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Find and tell the stories that inspire more people to rethink the way the world works. We interview people from all over the world who are changing our systems.. this might be food, energy, finance, education, health, environment, charitable.. anything really. They may be involved as founders or CEOs or providers to the specific vertical. The ventures they operate may be non-profit or for profit but they will have found a way to create success, sustainability and impact.

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Sydney, NSW

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Find and tell the stories that inspire more people to rethink the way the world works. We interview people from all over the world who are changing our systems.. this might be food, energy, finance, education, health, environment, charitable.. anything really. They may be involved as founders or CEOs or providers to the specific vertical. The ventures they operate may be non-profit or for profit but they will have found a way to create success, sustainability and impact.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Dejan Nenov - Panaton

6/10/2024
About the Guest(s): Dejan Nenov is a seasoned technology entrepreneur and software engineer with roots in Sofia, Bulgaria. Having moved to the United States in 1984 and with a background in electrical engineering and computer science, Dejan dove into the startup culture of San Francisco in the early '90s. His entrepreneurial spirit has seen him involved in multiple startups, with notable work experience in Australia with Solution 6 and a continuous engagement with healthcare technology projects. Dejan is currently a co-founder and investor in a healthcare startup, emphasizing the importance of integration in the healthcare industry. Episode Summary: In this insightful episode of Shape the System, host Vincent Turner engages with Dejan Nenov to explore the intricacies of the U.S. healthcare system and the opportunities for technological innovation within. The conversation uncovers the historical reasons behind the system's unique complexities and challenges, providing a holistic understanding of why U.S. healthcare operates the way it does. Dejan opens the discussion with an overview of the U.S. healthcare's origins, which were shaped by labor union negotiations and policy decisions that have led to employer-provided insurance being the norm. They examine why healthcare costs are so significant, the process-driven nature of the industry, and the ethical considerations that differentiate it from other sectors. The conversation then shifts to the potential of technology, specifically the crucial role of integration in advancing healthcare effectiveness and efficiency, and how AI might influence future developments. Key Takeaways: The U.S. healthcare system is unique due to historical decisions that tied insurance coverage to employment, leading to a complex interplay between various stakeholders. Despite its inefficiencies, the U.S. excels in biomedical research and setting standards for drug safety and efficacy. Integration is key in healthcare to ensure comprehensive and efficient care, especially since the industry lags in adopting newer technologies like cloud systems. AI's application in healthcare is currently limited due to ethical concerns and the accuracy required in medical contexts, yet machine learning and NLP show immediate utility. Future healthcare advancements may heavily rely on empowering patients to own and control their health information as a means of ensuring data security. Notable Quotes: "The U.S. healthcare system is complex, with many moving parts and historical circumstances that led to its current state." "In healthcare, your first priority is not to be more efficient, but to do no harm. That is a fundamental difference from other industries." "What I found particularly interesting personally is that because I come out of the Silicon Valley technology space... in healthcare, things are four times slower than any other industry." "Integration is fundamental in healthcare and extremely immature... It is a huge opportunity, huge challenge..." "Technology exists today to turn on a microphone in an exam room, record everything that's said... and have it correctly annotated and stuck in the medical record." Resources: Shape the System Podcast: www.shapethesystem.org KPMG High Growth Ventures: Home - KPMG High Growth Ventures (Not explicitly mentioned, inferred for context) Panaton: Company Website (Not explicitly mentioned, inferred for context) We invite you to listen to the full episode to gain a deeper under Shape the System is an independent podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their...

Duration:00:53:24

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Miles Mufuka Martin - Relai

5/27/2024
About the Guest(s): Miles Mufuka Martin is a distinguished entrepreneur from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, dedicated to revolutionizing the way we exchange goods locally. He is the co-founder of Relai, a company designing innovative solutions for physical asset exchange, leveraging his background in sports and technology. Martin's track and field experience has instilled in him a high-risk tolerance, an attribute he brings to the startup landscape. Episode Summary: In this gripping episode of "Shape the System," Vincent Turner engages in an enlightening conversation with Miles Mufuka Martin, exploring the transformative concept of "exchange zones" and their impact on local trading systems. The discussion provides a rich analysis of the sharing economy's evolution, revealing how it adapts to today's economic realities and growing consumer demands for efficiency and sustainability. Martin articulates how Relai establishes a seamless network of exchange zones, liberating users from the constraints of synchronous, in-person exchanges. These zones usher in an era of convenience, as Martin paints a vivid picture of a world where transactions are conducted asynchronously, highlighting Relai's mission to embed these systems into the fabric of the community. The episode captures the imagination with real-life applications, from marketplaces to comedy clubs, showcasing the versatility of Relai's approach. Key Takeaways: Local Sharing Economy Expansion:Convenience and Safety in Exchange:The Asynchronous Advantage:Infrastructure That Scales:Network Growth Through Partnerships:Notable Quotes: Resources: Tune into the full episode to discover how Relai is carving out a vital niche in the circulatory system of our economy, and don't miss out on subsequent episodes of "Shape the System" for more illuminating discussions on system innovation. Shape the System is an independent podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their team and their business, by connecting them to the expertise, skills and resources they need at every stage of their growth journey. Our extensive experience in partnering with evolving businesses means that we can provide you with tailored support as well as independent and practical insights. Whether you are looking to refine your strategy, establish your operations, prepare for a capital raise, expand abroad or simply comply with regulatory requirements, we are here to help. Links: Website: About (highgrowthventures.com.au) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/kpmg-enterprise-high-growth-ventures/ Contacts: highgrowthventures@kpmg.com.au

