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Take as Directed is the podcast series of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. It highlights important news, events, issues, and perspectives in global health policy, particularly in infectious disease, health security, and maternal, newborn, and child health. The podcast brings you commentary and perspectives from some of the leading voices in global health and CSIS Global Health Policy Center in-house experts
 
Altamar is dedicated to curating an informative discussion on how global issues impact all of us. The show avoids the typical Washingtonian US bias and talks about accelerating changes from a global perspective by featuring diverse guests on a range of foreign policy topics. We aim to rise above the polarization that detracts from the public’s understanding of crucial global issues. Hosted by political analyst Peter Schechter and columnist Muni Jensen.
 
This is really just me sitting in a room talking into a microphone from time to time. The subject is Latin America, the region I've worked on for more than 20 years: its challenges—especially security and human rights challenges—and the United States' complicated relationship with it. This podcast accompanies my personal blog, and doesn't reflect the views of my employer, whose much better podcast is at https://www.wola.org/format/podcast/.
 
SunCast is dedicated to providing the knowledge, research, tools and expert guidance you need to understand, grown and be ahead of the curve in the fastest growing solar markets in the world. Each week, host Nico Johnson takes you deep into conversations with solar energy industry executives from leading companies like SolarCity, SunEdison, Nextracker, Trina Solar, Conergy, Greentech Media and discovers what THEY are using to get ahead in emerging markets like Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Panama, ...
 
Maestros del Escalamiento, el primer podcast en español por Entrepreneurs’ Organization, profundiza en las vidas de CEOs latinoamericanos que han escalado exitosamente sus negocios. Daniel Marcos, el anfitrión del podcast, emprendedor y CEO de Gazelles Growth Institute, habla con empresarios latinoamericanos para aprender aquellas habilidades, lecciones y tips prácticos que les ayudaran a otros emprendedores a llevar sus negocios al siguiente nivel.
 
Target Zero Hunger is a podcast that delves into the core issues of the UN Sustainable Develop Goals (SDGs). From eradicating poverty and hunger, to mitigating and adapting to climate change, rethinking food and agriculture production is critical to feeding a growing population and achieving these goals.
 
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Mollyann Brodie, America’s premier health survey researcher, explores the widening bifurcation of America along partisan and ideological grounds, with “wildly different conceptions, wildly different sources of information, sealed off from alternatives.” This advancing politicization, aggravated by the current electoral cycle, is now dominating the …
 
In this episode, we are joined by Tom Bollyky of the Council on Foreign Relations. Co-director of a newly released bipartisan CFR Independent Task Force on pandemic preparedness and the response to Covid-19, Tom walks us through the Task Force’s findings, including how China’s lack of transparency in the early days of the pandemic fueled the spread…
 
Special shoutout to Nicole Watson from Iconic Earth Foundation back in Episode 277 for the intro to Dr. Phil Watts, today’s entrepreneur. Dr. Watts studied aeronautical engineering at McGill University, and went on to earn his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Sciences from Caltech, where he lobbied for on-campus recycling and green buildings. Upo…
 
As UW-Madison opened in early September, it faced a sudden explosion of Covid-19 cases. Hear from Chancellor Rebecca Blank why this happened, the steps taken to re-stabilize the university amid multiple, deep political divisions across Wisconsin, a very public showdown between the university and county authorities, and a runaway Covid-19 outbreak i…
 
Claire Díaz-Ortiz, Magma Partners: Investing in Latin American Female Founders, Ep 123 Claire Díaz-Ortiz has been passionate about investing in women and supporting the underrepresented since her days at Stanford, where she completed an undergrad in Feminist Studies and History. However, it wasn’t until later in her career as an angel investor, and…
 
We're so excited to be back with you for SPI, ESI & NORTH AMERICA SMART ENERGY WEEK 2020 in its new virtual format. Alongside my friend Glenda Johnson, we're stoked to have been invited back by the SPI team to bring you an exciting new segment - the SunCast Weekly Roundup, presented by LG Solar. This is a recap of week 4, where interesting sessions…
 
