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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 26: Innovative ideas on how to survive on a fast changing planet. Interview with David Biello, author “The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age.”

7/10/2017
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David Biello is the science curator at TED Talks as well as a contributing editor for Scientific American. He recently published “The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age,” in which he explores the emergence of the “Anthropocene,” the period during which human activity has become the dominant influence on planet-sized systems... The post Episode 26: Innovative ideas on how to survive on a fast changing planet. Interview with David Biello, author “The...

Duration: 00:53:25


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.

5/22/2017
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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


Episode 14| Hunter Lovins: New thinking that will drive Regenerative Capitalism, the next wave beyond sustainability

12/12/2016
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From a vantage point of 40 years experience helping create the field of sustainability, Hunter Lovins is in an excellent position to explain where sustainability is today–and to highlight the latest thinking that will drive regenerative practices, the next wave beyond sustainability. Hunter is the President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, an entrepreneurial NGO that helps... The post Episode 14| Hunter Lovins: New thinking that will drive Regenerative Capitalism, the next wave beyond...

Duration: 00:37:31


Episode 13: Professor Paul Ekins: Smart regulation, new technologies and carbon taxation

11/29/2016
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Little had been written on the role of environmental taxes when Paul Ekins wrote The Living Economy in1986. Since that time we have learnt a lot more about the potential role of taxation in dealing with climate change, yet there has been relatively little implementation of these ideas. In this podcast, Professor Ekins gives his view on the crucial role of smart regulation, new technologies and carbon taxation in dealing with climate change. He also discusses role of markets in solving...

Duration: 00:29:17


Episode 12: Tessa Tennant | The future of green finance

11/21/2016
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After several false starts, many experts now believe that the green finance sector is at a tipping point. Investors are paying attention to ESG factors as never before, there is an explosion of investor interest in green bonds, and195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal in Paris in 2015. In this podcast, eco-finance pioneer Tessa Tennant gives her view on recent developments in green finance, explores the implications of the Paris Agreement, and...

Duration: 00:50:06


Episode 11: Douglas Rushkoff | How the digital revolution undermines sustainability–and some proposals for a fairer more sustainable world

11/8/2016
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Author, media theorist, professor, activist: Douglas Rushkoff wears many hats. At the heart of his work is a recurring theme: how to redevelop society to better serve humans. In this episode, Douglas discusses his latest book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, which raises fundamental questions about what he calls the “old extractive, growth-based capitalism.” This is a hard-hitting critique of the digital revolution, finance in Silicon Valley, and its obsession with growth-and a call for...

Duration: 00:28:37


Episode 10: Paul Dickinson| The crucial importance of corporate climate change data

10/26/2016
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Paul Dickinson founded CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, in 2000 with a vision to help the global economic system operate within sustainable environmental boundaries, and to prevent dangerous climate change. CDP manages a data platform which gathers data on the greenhouse gas emissions of major corporations around the world. CDP’s data is used by a global network of investors and purchasers, representing over $100 trillion. In this interview, Paul discusses trends in provision...

Duration: 00:36:53


Episode 9: Aron Cramer| Corporate sustainability – the journey so far, hard questions and possible headwinds

10/13/2016
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Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) has been providing socially responsible business solutions to many of the world's leading companies for almost 25 years, working with 250 member companies around the world to create a more just and sustainable global economy. In this podcast, BSR CEO Aron Cramer, gives his frank assessment of where companies are on their journey to sustainability, the crucial role of finance in the sustainability, and asks difficult questions about the future of an...

Duration: 00:27:47

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