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[…]

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[…]

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 Juliette Foster reviews a book co-written by Edie Lush, a former Bloomberg TV presenter herself Scene 1: I am walking through a corridor lit by rows of ceiling strip lights. The walls are bare, almost gleaming with whiteness. It intrigues me, although I don’t have the time to Read more about How To Speak with Confidence in Public Book Review from Dante Magazine[…]

Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate, “one limitation of charity is that money goes towards wonderful work but it doesn’t come back”

It was an honour and a delight to interview Professor Muhammad Yunus in the Ice House in Davos in 2016. A few of his more memorable quotations: "The private sector is critical to achieving the 17 sustainable development goals.  If you keep the forces that created the problems (poverty, hunger, ill health, climate change) the same Read more about Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate, “one limitation of charity is that money goes towards wonderful work but it doesn’t come back”[…]

For America, is the best yet to come?

Seven Hills Debate – 21st January 2013, The Corinthia, London The good folks at Seven Hills asked me to speak on a panel kicking off President Obama’s second term. It was an incredibly stimulating evening. Here’s a little write up of the event. They also produced a cracking video . British American Project fellow Edie Lush featured on a high-profile panel Read more about For America, is the best yet to come?[…]