Climate change, Gen-Z, Stakeholder Capitalism – the key themes for Davos 2020

So here we are hurtling towards the end of January and that can only mean one thing – it is time for Davos. Yes the great, the good and Donald Trump descend on the Swiss ski resort next week to take the temperature of global capitalism and work out how to make a better world. Read more about Climate change, Gen-Z, Stakeholder Capitalism – the key themes for Davos 2020[…]

2020 – are we on a Highway to Hell?

As AC/DC memorably sang a few decades ago – are we on a Highway to Hell? Well sometimes I wonder… And so 2019 rolls onto its inevitable finale, ending not just the year but also a decade. So how was it for you? Are you full of fear – intimidated by the magnitude of the Read more about 2020 – are we on a Highway to Hell?[…]

The 2019 election – a new dawn in the UK’s battle against climate change?

Notable for its staggering lack of leadership from governments, COP25 failed to deliver. “The point of no return is no longer on the horizon,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said. “It is in sight and hurtling towards us.”  “The new generations expect more from us,” added Chile’s Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt, who presided over the United Read more about The 2019 election – a new dawn in the UK’s battle against climate change?[…]

New Global GoalsCast – can companies save the planet?

As you may know through Greta Thunberg’s boating escapades, the interjection from the Pope, and the EU Parliament declaring a climate emergency, the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP25) kicked off this week in Madrid. In some ways it is a bittersweet time for those of us who champion the global goals. On the one hand, Read more about New Global GoalsCast – can companies save the planet?[…]

How technology is tackling the slave trade

In 1807 William Wilberforce, along with many supporters, managed to put an end to the Transatlantic slave trade. It’s a historical event that is rightly celebrated.  Yet I wonder if many Britons think that this was the end of slavery in the UK. Sadly this isn’t the case. At an event I recently attended – Read more about How technology is tackling the slave trade[…]

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 live. It concludes an incredible, tragic but also uplifting story. You can tune in here. More than 30,000 African migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean. Ibrahim Kondeh narrowly escapes becoming one of them. But through luck and courage, Read more about Can a simple text message change a life? For migrants it can[…]

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 Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea in search of opportunity. Thousands more have died trying.  The latest episode of the podcast I present with Claudia Romo Edelman  is now live and tells a story that is both Read more about New Global GoalsCast podcast episode – one migrant’s story[…]

Season three of Global Goals Cast lands

This week I am in New York for UNGA which lands in between the #ClimateStrike and the #ClimateActionSummit. I was also MC for #MiskYouthForum event which included interviewing Actor / activists Adrian Grenier, David Oyelowu, and Imagine co-founder Paul Polman on #SDGs, #climateaction #UNGA #youth, educating girls and more. It is a memorable time for Read more about Season three of Global Goals Cast lands[…]

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 the IPCC making its recommendations for tackling the issues and suggesting a move to a more plant based diet. This follows on from a report earlier this year from City, University of London, which said developed Read more about Is it time for a meat tax?[…]

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 with Timothy Papandreou. I originally met Tim at the FIA Smart Cities event that I MC’d in Rome.  Tim was once Strategic Partnerships lead at Waymo/Google X. These days he bills himself as an Urban Read more about Some surprising stats about the future of transport[…]