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Learn how to build sustainable businesses with Tia Collings, as she interviews experts from around the world in the fields of sustainability and green business initiatives. Helping you keep people, profit and planet front and centre in your own company. The current rules of business are broken. These rules start to be taught at university and are then applied to the real world. However, should we be teaching old rules for a new world? A world that can't carry on business as usual? Enter The Green MBA, where we explore what needs to be included in a new-age MBA, one that tackles the problems that businesses will face in the decades to come and allows listeners to come away with practical advice that they can implement straight away. To visit our full website go to www.greenbusinessmba.com

The Green MBA Podcast Tia Collings

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Learn how to build sustainable businesses with Tia Collings, as she interviews experts from around the world in the fields of sustainability and green business initiatives. Helping you keep people, profit and planet front and centre in your own company. The current rules of business are broken. These rules start to be taught at university and are then applied to the real world. However, should we be teaching old rules for a new world? A world that can't carry on business as usual? Enter The Green MBA, where we explore what needs to be included in a new-age MBA, one that tackles the problems that businesses will face in the decades to come and allows listeners to come away with practical advice that they can implement straight away. To visit our full website go to www.greenbusinessmba.com

    Business Models For The Enterprise Of Tomorrow With Gunter Pauli | Author of The Blue Economy

    Business Models For The Enterprise Of Tomorrow With Gunter Pauli | Author of The Blue Economy

    Gunter Pauli has published over 40 books, including his most famous, The Blue Economy. He is an economist, serial entrepreneur, Ted talker and founder of ZERI (Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives). Gunter was the first person to register ‘Zero Emissions’ as a trademark and recently won the 2021 Goi Peace Award for his contribution to society. He continues to contribute by sharing different business models that aim to leave the world in a better place. His vision for the future of business is inspiring and challenges us to go one step further than current ‘sustainable’ models and practices.  
    Here are a few things we discussed in this great chat;
    The difference between the “Green Economy” and the “Blue Economy” Listen to Gunter's story of how he started his own “green” business, which leads him to question what a sustainable business should really look like, and the economy that needs to be created to ensure that something that is good for us, and the planet, isn’t the most expensive in the market. The need to change from competition on price, which leads to cutting corners, to competition on value, which is a defining part of the Blue Economy. Concepts and business models within his two new books - Coffee Solutions and Plastic Solutions.Why we need to focus more on physics rather than chemistry. Industry Symbiosis rebrand to the Circular Economy, the principles of which have been around for a while. Creating something out of nothing. The need to relearn that we are being taught at school and university, especially, for those studying business, sciences and engineering.Where short-term thinking gets us - you might be surprised to learn that our hand sanitizers have plastic in them, causing billions of microplastics to pollute our waters.  The importance of multiple revenue streams, burn rate and return on investment when developing your business. Gunter suggests forgetting the use of spreadsheets, Google, or Wikipedia. If we’re using sources that everyone else is using, then we aren’t able to think outside the box to create opportunities that no one else sees. He also recommends not building a business plan until you have your first sale. Listen to Gunter chat through multiple business models and their simple ingenuity to create value both to people and the planet. Relevant Links 
    Coffee Solutions  Plastic Solutions The Blue Economy Children’s Fables by Gunter PauliBlue Economy innovations & business modelsJoin our community 
    LinkedinInstagramWebsiteThis podcast was made in partnership with Ecologi, a subscription service that helps you take action on the climate crisis via funding climate projects & planting trees.
    This podcast was made using SquadCast.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Re-Engineering The Fashion Industry For Good With Zoltan Csaki | Co-Founder Of Citizen Wolf

    Re-Engineering The Fashion Industry For Good With Zoltan Csaki | Co-Founder Of Citizen Wolf

