The Sustainability Journey

Are you worried about our planet? Do you feel the need for change? Imagine a journey together. Changemakers around the world will share their views and solutions to the greatest challenge of our time. Diverse, Inclusive and Open. From Kenya to the World with Samuele Tini, 3 episodes per month,9,19 and 29!

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Episodes

Sunday Jun 19, 2022

Episode 46! "Everybody has their own journeys, their own learnings in life, and there is no right and wrong. You've got to be true to who you are. And you've got to be proud of that." Nupur Gadkari has 15 years of leading internationally diverse and complex marketing strategies across major brands such as IMG International, Castrol, Mattel, and Disney. She is Poets&Qants 2022 Best & Brightest MBA, Warwick Scholar and Ambassador, Co-President – The Marketing Club, Warwick Business School, Content Director – TEDx Warwick, and Mentor and Steering Committee Member – Warwick Business School Global Mentoring Programme. In the episode, she discusses sustainability and her journey as a woman in leadership. If you like it, comment and share! Nupur's profile https://poetsandquants.com/2022/05/01/2022-best-brightest-mba-nupur-gadkari-warwick-business-school/?pq-category=students

Thursday Jun 09, 2022

Gorongosa National Park is the greatest example of regeneration and conservation. After a long civil war the park had lost almost all its wildlife and was on the brink of extinction. Today, it is an example of an integral conservation, putting the people and the environment at the center. Larissa Sousa is a young, determined Mozambican at the forefront of the education sector of the park. After experiences in the profit world in Germany and Brazil, she is now coordinating the actions toward integrated conservation. The “pro-women, pro-girl and pro-family approach to integrated conservation and development makes this national park truly “A Park for the People.” To know more, visit Gorongosa  and watch the movie  

Sunday May 29, 2022

James Bidwell is a changemaker and sustainability leader. He is the Chair of Springwise, the global platform for innovation and a reference point for anyone interested in creating positive change. He is also the co-founder of Re_Set, a next-generation consultancy for sustainability and innovation. He is the author of Disrupt! 100 Lessons in Business Innovation and speaker. Both companies are B Corp certified and part of 1% of the planet. More than 11,000  innovations are present on Springwise, real solutions to our planet's challenges!

Thursday May 19, 2022

Value from waste? Learn how with Esther Altorfer, managing Director East Africa of Sistema.bio. Sistema.bio is an award-winning waste and resource management system that is economically accessible and technologically advanced. Their key innovation is reimagining biodigesters as high-quality, modern, durable goods. Their prefabricated design creates the conditions needed to scale and ensures quality control that is not possible with traditional designs. And they are transforming lives at the bottom of the pyramid. They are a certified B Corp from Mexico, and they have been constantly some of the Best for the World! Listen, share and comment!

Monday May 09, 2022

“Which is the surfboard that we are going to use to surf the wave of sustainability? I hope that board can be the B Impact Assessment”. Businesses are changing and the B Corp movement is growing by the day, reaching now 5,000 certified companies. And as consumers, we have a responsibility for how we influence and vote every day. Luis Amado, the leader of the B Corp Movement in Portugal, takes through his decade-long experience in working with European businesses riding the wave of sustainability and unlocking real impacts. He discusses some cases and shares insights of value for businesses that want to become a force for good. As usual if you like it, comment, rate on the platforms, and share.

Friday Apr 29, 2022

Marine ecosystems are threatened worldwide by climate change, overfishing, and extreme degradation. Cape Verde, an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African coasts, still is one of the last strongholds of biodiversity in our oceans. But increasingly under threats. And there, the Maio Biodiversity Foundation is at the forefront of the restoration and conservation of this vulnerable ecosystem. We speak with  Dr. Elisa Dierickx a changemaker and leader in the conservation field. She studied biology at Harvard and holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Cambridge and her MBA from INSEAD. She received the prestigious Alumni Change Maker Award from the Financial Times for her work at the Fundação Maio Biodiversidade (Maio Biodiversity Foundation)

Tuesday Apr 19, 2022

13% of the world does not have access to electricity and 40% do not have access to clean fuels for cooking. (Ritchie et al., 2020) And this exposes to health hazards and pollution. Innovation is the key to solving complex problems, and African Clean Energy is proposing a holistic solution to offer energy access and clean cooking, the ACE One. Judith describes impactful stories transforming lives at the bottom of the pyramid, the innovative approach using carbon offsets, and the journey ahead of the company. They are also B Corp certified, with an incredible 179.8 B Impact Score, one of the Best for the World!  

Saturday Apr 09, 2022

“once you realize that we have a very urgent problem at our doorstep, you really have to find a way to put a stake in this fight.” Dr. Mumbi Wachira is a sustainability expert and a leader based in Nairobi. She is a lecturer at the prestigious Strathmore Business School and holds a Ph.D. from St. Gallen University She is a recognized expert on sustainability and integrated reporting practices in sub-Saharan Africa. In the episode, she discusses the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), being at the forefront of the Africa Chapter. What is  PRME? It is an initiative of the UN Global Compact. Working through Six Principles, PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact She also discusses an interesting experience with SME in Kenya, unlocking shared value on the supply chain of a leading continental financial institution!

Tuesday Mar 29, 2022

“If you are a business owner, you should be a B Corp, or you should join the B Corp movement. If you are not a business owner and you are a consumer of goods and services, you should buy B Corp. You should use B Corp services and you should encourage the businesses you work with or you consume from to become B Corps because in the long run, it's better for everyone, the workers, you the customer, your community and the environment.” Learn why in the episode. With Ngwing Kimani, Executive Director B Lab East Africa. 

Saturday Mar 19, 2022

Sanjiv Pater is a Keynote speaker, mentor, educator, and life coach. He proposes a model of servant leadership. The characteristics of a servant leader? He resumes it in the acronym H.E.A.L.S., which he explains in the episode. Sanjiv’s work and passion are testimony that “In the joy of others, lies our own. In the progress of others, rests our own.” - HIS HOLINESS PRAMUKH SWAMI MAHARAJ Learn more about his fantastic work at www.sanjivspeaks.com 

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