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 development/sustainability issues I host with Claudia Romo Edelman is out today, Friday, October 4th. In this, the second episode of the series, Claudia and I continue to look at the Climate Crisis. In the wake of UNGA, The Climate Summit and Global Read more about New Global GoalsCast podcast lands – is the tide turning on climate change action?[…]

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 go to an event in Washington DC. Here are four things that I picked up from the trip 1 Everyone is talking about purpose If I had been playing ‘purpose bingo’ in my week in Read more about Four things I learned on my trip to UNGA (also known as Global Goals Week / Climate Week)[…]

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[…]

In favor of #ClimateAction – a response to Jonathan Franzen

On Friday 20th September, millions of young people across the globe will participate in massive global day of action against climate change. For the first time – they’ll be joined by grown-ups too.  Employees from Amazon, Google, and other global giants are walking out to support Greta Thunberg and so many other young people in Read more about In favor of #ClimateAction – a response to Jonathan Franzen[…]

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[…]

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 initiatives designed to minimise waste there is a whole smorgasbord (coughs) of food based startups currently doing amazing things. Here are my five favourite food-related companies I’ve come across lately, which reminds me, it has to be lunch soon Read more about The innovative food based startups that are inspiring me[…]

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, recorded the last episode of Season Two of Global GoalsCast & generally listened and learned from a variety of smart folks in media, publishing, advertising and communications. Here are three things I learned. 1.  Both Brands and Read more about What I learned at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2019[…]

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 which will be shown this summer on CNBC via UNSDG Health Partnership – powered by Global GoalsCast. I also picked up a lot of ideas which I have a sneaking suspicion may well feature on future Global GoalsCast episodes Read more about Five things I learnt about the future for global health[…]

Talking Smart Cities – innovation, purpose and profit

I am fascinated by Smart Cities and how we can attach electronic Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to objects to collect data and then use this data to manage assets and resources efficiently. And this week I was fortunate enough to MC two very different events – yet both were on the topic of Smart Read more about Talking Smart Cities – innovation, purpose and profit[…]