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[…]

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 publications on the planet. Its images and stories can also have a profound impact on the way we live our lives and our attitudes toward the environment. At Davos 2019 I met the Editor-in-Chief, Susan Goldberg, to talk about why plastic Read more about National Geographic Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg on plastics in the ocean[…]

Podcast: How girls in tech are building a new world

Global GoalsCast, the podcast which I co-host Claudia Romo Edelman, regularly highlights the importance of educating girls. In this episode talk with two remarkable women whose lives dramatize how much difference a woman can make when she is trained in technology. Marieme Jamme, founder of #Iamthecode, tells her story: Sold into prostitution as a teenager Read more about Podcast: How girls in tech are building a new world[…]

Hub Culture Davos 2019 – Keith Weed, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Unilever on brand purpose, sustainable goals and the impact of Millennials on companies

“Companies with purpose last. Brands with purpose grow and people with purpose thrive.” From being created as a response to the dirt and squalor of Victorian England to becoming the multinational global enterprise it is today Unilever as a brand takes purpose very seriously, At Davos in 2019 I spent time with Keith Weed, Chief Read more about Hub Culture Davos 2019 – Keith Weed, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Unilever on brand purpose, sustainable goals and the impact of Millennials on companies[…]