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 reminded us that, whether we like it or not, there are still hundreds of thousands of individuals making treacherous journeys to Europe. What was heart wrenching for me was seeing the images of some of the young Read more about I’m a migrant too… why we need a new debate on migration[…]

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[…]

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 feeling like Alex the Lion in Madagascar. I just can’t help myself.  I’m well aware of the overwhelming evidence that eating cows is rubbish for my carbon output. Yet 100% giving up Read more about Are you ready for lab grown meat?[…]

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 Development Goals has been invented) – I knew the challenges of drinking unclean water. Traveling through Ecuador with friends we spent hours purifying water. Above is a picture of what water filtration looks like when you don’t have awesome Read more about Maybe the poor won’t always be with us – Global GoalsCast series 2 episode 3[…]

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 of us if companies who specialise in meat production or who have poor record on sustainability or animal welfare are producing plant burgers? That’s the big debate splashed all over the New York Times today which Read more about Why we should care who makes vegan food…[…]

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[…]

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[…]