The Sustainability Agenda

Hosted ByFergal Byrne

Exploring today's sustainability questions with leading experts.


All Episodes

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Episode 142: Sir Ronald Cohen, “the father of social investment,” discusses his new book, Impact, Reshaping capitalism to drive real change.

Sir Ronald Cohen, “the father of social investment,” discusses his new book, Impact, Reshaping capitalism to drive real change, and shares his vision of a world where investors can measure companies impact and “help change the behaviour of companies so t

Episode 141 Interview with Professor Katharina Pistor on How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality

Professor Katharina Pistor on How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality–and she highlights the various ways that debt, complex financial products, and other assets are selectively coded to protect and reproduce private wealth-and extends her analysis to

Episode 140 COP26 SPECIAL Deep dive on the outcome of COP26, the structure and future of the COPs with professor Stefan Aykut