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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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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Teaching Sustainability & ESG | Roger Levermore & Alison Greig

In this episode of the Sustainability Ambassadors Podcast, we speak with Roger Levermore, Dean of Management at Asia Institute of Technology , and Alison Greig, Director of Education for Sustainability at Anglia Ruskin University, about their work as educators to educate the next generation of leaders in sustainability and ESG. ? LISTEN / SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST Spotify: https://open.spotify.…

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Tackling Climate Denialism on Social Media | Imran Ahmed

In this episode, I speak to Imran Ahmed, Founder and CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), about his recent research showing how the patterns around climate denialism on social media have changed, and from there, the the work he is doing to catalyze stakeholders to solve the problem. CCDH Report: The New Climate Denial - https://counterhate.com/research/new-climate-denial/ ? L…

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The Career Path for Chief Sustainability Officers | Erin Meezan, Interface

On this episode of Sustainability Ambassadors, we speak with Erin Meezan, about her experience and insights about being Chief Sustainability Officer at Interface. ? LISTEN / SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1eTyAfaKphSdyiSNZFcKSm Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/dk/podcast/sustainable-ambassador-podcast/id1705344128 Amazon: acast: https://shows.acast.com/sus…

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Powering Sustainability Forum | Event Wrapup

Following our event in April, China’s Race to Zero, on May 19th, 2021, we invited Andy Klump, Founder of Clean Energy Associates (“CEA”), Peter Cheng, General Manager of Xebec Adsorption, and Yana Hryshko, Senior Sales Manager at JA Solar, to share their insights and experiences in the areas of clean energy with The Collective at our Powering Sustainability Forum. An event focused on the realit…

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Event Wrapup: Waste & Circular Economies in China

For 30 years, the West has believed that by separating our waste into colored bins they were creating circular economies that would allow us to live a life of fast consumption without worrying about the planetary impact. That as “recyclers”, we were doing our part. However, that fantasy began to unravel last year as a combination of China’s waste ban mixed with images of ocean plastics, brou…

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Sustainable Consumerism in China Forum

To help our community understand Sustainable Consumerism in China, understand the tools and tactics required to build a successful brand, we have invited leading social entrepreneurs and consumer researchers to speak about their work to understand, and convert, China’s sustainable consumers. For many firms who have invested significant time and resources into building sustainability into their…

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Future of Food and Plant Based Proteins in China

While the challenges and environmental costs of our food and agricultural systems are becoming understood by the mass market, and concerns over food security, affordability, and safety are at their peak, the opportunities entrepreneurs and innovators to deliver innovations in product and process are growing by the day. To help participants better understand the megatrends and business models fo…

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Circular Economy in China

ABOUT EVENT As China’s cities struggle to manage the exponential growth of urban waste streams, the need for the circular economy in China to provide a business model that incentivizes the investment in waste management systems and resource efficiency is clear. Through this event, participants will hear about the potential for entrepreneurs and young professionals about the opportunities to de…

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