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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


Episode 33: Interview with Scott Tew, executive director of the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand.

10/17/2017
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Scott Tew is the executive director of the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand, a global diversified industrial company with over 40,000 employees and annual revenues of over 13 billion dollars. Ingersoll Rand is involved in numerous operations including connected heating, ventilation and air conditioning solutions, air compression technologies, electrical vehicles... The post Episode 33: Interview with Scott Tew, executive director of the Center for...

Duration: 00:32:11


Episode 32: Dr. Per Espen Stoknes: The psychology behind climate change denial

10/2/2017
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Dr. Per Espen Stoknes is a distinguished psychologist and economist and chair of the Centre for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School. He is a pioneer in the field of climate change psychology, which he has studied for twenty years–and the author of numerous books including the acclaimed What We Think About When We... The post Episode 32: Dr. Per Espen Stoknes: The psychology behind climate change denial appeared first on The Sustainability Agenda.

Duration: 00:38:24


Episode 31: UN Climate Week Special: Interview with Barry Parkin Chief Sustainability Officer at Mars, Inc.

9/21/2017
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Barry Parkin is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Mars, Inc. The family run confectionary giant has over 33 billion dollars in annual sales and is ranked by Forbes as the 6th largest privately held company in the United States, with over 80,000 employees, 150 factories and a million small-scale suppliers around the world. As Chief... The post Episode 31: UN Climate Week Special: Interview with Barry Parkin Chief Sustainability Officer at Mars, Inc. appeared first on The Sustainability...

Duration: 00:41:40


Episode 30: UN Climate Week Special: Professor Michael Mann

9/18/2017
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Michael Mann is a distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Centre at Pennsylvania State University. A climatologist and geophysicist, he is a leading contributor to the IPCC and is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading climate scientists. His work has been pivotal in advancing our understanding of... The post Episode 30: UN Climate Week Special: Professor Michael Mann appeared first on The Sustainability Agenda.

Duration: 00:29:09


Episode 29: Interview with Dr Richard Norgaard, Professor Emeritus of Ecological Economics in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, environmental pioneer and founding member and former president of the International Soc

9/3/2017
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Dr. Richard Norgaard is Professor Emeritus of Ecological Economics in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, and a founding member and former president of the International Society for Ecological Economics. After receiving his PhD at the University of Chicago, where he studied under Milton Freidman, he became a critic of... The post Episode 29: Interview with Dr Richard Norgaard, Professor Emeritus of Ecological Economics in the Energy and Resources...

Duration: 00:47:53


Episode 28: The future of the sustainability agenda: interview with Tony Juniper.

8/17/2017
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In this thought provoking and insightful interview, Tony Juniper provides a timely assessment of the state of sustainability agenda and the relative importance of key sustainability drivers, highlighting how corporations are taking the lead driving the sustainability agenda, the growing influence of investors on sustainability and the role of technology. Tony highlights the scale of... The post Episode 28: The future of the sustainability agenda: interview with Tony Juniper. appeared...

Duration: 00:39:41


Episode 27: interview with Lynelle Cameron, President & CEO of the Autodesk Foundation and Senior Director of Sustainability at Autodesk, Inc.

8/4/2017
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In this interview, Lynelle talks about the work of the Autodesk Foundation-and the relationship between sustainability, CSR and corporate philanthropy at Autodesk. She highlights the growing importance of sustainability in design and the company’s commitment to bringing sustainability thinking into all its design work, and the development of Sustainability Workshop, an online learning platform developed... The post Episode 27: interview with Lynelle Cameron, President & CEO of the...

Duration: 00:39:20


Episode 25: Sustainable procurement: how are companies doing? Interview with Pierre-Francois Thaler, co-founder and co-CEO of EcoVadis.

6/26/2017
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In recent years, sustainable procurement has become an increasingly important issue for customers and stakeholders in large companies around the world. Yet assessing levels of sustainability across supply chains remains a tremendous challenge for many companies. In this interview, Pierre-Francois Thaler, co-founder, and co-CEO of EcoVadis, talks about the key drivers of sustainable procurement and... The post Episode 25: Sustainable procurement: how are companies doing? Interview with...

