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The Greenpeace Podcast brings you sound-rich environmental stories that travel across borders. Engaging listeners through storytelling, this podcast builds environmental literacy in a way that inspires, amuses and empowers. Listen to monthly 15 minute episodes that break down some of today's hottest and most controversial environmental issues. Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to ...
 
Welcome to the reMAKERS… …a new conversation that asks, ‘what is the best version of us, and how do we actually build it?’ How can we be more collaborative, transformative and ambitious? How can we help change systems, not just treat symptoms? This is your home for nuanced, curious, delightful conversations with some of our most impactful leaders, thinkers and reMAKERs from all walks of life. It’s a chat about politics and social change, about humans and all our weird and wonderful ways, abo ...
 
A foray into the world of festivals with music man and festival guru Rob da Bank, exploring the underbelly and secrets of how the world's best festivals run. One week he may chat to a megastar headliner, then someone behind the scenes spilling the beans on what it takes to run a festival and other weeks may be a run down on 2019 festival line-ups with inside gossip and facts.
 
A look at the events and culture of the (relatively) recent past -- twenty, or sometimes thirty, years ago from the day of posting. The 1980s. The 1990s. People. Society. Books, movies, television and video games. Crime and justice. War and disasters. It's all here, seen through the lens of my own memory. Learn or remember about days not so long gone, and see how what happened then affects us today -- all in less than ten minutes per episode.
 
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 and inequality. 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, and inspi ...
 
Meaningful Business sets out to discover how global business leaders are championing purpose, people and planet alongside profit, what exactly a meaningful business is, and how to lead one.Across the years, HotTopics.HT has been speaking to some of the most influential leaders across industries, from executives to investors, high-growth startup founders and industry experts.We’ve asked them: what technologies are fuelling their success; how they motivate employees to work productively; how t ...
 
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As we continue our special series for The Reusies™, the first ever National Reuse Awards, we invite you to listen in on a conversation with Matt Prindiville and Erin Simon from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) who is one of our honorary award judges. As WWF’s Head of Plastic Waste and Business, Erin discusses how her expertise as a packaging engineer infl…
 
In the USA there is a growing number of legal disputes involving employees, consumers and university students who are challenging mandatory vaccination requirements. And new research suggests that virtual reality headsets could help jurors reach fairer verdicts in complex criminal trials.
 
We live at a time when there’s plenty of dumb and unquestioned business and live advice floating around the internet. Most of it comes from an avalanche of problematic stupidities from hustle porn stars. There’s also “Follow your passion”, which doesn’t always work out. Of course, there’s the tried and true, “Fake it until you make it.” Our guest t…
 
This week, we’re kicking off a special episode series for The Reusies™, the first ever National Reuse Awards. Matt Prindiville sits down with Ron Gonen, Founder and CEO of Closed Loop Partners, who are presenting The Reusies inaugural event with Upstream this year. Hear about Ron’s journey from sanitation in New York City to a venture capital firm …
 
Dan Ilic is a comedian for good trouble. He is one of the most prolific comedy voices in Australian media — with a resume that spans tv, radio, digital and live performances in Australia, the US and beyond. As the creator and host of A Rational Fear, winner of Best Comedy Podcast in 2020, Dan and his cohort of merry mischief-makers rip apart the ne…
 
In many circles, Chess is viewed as the ultimate display of intellectual might. If you think about it, chess is a fighting game that is purely intellectual and excludes all chance. In this episode of Follow Your Different, we talk to one of Chess’ ultimate combatants, Garry Kasparov. At age 22, Garry Kasparov became the world’s youngest chess champ…
 
If you earn a million dollars from selling drugs and are convicted under proceeds of crime legislation, you don’t get to keep it. But what if that conviction is quashed years later? Some of the most notorious figures in the gangland era are heading back to courts to appeal their convictions following the Nicola Gobbo scandal. What happens to the 70…
 
Welcome to this very special episode of Follow Your Different. We’ll talk about one of the most anticipated startups in Silicon Valley today, HalloApp. We sit down with HalloApp founders Neeraj Arora and Michael Donohue in the first and probably only – for some time – podcast. Michael and Neeraj were two of the senior leaders who built WhatsApp, a …
 