In case you haven’t heard about Hanna Grene, Head of Commercial Development for PXiSE Energy Solutions, I invite you to listen to episode 296 where she and I talked about the 16 Core Infrastructure Sectors of Modern Economy. In today’s interview with Hanna, we‘re going to deep into a framework we’ve both used in our career: a 30/60/90 plan. Michael…
 
Sudan has been hit by devastating floods; the worst seen in decades. More than 600,000 households (2.9 million people) have been impacted across 17 of the country’s 18 states, with homes destroyed and farmland damaged just ahead of the harvest season. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is calling for urgent funding to…
 
For the first time in decades, two Gulf nations (the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain) have formally established relations with Israel – diplomatic, economic, technological, and beyond. Further isolating Iran, additional Arab nations could soon follow suit. The agreements also point to a major shift in the Middle East: the rise of modern Gulf state…
 
This week's entrepreneur is someone who's risen to the title of CEO of the largest public power, gas, and electric utility in the United States, CPS Energy down in San Antonio. If you’re from Texas, then this episode is especially for you. Paula Gold-Williams is the President & CEO of CPS Energy, a company that has over 3,100 employees and more tha…
 
We crossed much sensitive and difficult ground in our extended conversation with Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK). President Trump’s bout with Covid-19, the proliferation of White House cases, the claim that the virus is not dangerous: how to make sense of all of this this, and the implications? Why have negotiations over the next Covid-19 emergency spending b…
 
Dan Green, Gunderson Dettmer: Legal Structures for Startups in Latin America, Ep 122 An avid traveler from a young age, Dan Green’s relationship with Latin America stretches all the way back to his childhood trips to Mexico and Ecuador and visits from an aunt who dazzled him with stories about doing business in Chile. Driven by his passion for the …
 
If you didn’t have a chance to listen to part 1 of this episode, I invite you to check it out clicking here. During that episode, Impact Energy Solution’s Adam James and I walked down memory lane and reminisced some interesting facts about the clean energy industry back in 2015 when SunCast began. This is Part 2, where we get really deep into Adam’…
 
Para Joao, el poder ver que tan lejos puede llegar y saber que siempre hay algo más que alcanzar, así como ser recordado como alguien que hizo lo imposible por ser alguien extraordinario es lo que lo motiva en el día a día a escalar su negocio. En este episodio, Joao nos comparte las claves del escalamiento para un negocio como “Trinity Real Estate…
 
The story that you're going to hear today takes us back to the very beginning. Mr. Adam James was the first interview guest here on SunCast, and he’s back to celebrate this important milestone with us. It is a distinct honor to bring him back now for his third appearance here on SunCast. In that time, Adam has risen to the position of Chief of Staf…
 
Our longstanding friend and ally Judyth Twigg joins us to survey the rather bumpy ride that America’s colleges and universities are experiencing as they navigate the pandemic. Are these institutions the new super-spreaders? What form of leadership is showing the best results? Are colleges and universities now the center for innovation in testing? H…
 
Mandeep Rai, The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life, and Leadership, Ep 121 Mandeep Rai’s meeting with a Sikh person in the middle of Panama during her sabbatical across Latin America led her on a journey to not only start to understand that the tropical country was a cultural melting pot, but was also a pivotal moment …
 
We're so excited to be back with you for SPI, ESI & NORTH AMERICA SMART ENERGY WEEK 2020 in its new virtual format. Alongside my friend Glenda Johnson, we're stoked to have been invited back by the SPI team to bring you an exciting new segment - the SunCast Weekly Roundup. This is a recap of week 2, where interesting sessions like “Financing Renewa…
 
For a while, it seemed that the European Union lost some of its international luster. The world’s largest economy has been busily bogged down by internal divisions and domestic woes: financial crunches, Brexit, the ongoing migrant crisis, and nationalist populism. But now, something new is in the air. Europe is taking decisive action and making ser…
 
Today's entrepreneur is a new friend of mine, introduced by our friend Tara Doyle and Amanda Bybee. Ebony Seymour is the Associate Vice President at GQR Global Markets, and if you're not familiar with either GQR or Ebony, you're in for a treat. We're gonna go deep into how Ebony rose from Associate to Associate Vice President in the recruiting worl…
 
