Closing the Loop on Textile Waste | Ronna Chao

In this episode of Sustainability Ambassadors, Ronna Chao, Novetex Textiles's Chairperson, discusses her mission to end textile waste and the development of her patented innovation, the Billie! system. Timestamps: 00:15 - Welcome to Sustainable Ambassador Podcast 00:40 - Introduction to Novetex & Billie! system 02:45 - Waht catalyzed decision to develop Billie! system 03:25 - Introduction t…

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Redirecting Capital Towards Sustainable Business Models | Lisa Genasci

In this episode, Lisa Genasci of ADM Climate Fund shares insights on redirecting capital towards sustainable businesses. Through our conversation, we speak about ADM Capital's 15-year journey, the nuances of managing a foundation vs raising a fund, and the role of partnerships in promoting sustainability in finance; It is an incredibly informative conversation on sustainability and finance,…

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Shifting Business Towards a Sustainability | Kate Williams

In this episode, I speak with Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet, about her work to leverage the power of small actions to catalyze a shift in sustainable business. Founded by Yvon Chouinard and Craig Mathews in 2002, the intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful source in solving the world’s probl…

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Small Actions Make a Big Difference in Sustainability | CB Bhattacharya

In this episode, we speak with CB Bhattacharya about his work to help businesses, and business leaders, to incubate, launch, entrench sustainability into their business, and the opportunity for academia to be a powerful stakeholder along this journey. Timestamps 00:09 Welcome to Sustainability Ambassador Podcast 00:45 - CB Bhattacharya Introduction 03:15 - Current state of sustainable leade…

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Sustainability & Storytelling: Telling the Story of Waste | Adam Minter

In this episode of the Sustainable Ambassador Podcast, we speak with author Adam Minter about his experience telling the story of waste and sustainability. About Adam Minter Adam Minter is a columnist with Bloomberg Opinion, where he writes about emerging markets, technology, waste, and other topics. From 2002 to 2014, he was based in Shanghai, where he covered the trans-Pacific trade in recyc…

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The Growth Opportunities for Sustainable Leaders & Leadership | Harco Leertouwer

About Harco: “Harco J. Leertouwer leads the team responsible for the business in Continental Europe and is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Harco brings in a wealth of executive search and international business growth experience, having been a Director of Michael Page in Germany and Managing Director for Badenoch & Clark Germany and the Netherlands. Before joining Acre, Harco set up his own…

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Protecting Human Rights & Delivering Social Impact | Anne-Roos Wasser

In this episode, I speak with Anne-Ross Wasser about the work she is doing as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Dutch Foreign of Ministry Affairs to monitor, support & protect the rights of LGBTQI+ communities around the world. Through it, we speak about her passion for human rights, career path as a diplomat, and some of the unique opportunities (& challenges) that she sees to delivering social…

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Leaving Corporate to Save the Sharks | Andrea Richey

About Andrea: For the past 30 years, Ms. Richey has lived in Hong Kong and worked for a wide variety of corporate and NGO entities. Since 2015, she has worked and volunteered for the Hong Kong Shark Foundation in many capacities, most recently as the Executive Director raising awareness about shark conservation and educating people to stop eating shark fin soup and all shark products. Befor…

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Putting Costa Rica on a Sustainable Path | José María Figueres

In this episode of Sustainability Ambassadors, José María Figueres, Former President of Costa Rica, speaks with Rich about putting Costa Rica on the path to sustainability in the 1990s. The conversation starts with WHY he saw sustainability as an opportunity for his country, and from there HOW he developed strategy, aligned stakeholder, and measured success. Timestamps: 00:30 - Welcome to…

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Driving Sustainability & Social Impact Through the Supply Chain | Sammie Ho Dumas

In this episode, we speak with Sammie Ho Dumas, Director of Social Impact & Sustainability at Williams-Sonoma, about her 20 year career focused on elevating sustainability and social impact through the supply chains of leading brands. Timestamps: 00:18 - Welcome to Sustainable Ambassador Podcast 01:00 - Sammie Dumas Ho introduction 02:00 - Lessons from factory floors 03:05 - Asssessing co…

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Sustainability & ESG Careers: Trends & Opportunities | Ellen Weinreb

On this episode of Sustainability Ambassadors, we speak with Ellen Weinreb about the trends and opportunities she is seeing for (young) professionals to develop their careers in the areas of ESG & Sustainability. Through our episode, she mentioned the following reports: State of the Profession 2022 https://weinrebgroup.com/state-of-the-profession-2022/ The Chief Sustainability Officer…

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Sustainability Trends For 2024 | Andrew Angle

In this episode, we speak with Andrew Angle, Research & Networks Manager at ERM Sustainability Institute, about their recently released report, “The Next Steps for Sustainable Business”, which speaks to the top sustainability business trends for 2024. Through our discussion, we speak about the trends they identified, the critical developments and catalysts driving each, and how leaders are…

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Creating a Blueprint for Sustainable Leadership | Janice Lao

Through this episode of the Sustainable Ambassador Podcast, we speak with Janice Lao about her 20 years of work experience in corporate sustainability, and her recent research to benchmark the traits of sustainable leadership and create a blueprint from which others can follow. ? ABOUT JANICE Janice Lao is an internationally multi-awarded environmental scientist and economist working with b…

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Starting a Career in Sustainability | Diana Chen & Dmitry Andreev

In this episode, I speak with Diana Chen and Dmitry Andreev about how they got their start in sustainability, the work they are doing as generalists (who are specialize), and how they approach career development in a space where the size and scale of challenges continues to grow. If you are a young professional, or student, looking to develop your career in sustainability, you'll want to stay t…

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America’s 1st Sustainable Mayor | Barbara Buffaloe

In this episode of the Sustainable Ambassador Podcast, we have the honor of speaking with the Mayor of Columbia, Missouri, Barbara Buffaloe. Through our conversation, we speak about how as Mayor sustainability is embedded into her work, the importance of engaging her constituents, the challenges/opportunities that are unique to a small(er) Midwestern town, and the resources/ inspirations she ga…

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