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Climate 21 is an initiative by SAP to allow our customers to calculate, report, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The climate 21 podcast is a weekly podcast that will showcase best practices and thought leadership by SAP, its customers, partners and competitors (if they’re game) in greenhouse gas emissions reductions. I will be interviewing climate change experts, executives from companies rolling out the best climate initiatives, and other stakeholders in the space. Subscribe now to be sure you don’t miss an episode.

Climate 21 is an initiative by SAP to allow our customers to calculate, report, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The climate 21 podcast is a weekly podcast that will showcase best practices and thought leadership by SAP, its customers, partners and competitors (if they’re game) in greenhouse gas emissions reductions. I will be interviewing climate change experts, executives from companies rolling out the best climate initiatives, and other stakeholders in the space. Subscribe now to be sure you don’t miss an episode.

Location:

Spain

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Climate 21 is an initiative by SAP to allow our customers to calculate, report, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The climate 21 podcast is a weekly podcast that will showcase best practices and thought leadership by SAP, its customers, partners and competitors (if they’re game) in greenhouse gas emissions reductions. I will be interviewing climate change experts, executives from companies rolling out the best climate initiatives, and other stakeholders in the space. Subscribe now to be sure you don’t miss an episode.

Twitter:

@tomraftery

Language:

English

Contact:

677695468


Episodes

How do we reduce IT's carbon footprint? A chat with Sandra Pallier and Hannah Smith of Climate Action Tech

4/7/2021
Technology has a large and growing carbon footprint. Everything from when you open Google on your phone, to browsing your Instagram feed, to sending an email has climate emissions implications (by the way, speaking of Google, next week's episode features a senior Google exec sharing what they're doing to reduce their emissions!). How can we address that issue? That is the challenge being taken up by Climate Action Tech (CAT for short). Climate Action Tech is a grassroots organisation...

Duration:00:32:42

Easter vacation 2021 episode

3/31/2021
I'm on vacation this week, so I recorded a short episode where I talked about three things: And that's it. A short episode this week, but as I mentioned you can take that as an opportunity to catch up on some of the back catalog you might have missed. Have a good one and I'll catch you back here again next Wednesday when I'll have a great episode talking to some of the good people in ClimateAction.tech. If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave...

Duration:00:10:49

The business of sustainability - a chat with Frank Omare

3/24/2021
I wanted to have an episode of the podcast where we level set on the importance of sustainability for organisations, so I invited Frank Omare to come on the podcast to frame sustainability from a business perspective. We had a fascinating conversation, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it too. If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the Climate 21 Podcast Forum, or just send...

Duration:00:33:12

Using concrete as a carbon sink? A chat with Prof Volker Sick

3/17/2021
Stopping global emissions is not enough. We have to also find ways to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and sequester it. One of the biggest contributors to global emissions is the production of concrete. Imagine if concrete production could be turned from a carbon emitting process into a carbon sink... That is one idea the Global CO2 initiative is looking into. They have come up with a new way to make concrete that uses CO2 as an ingredient. It is an exciting idea, so I reached out to the...

Duration:00:33:33

Impossible Foods quest to reduce the impact of agriculture - a chat with Rebekah Moses

3/10/2021
The first time I came across Impossible Foods was when I read an article about them in Techcrunch back in 2016 and I was immediately sold on the idea - making protein for people cutting out the animal middle-man is such an excellent concept, and such a win for the planet in terms of land use, energy use, and water use! So when I kicked off this podcast, I was keen to talk to someone from Impossible Foods to hear the story from their perspective. To that end, I reached out and invited...

Duration:00:36:37

The potential of big data and environmental sustainability - a chat with IBM's Jacob Dencik

3/3/2021
Data is the new currency we're told (some people call it the new oil, I refuse to use that expression given the negative connotations of being associated with oil!). Given that, I'd be remiss not to have an episode of the podcast dedicated to talking about how data, and big data can help with the climate crisis. To that end, I invited Jacob Dencik to come on the podcast. Jacob is the Economic Research Leader at the IBM Institute for Business Value, so who better to discuss this...

Duration:00:32:43

Can Indoor Vertical Farming help reduce our emissions? A chat with &ever CSO Mark Korzilius

2/24/2021
I'm a big fan of the concept of Indoor Vertical Farming, so when I came across the company &ever I reached out to their CSO, Mark Korzilius and asked him to come on the podcast to tell me more about their operations. &ever is a startup in the vertical farming space with a large operation in Kuwait, some interesting hyperlocal operations in Germany, and a larger plant (sorry, bad pun!) opening in Singapore. I loved that in this interview with Mark, he was very realistic about the advantages...

Duration:00:37:26

Climate, geopolitics, and supply chain risk - a chat with Jacob Shapiro

2/17/2021
So much of what's happening in the climate space revolves around geopolitics that I thought it might be interesting to bring an expert in to talk about that. So, I invited Jacob Shapiro to come on the podcast to talk about these issues. Jacob is the Founder and Chief Strategist at Perch Perspectives, as well as the host of the Perch Pod podcast. As we covered the supply chain risk implications of geopolitics in the podcast, I published a lightly edited version of this conversation (less...