Duration:00:48:16

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Brita & Bryce Lundberg - Lundberg Farms

5/13/2024
About the Guest(s): Bryce and Brita represent the multi-generational family-owned Lundberg Farms located in Northern California, a cornerstone in the world of sustainable agriculture. Bryce is a third-generation farmer, instrumental in upholding the farm's legacy through innovative organic farming practices. Brita, a fourth-generation farmer, continues to expand the farm's vision of integrating ecological farming strategies. Together, they oversee a team of approximately 400 individuals dedicated to producing a wide array of organic rice products. The Lundberg family has been at the forefront of organic and regenerative farming since 1937 when the farm was established with a commitment to leaving the land better than they found it. Episode Summary: In this thought-provoking episode of "Shape the System," hosts delve into the world of regenerative and organic farming with two passionate advocates from Lundberg Farms, Bryce and Brita. The show explores the ins and outs of sustainable rice farming, challenges faced by organic farmers, and the dynamic business model that sets Lundberg Farms apart from traditional agricultural practices. With a history that runs deep into the dust bowl era, this family farm has brilliantly melded generational wisdom with modern sustainable methods to create a product that resonates with the eco-conscious consumer. Listeners will gain intimate knowledge of the painstaking process of organic rice cultivation, which shuns conventional herbicides in favor of careful water management to control weeds. The duo elaborates on the synergistic relationship between their farming methods and the environment, revealing how flooded fields provide essential habitat for migratory birds and support a revitalized ecosystem that benefits a variety of species. Furthermore, this episode highlights the importance of value-driven consumption; by choosing Lundberg Farms products, customers are directly contributing to the preservation of wetlands and other critical habitats. Key Takeaways: Organic farming at Lundberg Farms involves intricate weed management using water levels, unlike conventional methods which rely heavily on herbicides. Lundberg Farms emulates natural wetland ecosystems, providing crucial habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife using their rice fields. The transition toward regenerative organic certification by 2027 is a core ambition for Lundberg Farms, emphasizing soil health, animal welfare, and social fairness. Education on the value and impact of regenerative agriculture is key for wider consumer adoption and systemic change within the food industry. The "Ducking Good Rice" campaign is an initiative to connect consumers with the ecological impact of Lundberg Farms' practices, highlighting their role in duck conservation. Notable Quotes: "We grow rice because our soil is rice ground. And, well, it's heavy clay, very heavy clay." - Bryce "We're not going to stop growing cover crops. We're going to keep growing cover crops." - Bryce on the family's commitment to organic farming since 1937 "We need people to not just be the change they want to see in the world, but, you know, to eat the change they want to see in the world." - Brita on consumer's role in promoting regenerative farming "Eat like the world depends on it, because it does." - Brita on the philosophy driving Lundberg Farms' mission "Growing cover crops and not using the conventional fertilizers and the conventional herbicides are really climate-smart farming and is making a difference as far as the climate." - Bryce on the environmental benefits of their farming methods Resources: No specific resources or URLs were mentioned in the transcript to list in this section. Tune in to the full episode to immerse yourself in the inspiring story of Lundberg Farms and understand the profound impact your food choices have on the environment. Stay with us for more empowering discussions that challenge and reshape systems for...

Duration:00:49:19

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Simon Schillebeeckx - Handprint Tech

4/21/2024
About the Guest(s): Simon Schillebeeckx is the co-founder of Handprint, a company he started in late 2019 with a mission to generate positive impacts on the planet through deliberate action. Prior to his entrepreneurial journey, Schillebeeckx had an academic background in environmental sustainability. His academic career was dedicated to teaching students and conducting research focused on sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Adopting the scientific concept of "handprint," Schillebeeckx has ventured to create systemic changes in the way companies view and implement sustainability initiatives. Episode Summary: In this insightful episode of "Shape the System," host Vincent Turner invites Simon Schillebeeckx, the co-founder of Handprint, to discuss the transformative concept of "handprints" in the sustainability space. Schillebeeckx, with his in-depth academic experience in environmental sustainability, sheds light on how companies can move beyond the traditional model of minimizing their environmental footprints to actively creating positive outcomes, hence leaving a "handprint." The episode delves into the current state of capitalism and its alignment with sustainability goals. Simon Schillebeeckx articulates the evolution from the “do no evil” approach towards a more affirmative “do good” strategy. The conversation revolves around integrating sustainability into business models not simply as an ethical choice, but as a lever for business growth and competitive advantage. Schillebeeckx shares compelling case studies demonstrating how this integration can significantly boost sales and brand loyalty. Key Takeaways: The concept of "handprint" pertains to the sum of all positive impacts that an individual or company creates through deliberate action, in contrast to the "footprint" which accounts for negative impacts. A shift from "do no evil" to "do good" is necessary for organizations to engage meaningfully in sustainability, with potential positive impacts on business metrics. Engagement strategies involving handprint initiatives can lead to enhanced customer and employee loyalty, leading to tangible business benefits. The financial economy, including payments and banking, presents a substantial opportunity to scale handprint initiatives and create massive impacts. Visual proof and updates on sustainable projects can greatly increase engagement and credibility of handprint initiatives. Notable Quotes: "Handprint's really the flip side of that [footprint], and it’s the sum of all the positive impacts one creates through deliberate action that leaves positive outcomes for the planet." — Simon Schillebeeckx "If you think there's a great example... Maybank here in Singapore recently launched a new bank card... And they worked with one of our impact partners, Seven Clean Seas, to remove 150 kilos of plastic from the ocean as part of the launch of this plastic-free or plastic-neutral bank card." — Simon Schillebeeckx "The focal area is payments and banking.... If you can become part of money movement... that alone would be more than enough to cover the 3.4 trillion [shortfall in funding for the sustainable development goals]." — Simon Schillebeeckx Resources: Handprint Website - Explore the initiatives and technological advancements made by Simon Schillebeeckx's company. Tune in to the full episode to hear Simon Schillebeeckx articulate the future of sustainability and impact across industries and t

