Episodes: Masonry

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Episode 156: interview with Dasha Karma Ura, President of the Center for Bhutan studies, and Gross National Happiness Research

Discussion of the Bhutanese philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH) based on measures of individual and collective happiness, well-being of the population, and relationship with the environment, underpinned by...

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Episode 155: Art curator and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses the role of art in climate communications and activism

A wide-ranging discussion with art critic and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist on ecology and contemporary art--focussing on his work at the Serpentine Gallery in London--and the potential for climate...

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Episode 154: Interview with Professor Helen Thompson on her new book Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st century.

Fascinating interview exploring the interwoven geopolitical, economic, and political history of Western democratic societies revealing the way in which the battles for energy and for resources has ultimately led...

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Episode 153: Lord Adair Turner on the role of Carbon Dioxide Removals (CDR) in meeting global climate objectives

Lord Adair Turner discussed the work of the Energy Transitions Commission --and the Commission’s recent report on the role of Carbon Dioxide Removals (CDR) in meeting global...

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Episode 152: Interview with Timothée Parrique: why we need to degrow the economy. Now.

Timothee Parrique discusses the latest research on degrowth economics, how the IPCC is embracing the idea of degrowth, and why green growth is not the answer.

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Episode 151: Professor Robert Eccles discusses ESG trends, and the importance of sustainability standards

A fascinating discussion with Professor Robert Eccles, one of the world’s leading authorities on ESG, on the role of ESG factors in investment, the development of new sustainability...

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Episode 150: Sunrise co-founder William Lawrence shares some lessons and insights from the growth and development of the Sunrise movement

A deep dive with Sunrise co-founder William Lawrence on the key lessons and insights from the growth and development of the Sunrise movement.

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Episode 149 Professor Kevin Gallagher and Richard Kozul-Wright discuss their ideas for a new Bretton Woods to deal with inequality and climate breakdown

How can the Bretton Woods institutions be reformed to stabilise international finance, align trade and investment rules with climate and development goals?

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Episode 148: Interview with Ann Pettifor on finance and climate and stranded assets

Wide ranging interview with Ann Pettifor on the impact of an unstable financial system on the prospects of dealing with the climate crisis, the power of the private finance,...

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Episode 147: Professor Ruth DeFries on lessons from the natural world on how to deal with environmental crises.

Deep dive with Professor Ruth DeFries on her recent book What would Nature Do exploring how strategies from the natural world can help humanity weather many of the environmental...

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Episode 146: Interview with Mark Campanale, Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative

A deep dive on stranded assets with Mark Campanale, Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative --and a look at the Fossil fuel Non Proliferation Treaty.

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Episode 145 Interview with MSCI’s Global Head of ESG and Climate Research Linda-Eling Lee