Host Matt Prindiville sits down with reuse service company Dishcraft’s Linda Pouliot, Tootsie’s at the Stanford Barn restaurant owner Rocco Scordella, and Upstream Business Innovation Director Samantha Sommer to discuss the Serve It Safe pilot, which launched earlier this year. Tune in this week for an inside look at the challenges and opportunitie…
 
Climate change is increasingly being raised in courtrooms around the world. The latest was brought by eight Australian school students and a nun who argued that the government owed a duty of care to protect children from the harmful effects of climate change. As journalist Greg Muller reports, climate change is now seen as a legal and financial ris…
 
Dr Emma Lee is a trawlwulwuy woman from tebrakunna country, north-east Tasmania. She is a leader, advisor and multi award-winning academic at the Center for Social Impact at the Swinburne University of Technology. We first came across Dr Lee in 2019, reading her article, “We love-bombed the Tasmanian government to win Indigenous rights.” In it, Dr …
 
In this episode of Follow Your Different, Ray Wang is back to talk about how to survive and thrive in a world of Digital Giants. Ray Wang is the world’s number one Tech Analyst, and the founds of Constellation Research. He has a brand-new book called Everybody Wants to Rule the World: Surviving and Thriving in a World of Digital Giants. We talk abo…
 
This week, we’re listening in on a panel discussion, originally recorded last month on World Oceans Day (June 8, 2021), which analyzes the impact of human actions on the ocean. In this special livestream hosted by ESGX, Upstream CEO Matt Prindiville moderated a discussion with reuse experts from companies such as Newday Impact Investing, r.Cup/r.Wa…
 
Could we soon see the creation of a brand new country immediately to Australia's north? PNG's Prime Minister and the President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government are negotiating Bougainville's future.Also, what are the most important factors that judges weigh up when sentencing sex offenders? And are judges out of touch with community expect…
 
In the 10th episode of Planet A’s second season, Dan Jørgensen talks with Jason Bordoff, the Director of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and the Dean of the University’s Climate School. They touch upon the lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis and the temporary decline in global energy consumption, the Biden administration a…
 
his podcast was recorded on the lands of the Gadigal of Eora nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the work of those in community today. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and must come to terms with the historic and ongoing genocide of the First Nati…
 
Happy #PlasticFreeJuly! One of the most powerful ways for people to engage in the Break Free From Plastic movement is the global brand audit project. In this episode, we talk with Global Brand Audit Coordinator Sybil Bullock and hear from leaders around the world about how this citizen science initiative is helping to catalyze change by identifying…
 
This podcast was recorded on the lands of the Gadigal of Eora nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the work of those in community today. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and must come to terms with the historic and ongoing genocide of the First Nat…
 
The Uluru Statement from the Heart called for a constitutionally enshrined indigenous voice to parliament. In response, the federal government created a co-design process, which produced an interim report outlining what form this voice might take. A new report has found that 90% of the 2500 submissions received following the interim report support …
 
Trust is a cornerstone of society. It’s the seminal component that’s required for everything to work, including everything in business. Professor Sandra Sucher says that trust at every level of business and society has never mattered as much as it does right now. In this episode of Follow Your Different, Professor Sandra Sucher talks about The Powe…
 
Last week, Upstream unveiled a new brand identity which we feel really conveys who we are and our core values – to be Innovative, Inspiring, Invitational and Inclusive. The new Upstream logo symbolizes the circular reuse economy and incorporates a heart to emphasize our passion for the mission we’re working towards – and that everything we do is wi…
 
‘The Rebellion will Prevail’ David Ritter has worn many hats: mischievous kid (“a real nuisance in class”), lawyer, author, husband, father and now CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. In this brilliant, wise and deeply-hopeful conversation, he gives the best answer we’ve ever heard to the question, ‘but what can I do about climate change?’ We also…
 
Show notes Here are some of the things we mention: Doing democracy differently in Australia — stories we’ve written “From trepidation to transformation: democracy, Indi-style” “Uncommon victories: lessons from Warringah and Indi” The decade-long community campaign that led to a constitutional ban against fracking: ‘Always Look Up: Connecting Commun…
 
This week, Matt Prindiville chats with Sandra Noonan, Chief Sustainability Officer at Just Salad, a fast-casual restaurant chain on a mission to make everyday health and sustainability possible. Just Salad’s innovative BringBack Bowl pilot program gives customers the option to receive their pickup or delivery orders in a signature reusable and retu…
 
