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We explore the topics that connect the esoteric digital world to real world issues affecting us all. Design, UX, development, PR, comms, social and web and digital agency leadership are “what” we all do. Yet we need more conversations about how and why we can use our skills to really, positively tackle the big questions from climate change and environmental disaster to inequalities and global security.
 
Ever wonder about the life and drama of food before it gets into your mouth? After so many depressing food documentaries K80 Jones wanted to make food fun again. She searched far and wide in a quest to meet people changing the world with food as their superpower. You’ll hear first-hand stories from Food Heroes on topics like fair trade food, sustainable farming, turning waste into edible upcycling, and so much more. The conversation is upbeat and friendly. Each episode serves up actionable s ...
 
The Wealth Gap. Global Warming. Corrupt Politicians. Capitalism is not to blame...but capitalists are. What this world needs are more business owners, executives & shareholders who are willing to take less so that all other stakeholders can participate more equitably. During each episode of The Righteous Capitalists you will meet business owners who are doing just that. You'll learn why and how they run their businesses the way they do, how they differ from the rest of their industry, what t ...
 
Are you a wildlife project leader or want to be one? Projects for Wildlife is a podcast dedicated to sharing stories from wildlife conservation project leaders who are protecting wildlife and finding new ways to benefit both wildlife and humans. Alicia Amerson hosts interviews with project leaders from around the world about their struggles and triumphs in wildlife conservation. She dives into solo episodes sharing lessons learned from 17 years of environmental project management experience. ...
 
Conversations with hidden heroes making big societal change. Many of us want to make life better for others and the planet. Few people devote their life to it. Even fewer try to tackle the big systemic issues, like climate change, inequality, consumerism. In years working at the intersection of impact and strategy, Julia has been fascinated by these hidden heroes. Beyond what they’re doing, we explore how they got here, how they keep going, what they’re still learning. Join the conversation, ...
 
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Offering paid job training for youth. Sara Hart Weihmann is the Director of Social Enterprise at New Avenues for Youth in Portland. She oversees a portfolio of workforce development social enterprises that offer goods and services to the local community. This provides paid work experiences and job training for youth experiencing housing instability…
 
People who were involved in the criminal justice system are more than their labels. Karen Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Human Services. She was born during the 1960s civil rights era. “During my lifetime, I’ve seen quite a bit of discrimination. I’ve always wanted to do something about that in a way that was true to me.” Karen gradu…
 
What Sandra Goldmark learned from a seven-year experiment fixing stuff. Sandra Goldmark is the Director of Sustainability and Climate Action at Barnard College. For seven years, she ran Fixup, a popup repair shop for household items of all kinds. It was staffed by theatre artists. “We use our backstage skills to fix people's broken stuff,” Sandra e…
 
NOTE: For a full transcript of the conversation, see: https://tonyloyd.com/karim-abouelnaga. Close the Opportunity Gap through high-impact programs before, during, and outside of school hours. Karim Abouelnaga is CEO of Practice Makes Perfect, a company he founded when he was 18 years old. Practice Makes Perfect partners with K-12 schools to help n…
 
If you want a better future, you need a better story. “Leading change has never been tougher,” Denise Withers says. “Fear, apathy, and uncertainty have paralyzed most of the world, making it almost impossible to engage people in even the most straightforward initiative. “But it doesn’t have to be like that. Story Design can help. It’s a practical w…
 
YardHomes Minnesota uses a prefabrication approach and an innovative financing model to create affordable housing. YardHomes Minnesota is creating housing affordability by building and maintaining accessory dwelling units (ADUs). “We are a startup that focuses on delivering ADUs in Minnesota as a method of housing,” Nichol Beckstrand explains. “ADU…
 
We all know the apparel & fashion industry exploits people & the environment, but who can say no to cheap & abundant clothes. For decades, the industry has said they are improving but then comes another tragedy or revelation. We have yet to talk about the good, bad & ugly of the industry on here because we have felt the task too daunting. Until now…
 
For every planner and course sold, #ThisIsMyEra helps a child with an education. #ThisIsMyEra produces a 90-day planner that helps you set goals that align with your values. They also provide online courses to help you get clear on your life’s purpose. For every planner that is purchased, #ThisIsMyEra donates school supplies to kids in need in Afri…
 
Would you use a search engine called BackRub? That was Google's original name. Had they gone to Brad Flowers, a naming expert & author of The Naming Book, or just followed the 5 steps from Brad's book, which he details in this episode, they would have come up with something much better & with more longevity than BackRub. But would they have been as…
 
For extended show notes, see https://tonyloyd.com/zoe-levin Trees Should Capture Carbon, Not Crap We know the problems with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions: Climate change, rising sea levels, flooding, droughts, wildfires, ocean acidification, climate refugees, political instability, and a lot more. We know that it’s important to reduce the amount o…
 
Hello everyone, and welcome to the final show of Happy Porch Radio Season 5. Today, we look at this past season, highlighting each of our guests, how they’re changing the world, and some of the pertinent details about them. A few of the main topics and themes we covered in this season were keeping things in use, reuse, and services. One overriding …
 
For extended show notes, go here: https://tonyloyd.com/karima-ladhani/ 80% of maternal and infant deaths are preventable. Dr. Karima Ladhani is the daughter of immigrants. Her parents moved from India to Uganda. In 1972, Ugandan president Idi Amin expelled Asian minorities. He gave 90 days to leave the country. Karima’s mother made her way to Canad…
 
Your tax dollars help pay for home-delivered meals for the elderly that can either be cooked & delivered within a recipient's community, or cooked, frozen, and delivered from across the country? Adrienne Fudge, of 40 Dreams Catering, provides the former & is determined to maintain her community-based model, no matter how big she gets. In this episo…
 