Duration:00:46:09

BCG's path to net zero - a chat with Michel Frédeau and Daniel Weise

2/10/2021
Boston Consulting Group is one of the most prestigious management consulting firms in the world. In September 2020 BCG committed to going Net Zero by 2030, and carbon negative thereafter. And they are committing "$400 million over the next decade to enable BCG teams to drive climate and environmental impact across industries and countries". Then in late January of this year (2021) BCG CEO Rich Lesser wrote a post on the World Economic Forum blog titled "Supply chains can be a climate...

Duration:00:41:29

The increasing importance of ESG for organisations - a chat with SAP's Adam Lyons

2/3/2021
In the episode of this podcast where I talked to JP Morgan's Head of ESG Debt Capital Markets, Paul O'Connor, Paul mentioned ESG and it's importance. I wanted to dig into this in more detail, especially it's relevance to companies, the reasons for its increasing importance, and why it is suddenly a board level issue. To that end I invited Adam Lyons to come onto the podcast to delve a little deeper into ESG and why organisations need to have this very much top of mind. We had a fascinating...

Duration:00:34:01

Electric powerboat racing? A chat with E1 Series CEO Rodi Basso

1/27/2021
On this week's episode of the Climate 21 podcast we have a slight change of direction - away from the corporate world, and into the world of sport. Specifically powerboat racing. Not very sustainable, right? Well, that depends... The new E1 Series is the first ever world electric powerboat series - yes, electric powerboats. In the same way that Formula 1 car racing brought about many advancements in modern cars, the E1 Series intends to modernise the marine world and push the envelope on...

Duration:00:39:17

The role of the investment community in climate emissions reductions - a chat with JP Morgan's Paul O'Connor

1/20/2021
The investment community has enormous influence on global markets (by directing capital flows) and the climate emissions space is by no means immune to this. I invited J.P. Morgan's Head of EMEA ESG Debt Capital Markets Paul O'Connor to come on the podcast to talk about how this works. I know next to nothing about finance as you can probably tell from the questions I was asking, but Paul was excellent, and explained it all extremely well, so even I could understand, and I learned...

Duration:00:35:38

Renewable energy, storage, and electric transportation - a chat with Auke Hoekstra

1/13/2021
So, Auke Hoekstra is a bit of a legend in the renewable energy, and electric vehicle world. Program Director at NEON research leading a team of 35 PhD's at Eindhoven University of Technology Auke and his team are at the forefront of R&D into clean energy generation, electricity storage, and usage in transportation. However, it is on his Twitter account (@AukeHoekstra) where Auke really shines. He regularly posts detailed, carefully researched, Twitter Threads debunking silly scare stories...

Duration:00:49:47

The importance of Climate related goals for organisations - a chat with Prof Stephanie Bertels

1/6/2021
In this week's episode of the podcast I'm talking Prof Stephanie Bertels - Prof Bertels is the Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability SFU Beedie School of Business as well as Founder and Executive Director of The Embedding Project. We had a fascinating conversation covering the reasons why climate change matters to business today now more than ever (spoiler alert - it has to do with the risks to global markets), the setting of climate goals by organisations, and...

Duration:00:45:47

Final episode of 2020, upcoming guests, 2020 news, and an ask

12/23/2020
The last Climate 21 episode of 2020 Quick announcement - to help serve you the podcast audience better I have created a chat room on my TomRaftery.com website. Just go to TomRaftery.com/climate and there you can leave ideas for topics for upcoming podcasts, speaker suggestions, feedback on episodes, or create your own topic for people to chat about 3 back episodes including: climate21.orgThis may be the end of 2020, but it is not the end of the podcast obviously, I’ll be back again in...

Duration:00:12:43

Microsoft's incredibly ambitious climate emissions initiative - a chat with Lucas Joppa

12/16/2020
Microsoft has a stellar track record when it comes to climate emissions. Microsoft rolled out an internal price on carbon in 2012 - something most major companies today have yet to do. And in January 2020 Microsoft announced its plan to become carbon negative by 2030, and by 2050 to remove from the atmosphere all the carbon Microsoft has been responsible for emitting since it began operations in 1975. Given these audacious commitments, and the stated aim of this podcast to share successful...

Duration:00:42:48

What are Shell's climate emissions reduction ambitions? A chat with Shell exec committee member Huibert Vigeveno

12/9/2020
Fossil fuel companies are in large part responsible for the current climate emergency we find ourselves in - both through the products they produce, and through delaying climate action by governments for as long as they possibly could. Things have changed for the better more recently though. With the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, with the global rise of renewables, and with an ever increasing number of climate-related disasters, fossil fuel companies (most of them at least) are...

Duration:00:29:09

Climate 21? What's that? - a chat with SAP Executive Board member Thomas Saueressig

12/2/2020
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Climate 21 podcast - thank you for your interest. This is a podcast which aims to talk to senior executives, climate scientists, and other interested stakeholders to share successful climate emissions reductions stories/strategies to help inspire others on this important journey. For this first episode I invited SAP Executive Board member Thomas Saueressig to come on the podcast to talk about SAP's Climate 21 initiative (after which this podcast is...

Duration:00:31:40

Climate 21 Intro

9/7/2020
Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, where-ever you are in the world. This is the Climate 21 podcast, and I am your host, Global Vice President for SAP, Tom Raftery. Climate 21 is an initiative by SAP to allow our customers calculate, report, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The climate 21 podcast will showcase best practices and thought leadership by SAP, its customers, partners and competitors (if they’re game) in emissions reductions. I will be interviewing climate...

Duration:00:00:44