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The Greenpeace Podcast brings you sound-rich environmental stories that travel across borders. Engaging listeners through storytelling, this podcast builds environmental literacy in a way that inspires, amuses and empowers. Listen to monthly 15 minute episodes that break down some of today's hottest and most controversial environmental issues. Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to ...
 
Sourcing Matters is a talkshow for critical issues and the wonderful stories woven into our food system. Broadcasting from the Northeast U.S. - we host less-than-an-hour conversations with interesting characters from all over the globe. Visit our dialogues library to hear more from these folks making all kinds of good things happen. Chatting-up leaders focused on food system reform and reducing our environmental imprint, host Aaron Niederhelman examines both the problems and solutions paramo ...
 
Outside In explores how the world is changing and how business is changing with it. Host Charles Trevail interviews executives, journalists, authors, and thinkers, exploring the customer-centric strategies and philosophies that are working successfully inside companies, and the consumer trends, industry disruptions, and cultural forces that are influencing business from the outside.
 
Inquisitive actor, Tom Ward-Thomas explores the many different facets of climate change. Through talking with the experts he takes a practical, positive approach and finds out more about the human impact on the planet, what has been done, what is being done, and what we as people can do to fix the climate crisis. @planetandthepeople (Facebook & Instagram) @planetandthep (twitter)
 
A look at the events and culture of the (relatively) recent past -- twenty, or sometimes thirty, years ago from the day of posting. The 1980s. The 1990s. People. Society. Books, movies, television and video games. Crime and justice. War and disasters. It's all here, seen through the lens of my own memory. Learn or remember about days not so long gone, and see how what happened then affects us today -- all in less than ten minutes per episode.
 
Behind The Story is the podcast that goes beyond the headline. Through lively conversations with company leaders, politicians and other specialists in their field, each episode offers enlightening responses to recent stories that have fascinated us. If you are interested in hearing industry experts explain solutions to some of society’s most pressing problems in a fun and exciting way, Behind The Story is a must listen.
 
Conversations with hidden heroes making big societal change. Many of us want to make life better for others and the planet. Few people devote their life to it. Even fewer try to tackle the big systemic issues, like climate change, inequality, consumerism. In years working at the intersection of impact and strategy, Julia has been fascinated by these hidden heroes. Beyond what they’re doing, we explore how they got here, how they keep going, what they’re still learning. Join the conversation, ...
 
A foray into the world of festivals with music man and festival guru Rob da Bank, exploring the underbelly and secrets of how the world's best festivals run. One week he may chat to a megastar headliner, then someone behind the scenes spilling the beans on what it takes to run a festival and other weeks may be a run down on 2019 festival line-ups with inside gossip and facts.
 
Meaningful Business sets out to discover how global business leaders are championing purpose, people and planet alongside profit, what exactly a meaningful business is, and how to lead one.Across the years, HotTopics.HT has been speaking to some of the most influential leaders across industries, from executives to investors, high-growth startup founders and industry experts.We’ve asked them: what technologies are fuelling their success; how they motivate employees to work productively; how t ...
 
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Welcome to Climate Briefs, the summer series for This Climate Business. I ask a simple question, our experts give a succinct answer. Because in the end everyone likes a tight brief, right? This week I ask Rohan MacMahon about Project Drawdown, most comprehensive list of greenhouse gas reductions projects, from peat farming and poo fuel to photosynt…
 
On this episode of Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews energy/environment researcher Rupert Darwall, author of The Age of Global Warming and Green Tyranny, on why the corporate “net-zero” movement is unscientific and suicidal. Here’s some of what they cover: - Where the net-zero-by-2050 and its accompanying 1.5 degrees C target came from. Hint: It’s…
 
In episode four of our second series of ‘Insights’ podcasts, Shaun Spiers, executive director at Green Alliance is joined by Sir Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats. They discuss Ed's time as secretary of state for energy and climate change during the coalition years, his hopes for COP26 and Lib Dem ambitions for the environment.…
 
Welcome to Climate Briefs, the summer series for This Climate Business. I ask a simple question, our experts give a succinct answer. Because in the end everyone likes a tight brief, right? This week I ask Jo Spratt of Oxfam NZ to explain climate justice. Not everyone will experience the consequences of climate crisis in equal measure. The most vuln…
 
On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews one of his mentors, philosopher Onkar Ghate, on how the fossil fuel industry can fight for its freedom (far) more effectively by standing up for itself as a matter of justice. Some of the questions discussed include: - Why is it so powerful to fight on grounds of justice? - What should people in th…
 
Welcome to Climate Briefs, the summer series for This Climate Business. I ask a simple question, our experts give a succinct answer. Because in the end everyone likes a tight brief, right? This week I ask Eloise Gibson, climate change editor of Stuff, to explain the role of methane in global heating, why it’s such a contended topic and whether emit…
 
