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Listen in on conversations with the IKEA Foundation team and guests from the world of philanthropy, climate change, renewable energy and sustainable development on a wide range of issues and challenges we face today. If your approach to problem solving is to ask the question ‘what if’, this podcast is made for you. Produced by the IKEA Foundation communications team.
 
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In this episode we speak to Karol Gobczynski, Head of Climate and Energy at Ingka Group about how IKEA is entering into the energy market and doing its part to help secure a renewable future for the many people. Find out more about IKEA Australia’s sustainability commitments and initiatives in the Leap Year Of Sustainability Report. See acast.com/p…
 
In this episode, we speak to Jon Dee, social entrepreneur and issues campaigner about the role that businesses, like IKEA, can play in influencing government policy around sustainability and climate change. Jon is the Australian representative for RE100, a global initiative that brings together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 1…
 
Episode Introduction Alexander Betts, Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs at the University of Oxford, and Ola Rosling, CEO of Gapminder, discuss what (almost) everybody gets wrong about refugees in this episode hosted by IKEA Foundation CEO Per Heggenes. There are a lot of misconceptions about refugees, especially around their …
 
Episode Introduction In this episode, Barri Shorey from International Rescue Committee, discusses not only the current challenges refugees face around the world, but the often overlooked long-term economic impacts of how the COVID-19 pandemic affects refugees differently with IKEA Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Per Heggenes. The question we wi…
 
Episode Introduction Women farmers in rural communities are responsible for feeding much of the world, but they often don’t get enough to eat themselves. They struggle to access financial support that would help them earn a decent income—and the pandemic is making this situation even worse. In this episode, we discuss how the COVID-19 crisis is imp…
 
Sarah Klassen from Start Network and Jon Stone from the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership Secretariat (REAP), discuss how early action could help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable communities, in this interview with Patricia Atkinson, IKEA Foundation Chief Programme Officer. You’ll hear more about preparedness and examples from the …
 
Episode Introduction Everyone has the right to breathe clean air. Yet, every year, the health of millions of people is threatened by air pollution. So what needs to happen to ensure all people enjoy clean air, blue skies and better health? Jane Burston, Executive Director of the Clean Air Fund, speaks with Liz McKeon, our Climate Action Portfolio L…
 
Episode Introduction In this episode, Founder and CEO of SELCO Foundation, Harish Hande is in conversation with Renewable Energy Portfolio Lead, Jeffrey Prins on how renewable energy can help communities survive and recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Guest Bio Harish Hande is a renewable energy entrepreneur with over 24 years of grassroots experienc…
 
At IKEA we want to create a better everyday life for as many people as possible – including the millions who are vulnerable and marginalised – enabling a more equal and inclusive society where a decent job is a natural right. IKEA Social Entrepreneurship is one way of making this a reality. By backing and working with social entrepreneurs, whose bu…
 
Episode Introduction Engaging with other people has radically changed this year due to lockdowns and other measures that limit social interactions. But how can we continue to build a climate movement when people can’t meet in person? Are there things we will want to keep doing after the pandemic ends? We will try to answer these questions in a conv…
 
Episode Introduction In this episode, Founder and CEO of Acumen, Jacqueline Novogratz discusses leadership practices in times of uncertainty with IKEA Foundation CEO, Per Heggenes. You’ll get practical insights into how anyone can stand up and make positive social change on some of the big issues of our times. Guest Bio Jacqueline Novogratz is the …
 
The IKEA Foundation podcast is back with a new season. Over the last few months, we have been having series of thought-provoking conversations with leaders from the development world who deeply care about the state of our planet in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk to them about the impact of the pandemic and look beyond to imagine what a …
 
Avoiding waste and using resources efficiently, is part of the IKEA way of working. With the ambition to find methods to create more sustainable interior design, one of our product development teams asked themselves a question: “Would it be possible to use recycled waste instead of new materials, in our kitchen range? The answer was yes and IKEA cr…
 
The issue of water scarcity and the need to save water is always front of mind for a hot and dry country like Australia. With an average annual rainfall of only 470mm per year, Australia is the driest continent inhabited by humans, with very limited freshwater sources. Now more than ever, we need to enable not just Australians, but consumers around…
 
This episode features Courtney Rea, Unit P&C Administrator at the IKEA Distribution Centre. Courtney has been with IKEA for about 3 years, having recently accepted a new role at the Distribution Centre that had never been done before. She has welcomed this new challenge and enjoys the ownership of work and responsibility it has given her. Outside w…
 
