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Episode 52 Interview with Professor Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

8/9/2018
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Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). His vision for CUSP builds on thirty years of multi-disciplinary research on sustainability and decades of policy experience, in particular his work as Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission.... The post Episode 52 Interview with Professor Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development at the...

Duration:00:40:23

Episode 51: Interview with Georg Kell, the founder and former Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, currently Chairman of Anglo-German asset manager, Arabesque Partners.

8/1/2018
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Georg Kell is the founder and former Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact. the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with over 9,000 corporate signatories in more than 160 countries. As its founding Executive Director, Georg helped to establish the United Nations Global Compact as the foremost platform for the development, implementation and... The post Episode 51: Interview with Georg Kell, the founder and former Executive Director of the United...

Duration:00:24:47

Episode 50: Interview with Paul Hawken, co-founder and Executive Director of Project Drawdown

7/22/2018
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In this interview, Paul Hawken, the co-founder and Executive Director of Project Drawdown, discusses the inception and mission of Drawdown– and explains the research, modelling and analysis underpinning the project. He emphasises how this project is the first of its kind, as previously many, even within the science community, had a scant understanding of the... The post Episode 50: Interview with Paul Hawken, co-founder and Executive Director of Project Drawdown appeared first on The...

Duration:00:58:31

Episode 49: interview with consultant and educator Daniel Wahl on regenerative design

7/2/2018
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In this rich and broad discussion, Dr. Daniel Wahl makes the case for biomimicry and regenerative cultures, particularly by stressing the importance of creating biomaterials-based circular economies that are conducive to life. He highlights the innately destructive nature of our economic system whereby environmental and social costs are not adequately priced and regenerative activity is not incentivised.... The post Episode 49: interview with consultant and educator Daniel Wahl on...

Duration:00:54:55

Episode 49: Interview with Paul Hawken, co-founder and Executive Director of Project Drawdown (jointly with The Drawdown Agenda)

6/28/2018
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This episode is a collaboration with the Drawdown Agenda (www.thedrawdownagenda), an exciting new podcast series exploring the ground-breaking research behind the best-selling book Drawdown, a new and inspiring vision how we can reverse global warming by achieving “drawdown” – when atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations peak and begin to decline. In this interview, Paul Hawken, the... The post Episode 49: Interview with Paul Hawken, co-founder and Executive Director of Project Drawdown...

Duration:00:58:24

Episode 48: Interview with Dr Thomas Lovejoy, “the Godfather of Biodiversity.”

6/23/2018
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Dr Lovejoy is a tropical biologist and conservation biologist. He a Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation and University Professor in the Environmental Science and Policy department at George Mason University. Dr Lovejoy was the World Bank’s Chief Biodiversity Advisor and the Lead Specialist for Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean as well... The post Episode 48: Interview with Dr Thomas Lovejoy, “the Godfather of Biodiversity.” appeared first on The Sustainability...

Duration:00:36:24

Episode 47: Interview with Jeff Goodell on the risks posed by climate induced sea level rises

6/15/2018
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Jeff Goodell is a leading environmental journalist and author. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times magazine and serves as serves contributing editor to Rolling Stone magazine. He is the author of six books including How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate (2010) and Big Coal:... The post Episode 47: Interview with Jeff Goodell on the risks posed by climate induced sea level rises appeared first on The Sustainability Agenda.

Duration:00:40:23

Episode 46: Interview with Cameron Hepburn Cameron Hepburn is Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford

6/5/2018
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Cameron Hepburn is Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and he is Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School He has published widely on energy, resources and environmental challenges across a... The post Episode 46: Interview with Cameron Hepburn Cameron Hepburn is Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of...

Duration:00:32:59

Episode 45: The shocking detrimental environmental impact of China’s Belt and Road intiative: interview with Professor Bill Laurance,Distinguished Research Professor at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia

5/23/2018
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In episode 45 of the Sustainability Agenda, Professor Bill Laurance reveals the massive environmental impact of road building in the global south and highlights the massive environmental risks associated with China’s dizzyingly ambitious Belt and Road initiative—a massive series of infrastructure projects across 70 countries with an estimated budget of $8 trillion. Laurance explains the... The post Episode 45: The shocking detrimental environmental impact of China’s Belt and Road...

Duration:00:43:25

Episode 44: China as an environmental leader? Interview with Isabel Hilton, founder and editor of chinadialogue.net

5/18/2018
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In episode 44 of the Sustainability Agenda, China Dialogue founder Isabel Hilton gives an overview of China’s emergence as a key environmental actor on the world stage and assesses China’s recent environmental engagement (and motivations). Isabel talks about how the Chinese government exercises control in matters environmental – and some of the particular challenges the... The post Episode 44: China as an environmental leader? Interview with Isabel Hilton, founder and editor of...

