Series: The Sustainability Agenda

The Sustainability Agenda is a weekly podcast exploring today’s biggest sustainability questions. Leading sustainability thinkers offer their views on the biggest sustainability challenges, share the latest thinking, identify what’s working –and what needs to change — and think about the future of sustainability.

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 standards, and investors’ changing attitudes to 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, the risk of stranded assets, and the necessity of moving to low carbon

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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 crises we are now facing.

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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

Episode 144: Interview with Kenyan conservationist Dr Mordecai Ogada on conservation trends in Kenya.

Hard-hitting interview with outspoken Kenyan ecologist and conservation writer Dr Mordecai Ogado on conservation trends in Kenya.

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Episode 143 Interview with pioneering American political activist, urban theorist and Marxist environmentalist Mike Davis

A wide-ranging and hard-hitting interview with pioneering American writer, activist, and Marxist environmentalist Mike Davis about the existential environmental and nuclear dangers we are facing –and the prevailing ideology that finance capitalism can sa

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