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#26: Dr Dilip Kulkarni on Serving The Needs of The World’s Poor

6/17/2018
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My guest today is Dr Dilip Kulkarni, President of JAIN Irrigation Systems, an Indian multinational and one of the world’s leading irrigation companies with factories in 30 countries. Dilip and his team at JAIN have pioneered a productivity revolution through modern irrigation systems and innovative technologies in order to achieve significant increases in ‘crop per […]

Duration:00:19:58

#25: Prof Vanina Farber on Making a Jigsaw from Career Pieces

6/15/2018
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My guest today is Professor Vanina Farber. Vanina originates from Argentina, is an economist and political scientist and currently holds the elea Chair for Social Innovation at IMD Business School in Switzerland. Vanina is a specialist in social innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility, with almost two decades of experience in teaching, research and consultancy, working […]

Duration:00:42:27

#24: Benjamin Lephilibert on Picking Difficult Battles

6/14/2018
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My guest today is Benjamin Lephilibert. Ben is the Managing Director of LightBlue Environmental Consulting and an expert in hotel food waste prevention, employees/guests participation, and certification. Ben describes himself as a ‘self-made food waste solution designer’. He started his career in sustainability ten years ago with Accor Hotel Group, where he was in charge […]

Duration:00:37:03

#23: Genevieve Boast on Constructive Rebellion

6/13/2018
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My guest today is Genevieve Boast. Gen is a writer and the founder of Beyond Human Stories: a global consultancy that exists to connect individuals and organizations to their bigger social purpose and story in the world. She works with leaders and teams in business, education, charities and communities to create new stories that are […]

Duration:00:58:24

#22: Rajesh Nair on A Love For Ambiguity

6/12/2018
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My guest today is Rajesh Nair, Founder and CEO of Bangalore-based blockchain startup Happystry. Rajesh is a serial entrepreneur following earlier careers as a senior corporate executive, researcher and consultant. Currently, he’s working with his team on building Happystry as a parallel economy for responsible actions, products and services. Happystry will be driven and catalyzed through […]

Duration:00:25:02

#21: Caroline Meledo on ‘The Hair in the Soup’

6/10/2018
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My guest today is Caroline Meledo, Senior Manager for Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights at Hilton Worldwide. Starting with a Masters in International Relations from John Hopkins University followed by an early internship with Professor John Ruggie, the United Nations’ Special Representative on Human Rights, Caroline has rapidly built a career as one of the […]

Duration:00:42:26

#20: Michael Cassiers on Self-Managed Organisations

6/7/2018
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My guest today is Michael Cassiers, a Director of CompanyDoctors, which he co-founded in 1998 in order to work with organisations to liberate locked-up potential and to minimise or even eliminate organisational friction and energy losses. They aim for a climate of ‘organisational wellbeing’ best suited to exploiting potential more fully. Over the years, he […]

Duration:00:34:33

#19: Dr Vanita Viswanath on Epic Learning Journeys

6/6/2018
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My guest today is Dr Vanita Viswanath, a Bangalore-based social entrepreneur, organisational mentor and researcher. Passionate about women’s empowerment through entrepreneurship, up to 2014, Vanita was CEO of Udyogini, an NGO she founded in 2000 to develop women entrepreneurs across India. Nowadays, she divides her time as an advisor to Sattva Consulting, as chair of […]

Duration:00:26:51

#18: Professor Stuart Hart on Who Needs A Plan?

6/5/2018
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My guest today is Professor Stuart L. Hart, the Steven Grossman Endowed Chair for Sustainable Business and Co-Director of The Sustainable Innovation MBA at the University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business, one of the world’s most radical and pioneering MBA programs which embeds sustainability deep into every business discipline. Stu is one of the […]

Duration:00:50:43

#17: Johanna Von Toggenburg on Being True to Yourself

6/4/2018
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My guest today is Johanna Von Toggenburg, MiyahCon Partnership Co-ordinator for GVC Italia, a leading Italian international development NGO. At the time of this episode posting in June 2018, Johanna has only just joined GVC Italia, having been until very recently with the United Nations as co-ordinator of the Arab Integrated Water Resources Management Network. […]

Duration:00:47:43

#16: Jan Van Betten on Getting Lost in The Woods

6/3/2018
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My guest today is Jan Van Betten, founder and CEO of Nudge, an Amsterdam-based social business which works to solve social and environmental issues by running leadership programs, consulting and campaigning as well as distributing expertise across their online platform and through their grass roots community of over 60.000 individuals and 300 business partners. Jan […]

Duration:00:30:27

#8: Alexandre Lemille on Heroes and Humanity

5/22/2018
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My guest today is Alexandre Lemille, a thought leader in circular economics who is challenging what has initially developed as a resource-focused model to propose a ‘Circular Economy 2.0’ (which he also called ‘Human-centred Circular Economy’) by embedding two identified missing dimensions: the social dimension and a measurement of value creation. Alexandre is founder of […]

Duration:00:38:28

#7: Laura Storm on Creating Social Movements

5/21/2018
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My guest today is Laura Storm, an experienced thought-leader and international keynote speaker. Laura is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, where she supports their work as an expert in sustainable development and climate change. Laura has led or co-founded a number of sustainability-focused organisations including the Copenhagen Climate Council, the World […]

Duration:00:42:31

#6: Josh Tewksbury on Science in Service to Society

5/20/2018
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Dr Josh Tewksbury is Director of the Future Earth Global Hub in Colorado and editor of Future Earth’s in-house magazine, Anthropocene (which is a great read by the way). An ecologist, evolutionary biologist and conservation biologist by training, Josh has over 20 years of active research on the impacts of climate on animals and plants […]

Duration:00:55:33

#5: Tim Balcon on Self-Limiting Beliefs

5/12/2018
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Tim Balcon, CEO of IEMA, arguably the world’s leading membership association for sustainability professionals, including Chief Sustainability Officers from many of the world’s leading companies. From humble beginnings as an apprentice service engineer with British Gas, Tim has overcome self-limiting beliefs to find his way to leading a global community of sustainability leaders. In conversation […]

Duration:00:36:33

#4: Dr Arnold Smit on Vocational Living

5/12/2018
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Dr Arnold Smit is Associate Professor of Business in Society and Head of Social Impact at Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa. Arnold has a varied career in church ministry, business consulting and now academia. He is an international authority on business ethics and a leading commentator and coach on vocational living and ‘whole person learning’. […]

Duration:00:37:10

#3: Nicola Gryczka on Carving a Career from Passion

5/12/2018
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Nicola Gryczka is CEO of Gastromotiva, a leading social business based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which uses food as a social change agent by providing vocational kitchen training, entrepreneurial classes and nutrition education to create opportunities for those living on the margins of society, while also working to reduce food waste. Since 2016 she has […]

Duration:00:40:01

#2: Dr Isabel Rimanoczy on Sustainability Mindset

5/12/2018
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Dr Isabel Rimanoczy is a psychologist and executive coach turned management academic, and a leading international authority on sustainability mindset. She is Convenor of the United Nations PRME Working Group on Sustainability Mindset. During our conversation we discuss the relationship between a legacy mindset and a sustainability mindset, the importance of intentionality, the role of […]

Duration:01:05:41

#1: Dr Sabitha Ramamurthy on Realising a Vision

5/12/2018
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25 years ago, Dr Sabitha founded the CMR Group, one of Bangalore’s leading private educational institutions with nothing more than a passion, interest and instinct. Today CMR educates over 17,000 students at any one time. Dr Sabitha’s relentless focus on the needs of young people has been the magic ingredient behind CMR’s success. During our […]

Duration:00:29:54