On this week’s Power Hour I interview international energy economist Anas Alhajji about the future of energy and energy security. We cover: - What factors affect energy security - How overreliance on electricity is a threat to energy security - The future of competition with the global oil industry using solar, wind, and batteries - The future of c…
 
Welcome to Climate Briefs, the summer series for This Climate Business. I ask a simple question, our experts give a succinct answer. Because in the end everyone likes a tight brief, right? This week I ask Alex Johnston of Oxfam NZ to explain climate finance – the arcane world of country-by-country commitments to fund the transition to a low-carbon …
 
Alex Epstein interviews Adam Anderson, author of a widely-circulated open letter to The North Face when the company refused to sell Anderson’s oilfield services company, Innovex, 400 jackets. They discuss: - How Adam got into the oil and gas industry - Why Adam wrote the letter - How Adam was influenced by The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels - The unex…
 
For this podcast, we brought together a panel of experts to discuss the consequences of lab grown meat and dairy. Proponents emphasise the environmental and animal welfare potential of these technologies, but there are concerns about ownership and distribution of economic benefits, as well as the serious potential impact on the farming community.Th…
 
Welcome to Climate Briefs, the summer series for This Climate Business. I ask a simple question, our experts give a succinct answer. Because in the end everyone likes a tight brief, right? This week I ask Barry Coates of Mindful Money to explain shareholder activism and how it is checking the behaviour of polluting and unethical companies.…
 
Higginson Strategy Associate Director Alex Davies is joined by:- Baroness Ilora Finlay, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Health- Mr Richard Kerr, Chair of the Commission on the Future of Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England- Dr Adrian Boyle, Vice President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine- Professor David Peters, …
 
On this episode of Power Hour Alex Epstein continues his discussion with physicist Adrian Bejan, of “constructal law” fame, to discuss the central ideas of Bejan’s book Freedom and Evolution. They cover: - Professor Bejan’s broad-ranging conception of freedom, including change and movement. - How freedom of change and movement naturally leads to ec…
 
The Auckland Climate Plan sets a target of reducing GHG emissions by half by 2030. Now, we know that largest single chunk of Auckland’s emissions – that’s 37% - comes from land transport. So to achieve that bold target, transport emissions need to fall by a massive 64% - in just 10 years. That puts Shane Ellison in the hot seat. Shane is the chief …
 
Ep. 100: Janis Searles Jones – CEO, Ocean Conservancy || Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the Arctic -to- the Gulf of Mexico -to- the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our blue planet. Driving forward progress built on science, policy, advoca…
 
Many of us will be engaging in gift exchanges this December. Whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day or New Year’s, ‘tis the season for buying stuff. But we can still participate in the spirit of the holidays without all the waste! This episode – featuring Kate Nelson (Plastic-Free Mermaid) and Plaine Products CEO Lindsey McCoy – expl…
 
On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Adrian Bejan, a Duke Professor and Benjamin Franklin Medal recipient renowned for identifying “constructal law.” The topic is how physics, specifically thermodynamics, can help us better understand life, including our use of energy, our environmental impact, and the need for freedom. Topics covered …
 
THE IMPACT. Jessica: Is the founder of Reconsidered, a boutique social impact consultancy that publishes a curated sustainable business newsletter and jobs board Led content for the Fashion for Good Experience; managed corporate responsibility at PVH Founded a social enterprise selling artisan goods made in Cambodia Worked as a freelance consultant…
 
Last week Prime Minister Jacinda Adern declared a Climate Emergency. In Parliament she said: “This declaration is an acknowledgement of the next generation … of the burden that they will carry if we do not get this right and do not take action now.” The declaration has been a long time coming and follows the example of many other countries and citi…
 
Ep. 99: Jennifer Morgan – Executive Director, Greenpeace International || Joining for episode 99 is the Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Jennifer Morgan. For 50 years, Greenpeace has been fighting for ecological justice. Now, arguably the pre-eminent non-governmental voice instigating environmental action, Greenpeace has a focused le…
 
This conversation took place at our Making it count event on Friday 27 November, in which Ed joined us to discuss the importance of getting COP26 right. As a "veteran of Copenhagen", the former Labour leader has some fascinating insights into what we have learned from the past decade of climate negotiations. Discover more about what happened at our…
 
On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein is joined by former Congressman Keith Rothfus, to talk about threats to energy freedom under the new administration--and how to fight back. Alex asks Congressman Rothfus: - What prompted you to run for Congress? - What did you do to promote energy freedom while in Congress? - What are the major attacks on ene…
 
THE IMPACT. Cecile: Is Head of Impact and Sustainability at Pitango Venture Capital, Israel’s largest VC fund, where she merges technology, profit and social impact Co-founded GITA, the Global Impact Tech Alliance, a new organization to empower tech innovations to achieve the SDGs Previously founded Impact First Investments, Israel’s first impact i…
 
Starting with replacing those awful one-use plastic courier bags, the company now offers alternatives to plastic gloves, gift wrap, sticky labels and bags of all sort and is exporting its plant-based products in Australia, Europe, China and USA. But what does compostable mean, is it the same as biodegradable what happens when you don’t have a compo…
 