Duration: 00:31:51


Episode 24: Keeping track of corporate sustainability commitments: interview with Toby Heap, the CEO and co-founder of Corporate Knights Inc. a media company

5/30/2017
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How well are companies doing when it comes to sustainability? This is a key question that Corporate Knights assesses in its annual Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations—based on publicly available information provided by companies around the world. In this interview, Toby explains how Corporate Knights assess companies’ sustainability credentials –and the different ways in which... The post Episode 24: Keeping track of corporate sustainability commitments: interview with Toby Heap, the...

Duration: 00:49:50


Episode 23: Interview with Jean Bennington Sweeney, Chief Sustainability Officer for 3M Company: 3M’s sustainability journey.

5/21/2017
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In this interview, Jean Bennington Sweeney, Chief Sustainability Officer at 3M, gives an overview of the company’s sustainability journey as a purpose-driven organisation. She points to three main ways in which sustainability helps 3M –compliance, risk management, and growth—and how this resonates with investors. Jean emphasizes the crucial importance of setting bold sustainability goals-how that... The post Episode 23: Interview with Jean Bennington Sweeney, Chief Sustainability Officer...

Duration: 00:52:47


Episode 22: Professor Giorgos Kallis: Degrowth and the dangers of excessive economic growth

5/8/2017
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In this interview, Professor Giorgos Kallis, a leading degrowth thinker, provides an overview of evolving theories of degrowth. Degrowth theorists argue for a reduction in production and consumption, arguing that overconsumption is at the root of many of the long term environmental issues and social inequalities facing the world today. Professor Kallis highlights the importance... The post Episode 22: Professor Giorgos Kallis: Degrowth and the dangers of excessive economic growth appeared...

Duration: 00:53:28


Episode 21: Michael Kobori, Vice-President, Sustainability, at Levi Strauss & Co. Levi’s Sustainability Journey

4/28/2017
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Michael has led sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co. since 2001. Under his leadership, Levi has been a leader in bringing sustainability to the apparel industry and Michael has helped drive industry collaboration on sustainability, serving as Chair of the Better Cotton Initiative and Board member of the Sustainable apparel Coalition. In this interview, Michael... The post Episode 21: Michael Kobori, Vice-President, Sustainability, at Levi Strauss & Co. Levi’s Sustainability Journey...

Duration: 00:23:53


Episode 19: Andreea Strachinescu | developments in new energy technologies and innovation in the EU

3/20/2017
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Andreea Strachinescu is head of the New Energy Technologies and Innovation unit in the Directorate General for Energy at the European Commission. She is responsible for the development of the policy and actions on non-nuclear energy research and innovation. In this interview, Andrea talks about recent developments in EU renewable energy, in particular, growing focus on... The post Episode 19: Andreea Strachinescu | developments in new energy technologies and innovation in the EU appeared...

Duration: 00:46:05


Episode 17: Professor Kevin Anderson| Climate Change Warning

2/10/2017
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Professor Kevin Anderson is an important – and outspoken – voice on the immediate dangers of climate change and the urgency for strong and immediate action now, individually and collectively. He is the Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research holds a joint chair in Energy and Climate Change at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace... The post Episode 17: Professor Kevin Anderson| Climate Change Warning appeared first on The Sustainability Agenda.

Duration: 00:57:48


Episode 16: Interview with Ericsson’s Elaine Weidman-Grunewald: Ericsson’s sustainability journey

1/27/2017
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Ericsson has been at the forefront of corporate sustainability initiatives for many years- and will publish its 24th annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report on March 1 2017. In this podcast, I speak to Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility (CR) for the Ericsson Group worldwide about the company’s sustainability journey. Elaine’s work is focused... The post Episode 16: Interview with Ericsson’s Elaine Weidman-Grunewald:...

Duration: 00:30:35


Episode 15: Interview with John Elkington: Exponential technologies, climate change, and sustainable development.

1/10/2017
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John is a pioneer in the world of corporate responsibility and sustainable development -as a writer, consultant, and serial entrepreneur he has been at the forefront of sustainability thinking for four decades. John is the author or co-author of 19 books —- he is credited with coining key sustainability terms including environmental excellence, the triple... The post Episode 15: Interview with John Elkington: Exponential technologies, climate change, and sustainable development. appeared...

Duration: 00:42:12

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