Duration:00:58:08

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Udo Erasmus - Udo's Choice

4/7/2024
About the Guest(s): Udo Erasmus is a pioneering health and wellness advocate, specializing in the field of fats, oils, and human health. Born in Poland during World War II and raised in Latvia, Udo faced the harsh realities of war from an early age, which propelled him into a lifelong quest for answers to the fundamentals of life, health, and human nature. Erasmus has an impressive background in biochemistry, genetics, biology, and nutrition, and is well-known for developing methods for creating oils with health in mind. At 82 years old, he continues to be an inspiring figure, sharing his expansive knowledge and insights on optimal health, inner peace, and the mastery of life. Episode Summary: In an enlightening episode of Shape the System, host Vincent is joined by the illustrious Udo Erasmus. At 82 years old, Udo brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to the conversation, delving into his life's dedication to understanding and improving human health through a fundamental approach to nutrition and well-being. In the first part of the discussion, Udo shares his traumatic experiences as a war child and his eventful journey towards unraveling the complex world of dietary fats and oils. He highlights the 42 essential nutrients required for optimal health, focusing particularly on the misunderstood world of fats, debunking common misconceptions about oils, and advocating for methods that prioritize our health. His innovative work in creating flaxseed oil and his passion for educating people about the proper manufacturing and consumption of oils are at the forefront of his mission. Transitioning from physical health, Udo articulates a broader vision, encouraging a profound introspection into human nature. He aims to inspire listeners to find deep internal peace and love—the same peaceful presence that lives within every individual and is the essence of all great spiritual teachers. As Udo shares personal anecdotes of transformation and realization, the conversation leads to envisioning a world where each individual is tuned into the life energy and peace that is inherently their own. Key Takeaways: Udo Erasmus emphasizes the significance of 42 essential nutrients, with a focus on the proper balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for maintaining optimal skin health and overall well-being. The process of creating oils should be done with health in mind, avoiding exposure to light, oxygen, and high temperatures that can damage the oils and negatively impact health. Udo presents a visionary approach, suggesting that everything affects health, with a shift towards understanding human nature as crucial for solving global issues and personal fulfillment. After years of exploration and practice, Udo advocates for a daily stillness practice that allows individuals to connect with their inner peace and life energy, which he believes is the key to true happiness and purpose. Erasmus envisions a transformative global consciousness shift, where every person lives in alignment with their inherent nature of peace and love, creating a better world for all. Notable Quotes: "I can only change it for myself, because I only have access to myself, but I can be an influence in that direction for other people." - Udo Erasmus "The most important thing that needs to be done on this planet... is to become independent... to become dependent on what is within us, because the leader that we're looking for to make the world a good place for everybody, that leader, that same leader lives in every human being on the planet, and that leader is called life." - Udo Erasmus "What else is there to do? What else is there that's really important? What else is there that will fix the problems we're creating? Because we're not living like that." - Udo Erasmus "Your life, and I'm talking about the energy that runs you...is the energy, are that master...That's your essential nature." - Udo Erasmus "Heartache is the call to come home, to being fully...

Duration:01:17:43

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Stephen Brittain - Insurtech Gateway