This episode features Jayden Bickle, Sales Team Leader at IKEA North Lakes. Joining IKEA as a teenager in 2016, Jayden has spent the past four years working his way up to his current role as team leader of self-serve furniture. For him, the most fulfilling part of his role is being a mentor to his team of eight co-workers, and he is thankful IKEA h…
 
This episode features Nam Pham, Sales Team Leader at IKEA Springvale. Nam was the first person in Victoria to have the role of Customer Division Journey Co-ordinator, focused on providing excellent customer service within the kitchen department, and ensuring the customer journey runs as smooth as possible. He also has first-hand experience of the n…
 
This episode features Ola Diab, Services Experience Leader at IKEA Service Office Australia. Growing up in Syria, Ola talks us through her career journey from working with UNICEF in the Middle East to working at IKEA Australia in Sydney. She’s also recently become a mum, so she is busy juggling a career and raising family, and while it is understan…
 
Each year IKEA launches its Life at Home Report; it’s the longest running and biggest study of life at home across 30 different countries. This year the report found that privacy is lacking in our lives, which has a big impact on our general wellbeing. Privacy is one of the most important emotional needs at home, however it is also one that Austral…
 
Each year IKEA launches its Life at Home Report; it’s the longest running and biggest study of life at home across 30 different countries. This year the report found that privacy is lacking in our lives, which has a big impact on our general wellbeing. Privacy is one of the most important emotional needs at home, however it is also one that Austral…
 
Each year IKEA launches its Life at Home Report; it’s the longest running and biggest study of life at home across 30 different countries. This year the report found that privacy is lacking in our lives, which has a big impact on our general wellbeing. Privacy is one of the most important emotional needs at home, however it is also one that Austral…
 
At IKEA, we are guided by our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people and their pets. We believe that creating a better life starts with a better life at home. Each year IKEA launches its Life at Home Report; it’s the longest running and biggest study of life at home across 30 different countries. This year the report found that…
 
Each year IKEA launches its Life at Home Report; it’s the longest running and biggest study of life at home across 30 different countries. This year the report found that privacy is lacking in our lives, which has a big impact on our general wellbeing. Privacy is one of the most important emotional needs at home, however it is also one that Austral…
 
Welcome to the IKEA Behind the Brand podcast mini-series where Osher Gunsberg goes behind the scenes with the wonderful co-workers from IKEA in a discussion about our values. This episode features Benjamin Fender, Sales Co-worker II at IKEA Marsden Park, whose career path took a different turn when he joined IKEA part-time while studying to be a te…
 
Welcome to the IKEA Behind the Brand podcast mini-series where Osher Gunsberg goes behind the scenes with the wonderful co-workers from IKEA in a discussion about our values. This episode features Hattie Lulham, Goods Flow Manager In-Flow at IKEA Tempe, who gives us a behind the scenes look at what It takes to replenish an entire IKEA store, and ho…
 
Welcome to the IKEA Behind the Brand podcast mini-series where Osher Gunsberg goes behind the scenes with the wonderful co-workers from IKEA in a discussion about our values. This episode features animal-lover Caroline Stewart, Visual Merchandiser at IKEA Perth, about the soft-toy and textile donation partnership she has started between IKEA and do…
 
Welcome to the IKEA Behind the Brand podcast mini-series where Osher Gunsberg goes behind the scenes with the wonderful co-workers from IKEA in a discussion about our values. This episode features Matt Priestley, Shopkeeper for Home Decoration, Home Textiles, Rugs and Activities at IKEA Adelaide , who discusses the importance of equality at IKEA an…
 
Doing Business for the Planet - a panel discussion hosted by IKEA Australia, saw leading voices across business, government and industry come together to explore how we can prioritise a renewable future, both in Australia and around the world. Hosted by the ABC’s Juanita Phillips, the panellists included: Jan Gardberg - CEO and Chief Sustainability…
 
About 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability. Here in Australia, 1 in 5 people currently live with a disability. The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. This includes all individuals with different kinds of functional needs – from children to the elderly and everyone in between. With the upc…
 
As society continues to face huge challenges around climate change, governments, individuals and business must work together in order to live within the means of our planet. We speak to Country Retail Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer for IKEA Australia, Jan Gardberg about what IKEA is doing to minimise the impact of its operations on the pl…
 
Now in its 4th year, the IKEA Let’s Play campaign aims to encourage both children and adults to build more play into the everyday. Join IKEA Australia as we talk to leading child development expert, Dr Brendon Hyndman about the importance of play, as well as how we can achieve the ‘Recommended Daily Allocation’ of play for our children. See acast.c…
 