    In this episode, I chat with Zoltan Csaki about a business he co-founded called Citizen Wolf, a sustainable fashion brand that produces made-to-order garments that use 48% less C02 than fast fashion. 
    The fashion industry is faced with huge environmental challenges if it is to become sustainable, Citizen Wolf is an example of how businesses can create revolutionary change by changing the way they do business from the ground up. 
    Their incredible business model and technology allow Citizen Wolf to make each garment from scratch based on their Magic Fit technology. Their approach to building a sustainable business truly sets them apart and hopefully inspires others to think outside the box in their industries. 
    Here are a few things we discussed in this great chat;
    Challenges and problems faced by the fashion industry Why does material choice matter The waste generated by the fashion industry Product life extensionClosing the loop at end of lifeWhat the future looks like for Citizen Wolf Zoltan was also recently named one of Vogue’s ‘Future Sixty’ agitators “set to define the coming years” (2019) as well as placing #7 on RagTrader’s Tech 20 top digital influencers in Australian fashion (2020). Citizen Wolf also won a Good Design Award Gold in the Fashion Impact category (2019) as well as ‘Innovation Champion of the Year 2019’ at the National Retail Association Awards.
    Join our community 
    LinkedinInstagramWebsiteThis episode was made in partnership with Heaps Good Packaging a sustainable packaging company for eCommerce businesses. 
    This podcast was made using SquadCast.

    • 50 min
    Becoming The Spotify Of Sustainability - How To Scale Impact With Elliot Coad | CEO & Founder of Ecologi

    Becoming The Spotify Of Sustainability - How To Scale Impact With Elliot Coad | CEO & Founder of Ecologi

    Elliot Coad is the Founder and CEO of Ecologi a subscription-based service that helps businesses and individuals take action on the climate crisis via funding climate projects and planting trees. To date, they have planted over 18 million trees and removed over 430,000 tonnes of CO2. Elliot has built an amazing movement and growing movement with over 20,000 community members and 5,000 businesses in just two years. Recently they also raised 4 million pounds from investors to amplify their impact to become, the "Spotify of Sustainability”. 

    In this episode with Elliot, we discuss a whole range of topics. Elliot shares the knowledge he has gained since starting Ecologi in 2020, and how he and his team have managed to sign up thousands of individuals and businesses, united to help fight the climate emergency and ultimately plant over 18 million trees. Motivated to grow their impact further, Elliot recently closed a round of £4 million, however, he isn’t stopping there, he sees a time in the future when they may need to raise £100 million, to make a climate subscription a must have just like a Spotify or Netflix account. 
    Topics we discussed: 
    Why Elliot started Ecologi Their biggest challengeWhat’s next after raising funds How they give consumers value Tactics they have used to grow their platform Why they aren’t a not-for-profit and how this helps them scale their impact further in a shorter amount of time Why radical transparency is the way forward Their journey raising from a non-traditional impact investorWhat it means to be carbon neutral, carbon positive, and net-zero plus more. Elliot also reveals a new project he is working on which will help companies to calculate their carbon footprint in real-timeRelevant links
    Sign up and start growing your own forest - you can see my family’s forest here. If you sign up using this link Ecologi will plant an extra 30 trees in both our forests. Find out how your company can work with Ecologi to reduce its carbon footprint here.Carbon footprint calculator - coming soon. Join our community 
    LinkedinInstagramWebsiteThis episode was made in partnership with Onya an Australian-based B Corporation, that has been waging a war on plastic since 2004. Their products include items such as reusable produce, bulk food and bread bags to coffee cups, compostable bin liners, and more.
    Ecologi Ecologi helps you take action on the climate crisis via funding climate projects & planting trees.Onya Onya has been waging a war on plastic since 2004 by creating products that promote reuse and more.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    • 43 min
    How To Communicate Purpose To Drive Growth With Rachel Whitworth | Founder Of The House Of Eden Studio

    How To Communicate Purpose To Drive Growth With Rachel Whitworth | Founder Of The House Of Eden Studio

    In this episode, I chat with Rachel Whitworth Founder of House of Eden Studio, a Social Enterprise Marketing Agency born out of a mission to use business, and marketing as a tool to change the world for the better. Rachel is a strong advocate for social entrepreneurs with a passion for helping cause-driven businesses find a way to increase sales and their positive impact.

