat exhaustion. How will governments, citizens and international organizations react, if a heat wave killed 20 million people in India? That is the premise of the novel “The Ministry for the Future” – a novel that mixes science fic…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist, I speak with our current, Chapter Chair, Gavin Watson. We take a look back at Gavin's tenure to date as the Chair of the Conscious Capitalism Connecticut Chapter and the development of the Conscious Leaders Network program. www.connecticut.consciouscapitalism.org…
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Join Executive Director, Glen McDermott as he explores the world of electric motorcycles with Stefan Ytterborn the founder and CEO of Sweden based company Cake. Come and join us as we learn about electric motorcycles, their applications, and Stefan's desire to inspire the shift to a zero emissions society. www.ridecake.com www.connecticut.conscious…
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist, I speak with Heather Terry, the Founder, and CEO of Good Sam Foods. I am excited to find out more about Heather's work, the company, and their story which they describe as farms, family, food, people, the planet, and prosperity for all. www.connecticut.consciouscapitalism.org www.goodsamfoods.com…
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Solutions to climate change are ideas worth spreading. And that is what TED is all about. On the sixth episode of Planet A’s fourth season, the curator of TED, Chris Anderson, spreads his ideas on how to make a good talk and address climate change in a way that excites and motivates people. TED has been sharing big ideas on climate change for more …
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On this episode of The Curious Capitalist, I speak with Conscious Capitalism Connecticut board member Lindy Lee Gold. Lindy is the Senior Development Specialist for the State of Connecticut and the Department of Economic and Community Development for over 24 years. However, this only tells us half the story of Lindy's incredible impact on the commu…
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On this very special episode of The Curious Capitalist, our Chair, Gavin Watson speaks with David Sloan Wilson. David is a distinguished professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University and a prolific author and public speaker. His books include Darwins Cathedral, Evolution for Everyone, and The Neighbourhood Project to just name a fe…
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Sometimes having good talks on climate change requires a good listener. And we have one of the best in Professor Jason Box on the 5th episode of Planet A’s fourth season where Dan Jørgensen talks with the esteemed professor of glaciology about the state of the Greenland Ice Sheet and what it can tells us about the changing climate. Jason Box has be…
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In the 4th episode of Planet A’s fourth season, Dan Jørgensen talks with the renowned American author, Jonathan Safran Foer. His debut “Everything Is Illuminated” and his later novels “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” and “Here I Am” has established him as one of the most thought provoking American authors in this century. Over the last decade hi…
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Episode 38: Join us as we find out more about how humans 'tick' as I speak to Dr. Al Polizzi from Verdant Consulting. She has over two decades of human capital executive experience and in this episode, we focus on the conscious culture tenet of Conscious Capitalism. www.verdantconsulting.net www.connecticut.consciouscapitalism.org…
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