Reath is on a mission to build the digital infrastructure required for businesses to shift to the circular economy. They specialise in the tagging and tracking of reusable assets, and building the “digital passports” they need – think Google Analytics for the circular economy! Co-founders, Claire Rampen and Emily Rogers combined their professional …
 
The pandemic has given us the time to redesign our business processes and move us toward a circular economy. As today’s guest, Unusual Rigging Managing Director Tom Harper explains, our industries are having a “Phoenix in the flame moment.” Our conversation with Tom focuses on his passion for the circular economy, how he introduced sustainable inno…
 
Airbnb.org to support emergency response around the world. Natural disasters are on the rise. Climate change has accelerated wildfires and hurricanes. Healthcare workers are responding to the global pandemic. People find themselves displaced without warning. Who better to provide a safe place to stay than Airbnb and their global network of hosts? T…
 
For extended show notes, see: https://tonyloyd.com/regina-larko A place and a community shaped Regina Larko. Regina Larko was born and raised in Vienna. “Three generations raised me,” Regina says. “My great-grandmother played a huge role in raising me. Her generation had experienced the hardships of the second world war. One of my great grandfather…
 
Bright colours might be in, but fashion and glamour have a dark side, with textiles and accessories being a major contributor to environmental damage. Today we speak with Aisling Byrne, co-founder of Nuw, a clothes-swapping app built on community ideals. We open the conversation by taking a look at Nuw’s inception, as Aisling details the characteri…
 
How do we get more people involved in social innovation? NOTE: For extended show notes, see https://tonyloyd.com/tom-dawkins Tom Dawkins is the founder of StartSomeGood, the leading home of cause-driven crowdfunding, innovative partnerships, and social entrepreneur education. I first interviewed Tom nearly five years ago, on December 14, 2015. You …
 
In season two, we’ve been telling stories of a just and equitable transition to a clean energy future. The Coronavirus is a wakeup call. If you don’t know by now, the way we’ve been living isn’t working for the earth. Most of all, it is not working for the poorest inhabitants of the earth. Climate change, extreme weather, hurricanes, floods, drough…
 
Did you know that 99% of the things we buy are thrown away within 12 months of purchase? When it comes to pollution, the world is in a post-crisis state, and recycling alone won’t be enough to bring us out of it. Yet, Stephen Clarke says that we can start taking achievable and cost-effective measures to reverse our damage. As the Head of Communicat…
 
enVerde converts organic waste into sustainable clean energy. The Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) is the office at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to facilitate the transfer of technology to licensees. This allows for the development of new products and services that benefit the public good. It also fosters economic growt…
 
The vast majority of material resources are lost into landfill or leaked into the environment after consumption. Some companies see a real opportunity to bring together the biggest global brands across a variety of industries, using insights and data intelligence to understand the impact of materials throughout their lifecycle and create a more sus…
 
Continuing our exciting exploration of the circular economy, we are joined by Ellekari Klaasse and Mariëlle van Hemert, the brains behind Circular Stories. The organisation is a magazine and online platform for the sharing of inspiring stories of companies and individuals in the circular space. Our guests see their role as connectors in the greater…
 
Our earliest thoughts and aspirations are shaped by what we see and read in books, but the publishing industry has been a constricting force by hiring homogenous authors telling homogenized stories. Marietta Zacker, of the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency, talks about the effects of the historical exclusion of authors, illustrators and stories from m…
 
Along with some of the other big problems with the fast fashion industry, the incredibly high volume of textile waste is a major one. These materials end up burned or buried, but there is one company here to rescue them, resurrecting an age-old model to try and solve it in a brand new way. Today’s guest is Stephanie Benedetto, a corporate attorney …
 
Show notes for this episode: www.projectsforwildlife.com/episode077 WHERE TO FIND US: www.projectsforwildlife.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/projectsforwildlife Instagram: www.instagram.com/projectsforwildlife In The Field: www.projectsforwildlife.com/inthefield SPEAK UP FOR BLUE network: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/projects-for-wildlife-po…
 
In this episode of Happy Porch Radio, we speak with a circular economy pioneer and the co-founder of Circular IQ, Roy Vercoulen. Circular IQ helps their customers to transition towards a restorative and regenerative circular economy through their digital platform and circularity programs. One of their many successes includes having developed the CT…
 
Amazon & Etsy require advertising capital just to be seen on their platforms. So, where are people of color, whose communities have lower levels of investment capital available, supposed to go to sell their retail products? Enter Marvin Francois, co-founder of oneKIN and the soon-to-be launched live stream social commerce platform Twiine. Marvin an…
 
The impact that the circular economy would have is so broad that no single conversation can quite cover its reach. Today’s conversation with Craig Melson, Program Manager at techUK, touches on many topics, proving an excellent overview of how technology is moving us towards the circular economy. We open by talking about Craig’s role and what techUK…
 
Achieving sustainability requires that companies know what’s in their product, know their suppliers, and understand their direct and indirect environmental impact. By digitising the life cycles of products and supply chains, iPoint is driving industry transparency and empowering business to achieve sustainability. T Today we speak with iPoint CEO J…
 
Wall St is detrimentally too white and male. Women & minorities, who achieve 60% better returns than their white male counterparts, manage a mere 1.3% of the $69 trillion in financial portfolios (Bloomberg). While Wall St says the lack of diversity is a pipeline problem, Troy Prince, founder of Wall Street Bound and Prometheus Capital Management, k…
 
As-a-service business models align the priorities of the vendor and the customer, while also having the potential to drive sustainability and the circular economy. Today’s guest is Dave Mackerness, Customer Success Lead at Kaer, a firm based in Singapore that sells air conditioning as-a-service throughout Asia. We talk to Dave about how Kaer has sh…
 
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