The Sustainability Journey

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!

Episodes

April 9, 2024 36 mins

In our latest episode we explore  the profound intersections of sustainability, activism, and social justice with global activist Kumi Naidoo. Kumi who led in the past Greenpeace and Amnesty International, brings a wealth of experience and insight. He is now a  Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Centre on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

He emphasizes, "The struggle to avert catastrophic climate c...

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"My entire fashion career has been about really utilizing what is already in existence... and the dignity, the relationship between myself, the people who make my clothes, and the people who wear my clothes"

We sat with  Orsola de Castro, a pioneer in sustainable fashion, author and the co-founder of Fashion Revolution, to explore the transformative world of eco-friendly fashion. The episode navigates through the intricate relation...

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In this episode we met Luca Zerbini, Founder and CEO of the B Corp certified UNA TERRA. It  is the first early-growth impact fund (SFDR Art. 9) and ecosystem with an exclusive focus on the global Circular Economy Transition.. Zerbini, being an expert in the sustainability field, shares a unique journey from being a fervent nature lover to initiating transformational and innovative ventures to combat the pressing global sustainabili...

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"The good news is after 54 years working in sustainability... we are in the beginning of the biggest change I've ever seen globally in the world.”

In this insightful episode, we are joined by Peter Fusaro, a global sustainability expert, author, and the founder of the Wall Street Green Summit, the most comprehensive sustainable finance event in the world. The summit was launched in 2002 and it has reached its 23rd edition, from 12t...

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I just believe I was born loving this planet... And I realized she needed more voices to speak for her.

Lindsey Coffey, a former Miss Earth and model turned environmental activist, shares her transformation journey. Her love for the planet, witnessed firsthand through modeling assignments, led her to become a powerful voice for environmental advocacy. Lindsey discusses her initiatives in promoting sustainability and climate justice...

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" Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail".  Dr. Venera N. Anderson is a global strategy advisor and published author on sustainability and climate issues. She creates and implements innovative solutions that address the world’s most pressing issues, such as climate change, economic development, and humanitarian challenges.

In this episode, Dr. Anderson shares her diverse experiences r...

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“We need private sector companies to find solutions to pressing societal issues and sustainability problems; companies drive innovation, which is crucial for the sustainability agenda”

In this episode we discuss with Elvira Goetz,now UN Coordination Officer at the UNESCO office in Bangkok, and previously   Private Sector Partnerships Officer  at the World Food Programme, Senior Partnerships Advisor at UNESCO and Senior Partnership...

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In this episode, Thomas Legrand shares his unique sustainability journey, which began 20 years ago in Mexico. This experience profoundly connected him to nature and reshaped his life’s direction towards forest conservation and ecological economics.

Legrand discusses his book "Politics of Being," emphasizing the need for a wisdom-based approach to development. He proposes organizing societies to prioritize 'being more' rather than '...

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Can banks really help save the planet?

In this episode, we dive into the intricate relationship between the financial sector and climate risk with our distinguished guest, Ana Lucas. Ana brings over two decades of experience in corporate banking, notably with ING, and has now transitioned into educating others on sustainable finance.

This episode delves into Ana's journey, exploring her significant role in recognizing and managing ...

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Have you ever wondered how mindfulness can revolutionize the world of finance? Meet Davina Ho, a leader whose mindfulness podcasts have garnered millions of downloads on Spotify. In this episode, she shares her journey from high-stress finance to pioneering mindfulness and sustainable investment. Discover how Davina's unique approach intertwines inner peace with financial success, proving that mindfulness isn't just a personal prac...

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How can financing become a force for global good? Melissa Kaminker, a former human rights lawyer turned sustainability financier with Instiglio , demonstrates this with her innovative approach to results-based financing. This episode reveals her journey of transforming funding models to prioritize tangible outcomes over traditional methods. Discover how Melissa’s strategic shift in financing is unlocking new paths to sustainable de...

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What if your words could change the world? In this episode, negotiation maestro Ben Kimura proves they can. Renowned for his skills in molding leaders for sustainable initiatives, Ben discusses the intricate dance of negotiation in driving environmental change. Learn from a master how empathy, strategic dialogue, and a deep understanding of human dynamics can turn sustainability goals into reality, making a profound impact in the r...

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Can a milk revolution in Kenya redefine food security and sustainable business? Joachim Westerveld , a pioneering entrepreneur and investor, says 'Yes.' In a dairy industry riddled with challenges like contamination, low farmer prices, and inefficiencies, Joachim's Bio Foods  stands out. His win-win approach is reshaping the sector: ensuring food security, offering higher prices to farmers and workers, and upholding sustainable bus...

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Dive into the world of advanced water management in our latest episode featuring Dr. Christian Berretta, a renowned authority in water sustainability.Dr. Christian Berretta is currently working as Water Expert in the Natural Sciences Sector of the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa and as Senior Research Advisor for the UNESCO Chair for Climate Change Resilience and Sustainability at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya,  H...

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Peter Byck, professor at Arizona State University, joins me to discuss regenerative grazing and how it can help fight climate change. Peter shares his fascinating 10-year journey producing films and research on regenerative agriculture. We explore the groundbreaking work Peter is doing through "Carbon Cowboys" and "Roots So Deep", measuring the climate benefits of adaptive multi-paddock grazing.

Peter provides valuable insights int...

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In this episode we dive into the heart of the Middle East's growing sustainability movement with Nadine Zidani, a former corporate executive and now a B Corp ambassador and sustainability leader.

After the pandemic prompted a profound personal and professional reassessment, Nadine found herself at a crossroads. Faced with the stark reality of environmental challenges and a desire to align her career with her core values, she embark...

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The role of metals is often overlooked for our sustainability transition and I discussed it with Dr Saleem H. Ali. He is the  Chair of the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences and the Blue & Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware (USA) and he is the Lead for Critical Metals and Inclusive Energy Transitions at the United Nations University and is a member of the United Na...

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In this captivating episode, I sat down with Sérgio Ribeiro, the visionary CEO and co-founder of Planetiers  to unravel the fabric of sustainability in our world today. Planetiers is a movement, galvanizing change across industries and communities worldwide by making sustainability an accessible reality for all through its Planetiers World Gathering.

Join us and learn the story of a movement that is redefining the narrative, bringi...

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World with Purpose! I discussed with  Roberta Calarese, the CEO and founder of Ghaya. Roberta shares her journey into sustainability and discusses the pivotal role of leaders and businesses in shaping a world that resonates with humanity and purpose. The episode explores the intersection of purpose, impact, and sustainability. Roberta touches on the role on United Arab Emirates and discusses World with Purpose her world gathering i...

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In this episode , I sat down with Martina Pasquini, Associate Professor of Strategy  at IE Business School.

We discussed her research, exploring its intersection with business strategy, social impact, and the broader corporate world. Martina, with her extensive academic research and expertise, sheds light on the current trends and challenges in the domain, providing real world examples from her work.

Curious? Tune in for an insight...

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