    She is also the founder of and Hello Good World, an online marketplace for ethical brands that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 
    In this interview, we explore what it takes to communicate effectively as a purpose-driven company to drive growth. It’s not enough to be doing good as a business if no one knows about it. Ineffective communication can mean you’re missing out on winning loyal consumers, and growth, and as Rachel will show you, there is an easy approach to make sure you’re being as effective as possible, for more on this you can download her PDF (link below).
    Relevant links 
    For the full show notes head over to our website here Join Hello Good World Community, Rachels's latest project. Download Rachels PDF on Better Business Communication  Rachels toolkit for entrepreneurs DISC profilingJoin our community 
    LinkedinInstagramWebsiteThis podcast was made in partnership with Heaps Good Packaging a sustainable packaging company for eCommerce businesses. 

    • 41 min
    Launching A Social Enterprise With Tom Dawkins | CEO & Co-Founder Of StartSomeGood

    Launching A Social Enterprise With Tom Dawkins | CEO & Co-Founder Of StartSomeGood

    In this episode, I chat with Tom Dawkins CEO and Co-Founder of StartSomeGood, a crowdfunding platform that boasts the highest project success rate in cause crowdfunding. 
    Given the success of those launching their projects on his platform, I chat with Tom about his advice when it comes to launching a social enterprise on a crowdfunding website, and also common mistakes that are easy to avoid once you know what they are!
    If you’ve been thinking of a business idea, however, you don’t know how to get it off the ground or, need help to grow your enterprise, then you’ll find this chat full of interesting insights to help you on your journey. 
    Tom may also convince you why it might be more advantageous to become a social enterprise (if you’re not already), as he shares his insights into why he believes these types of businesses are set up to win in the future. 
    Relevant links 
    StartSomeGood, starting your project. Launchpad The Good Hustle is a 10-week program to help you turn your social enterprise idea into a reality Join our community
    LinkedinInstagramWebsiteThis podcast was made in partnership with Ecologi, a subscription service that helps you take action on the climate crisis via funding climate projects & planting trees.
    This podcast was made using SquadCast. 
    Ecologi Ecologi helps you take action on the climate crisis via funding climate projects & planting trees.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Changing The Rules Of Business With Bertie Stephens | CEO Of Clean Planet Energy

    Changing The Rules Of Business With Bertie Stephens | CEO Of Clean Planet Energy

    In this episode, I chat with Bertie about his journey from selling his prior company, an eCommerce website, to heading up  Clean Planet Energy (CPE).

    CPE's mission is to provide solutions to both the plastic & carbon crises by converting non-recyclable waste plastic into ultra-clean fuel. In 2020, Clean Planet energy won the top 10 cleantech award in Europe by Silicon media.
    Join us as we discuss how the rules of business change when you’re trying to save the planet, and what it was like trying to raise money for Clean Planet Energy to build their first EcoPlant. 
    We also delve into ways you can get involved and take a dive into just how big the plastic and carbon crisis really is, and what Clean Planet Energy is doing to try and fix it. 
    Relevant links 
    Ways to get involved with CPECPE and its investment partners have also set up a fund called Clean Planet Regeneration (CPR) to help those working to solve the carbon or plastic crisis, as they understand that these huge problems need the hands and minds of many to solve it Watch CPE’s Clean Planet Air video and Through the Eyes of Hope videoFacts about Clean Planet Energy’s Ultra Clean Fuel Join our community
    LinkedinInstagramWebsiteThis episode was produced in partnership with Citizen Wolf, a sustainable fashion brand that creates zero waste & requires 48% less CO2 than fast fashion. Get $20 off your first order by using the code GREENMBA at checkout.
    This podcast was made using SquadCast. 

    • 40 min

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How to discover amazing ideals from fascinating people

Just found this Chanel and I am hooked on the content, vary diverse topics, all fascinating and inspirational interviews, take my word for it and try one episode

lukeo00 ,

Fascinating and informative

Some great interviewees with fascinating stories and insights into the burgeoning world of the green economy. Highly recommend, especially if you are interested in the future of sustainability or looking to get involved.

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Brilliant

If you’re a founder or just interested in a circular economy and the planet then give the green mba a go. Insightful and full of information. Looking forward to more episodes in the future!

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