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What does it take to build and scale build a fashion brand that prioritizes people, planet, and profit? In each episode, Brittany Sierra talks with the Sustainable Fashion Forum's community of CEOs, thought-leaders, industry experts, educators, and more about the multifaceted and often complicated reality of building and scaling a purpose-driven brand. True to the name, in each episode, we'll share crash course lessons and actionable takeaways at the intersection of business, fashion, and su ...
 
Circularity invites you to join us for The Redesign of Everything, (TRE) a podcast that shares the work of the changemakers, the designers and practitioners who are shaping a better future now. A future that works with nature not against it and unlocks a better way of doing business for people and planet prosperity using circular principles. Less than 10% of the world is circular so we have the opportunity to redesign almost everything. So let’s get started. The redesign of everything podcas ...
 
Green is the New Finance is a podcast from the Green Finance Institute showcasing leading thinking on how to mobilise capital towards a greener, more inclusive and resilient global economy. Hosted by Helen Avery and Ryan Jude, global leaders from within the finance sector or policy environment share their ideas on how to advance green and sustainable finance.
 
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In this week’s episode of Crash Course Fashion, DuPont Biomaterials Global Business Director Mike Saltzberg; Material Innovation Initiative’s Thomasine Dolan; and Prime Movers Lab’s Gaetano Crupi discuss the challenges and opportunities of integrating bio-based materials into existing supply chains led by Glossy reporter, Zofia Zwieglinska. This di…
 
A large portion of a garment's environmental footprint is determined at the raw material level, so for many designers and brands, the easiest first step on their sustainability journey is to begin by replacing existing materials with sustainable alternatives. However, sustainable material sourcing is no easy task. Whether plant-based, animal-based …
 
In January, the Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act (or the Fashion Act) was unveiled: a bill many are calling a "groundbreaking" and "historic" step towards bringing accountability to the fashion industry and holding the biggest brands accountable for their environmental and social impacts. If signed into law, the Fashion Act woul…
 
Today, we’re looking at the topic of environmental standards for different industries in China, and in particular talking to Prof. Yixian Sun of the University of Bath in the U.K. about the findings of his new book published by MIT Press: Certifying China: The Rise and Limits of Transnational Sustainability Governance in Emerging Economies The book…
 
Today, we’re looking at the issue of phasing out coal power in China, looking at a report issued recently by scholars at the University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability and the California-China Climate Initiative at UC Berkeley. Our guest is Dr. Ryna Cui, who is an expert in global coal transition and climate and energy policies in Chin…
 
In this episode we go under the hood and behind the scenes of XLabs - how did it all begin, the aha moments along the way, the experts involved and where XLabs could take your business. Register your interest and follow our journey at https://www.xlabs.nz/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-redesign-of-everything. See acast.com/privac…
 
In today's Chinese language Environment China podcast episode, we turn to the topic of women working in environmental and sustainability fields. We join two professionals to talk about their unique and interesting experiences and stories, and explore what's new in their particular fields. Today's guests are Si Jialing, who works on green finance at…
 
In today's episode of Environment China, we bring you up to date on recent climate and energy developments in China, especially how the renewed quest for energy security affects clean energy and carbon goals. We also address how coal price reforms affect renewables, and the situation of green power trading and corporate renewable energy procurement…
 
Motivated by the threat of limited resources and a growing concern among consumers about the environmental impact of their purchases, the fashion industry is embracing the idea of circular fashion. However, without an industry-wide, agreed-upon definition, the concept of a circular fashion system has become distorted as more and more brands apply t…
 
COVID-19 hit the entire world hard, but it has been detrimental to certain communities in a very specific way: The isolation and educational interruption widened pre-existing skills gaps, making it tougher to stay competitive. That is the case in Latin America, which has seen its digital skills gap expand. The global issues we face require global s…
 
In this episode of The Big Question, we ask Pamela Gill Alabaster, Mattel Head of Global Sustainability, and Michelle Lee, IDEO Play Lab Managing Director… How might we lead the way in designing for a new socially responsible generation?We’re exploring how we can implement sustainability in a heritage brand with over 70 years of history – one that …
 
In this episode of The Big Question, Detria Williamson, IDEO CMO, asks Ramon Soto, Northwell Health Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Office, and Timothy Peck, IDEO Executive Portfolio Director of Health… how might health-system incumbents treat patients more like consumers? And how might we use digital platforms to enhance …
 
Today we’re speaking to Andy Klump, the CEO and Founder of Clean Energy Associates, a company that provides services in the field of solar PV and battery storage quality assurance, supply chain management, and engineering. He founded the company in 2008 after working for several years at Trina, in an era before China was even a leader in solar manu…
 