We sat with Chris Murray for an intense conversation on IHME’s recent, startling (and controversial) forecast that the United States would experience a dramatic surge in Covid-19 infections and deaths by year’s end that will exceed the peak moments of April. Many of the drivers are behavioral – a decline in mask use, rising mobility, lower vigilanc…
 
Welcome to another Tactical Tuesday, a short-form conversation with subject-matter experts designed to give you practical tools, tips and advice for building your solar business or career. We're so excited to be back with you for SPI, ESI & NORTH AMERICA SMART ENERGY WEEK 2020 in its new virtual format. Alongside my friend Glenda Johnson, we're sto…
 
Santiago Pineda, Mensajeros Urbanos: Transforming Latin America’s Last-Mile Delivery Industry, Ep 120 Santiago Pineda started his entrepreneurial journey straight out of highschool at 18 years old. He would spend hours at his university’s library learning how to code to launch his company’s website. Originally from Colombia, where the floral sector…
 
Con el objetivo de ayudar a sus clientes a encontrar un balance entre cuerpo, mente y espíritu; Meybell creó “Bio-Natural” y hoy cuenta con 2 sucursales en Playa del Carmen. En este episodio, Meybell nos comparte las claves del escalamiento para un negocio como “Bio-Natural” así como su experiencia como emprendedora y miembro de EO. Conoce la histo…
 
Matías Muchnick, NotCo: Building The Future of Food From Chile, Ep 119 Matías Muchnick left the investment banking world in pursuit of a solution that would bring sustainability to the broken food industry. He could not have predicted that a couple of years later he would be training an algorithm to understand humans’ taste preferences to create a …
 
Today’s guest is taking us into what is like to work in a fast-moving intrapreneurial role at a mega-corporation inside Energy Industry. Hanna Grene is the Head of Commercial Development for PXiSE Energy Solutions, a growing company that builds technology to manage an increasingly complex, renewable, and distributed energy grid. In this role, Hanna…
 
In this episode, we learn from Richard Rossow, CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies. India now ranks second in the world in Covid-19 cases, and in a single recent day recorded over 90,000 cases. What explains this dramatic, startling surge that we are witnessing? And how to reconcile that with the Modi’s government’s continued determina…
 
Today we have a repeating guest, Jesse Grossman, Co-Founder & CEO of Soltage. We already had Jesse on the show in episode 283, where we dropped the replay of the webinar we had back in June: Solar Project Finance & Acquisitions in the Post-COVID Era. The webinar included valuable insights around not only how Soltage has grown to be one of the leade…
 
I’m‌ ‌honored‌ ‌you’re‌ ‌joining‌ ‌me‌ ‌for‌ ‌another‌ ‌fantastic‌ ‌foray‌ ‌into‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌of‌ ‌solar‌ energy.‌ Today’s guest, Daren Goldin, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Goldin Solar, one of Florida's leading solar energy contractors with over 1,000 active installations throughout the state. Daren founded Goldin Solar in 2014 to bring the bes…
 
In the barren reaches of the Himalayas, Chinese and Indian patrols keep coming to blows. In June, a deadly clash left 20 Indian soldiers, and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers were killed in their worst cross-border violence in decades. Now, in a marked escalation of tensions, the two nuclear-armed states are accusing each other of firing warni…
 
We gather to discuss with Dr. Heidi Larson about her new book, Stuck: How Vaccine Rumors Start – and Why they Don’t Go Away, a wake-up call and appeal to re-think what drives popular distrust in science and rising levels of vaccine refusal and hesitancy. As the world strives to develop safe and effective vaccines to arrest the Covid-19 pandemic, we…
 
If you have been building a residential solar installation business, then today’s episode is for you. Are you on the front lines trying to convince homeowners for value over price, and trying to help them understand how this investment is going to improve their overall well-being and life? Grab a seat and listen to this conversation with LG Electro…
 
Gustavo Guida, Alloy Card: Starting Companies in Brazil since 2000, Ep 118 Gustavo Guida has been starting companies in Latin America before it was cool. He founded his first company in 2000, during Brazil’s tech bubble. Bondfaro was a price comparison website which, after merging with Buscapé in 2006, became the largest of its kind in Latin Americ…
 