3/25/2024
About the Guest(s): Stephen Brittain is an innovator with a unique journey that started in industrial design and led him to the world of insurance and risk management. With over seven years of experience in the insurance industry, Stephen is still driven by the desire to solve complex systemic problems. His background includes industrial design, focusing on understanding human needs and creating solutions that are fit for purpose. Stephen's expertise lies in bridging the gap between risk and innovative ideas, an endeavor he pursues through Insurtech Gateway, where he is a key figure. Insurtech Gateway is a platform designed to launch impactful risk management products, supporting founders and companies as they aim to change systems for the better. Episode Summary: In this episode of Shape the System, host Vincent Turner welcomes Stephen Brittain from Insurtech Gateway for an enlightening conversation that delves into the integral role of insurance and risk management in fostering systemic global change. With a spotlight on the unique intersection between insurance, risk data, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, they unpack how innovative risk management approaches can advance global efforts toward sustainability and equality. Stephen Brittain, a former industrial designer turned risk and insurance specialist, shares his insights on how the traditional insurance model is evolving to anticipate, prevent, and rapidly recover from risks in various sectors. Focusing on reducing "protection gaps," Stephen discusses innovative examples of risk management, such as parametric insurance solutions that enable quick disaster recovery payouts, indicating a significant shift from classic insurance towards dynamic, data-driven risk tools. Key concepts such as catastrophe recovery, trigger mechanisms, and data utility in risk prediction serve as the backbone of the conversation. Stephen emphasizes the importance of integrating risk considerations early in innovative projects, encouraging impact-led founders and companies to proactively address risk as they scale up their systems-change initiatives. Key Takeaways: Notable Quotes: Resources: Further insights on the work of Stephen Brittain and Insurtech Gateway's mission can be explored through their website, giving a deeper dive into their initiatives and support systems for innovators in the insurance and risk management sectors. For those inspired by the conversation and eager to bring integrative risk solutions into their innovative ventures, connecting with Stephen Brittain and the Insurtech Gateway team can provide valuable guidance and a pathway to transformative change. Encounter the innovation, expertise, and bold ideas shared by Stephen and learn more about the impacts of risk management on global development goals. Tune in to the full episode for a thorough understanding and stay attentive for more captivating discussions from Shape the System. Shape the System is an independent Podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their team and their business, by connecting them to the expertise, skills and resources they need at every stage of their growth journey. Our extensive experience in partnering with evolving businesses means that we can provide you with tailored support as well as independent and practical insights. Whether you are looking to refine your strategy, establish your operations, prepare for a capital raise, expand abroad or simply comply with regulatory requirements, we are here to help. Links: Website: About...

Duration:00:54:39

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Tony Pan - Modern Hydrogen

3/11/2024
About the Guest(s): ​ Tony Pan is a driven innovator and entrepreneur at the forefront of energy transformation. As a key figure in Modern Hydrogen, Tony and his team are dedicated to advancing clean, sustainable energy solutions. His passion lies in developing technologies that not only tackle the current energy challenges but also reshape the system for a cleaner future. His latest venture focuses on creating new methodologies for producing hydrogen and valuable byproducts, demonstrating his commitment to innovation and sustainable progress in the energy sector. ​ Episode Summary: ​ In this enlightening episode of 'Shape the System,' Vincent Turner converses with Tony Pan of Modern Hydrogen to discuss the transformative potential of reshaping energy systems. The discussion steers through the current landscape of energy production, transportation, and consumption, shedding light on how new technologies can change the way we think about and use energy in our daily lives and industries. ​ Tony Pan offers a deep dive into the intricacies of energy systems, explaining the steps from production to end-use and the importance of considering the transportation costs of energy. He also introduces an innovative solution for producing clean hydrogen on-site, eliminating the need for extensive infrastructure expansion. The conversation further explores how Modern Hydrogen's technology could revolutionize industries by providing an immediate, cleaner alternative to natural gas and reducing carbon emissions significantly. ​ Key Takeaways: ​ The energy system consists of production, transportation, and end-use, with significant costs associated with moving energy. Distributed generation of energy, like on-site hydrogen production, can reduce or eliminate the need for large-scale infrastructure. Methane pyrolysis can split natural gas into hydrogen for clean energy and carbon black for valuable materials such as asphalt. Modern Hydrogen's technology allows for the rapid deployment of clean energy solutions that could scale up to meet global decarbonization needs. The ultimate goal is not only to improve economics but also to significantly accelerate the timeline for a cleaner energy future. ​ Notable Quotes: ​ "Modern Hydrogen's innovation doesn't just stop at delivering clean energy. It significantly enhances value by turning byproducts into worthwhile commodities." ​ "Realistically, we're not going to have a lot of seal to impact if you don't get to scale." ​ "Building the box that can make the box that can make the other box is sometimes as hard as making the first box itself." ​ Resources: ​ Modern Hydrogen: modernhydrogen.com Modern Asphalt (division of Modern Hydrogen): Discussed in the episode, but a specific URL was not mentioned ​ Tune in to the full episode to grasp the transformative potential of hydrogen technology and its role in the future of energy systems. Stay connected for more engaging and inspiring content from 'Shape the System.' About the Guest(s): Tony Pan is a driven innovator and entrepreneur at the forefront of energy transformation. As a key figure in Modern Hydrogen, Tony and his team are dedicated to advancing clean, sustainable energy solutions. His passion lies in developing technologies that not only tackle the current energy challenges but also reshape the system for a cleaner future. His latest venture focuses on creating new methodologies for producing hydrogen and valuable byproducts, demonstrating his commitment to innovation and sustainable progress in the energy sector. Episode Summary: In this enlightening episode of 'Shape the System,' Vincent Turner converses with Tony Pan of Modern Hydrogen to discuss the transformative potential of reshaping energy systems. The discussion steers through the current landscape of energy production, transportation, and consumption, shedding light on how new technologies can change the way we think about and use energy in our daily...