In the “Best-Of” episode, originally titled “Greenpeace cofounder Patrick Moore eviscerates climate catastrophism,” Moore does just that by looking at rising CO2 levels from a scientific and pro-human perspective--not the pseudoscientific and anti-human perspective that dominates today. Topics include: - Why Moore left Greenpeace. - The beginnings …
 
The UK government’s commitment to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 was called for by Green Alliance and Greenpeace in a joint briefing in September 2020. In this episode, Gwen and Rebecca discuss the significance of this policy and others to ask - is the PM's green plan going to put the environment at the heart of the economic recovery?…
 
THE IMPACT. Tim Leberecht: Is co-founder and co-CEO of the House of Beautiful Business, a global think tank and community bringing together leaders and changemakers to make humans more human and business more beautiful Was chief marketing officer of NBBJ, a global design and architecture firm; and chief marketing officer of product design and innov…
 
More women than men choose ethical investments. Why? John Berry is the founder and CEO of Pathfinder Asset Management, an investment fund and manager of Caresaver, an ethical Kiwsaver plan launched last year. Pathfinder believes that doing good pays better bucks. That is, investors who consider the environmental, social and governance impact of the…
 
Join UPSTREAM CEO Matt Prindiville as he interviews Tom Szaky, a self-described eco-capitalist, who launched Terracycle from his dorm room at Princeton in 2003. Terracycle works with brands to collect and repurpose their hard-to-recycle waste and operates in over 20 countries, engaging more than 80 million people. Fifteen years later, Tom leveraged…
 
For a century, Tesco has been synonymous with British life. Today, the grocery retailer serves 80 million customers a week from the UK to Malaysia. But in the 2010s the business was faltering and becoming disconnected from its customers. The Tesco brand had become a drag on people’s perception of the quality of the food it sold. In 2014, Dave Lewis…
 
Ep. 98: Joel Makower - co-founder & chairman of GreenBiz || For episode 98 we welcome Joel Makower, chairman of GreenBiz. For more than 30 years, Joel has been a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line. Joel Makower is co-founder, chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group, Inc. Among his duties at GreenBiz, Mako…
 
Clodagh Higginson is joined by Media Commentator at The Guardian Roy Greenslade, Director General at PRCA Francis Ingham, Political Correspondent at Daily Mail Claire Ellicott, Senior Political Producer at Good Morning Britain Anne Alexander, and openDemocracy's Editor in Chief Mary Fitzgerald. Together the panel discuss the future of journalism. T…
 
On this week’s Power Hour Alex interviews futurist J. Storrs Hall, author of the mind-blowing book Where’s My Flying Car? which gives a brilliant analysis of what has held back many forms of progress, including flying cars, over the last half-century. Topics they cover include: What is the Great Stagnation? How did you become interested in analyzin…
 
With a mandate to rule and all the tools in place, this Labour government has everything it needs reduce New Zealand’s emissions. So, what’s the hold up? Patience child warns Russel executive director of Greenpeace Aotearoa, a former Green party co-leader and two term MP. The seasoned campaigner says we need to give Team Ardern six months to demons…
 
In the absence of this years COP 26 (the annual Conference of Parties, where world leaders meet to discuss climate goals), a collection of young people from all over the world have decided to set up their own online conference this November 2020 to explore the range of issues and potential policies around Climate Change. This is Mock Cop 26 Tom met…
 
In this US election podcast, Jess Shankleman, reporter for Bloomberg News chairs a fascinating discussion between Claire Healy, director of climate diplomacy at E3G , Brendan Guy, senior adviser to the NRDC Action Fund and Katie Eder, executive director of Future Coalition on what the election result could mean for climate and nature. Recorded two …
 
On this week’s Power Hour, I interview Vijay Jayaraj, an up and coming energy/environment researcher based in India. Vijay has experienced the reality of poverty, including energy poverty, firsthand--as well as India’s rapid rise from poverty using fossil fuels. Some topics we discussed included: Why Vijay decided to study energy and environmental …
 
While electronics play an increasingly important role in our lives, short lived products have led to a mounting e-waste problem in the UK. Green Alliance's head of resource policy, Libby Peake interviews the co-founders of the Restart Project, Janet Gunter and Ugo Vallauri to discuss how we can fix our relationship with stuff. The Restart Project h…
 
Many people are skeptical that companies set out to achieve a higher purpose other than profit and serve any group other than shareholders. But John Mackey, founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, has always pushed back against this notion. In 2013, he co-wrote the best-selling book, “Conscious Capitalism,” which laid out a philosophy that businesse…
 
Every year New Zealand food industry sends 103,000 tonnes of food waste to landfill. Some 60% of that food going to landfill is edible. Burying food (often in its plastic and foil packaging) is an environmental disaster. It needlessly contributes to greenhouse gas emissions – and squanders the resources used to produce and transport that food, incl…
 
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