Can revealing Australia’s security operations ever be in the public interest? A former spy, Witness K received a three-month suspended sentence for revealing the Australian government spied on the Timor Leste government during negotiations over oil and gas resources in the Timor Strait.And, since the 1970s, over 300,000 refugees have settled in Can…
 
We are living at a time where the world needs breakthroughs more than ever. People who want to develop the ability to create a different future have never been more in demand. Though in order to do this, we need models and framework, as well as ideas and inspiration to help create those breakthroughs in our lives and businesses. In this episode of …
 
In this episode, we celebrate the launch of Reuse Wins – a hot-off-the-digital-press report by Upstream that shows how a new reuse economy is emerging to replace single-use products in food service. We dive deep into the weeds of life-cycle analysis (LCA) and economic data to understand why Reuse Wins and what our world will look like when we trans…
 
We are living in a time of historical, cultural, and racial consequence in the United States. People are asking very big questions about fundamental design points around their life. How do they want to work, live and play? Many thoughtful Americans are also asking themselves about our country’s design, and the kind of future they want for themselve…
 
When working within a system designed to disconnect us from our bodies, the choice to be “embodied” becomes part of our activism to transform ourselves and our world. This episode explores the challenges of staying centered in world-changing work, and tips and tricks to practice embodied activism in our work and in our everyday lives – from acknowl…
 
Some countries and states have introduced a Vaccine Passport, to allow more domestic and international movement and businesses to return. What are the technical and legal obstacles to a COVID-19 vaccine passport here in Australia?And in this Pride Month, while the LGBTQI community has a lot to celebrate in Australia, in many countries they face ong…
 
According to NOAA, the US National Ocean Service scientists estimate that 50 to 80% of the oxygen production on earth comes from the ocean. Furthermore, the ocean absorbs 50% more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere does. Scientists also estimate that about 1 million species of animals live in our oceans. So to say that the oceans matter is an under…
 
Dave Ford, CEO of the Ocean Plastic Leadership Network (OPLN), brings together a diverse group of leaders, organizations and interests working to end the flow of plastics into the world’s oceans. Learn how OPLN’s 15-million-strong network of waste collectors – including plastics supply chain companies, NGOs, environmental organizations, public sect…
 
Former Attorney General Christian Porter has discontinued his defamation litigation against the ABC. And power company AGL is taking Greenpeace to court arguing breach of trademark and copyright. AGL says the activist group should not have used its trademark in a series of parody advertisements that highlights its CO2 emissions.…
 
In 2020, Amazon.com became an essential service in America. The company is now worth $1.6 trillion, and has become one of the greatest B2B companies in history, the Category King of E-commerce. Amazon Web Services is also the fastest growing B2B tech company ever. It’s shocking that one company is dominating on both the consumer and enterprise tech…
 
In the 9th episode of Planet A’s second season, Dan Jørgensen talks with Jennifer Morgan, the Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Over the last twenty years, Morgan has worked with climate change at leading NGOs such as World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wildlife Foundation (WWF). Moreover, she has participated in every single CO…
 
Over the past 50 years, as the human population doubled, wildlife populations halved. Join a thought-provoking discussion with Kelley Dennings, Population and Sustainability Campaigner at the Center of Biological Diversity. Learn about her work to connect human population growth with threats to endangered species and wild places – and how we can ch…
 
In this episode of Follow Your Different, we continue our run of legendary authors with today’s guest, Scott O’ Neil. He is the author of a hot new book called Be Where Your Feet Are: Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving. Scott O’Neil is the CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment. Which makes Scott the CEO of: The Ph…
 
We speak to the Chair and one of other the four commissioners who will preside over Victoria's ground breaking Yoo-rrook or Justice Commission. And new research has found that local court magistrates are the state-based judicial officers who suffer most from work-related stress.
 
If you’ve ordered takeout or delivery from a local restaurant, you’ve had the same experience over and over: your delicious meal is being served in a disposable container that’s used for a matter of minutes and then thrown away. Fortunately, the number of reusable systems in food service is growing. On May 12, 2021, we welcomed three special guests…
 
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