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How technology is tackling the slave trade

In 1807 William Wilberforce, along with many supporters, managed to put an end to the Transatlantic…

Can a simple text message change a life? For migrants it can

I am really excited to say that the second part of @globalgoalscast's episode on migration is now…

I’m a migrant too… why we need a new debate on migration

The recent discovery of the bodies of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a truck in Essex has once again…

New Global GoalsCast podcast episode – one migrant’s story

His name is Ibrahim Adnan Kondeh. He is one of thousands of young Africans who have crossed the…

Are you ready for lab grown meat?

Every once in awhile, I give in and have a steak. A lot less than I used to, but sometimes I end up…

Maybe the poor won’t always be with us – Global GoalsCast series 2 episode 3

Way before I knew about the SDGs (and before they - or their predecessors the Millennium…

Why we should care who makes vegan food…

Why should we care who makes vegan food?  Sure, vegans should - but does it matter to the rest…

New Global GoalsCast podcast lands – is the tide turning on climate change action?

Really excited to say that the new episode of Global GoalsCast - the podcast on…

Four things I learned on my trip to UNGA (also known as Global Goals Week / Climate Week)

Last week I returned to the US, mainly to attend the UN General Assembly in New York, but also to…

Season three of Global Goals Cast lands

This week I am in New York for UNGA which lands in between the #ClimateStrike and the…

In favor of #ClimateAction – a response to Jonathan Franzen

On Friday 20th September, millions of young people across the globe will participate in massive…

Is it time for a meat tax?

In the last month there have been two big stories about diet and climate change. The one was that…

Some surprising stats about the future of transport

At the end of June at the Transition Forum conference in Monaco it was my pleasure to meet up again…

The innovative food based startups that are inspiring me

From Silicon Valley companies working on the next generation of meat free burgers through to local…

What I learned at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2019

I was in Cannes for the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity last week. I worked with Hub Culture,…

Five things I learnt about the future for global health

I recently spent some time at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva mainly recording interviews…

Talking Smart Cities – innovation, purpose and profit

I am fascinated by Smart Cities and how we can attach electronic Internet of Things (IoT) sensors…

National Geographic Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg on plastics in the ocean

National Geographic is not only one of the most beautifully crafted and highly respected…

Podcast: How girls in tech are building a new world

Global GoalsCast, the podcast which I co-host Claudia Romo Edelman, regularly highlights the…

Hub Culture Davos 2019 – Greta Thunberg, Swedish Student Climate Change Activist on the school strike movement, and her passion for environmental issues

Everyone now knows who Greta Thunberg is. The student climate change activist from Sweden whose…

Hub Culture Davos 2019 – Jean TODT, President of the FIA on road safety and what individuals and countries can do to make driving safer

Jean Todt is a very busy guy. His day job is President of the FIA - the Federation Internationale…

Moisés Naím – Power in the 21st century is not achieved through the barrel of a gun – it is the power to persuade & motivate.

The great paradox - Davos must be one of the highest concentrations of the most powerful people in…

Harvard Kennedy School’s Iris Bohnet – companies can learn from orchestras who audition people behind curtains!

I love the example Iris told me about how orchestras in the United States in the 1970s increased…

Susan Goldberg, Editor of National Geographic, “We turned the keys of Instagram to our photographers”

National Geographic turned the social media keys directly to its photographers - they follow basic…

Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay, “the future doesn’t have to be Drones and Robots!” Davos 2016

The fourth industrial revolution means the next phase of technological disruption. What is the…

My interview with Ricardo Hausmann, Harvard University in Davos 2016

Every year in Davos I catch up with Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Center for International…

Here’s what a public speaking workshop with me is like!

Article by YCN - You Can Now - on a workshop I did for them on public speaking in December 2016 In…

How To Speak with Confidence in Public Book Review from Dante Magazine

Speaking Out: Sound Good in Public In our second book review, broadcaster and public speaker…