Diversity and inclusion are more than just buzzwords. They are fundamental to an ever shifting societal landscape, with open discourse around these themes becoming increasingly more widespread in day to day life. How do we measure how diverse or inclusive a workforce is? And how do we ensure this data is transparent and self-evident? Diversity for …
 
Sustainability is no longer optional. Environmental concerns have exponentially grown over the past few years resulting in sustainability increasingly becoming a deciding purchasing factor for customers — both fueling brand loyalty and determining spending habits.Shoppers want sustainable products, and heightened competition has put pressure on bra…
 
In today's episode of Environment China, host Anders Hove hosts a special, work-related talk with Ye Ruiqi (Angel) of Greenpeace East Asia, Prof Zhang Sufang of North China Electric Power University, and Katerina Simou of the German Energy Agency (dena) about the topic of data centers, which are having an increasing effect on the environment and cl…
 
For Fashionphile’s founder and president, Sarah Davis, selling pre-owned luxury isn’t new. An integral player responsible for pioneering the re-commerce approach to luxury, Davis began selling handbags on eBay as a law student in 1999. Now, more than two decades later, Fashionphile is the largest online platform for buying and selling luxury handba…
 
One of the most pressing questions of our time is surely, how might we protect the planet for future generations? What can we do, not just as individuals, but as a society to move to a more sustainable future that will preserve our home? The world is shifting towards more sustainable practices. Renewable energy sources and packaging are a start, bu…
 
Today, for the BEN 2021 Year-in-Review Podcast, the core Beijing Energy Network team discusses the most exciting events and learnings from 2021. The Beijing Gang includes Alice, Cale, Cecilia, Florent, Hailey, Helena, Joyce, Li, Nick, Nina, Richard, Sally, and Xi Xi. In this podcast we discussed: - What brought each of us to the Beijing Energy Netw…
 
The current food system cannot meet the needs of the growing urban population. In fact, producing food the way we currently do would require an extra planet’s worth of resources to feed the 7B people living in cities by 2050. It’s also unsustainable, causing 17% of global carbon emissions and leads to soil degradation, food waste and nutritional lo…
 
By popular request, the podcast turns to the topic of electric vehicles and trying to look at this from a market perspective instead of a policy perspective, and really examine how the market works and how it breaks down in terms of EV characteristics and market shares. Today we are speakng to two EV experts: Tu Le of Sino Auto Insights, a mobility…
 
In 1924, Henry Ford released his first print ad, making the bold claim that Ford would “open the highways to all mankind”. And for the next eighty years or so, they achieved this...However with the ever increasing shift in public focus towards how legacy organizations can adapt to the challenges that people and the planet face, it takes a large cul…
 
https://twitter.com/derznovich Access our Live event on the link above!! Just a short teaser to tell you about an experiment we are planning to try on Monday morning BJ time, Sunday night U.S. time. Joyce and I will be hosting a Twitter Live interview with James Gao of BEN and Tu Le of Sino Auto Insights and the China EVs and More podcast. If we ma…
 
The food industry has a major ecological and climate impact. A wide variety of efforts are underway to reduce that impact, including regenerative ‘agriculture, development and promotion of new or existing plant-based foods, and organic agriculture. In the EU and UK, for example, 40% of agricultural land use is influenced by the top 10 food brands a…
 
At the root of fashion’s most pressing problems like climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution sits overproduction and overconsumption. Each year, an estimated 100 billion garments are purchased, and 92 million tonnes are thrown out. The truth is, we’re making and buying more than the earth can sustain. Motivated by the threat of limited res…
 
The linear economy’s, “take, make, waste” approach has been the dominant business model on which our current economy has run since the industrial revolution in the 18th century.And it’s worked... billions of people have been empowered throughout the past few hundred years to live incredible lives with a roof over their head, warm clothes, medicine …
 
Today we are back talking about global climate policy with Li Shuo of Greenpeace East Asia. The COP26 or Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change just wrapped up a bit more than a week ago and we’ve had time to take stock and see some of the media coverage of that, a lot of which was critical. We discuss the shortc…
 
How can the fashion industry increase its data literacy to make informed decisions on sustainability, create honest marketing claims, and avoid unintentional greenwashing? In part one of this conversation, host Brittany Sierra spoke with Elizabeth and Marizia to understand why misinformation matters and how becoming critical data consumers will hel…
 
A few years ago, Intercorp Chairman, Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor read a Harvard Business Review essay called “Creating Shared Value” by Mark Kramer and Michael Porter, that changed the trajectory of their business. Carlos immediately refocused Intercorp’s priorities towards the people they interact with and the communities in which they operate.In this…
 