Duration:00:50:20

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David Goldman - Foundation For National Parks & Wildlife

2/26/2024
About the Guest(s): David Goldman is a seasoned professional in the field of environmental conservation, and a representative of the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife in Australia. With a dedication to the preservation of national parks and wildlife, David brings a wealth of insight into biodiversity and land management. Based in Sydney, Australia, his role involves collaborative efforts to expand the reach and protection of natural reserves across the country, aiming to save threatened species and enhance ecological resilience. Episode Summary: In this engaging episode of Shape the System, host Vincent interviews David Goldman from the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife. Together, they delve into the pressing issues surrounding biodiversity, wildlife preservation, and ecosystem resilience in Australia. They discuss innovative ways of safeguarding natural habitats and the pivotal role of land conservation in maintaining a diverse and flourishing biosphere. David sheds light on the foundation's key projects, including the pursuit of enlarging national parks and establishing green corridors. He highlights the importance of eliminating invasive species to allow native flora and fauna to thrive, and the role of community participation in protecting and revitalizing the environment. With a comprehensive look at government partnerships and philanthropy, this episode is rich with insights into the tactical steps being taken to meet Australia's 30x30 conservation commitments. The conversation further explores the evolution of the foundation, which has transitioned from purely land acquisition to encompassing land regeneration and public engagement through the Backyard Buddies program. They also touch on the economics of land conservation, including engaging with private landholders and the future of sustainable revenue models for environmental charities. Key Takeaways: The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife aims to protect 30% of Australia's natural land by 2030 by purchasing and regenerating land adjacent to national parks. Biodiversity preservation has a direct impact on ecological resilience, crucial for combating extreme weather events and climate change. Efforts include volunteering, community nurseries, and working with local governments to eliminate invasive species and promote native ecosystems. The concept of 'Backyard Buddies' promotes individual action, underscoring the connection between one's backyard and larger ecological systems. Innovative models for sustainable futures include leveraging carbon sequestration to fund further land acquisition, demonstrating an evolution from traditional donation-based funding. Notable Quotes: "The federal government put out a list, continuously update that list. It's part of the EPBC act, and currently there's almost 2000 threatened species, both floor and fauna." - David Goldman "Often what our work will involve before even handing it over the land over as national park is that revegetation or regeneration of the land." - David Goldman "87% of the money that comes to us, we will put it back into the purpose." - David Goldman "I personally, and I'm sure there are a number of people at the office, don't believe that the donor model is necessarily the long-term sustainable future." - David Goldman "So it's about being a bit more clever in how we look at our future and what revenue models we put in place to ensure that we are sustainable." - David Goldman Resources: No specific resources or references were mentioned in the transcript. Embark on a journey through the transformative efforts of the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife by listening to the full episode. Discover the innovative strategies that are shaping the future of Australia's natural landscapes. Stay tuned for more episodes from Shape the System to be inspired by stories of individuals and organizations redefining how we interact with and protect our planet. Shape the...

Duration:00:40:29

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Chris Rock - SIEMonster

1/8/2024
About The Guest(s): Chris Rock is a professional hacker and the founder of SEIMonster, a security company that provides penetration testing and security research services. With over 30 years of experience in information security, Chris has worked with major banks and organizations around the world to identify vulnerabilities and improve their security systems. Summary: Chris Rock, a professional hacker and founder of SEIMonster, discusses the role of information security in government and institutions. He highlights the vulnerabilities in digital systems, such as the birth and deaths registration system, and the potential consequences of security breaches. Chris emphasizes the importance of training users, implementing technical controls, and using security incident event management (SIEM) solutions to detect and respond to attacks. He also discusses the evolving nature of threats and the need for affordable and accessible security solutions. Key Takeaways: Quotes: Shape the System is an independent podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their team and their business, by connecting them to the expertise, skills and resources they need at every stage of their growth journey. Our extensive experience in partnering with evolving businesses means that we can provide you with tailored support as well as independent and practical insights. Whether you are looking to refine your strategy, establish your operations, prepare for a capital raise, expand abroad or simply comply with regulatory requirements, we are here to help. Links: Website: About (highgrowthventures.com.au) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/kpmg-enterprise-high-growth-ventures/ Contacts: highgrowthventures@kpmg.com.au

Duration:00:42:29

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Ali Wing - CEO of Oobli

12/17/2023
About The Guest(s): Ali Wing is the CEO of Oobli, a company that is revolutionizing the way we consume sugar. With a background in consumer commercial leadership, Ali is passionate about finding innovative solutions to tackle the global health crisis caused by excessive sugar consumption. Summary: Ali Wing, CEO of Oobli, discusses the impact of sugar on our bodies and the rise of metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. She explains that while sugar is a biological necessity and humans are wired to crave it, our modern food supply has made it excessively abundant, leading to health problems. Ali introduces the concept of sweet proteins, which mimic the taste of sugar but are actually proteins. Oobli uses fermentation technology to produce these sweet proteins, offering a healthier alternative to sugar. The company aims to rehabilitate existing foods by replacing sugar with sweet proteins, providing a solution to the global health crisis. Key Takeaways: Quotes:

Duration:00:45:50

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Dr. Mark Gooden - Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership

