50 min

Opportunities in the Circular Economy with Julia Davies The Seed

    • Business

In this episode, environmentalist and investor, Julia, opens up about her investing journey in the field of climate tech and sustainability. As the founder of 'We Have The Power', an organisation that invests in solutions and startups tackling single-use waste, Julia discusses her mission and the challenge of catalysing practical action towards a sustainable circular economy. The episode dives into the accomplishments, potential, and challenges faced by various circular economy startups that Julia supports, including Dizzy, Revolution Zero, and Clean Bus. Julia also highlights her vision for focusing on reuse over recycling, advocates for changes in consumer habits, corporate behaviour and government legislation, and shares her unique insights on striking a balance between investment appeal and socio-environmental impact.

Enjoy the show!


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Contact Julie
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We Have The Power



00:01 Introduction to the Podcast
01:00 Guest Introduction: Julia Davies
02:17 Julia's Journey to Sustainability
03:10 The Role of Early Stage Startups in Impact Finance
05:08 Julia's Investment in Reuse and Circular Economy
06:24 The Challenge of Changing Consumer Habits
07:40 The Role of Corporations in the Sustainability Transition
09:58 The Potential of the Circular Economy
10:39 Innovations in the Circular Economy: Case Studies
12:09 The Challenge of Systems Change in the Circular Economy
19:08 The Role of Government Regulation in Sustainability
24:29 The Importance of Focusing on Impact in Investment
43:16 Inspiration and Advice for Sustainability Journey
46:24 Overhyped and Underhyped Trends in Sustainability
47:44 Investing in Biodiversity and Nature Conservation
48:36 Policy Reform for a Sustainable Future

In this episode, environmentalist and investor, Julia, opens up about her investing journey in the field of climate tech and sustainability. As the founder of 'We Have The Power', an organisation that invests in solutions and startups tackling single-use waste, Julia discusses her mission and the challenge of catalysing practical action towards a sustainable circular economy. The episode dives into the accomplishments, potential, and challenges faced by various circular economy startups that Julia supports, including Dizzy, Revolution Zero, and Clean Bus. Julia also highlights her vision for focusing on reuse over recycling, advocates for changes in consumer habits, corporate behaviour and government legislation, and shares her unique insights on striking a balance between investment appeal and socio-environmental impact.

Enjoy the show!


Contact Jake
Linkedin
Substack

Contact Julie
Linkedin
We Have The Power



00:01 Introduction to the Podcast
01:00 Guest Introduction: Julia Davies
02:17 Julia's Journey to Sustainability
03:10 The Role of Early Stage Startups in Impact Finance
05:08 Julia's Investment in Reuse and Circular Economy
06:24 The Challenge of Changing Consumer Habits
07:40 The Role of Corporations in the Sustainability Transition
09:58 The Potential of the Circular Economy
10:39 Innovations in the Circular Economy: Case Studies
12:09 The Challenge of Systems Change in the Circular Economy
19:08 The Role of Government Regulation in Sustainability
24:29 The Importance of Focusing on Impact in Investment
43:16 Inspiration and Advice for Sustainability Journey
46:24 Overhyped and Underhyped Trends in Sustainability
47:44 Investing in Biodiversity and Nature Conservation
48:36 Policy Reform for a Sustainable Future

50 min

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