Today’s episode is a very special episode for us, as we’re honored to have three founding members of Beijing Energy Network, Brendan Acord, Jason Lee, and Julian Wong, with us to celebrate our approximately 100th episode at Environment China. The episode has 3 very different parts. These time stamps should help you navigate: In the first segment, s…
 
Fashion has a serious and growing misinformation problem. As customers demand sustainability, fashion is responding by making a pointed effort to prioritize people and the planet. However, as brands increase sustainability ambitions, rampant misinformation leads brands to make pivotal business decisions based on unsubstantiated claims, outdated fac…
 
Stephen Cirell speaks to Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor, Environment and Energy at the Greater London Authority. The UK is currently in the process of chairing COP26, the most important intergovernmental conference on climate change to date. London is a key player in the UK’s local government efforts to combat climate change and so Shirley Rodrigu…
 
This year has been packed with China environmental and climate news, and there’s no way this podcast could keep up. But today we’re going to try! Our guests today are Li Shuo of Greenpeace East Asia and Christoph Nedopil-Wang of Shanghai Fudan University (and Global Bavarian). We’re going to tackle the following hot topics: The biodiversity COP in …
 
The fashion supply chain is infamously opaque, but brands and retailers are increasingly working to meet customer demands for greater transparency and reducing their negative social and environmental impacts. However, considering how intricate and nuanced the fashion supply chain is and that sustainability can mean something completely different fr…
 
Today, we have a fascinating discussion about corporate sustainability at one of China's most famous Internet companies. Guan Li, who joins on her own behalf, discusses her work on corporate sustainability in both the US and China and the status of Meituan's efforts on corporate sustainability and waste reduction/recycling. Guan Li works as Senior …
 
How do you navigate the opposing forces of business and sustainability? How can you stay true to your values while profitably building and scaling a purpose-driven fashion brand that's good for people, planet, and profit?In this episode of the Crash Course Fashion podcast, Brittany Sierra talks with Cuyana co-founder Shilpa Shah about why the Cuyan…
 
In the first episode of The Big Question, Detria Williamson is joined by David Kelley, IDEO co-founder, Stanford professor and design maverick. David shares how his perspective on the world shifted with the birth of his daughter, how his perception of “the designer” has changed since he started IDEO almost 30 years ago and what happens if we don’t …
 
How can we improve the U.S. food system and reduce the 40% food waste while better serving the 10% of households living in food insecurity? How do we incentivize vaccine skeptics? And what are businesses responsible for in today’s society? These are just some of the big questions that Detria Williamson will ask guests like David Kelley (IDEO co-fou…
 
Is the growth of resale enabling fashion brands to continue to overproduce? In this episode of Crash Course Fashion, Brittany Sierra talks with Jake Disraeli, the co-founder, and CEO of Treet, about all things resale and how brands can create a profitable secondhand model that ensures the greatest ROI and the most significant impact—for people and …
 
In this episode of Crash Course Fashion, Brittany Sierra chats with WWD sustainability reporter Kayley Rotish about the future of resale, if brands will move away from growth-based businesses models, and how to stand out as a purpose-driven brand when everyone is talking about sustainability.By The Sustainable Fashion Forum
 
Stephen Cirell speaks to Felicity Aston, MBE, Antarctic scientist, author, speaker and expedition leader. Felicity is leading the B.I.G North Pole Expedition, an all-female team that are skiing to the North Pole to collect crucial data on black carbon and microplastic pollution. Sponsored by Vortex IoT.…
 
What would happen if sustainable fashion took a page from fast fashion's marketing playbook and embraced strategic marketing strategies to deliver sustainability to the masses? In this episode of Crash Course Fashion, Brittany Sierra chats with BPCM co-founder Carrie Ellen Phillips about all things sustainability, fashion, and marketing and why bui…
 
Today we will be talking about a new report that discusses one of the most critical topics for global emissions reduction: How China’s most carbon-intensive industries are planning to decarbonize. Since September 2020 when President Xi Jinping announced that China would aim to peak emissions before 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2060, some of …
 
As consumers increasingly want to align their spending with their values, brands are responding by making sustainability commitments, setting climate goals, and vowing to minimize their environmental impact. However, as interest in sustainability has increased, so has greenwashing. Diluted by vague claims and untraceable statistics, greenwashing is…
 
The latest release from the sixth IPCC Report shows that emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are responsible for approximately 1.1°C of warming since 1850-1900, and that the global temperature is expected to reach or exceed 1.5°C of warming increase within the next two decades. The need for finance to support a transition to both ne…
 
Today we will be talking about China’s new carbon market, from the market perspective, with Jeff Huang of AEX, a Hong Kong based company seeking to create a transparent and neutral forward trading facility for hedging power and emissions in China. AEX empowers China power and emissions market participants with market data and analytical tools, mark…
 
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