As parents, we all know how important play is as part of our children’s lives. However, our children change so quickly and what interests them one day will be different to the next, and the needs of play change as our children get older. IKEA believes play is a basic human need, not just for kids, but for all of us. When children play, they learn, …
 
IKEA Australia sat down with IKEA of Sweden Designer, Iina Vuorivirta, to discuss her journey as a young designer, what Democratic Design means and how it creates the products that end up in millions of homes around the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.By ikeaau
 
IKEA believes that home is the most important place in the world. That’s why we meet people where they live, to learn about what they need and dream about when it comes to life at home. In this episode we talk to Australia’s Renovation Guru’s and stars of The Block and Quick Room Flips, Ronnie and Georgia about their Life at home, what it looks lik…
 
IKEA believes that home is the most important place in the world. That’s why we meet people where they live, to learn about what they need and dream about when it comes to life at home. In this episode we talk to media personality, Angie Kent about her Life at home, what it looks like, what it means to her and why it’s so important. See acast.com/p…
 
Right now, more than ever, home is the most important place in the world ­– a place to relax, play, work, learn, and be together. That’s why we're here to help make your everyday life as enjoyable as possible As leaders in life at home, IKEA wants you to be happy at home, and enhance how we need to use our spaces for different purposes. In this epi…
 
Right now, more than ever, home is the most important place in the world ­– a place to relax, play, work, learn, and be together. That’s why we're here to help make your everyday life as enjoyable as possible As leaders in life at home, IKEA wants you to be happy at home, and enhance how we need to use our spaces for different purposes. In this epi…
 
Hello, my name is Kent and welcome to the IKEA Australia Podcast Series. In this episode of ‘Did you know..?’ we will explore some of the unique meanings behind the names of our IKEA bedroom textiles and office furniture ranges. You may be familiar with some of the IKEA product names, or you may have tried to pronounce some of them in the past. Wha…
 
In this episode of ‘Did you know..?’ we will explore some of the unique meanings behind the names of our IKEA products in the home decoration department. You may be familiar with some of the IKEA product names, or you may have tried to pronounce some of them in the past. What you may not know is why our products have the names they do and the insig…
 
In this episode of ‘Did you know..?’ we will explore some of the unique meanings behind the names of our IKEA products in the bathroom and children’s departments. You may be familiar with some of the IKEA product names, or you may have attempted to pronounce them in the past. What you may not know is why our products have the names they do and the …
 
At IKEA, we believe in the power of sleep. Making the most of your sleeping hours is vital for helping you make the most of your waking hours. We understand that getting a good night’s sleep will improve your life, and we believe that you, and your home, can make it happen- starting tonight. Throughout this podcast you’ll hear many names of IKEA fu…
 
At IKEA, we believe in the power of sleep. Making the most of your sleeping hours is vital for helping you make the most of your waking hours. We understand that getting a good night’s sleep will improve your life, and we believe that you, and your home, can make it happen- starting tonight. Throughout this podcast you’ll hear many names of IKEA fu…
 
IKEA understands that sleep is important to living a better everyday life. As experts in life at home, we want to inspire Australians to create an ideal and healthy sleep environment so they can feel refreshed and recharged to get ready for the day ahead. We want to help you sleep well, so you can wake up and get ready for life. Throughout this pod…
 
IKEA understands that sleep is important to living a better everyday life. As experts in life at home, we want to inspire Australians to create an ideal and healthy sleep environment so they can feel refreshed and recharged to get ready for the day ahead. We want to help you sleep well, so you can wake up and get ready for life. Throughout this pod…
 
This is a special edition of our podcast recorded at our 10th anniversary event in Amsterdam on 6 June, where IKEA Foundation partners and thought-leaders from around the globe shared their vision for how to make the world a better place. In this podcast, we’ve created a montage of our guests’ ‘What IF?’ questions, expressing their hopes for a brig…
 
In the third episode of our ‘What If?’ podcast series we talk to Per Heggenes, IKEA Foundation CEO. Per shares his vision on climate change and renewable energy, talks about what inspires him and offers a unique insight into the Foundation’s first 10 years. He also spotlights our new grantmaking strategy as we look forward to the future. This podca…
 
In the second episode of our ‘What If?’ podcast series, Rachel Kyte, CEO at Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), paints a picture of world that has successfully transitioned to renewable energy in all aspects of our lives. As Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, Rachel has a unique perspective on how …
 
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