11/26/2023
About The Guest(s): Dr. Mark Gooden is a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. He specializes in antiracist leadership, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in education. Dr. Gooden has conducted extensive research on these topics and has presented to various audiences, including school districts and government agencies. Summary: Dr. Mark Gooden discusses the importance of equity in education and the role of leadership in creating equitable systems. He explains that educational equity is achieved when students can learn and thrive in a welcoming and inclusive environment. However, there are structural barriers that prevent equitable outcomes, such as disparities in school funding and differential treatment of students based on their race or culture. Dr. Gooden emphasizes the need for leaders to prioritize equity, reflect on their own biases, assemble an equity leadership team, and work towards sustainable change. Key Takeaways: Quotes: Shape the System is an independent podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their team and their business, by connecting them to the expertise, skills and resources they need at every stage of their growth journey. Our extensive experience in partnering with evolving businesses means that we can provide you with tailored support as well as independent and practical insights. Whether you are looking to refine your strategy, establish your operations, prepare for a capital raise, expand abroad or simply comply with regulatory requirements, we are here to help. Links: Website: About (highgrowthventures.com.au) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/kpmg-enterprise-high-growth-ventures/ Contacts: highgrowthventures@kpmg.com.au

Duration:01:01:13

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Claudia Guerreiro - Conscious Marketing Movement

11/12/2023
About The Guest(s): Claudia Guerreiro is a conscious marketing expert and the founder of the Conscious Marketing Movement. She has a background in NGOs and has worked in various countries around the world. Claudia is passionate about helping purpose-driven entrepreneurs and conscious marketers create positive change through their marketing efforts. Summary: Claudia Guerreiro discusses the concept of conscious marketing and how it can be used to create positive change in the world. She emphasizes the importance of shifting from profit-driven to purpose-driven marketing and building relationships with customers. Claudia also highlights the need to focus on value rather than price and the power of collaboration over competition. She believes that marketing can play a crucial role in changing the systems of capitalism and consumption by using positive reinforcement and nonviolent communication in campaigns. Key Takeaways: Conscious marketing is about shifting from profit-driven to purpose-driven marketing and building relationships with customers. Value-driven marketing focuses on the value a product or service brings to a customer's life, rather than just the price. Collaboration among competitors can lead to greater impact and positive change. Marketing can change the world by using positive reinforcement and nonviolent communication in campaigns. Quotes: "Marketing is all about building relationships with people. It's about planting the seeds, not picking up the fruits." - Claudia Guerreiro "We have to prioritize the planet and the people. We have to grow in a responsible, sustainable, ethical way." - Claudia Guerreiro "Instead of talking about how brilliant the company is, they should be talking about how the customer's life will be better." - Claudia Guerreiro "We want people to feel empowered, we want people to feel hopeful and that they are acting." - Claudia Guerreiro Shape the System is an independent podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their team and their business, by connecting them to the expertise, skills and resources they need at every stage of their growth journey. Our extensive experience in partnering with evolving businesses means that we can provide you with tailored support as well as independent and practical insights. Whether you are looking to refine your strategy, establish your operations, prepare for a capital raise, expand abroad or simply comply with regulatory requirements, we are here to help. Links: Website: About (highgrowthventures.com.au) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/kpmg-enterprise-high-growth-ventures/ Contacts: highgrowthventures@kpmg.com.au

Duration:00:35:40

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Stu Adam - Agronomeye

10/30/2023
About The Guest(s): Stu Adams is the CEO and co-founder of Agronomeye, an agricultural technology company that focuses on providing detailed data and decision-making tools for farmers. With a background in sports journalism, Stu transitioned into the agricultural space through his work with drones and the connections he made with farmers along the way. He is passionate about helping farmers improve their land management practices and navigate the challenges of sustainability in the agricultural industry. Summary: In this episode, Stu Adams, CEO and co-founder of Agronomeye, discusses the current state of farming and land management in Australia. He highlights the need for sustainable practices and the challenges that farmers face in navigating the complex landscape of environmental credentials and natural capital. Stu explains how Agronomeye is using technology, such as LiDAR scanning, to provide farmers with detailed data and decision-making tools to optimize their farming practices. He emphasizes the importance of communication and collaboration in the agricultural industry and the role that Agronomeye plays in connecting farmers with advisors, stakeholders, and potential markets. Stu also shares his insights on alternative methods of food production and the future of farming. Key Takeaways: Quotes: Shape the System is an independent podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their team and their business, by connecting them to the expertise, skills and resources they need at every stage of their growth journey. Our extensive experience in partnering with evolving businesses means that we can provide you with tailored support as well as independent and practical insights. Whether you are looking to refine your strategy, establish your operations, prepare for a capital raise, expand abroad or simply comply with regulatory requirements, we are here to help. Links: Website: About (highgrowthventures.com.au) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/kpmg-enterprise-high-growth-ventures/ Contacts: highgrowthventures@kpmg.com.au