Duration:00:40:55

Episode 43: Dr. Charly Kleissner, co-founder KL Felicitas Foundation, discusses the power of “deep impact” investing and the importance of developing a new post-modern portfolio theory that includes impact

4/25/2018
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Dr. Charly Kleissner is a pioneer in the field of impact investment. He believes that the deeper meaning of wealth is to make a positive contribution to humanity and the planet. Dr. Kleissner co-founded KL Felicitas Foundation (www.klfelicitasfoundation.org), and Social-Impact International (www.social-impact.org), which help social entrepreneurs worldwide to accelerate and increase their impact. Dr. Kleissner co-founded... The post Episode 43: Dr. Charly Kleissner, co-founder KL...

Duration:01:20:29

Episode 42: Sustainability: a new way of doing business. How Interview with George Serafeim, the Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

3/22/2018
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George Serafeim is the Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He has a wide range of research interests including international business, corporate governance and corporate reporting, with a special focus on sustainability. George has presented his research in over 60 countries and is one of the most popular business authors,... The post Episode 42: Sustainability: a new way of doing business. How Interview with George Serafeim, the...

Duration:00:55:20

Episode 41: Interview with William McDonough on the Cradle to Cradle economy

3/9/2018
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William McDonough is a globally recognised leader in sustainable development. His books Cradle to Cradle: Rethinking the Way we Make Things, co-authored with chemist Michael Braungart and followed up in 2013 by The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability – Designing for Abundance, are seminal texts in the circular economy movement. Originally trained as an architect, McDonough firmly... The post Episode 41: Interview with William McDonough on the Cradle to Cradle economy appeared first on The...

Duration:00:37:36

Episode 40: Interview with Jay Coen Gilbert on the growth and success of B Corps and how the movement aims to re-define success in business

2/28/2018
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Jay Coen Gilbert is co-founder of B Lab, the non-profit organisation behind B Corp, a global movement which seeks to harness the power of business to create a shared and more inclusive form of capitalism. B Lab provides an extensive and comprehensive assessment of companies’ governance and social and environmental impacts and accredits sustainable and... The post Episode 40: Interview with Jay Coen Gilbert on the growth and success of B Corps and how the movement aims to re-define success...

Duration:00:46:17

Episode 39: The future of finance and sustainable capitalism: Interview with David Blood, Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management

2/11/2018
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David Blood is Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management, which he co-founded in 2004 with Al Gore. With 35 years’ experience in the financial sector, including 18 years at Goldman Sachs where he served as CEO of Asset Management, David believes passionately in the role of finance in empowering business solutions for the world’s most... The post Episode 39: The future of finance and sustainable capitalism: Interview with David Blood, Senior Partner of Generation Investment...

Duration:00:40:56

Episode 38: Sam Fankhauser, Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, discusses carbon pricing

2/1/2018
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Sam Fankhauser is Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. He has been at the institute since its inception a decade ago, where he initially joined as a Principal Research Fellow. He also holds positions as Deputy Director of the Centre for Climate Change... The post Episode 38: Sam Fankhauser, Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, discusses carbon pricing...

Duration:00:50:14

Episode 37: Interview with Sabina Alkire, director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI: how to effectively measure poverty using the multidimensional poverty indicator (MPI)

1/17/2018
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Dr Sabina Alkire is the director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), an economic research centre within the Oxford Department of International Development. She is a professor in International Affairs at the George Washington University and is a fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association. With fellow economist James Foster, she... The post Episode 37: Interview with Sabina Alkire, director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative...

Duration:00:35:04

Episode 36: Carbon Brief’s Leo Hickman reviews COP23

11/24/2017
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Leo Hickman is director and editor of Carbon Brief, a leading UK based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy, and energy policy. Carbon Brief specialises in clear data-driven articles and graphics to communicate complex and fast-moving developments in climate science to improve the understanding of climate change both in terms of... The post Episode 36: Carbon Brief’s Leo Hickman reviews COP23 appeared first on The Sustainability Agenda.

Duration:00:35:13

Episode 35: Dr Andy Price, head of politics at Sheffield Hallam University, discusses the ideas of the neglected American political theorist and pioneering ecologist, Murray Bookchin

11/7/2017
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Dr. Andy Price is head of politics at Sheffield Hallam University. His primary research area lies in political theory; particularly in ecology, environmentalism and new social movements, such as the Occupy movement. He has taught and researched in higher education for over fifteen years and previously held positions at Saint Louis University in Madrid, Liverpool... The post Episode 35: Dr Andy Price, head of politics at Sheffield Hallam University, discusses the ideas of the neglected...

Duration:00:40:54

Episode 34 Interview with Annemieke Tsike-Sossah de Jong, Head of Portfolio at the IKEA Foundation

10/27/2017
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Annemieke Tsike-Sossah de Jong is Head of Portfolio at the IKEA Foundation, the independent charitable foundation that overseas IKEA’s global philanthropy. First established in 1982 with the main goal of preventing child labour, the foundation’s operations expanded considerably in 2009 so that today it administers an annual budget of 140 million euros. Its efforts are... The post Episode 34 Interview with Annemieke Tsike-Sossah de Jong, Head of Portfolio at the IKEA Foundation appeared...

Duration:00:44:06