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Can we reimagine our future? What do we want it to look like? How do we get there? In this biweekly podcast, the Futures Centre - powered by Forum for the Future, brings you chats with innovators, activists and thought leaders about leverage points for transformation in this decade of climate action. Visit www.thefuturescentre.org for more insights.

Can we reimagine our future? What do we want it to look like? How do we get there? In this biweekly podcast, the Futures Centre - powered by Forum for the Future, brings you chats with innovators, activists and thought leaders about leverage points for transformation in this decade of climate action. Visit www.thefuturescentre.org for more insights.

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United Kingdom

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Can we reimagine our future? What do we want it to look like? How do we get there? In this biweekly podcast, the Futures Centre - powered by Forum for the Future, brings you chats with innovators, activists and thought leaders about leverage points for transformation in this decade of climate action. Visit www.thefuturescentre.org for more insights.

Language:

English


Episodes

With a narrow window for innovation, will our food systems transform or unravel? Featuring Lesley Mitchell and Charlene Collison

1/27/2022
In this special edition of the Futuring Podcast, Forum’s Associate Director for Sustainable Nutrition, Lesley Mitchell and Forum’s Associate Director for Sustainable Value Chains and Livelihoods, Charlene Collison, reflect on the world’s food production systems and examine the fragility of the supply chains behind them. Tune in to hear this provocative discussion as they explore how we’ve got here based on the last two decades, as well as what’s happening today - activities, innovations,...

Duration:00:33:59

Global collaboration, ticking clocks and food as the great unlock with Dr Agnes Kalibata

1/17/2022
In this special edition of the Futuring Podcast, Forum’s Director of Global Programmes, Caroline Ashley, is in conversation with Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit. A scientist by training, a former Rwandan Minister of Agriculture, and now President of AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Dr. Kalibata is a leading authority on food systems reform. Tune in to hear her reflect on the way debates around food, poverty...

Duration:00:51:16

Intensive globalisation, recalling the triple bottom line and changing capitalism with John Elkington

1/3/2022
In this special edition of the Futuring Podcast, Forum’s Founder, environmental activist, and author, Jonathon Porritt, sits down with John Elkington, Founder and Chief Pollinator at Volans and one of the original founders of the sustainability movement in Europe. Tune in to hear John reflect on some of the shifts he has witnessed in the last 25 years, starting with the rise and more recent decline of globalisation, and the sense that the current incarnation of the capitalist system might...

Duration:00:55:41

Differing worldviews, indigenous people and the front lines of climate action with Archana Soreng

12/20/2021
In this special edition of the Futuring Podcast, Forum’s Director of Global Programmes, Caroline Ashley, is in conversation with Archana Soreng. As a young woman activist from an indigenous community, she is on the front line of the fight against climate change. Tune in to hear Archana reflect on the contrast between the indigenous world view she grew up with, which sees people as part of nature, dependent on it and with an obligation to protect it, and a developed world view of nature as a...

Duration:00:23:35

Irreversible tipping points, winning narratives and whether transformation will be too late with Johan Rockstrom

12/6/2021
In this special edition of the Futuring Podcast, Forum’s Founder, environmental activist and author, Jonathon Porritt, sits down with Johan Rockstrom, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and former Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute and Stockholm Resilience Centre. As one of the world’s leading climatologists, Johan Rockström has witnessed the evolution of climate science over the last three decades. Tune in to hear Johan share how over the period of...

Duration:00:53:15

Changing role of business and governments, and the powerhouse that is youth with Jonathon Porritt

11/21/2021
What have been the most significant shifts for the sustainability movement in the last 25 years? Where have we succeeded and failed? What lessons have we learned along the way? How can we transform ‘business as usual’? And what surprises might be lurking around the corner? In this special edition of the Futuring Podcast, Ivana Gazibara, the former Director of the Futures Centre, talks to Jonathon Porritt, environmentalist, author, campaigner, and founder of international sustainability...

Duration:00:42:03

Beyond measuring the impact of philanthropic funding with Cressida Pollock

8/23/2021
Can we reimagine philanthropy as if it takes on transformational climate challenges in a more systemic grant process? In the fifth episode of the Futuring Podcast, Ivana Gazibara, Director of the Futures Centre, talks to Cressida Pollock, the Co-Director of Quadrature Climate Foundation, former Chief Executive of English National Opera and founding member of Somerset Capital Management. Tune in to hear Cressida's fresh perspective on restructuring traditional philanthropic practices for...

Duration:00:37:13

Developing, prototyping, and mainstreaming systemic investing with Dominic Hofstetter

8/11/2021
How can the finance world adopt systems thinking and what are the radical paradigm shifts needed to facilitate large-scale impact? We know that capital can catalyze change but we are yet to deploy it effectively for system change. In the fourth episode of the Futuring Podcast, Ivana Gazibara, Director of the Futures Centre, talks to Dominic Hofstetter, Director of Capital & Investments Climate KIC and co-creator of the Transformation Capital Initiative. He has previously worked as a...

Duration:00:29:32

What if nature was watching us? Climate justice with Daze Aghaji

7/27/2021
Have you ever wondered how differently we'd act if we thought nature was watching and holding us accountable? In the third episode of the Futuring Podcast, Ivana Gazibara, Director of the Futures Centre, talks to Daze Aghaji, a Climate Justice Activist, Political Candidate, Student, and Freelance Advisor. Tune in to hear why decarbonisation can achieve little without empathy, why structural injustice is at the heart of climate justice, how to drive a regenerative future by nurturing a...

Duration:00:33:46

Investing to decarbonise the global economy with Stephan Nicoleau, FullCycle

7/6/2021
As impact investment gains momentum, how can we ensure our capital gets deployed to support the most climate-critical solutions? In the second episode of the Futuring Podcast, Ivana Gazibara, Director of the Futures Centre, talks to Stephan Nicoleau, Managing Director of FullCycle - a fund which invests in technologies that abate short-lived climate pollutants. Tune in to hear about why we should be framing climate as a math challenge, the need to look beyond carbon, the policy signals...

Duration:00:33:43

Climate philanthropy and funding transformative change. How can we ensure capital flows into the right solution spaces?

6/18/2021
Just 2% of philanthropic giving goes to climate action globally and only 3% of this 2% goes to Africa. How can we create system change strategies as funders and investors to support the change we need to see over the coming decade? In the first episode of the Futuring Podcast, Ivana Gazibara, Director of the Futures Centre powered by Forum for the Future, talks to Will Dawson, Director of Climate Philanthropy at Impatience Earth. Tune in to hear why it's important to sometimes let go of...

Duration:00:26:39