Duration:00:48:28

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Mick Hase - SEVENTNEENx

10/22/2023
About The Guest: Mick Hase is the founder of SEVENTNEENx, an organization that focuses on engaging the business community to take meaningful action with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He is passionate about redefining the definition of business and believes that businesses have the power to solve global challenges and create positive impact. Summary: Mick Hase, founder of SEVENTNEENx, discusses the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how businesses can align their strategies with these goals. The SDGs were created in 2015 as a global agenda to address major challenges facing the world. Mick explains that the 17 goals cover a range of topics, from poverty eradication to climate action, and businesses of all sizes can find a goal that aligns with their values and purpose. He emphasizes that businesses have a responsibility to contribute to the greater good and that aligning with the SDGs is not just about giving away money, but about embedding purpose throughout the entire business strategy. Mick also highlights the importance of leadership in driving change and engaging teams and customers in the purpose agenda. He shares examples of businesses that are successfully making a difference, such as reducing their carbon footprint and promoting equality. Mick believes that businesses have the power to solve problems at scale and that collaboration and partnerships are key to creating meaningful impact. Key Takeaways: Quotes: Shape the System is an independent podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their team and their business, by connecting them to the expertise, skills and resources they need at every stage of their growth journey. Our extensive experience in partnering with evolving businesses means that we can provide you with tailored support as well as independent and practical insights. Whether you are looking to refine your strategy, establish your operations, prepare for a capital raise, expand abroad or simply comply with regulatory requirements, we are here to help. Links: Website: About (highgrowthventures.com.au) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/kpmg-enterprise-high-growth-ventures/ Contacts: highgrowthventures@kpmg.com.au

Duration:00:44:43

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Kristian Hansen - Slo Jeans

10/9/2023
About The Guest(s): Kristian Hansen is the founder and CEO of Slo, a sustainable fashion brand that aims to change the fast fashion industry. With a background in the fashion industry, Kristian saw the need for a more sustainable and ethical approach to clothing production and set out to create a brand that focuses on quality, durability, and customization. Summary: Kristian Hansen, founder and CEO of Slo, discusses the problems with the fast fashion industry and how his brand is working to change the system. He explains that fast fashion is responsible for a significant amount of carbon emissions and waste, and that the industry is focused on producing clothing quickly and cheaply, leading to poor quality and disposable garments. Slow takes a different approach by involving the community in the design process and creating made-to-order clothing that is built to last. Kristian shares his vision for the future of fashion and the challenges of setting up his own manufacturing facility. Key Takeaways: Quotes: Shape the System is an independent podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their team and their business, by connecting them to the expertise, skills and resources they need at every stage of their growth journey. Our extensive experience in partnering with evolving businesses means that we can provide you with tailored support as well as independent and practical insights. Whether you are looking to refine your strategy, establish your operations, prepare for a capital raise, expand abroad or simply comply with regulatory requirements, we are here to help. Links: Website: About (highgrowthventures.com.au) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/kpmg-enterprise-high-growth-ventures/ Contacts: highgrowthventures@kpmg.com.au

Duration:00:44:43

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Dr. Carl P. Giordano - Rebesana

10/2/2023
About The Guest(s): Dr. Carl Giordano is an orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon with a background in chemistry. He is also a nutritional biochemist and has been studying the field of aging and health span for over 20 years. Dr. Giordano is the co-founder of Rebasana, a company that aims to provide comprehensive supplements to help slow down the aging process and maintain cellular identity. ​ Summary: Dr. Carl Giordano discusses the importance of maintaining cellular identity to slow down the aging process. He explains that aging occurs when genes are turned on and off incorrectly in every cell, leading to a loss of cellular identity. Dr. Giordano emphasizes the importance of health span, which refers to living a healthy life for as long as possible, and how it is connected to lifespan. He also highlights the need for a shift from sick care to preventive care in the healthcare system. Dr. Giordano introduces the three main buckets that contribute to maintaining cellular identity: exercise, signal molecules, and diet. He explains that exercise affects telomere length, DNA repair, antioxidant defense, inflammation, immune function, and metabolic health. Dr. Giordano breaks down exercise into four categories: strength training, aerobic conditioning, balance function, and stretching. He emphasizes the importance of hitting all four categories to maintain overall health. Dr. Giordano then discusses the role of signal molecules, such as NMN, resveratrol, berberine, quercetin, and ostragalis, in maintaining cellular identity. He explains that these molecules work on various genetic pathways and have been shown to slow down or even reverse aspects of aging. Dr. Giordano concludes by discussing the importance of understanding the science behind aging and making informed decisions about diet, exercise, and supplementation. ​ Key Takeaways: https://rebesana.com/ Shape the System is an independent podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their team and their business, by connecting them to the expertise, skills and resources they need at every stage of their growth journey. Our extensive experience in partnering with evolving businesses means that we can provide you with tailored support as well as independent and practical insights. Whether you are looking to refine your strategy, establish your operations, prepare for a capital raise, expand abroad or simply comply with regulatory requirements, we are here to help. Links: Website: About (highgrowthventures.com.au) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/kpmg-enterprise-high-growth-ventures/ Contacts: highgrowthventures@kpmg.com.au

Duration:00:51:56

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Christine Sow - Humentum

9/18/2023
In Episode 66 we talk to CEO and President of Humentum, Christine Sow How do we do global development better? The UN sustainable development goals, which are a key lens for this show, are being actively worked on by literally thousands of for profit, non-profits and other non-governmental organisations but how to enable these organisations to deliver on their objectives Humentum serves the organisations tackling Global Development firstly by helping them achieve operational excellence, learning from what has worked elsewhere, however understanding that success in one locale won't always translate in another in what they term 'locally led development' To drive operational efficiency Humentum helps the NGOs across 4 key pillars Critically, People, as the primary asset of the organisation need a deep and broad set of skills to drive engagement and action and how we attract, retain and compensate those people to ensure success in a globally competitive talent context. This is especially relevant in a world where the people on the ground, where the development opportunities are are often paid entirely differently simply because of the country/city they work from. Additionally Humentum works closely with the organisations, their funders and their people to develop their skills and resilience specifically in the context of the delivery of their services. https://humentum.org/ Shape the System is an independent podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their team and their business, by connecting them to the expertise, skills and resources they need at every stage of their growth journey. Our extensive experience in partnering with evolving businesses means that we can provide you with tailored support as well as independent and practical insights. Whether you are looking to refine your strategy, establish your operations, prepare for a capital raise, expand abroad or simply comply with regulatory requirements, we are here to help. Links: Website: About (highgrowthventures.com.au) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/kpmg-enterprise-high-growth-ventures/ Contacts: highgrowthventures@kpmg.com.au equitable fair more productive