Con más de 60 años en el mercado y presencia en algunos países de Centro y Latinoamérica, “Divemotor” es hoy, casa de 4,200 empleados. En este episodio, Nikolas nos comparte las claves del escalamiento para un negocio como lo es “Divemotor” así como cuales han sido sus momentos gratos y momentos amargos como emprendedor. Conoce la historia completa…
 
What do the Chicago Bears, United Airlines, and the solar industry have in common? Well, the particularly quick mind, feet, and contributions of today’s guest. Eric Peterman, the CEO of GRNE Solar has such a transformative and interesting story. Eric and I knew each other preparing for a Midwest Solar Expo panel that you’ve probably already heard. …
 
If you listened to our previous episode with Tom Tansy, then you are aware that we left off with unfinished conversations around cybersecurity, which itself is a very hot topic. Today we are digging deeper into some of the implications of the “internet of energy” concept that we are creating, and that the next decade is absolutely certain to cement…
 
We have a returning SunCast guest: Tom Tansy. Having first appeared in episode 111, his entrepreneurial story is remarkable (you can listen to episode 111 clicking here). Tom unfolded how he broke into clean energy, and how he parlayed one opportunity after the other, translating into a successful entrepreneurial career. He has found a home for him…
 
Christine Kenna, IGNIA: Building the Foundation of Mexico’s Venture Capital Industry, Ep 117 Christine Kenna could not have predicted that a consulting gig in Mexico City would lead her into building an entire career in investing in Latin America. Although Christine is originally from Palo Alto, she has been working and investing in Mexico since 20…
 
The deadly blast that rocked Beirut on August 4 left at least 200 Lebanese dead, thousands injured, and hundreds of thousands homeless. Even before that, Lebanon’s economy was in freefall, and tensions were high over chronic corruption and mismanagement. Now, amid devastating physical and political aftershocks, Lebanon is careening toward an unpred…
 
Welcome to another SunCast episode with a clean energy thought leader you should definitely know better. Every now and then I have the opportunity to host guests who have as equal or greater a platform as we do in presence in the public from a thought leadership and content creation perspective. Today, Peter Kelly-Detwiler from NorthBridge Energy P…
 
In the global scramble for Covid-19 vaccines, dominated by aggressive nationalist approaches, COVAX has emerged as a promising, nascent, international initiative to develop and equitably distribute Covid-19 vaccines to benefit all countries. In this episode, Steve is joined by Nikolaj Gilbert, President and CEO at PATH; Peggy Hamburg, former Commis…
 
Do you know if your marketing strategy is working? The coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted the way in which we work and engage as a society. Cities, states, and countries are shutting down, slowing the economy. During times of crisis, it’s important to adapt your marketing strategies to ensure your business continues to bring in revenue and thrive…
 
Deepak Chhugani, Nuvocargo: Using software to modernize trade between Mexico and USA, Ep 116 Deepak Chhugani’s multicultural background was considered rare and unexpected in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where he grew up most of his life. He was born in Kenya to Indian parents who migrated to Ecuador in their late 20s. Logically, after studying at university…
 
Como todo emprendedor, Ignacio quería crear algo que dejara un impacto… si bien había tenido éxito con otras empresas sentía que le hacía falta emprender con un sentido social, junto con un amigo creó Treevotion en donde por cada brazalete vendido, plantan un árbol. Hoy en día, Treevotion ha llegado con su mensaje a más de 25 millones de personas y…
 
Today’s entrepreneur is a longtime internet friend and member of the SunCast Tribe, Eric Pasi. Better known for his role as Chief Development Officer at Impact Power Solutions, one of the well-known EPC and Energy Development companies in the MN and broader Midwest markets. He was instrumental in the Community Solar Gardens initiative at the compan…
 
This month, Adam Isacson, WOLA's Director for Defense Oversight, interviews Francisco Cantú, author of The Line Becomes a River (2018) who spent four years in the Border Patrol. They discuss the often toxic culture of CBP and the current impact the agency has on the United States' approach to migration. Cantú currently lives in Arizona, is a full-t…
 
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