33 episodes

Futurist explores the most exciting and innovative sustainable developments across fashion, beauty, lifestyle, home, business, finance, farming, and technology.
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Futurist Jo Linehan

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

Futurist explores the most exciting and innovative sustainable developments across fashion, beauty, lifestyle, home, business, finance, farming, and technology.
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    B Corp Explained with Earth's Edge Founder James McManus

    B Corp Explained with Earth's Edge Founder James McManus

    Today’s guest is James McManus, founder of Earth’s Edge and a B Corporation Ambassador. When he’s not scaling mountains or helping others to do so around the world, he’s busy establishing the B Corp community here in Ireland. James shares his own background and connection with nature and how that has inspired the work he does with businesses on a path to becoming B Corp certified. 
    If you have never heard of the certification and are curious, James explains exactly what it means and how you can get involved with the movement. 
    B Corp Introductory Event: https://earths-edge.com/introduction-to-bcorp/
    B Corp: https://earths-edge.com/b-corp/
    Listen to the Futurist episode with Enda Buckley HERE


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    • 27 min
    Fast Tracking Electric: A Practical Guide to Clean Transport

    Fast Tracking Electric: A Practical Guide to Clean Transport

    Today’s guests are Dorothy Maxwell and Brian Minehane, two leading figures in the sustainability movement both professionally and personally here in Ireland. 
    They joined me to share their experience of switching from fossil fuel transport to electric-powered vehicles. Dorothy speaks about her experience moving to a fully electric car while Brian, a long-time biker, shares his insights into switching to an electric motorbike. 
    This is a topic I have been wanting to cover for a while, and thankfully Dorothy and Brian offer both practical advice and first-hand experience as well as some clever ideas on how we can all begin to consider clean energy for our personal transport needs. 

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    • 25 min
    Human Collective: Conor Buckley on D&I, activism and building a truly sustainable clothing brand

    Human Collective: Conor Buckley on D&I, activism and building a truly sustainable clothing brand

    Today's guest is Global D&I (diversity and inclusion) Keynote Speaker & Founder of Clothing brand Human Collective Conor Buckley. 
    I know I say this all of the time, but Conor’s passion, commitment and positivity made this conversation one of my all time favourites. We cover so much in this episode from the challenges to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, to how Conor and his team are battling to build a truly environmentally and socially conscious clothing brand. He shares how the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 sparked a grief and fire in him that inspired him to follow in his mother’s footsteps and take his activism efforts to another level. From the charities Human Collective supports to the way it’s supporting communities in Ireland, he’s proving what can be achieved when your heart and spirit are committed to real change. 

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    • 32 min
    Slow Cabins: Meet Ireland's new off-grid destination

    Slow Cabins: Meet Ireland's new off-grid destination

    Today’s guest is pioneering an unplug staycation experience here in Ireland. Matthew Parkinson is behind the Irish expansion of Slow Cabins, an off-grid staycation destination in hidden locations across the country. While just the first destination only launched this summer, Slow Cabins is already becoming a go-to for those in need of a digital detox or simply to reconnect with themselves in a beautiful location with a log burning fire and a spectacular view.
    Matthew explains the concept behind the business and why going off grid is becoming ever popular as we become the most plugged in generation ever. There are some sound issues in this episode, so apologies in advance but I promise it’s well worth overlooking the tech difficulties for this conversation



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    • 12 min
    In Conversation with Natura&Co’s Vice President of Sustainability, Marcelo Behar

    In Conversation with Natura&Co’s Vice President of Sustainability, Marcelo Behar

    Today’s guest is Natura&Co’s Vice President of Sustainability, Marcelo Behar. As the world’s largest B-Corp, Natura&Co owns The Body Shop, Avon, Aesop and Natura, brands many of us interact with every day. Marcelo shares what it means to be a B-Corp and how its brands are implementing circularity through its supply chain and helping to protect biodiversity around the world. 


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    • 25 min
    In Conversation with Aoife McNamara

    In Conversation with Aoife McNamara

    Today’s guest is Irish designer Aoife McNamara. Based in thatched cottage in Adare, Co Limerick, Aoife is creating a brand that in my opinion encompasses everything exciting about sustainable design. Inspired by nature, Aoife creates beautiful pieces with innovative materials, bringing a whole new meaning to cottage industry. Today, we talk about what started her journey in design and her unique and admirable business ethos. 


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Gonies77 ,

Endlessly informative

Jo’s expertise and the diverse conversations she hosts on sustainability across multiple industries is truly enlightening and always perspective broadening.

catmalojen ,

Fabulous content

A soothing podcast that I always learn from. It’s accessible sustainability - whereas I find lots of content around this can be intimidating or judgemental. Jo knows this subject so Well and her passion shines through.

niamhroisin ,

Positive vibes!

A great and genuinely positive podcast - love it! Great positivity in terms of positive change!

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