Duration:00:52:02

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Pinar Akiskalioglu - TAKK

9/4/2023
In this episode we talk to Pinar Akiskalioglu, founder of TAKK about Personal Care and the impact on us and the environment of the status quo. An industry that has grown continually since its emergence in the mid 50s the Personal Care market has long thrived on creating new, unnecessary products and selling them by creating confusion and insecurity. Pinar spent years working inside the industry before deciding to return to her entrepreneurial roots by setting up TAKK. TAKK is built on a platform of removing microdecisions from our daily lives so we can invest more time and energy into problems that matter. The challenge in the model is working out how to build an economically sustainable business without resorting to the tactics and levers that define the status quo. Pinar also breaks down for us the importance of subscription models in unlocking innovation beyond the product (eg packaging, shipping, overall impact etc) https://takk.co.uk/ Shape the System is an independent podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their team and their business, by connecting them to the expertise, skills and resources they need at every stage of their growth journey. Our extensive experience in partnering with evolving businesses means that we can provide you with tailored support as well as independent and practical insights. Whether you are looking to refine your strategy, establish your operations, prepare for a capital raise, expand abroad or simply comply with regulatory requirements, we are here to help. Links: Website: About (highgrowthventures.com.au) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/kpmg-enterprise-high-growth-ventures/ Contacts: highgrowthventures@kpmg.com.au

Duration:00:46:30

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Nicole Gibson - Love out Loud

8/14/2023
In this episode we talk to CEO & Founder of Love Out Loud about Love and the role it can play in the maximising human potential and happiness. Not love in the romantic sense but as the opposite of fear. We explore the three systems at play in our day to day experience including the nervous system, emotive system and your cognitive function and how these impact our ability as individuals and collectively to be open to new ideas, other people’s experience and personal growth generally. A fascinating conversation that covers philosophy, change and our sense of self and ego and how we become attached to our identity and our inability to let go holds back our potential for growth and this in turn impacts our ability to collectively solve large problems So what to do? Well technology is both a large source of the problem and potentially part of the solution. Nicole spells out how the brain technologies we have used to understand people’s emotive state could be extrapolated out to the devices on billions of people’s wrists (smart watches with heart monitors) to help people identify when they are moving into a state of fear or love as the basis for taking action. https://www.loveoutloud.io/ Book at https://www.nicolegibson.com/books/ Shape the System is an independent podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their team and their business, by connecting them to the expertise, skills and resources they need at every stage of their growth journey. Our extensive experience in partnering with evolving businesses means that we can provide you with tailored support as well as independent and practical insights. Whether you are looking to refine your strategy, establish your operations, prepare for a capital raise, expand abroad or simply comply with regulatory requirements, we are here to help. Links: Website: About (highgrowthventures.com.au) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/kpmg-enterprise-high-growth-ventures/ Contacts: highgrowthventures@kpmg.com.au

Duration:00:48:54

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Caroline Farrer & Kelly Riley - Solmates

7/30/2023
In a world of disposable led convenience Caroline and Kelly, as cofounders of Solmates, decided to tackle the problem in a unique and compelling way to try to overcome the constrains and restrictions for a product like sunscreen. We explore how regulation actually drives what options can be used for the packaging that apply to one product (sunscreen) vs another (skincare) and how these somewhat arbitrary constraints required entrepreneurial thinking to circumvent. We learn how Kelly’s toddler’s airport meltdown led to a sketch which a design agency used to create a first working product which then led to joining forces with Caroline to work out how to sell and market it. Kelly and Caroline takes us through the raft of challenges in manufacturing and packaging the product so there is 100% alignment with all their core values solmates.com.au Shape the System is an independent podcast with support from KPMG High Growth Ventures More about KPMG High Growth Ventures Scale up for success. We’re here for that. We navigate founders and their teams to the services they need to reach their next milestone. From startup to scale and beyond. No matter where you are right now, we’ll get you the help you need to drive your business forward. We help founders fully realise their potential, as well as the potential of their team and their business, by connecting them to the expertise, skills and resources they need at every stage of their growth journey. Our extensive experience in partnering with evolving businesses means that we can provide you with tailored support as well as independent and practical insights. Whether you are looking to refine your strategy, establish your operations, prepare for a capital raise, expand abroad or simply comply with regulatory requirements, we are here to help. Links: Website: About (highgrowthventures.com.au) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/kpmg-enterprise-high-growth-ventures/ Contacts: highgrowthventures@kpmg.com.au

Duration:00:40:20