18 episodes

Re-envision Business is a new podcast by UpEffect. The series will highlight the emerging need for responsible trade that uplifts communities frequently left behind. In each episode, we’ll invite innovators and thought leaders to deconstruct conventional systems perpetuating economic inequality and spotlight models that are re-envisioning business. Together we’ll unearth a blueprint for an economy redesign.

This show is hosted by Sheeza Shah Kindly produced by Armaan Khendry and Rohan SinghalFollow UpEffect on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn for updates on future episodes
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Re-envision Business is a new podcast by UpEffect. The series will highlight the emerging need for responsible trade that uplifts communities frequently left behind. In each episode, we’ll invite innovators and thought leaders to deconstruct conventional systems perpetuating economic inequality and spotlight models that are re-envisioning business. Together we’ll unearth a blueprint for an economy redesign.

This show is hosted by Sheeza Shah Kindly produced by Armaan Khendry and Rohan SinghalFollow UpEffect on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn for updates on future episodes
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    17. Rebuilding Yemen with fair trade coffee (with Faris Sheibani)

    17. Rebuilding Yemen with fair trade coffee (with Faris Sheibani)

    Creating jobs and multiplying income is one of the most powerful tools for poverty alleviation and one company leading the way in a country currently devastated by war is Qima Coffee. We sat down with their Founder & CEO, Faris Sheibani to understand Yemen's economic landscape and the positive avenues that coffee offers in generating sustainable livelihoods for smallholder farmers. They pledge to donate 10% of their annual profits to education and agriculture projects through the Qima Foundation.
    Qima Coffee: qimacoffee.com
    Visit the Qima team at their flagship cafe: qimacafe.com/
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    • 54 min
    16: How traditional economics gate keeps access to financial literacy (with Uneesa Zaman)

    16: How traditional economics gate keeps access to financial literacy (with Uneesa Zaman)

    “We’re paid less. We go in and out of the workforce. We live longer. We have fewer dollars but more years [of retirement] to pay for.” –Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
    Women tend to suffer from longer employment gaps, fewer economic opportunities, a larger domestic load and lower earning potential. One way to tackle this is through equipping women with the knowledge and resources to become financially independent whether it's through landing clients, earning income through the digital economy, up-skilling, investing and/or saving.
    Zebras Unite hosted a live Re-envision Business conversation to discuss the current economic landscape and the steps needed to move this from concept to reality for women around the world.
    Uneesa Zaman is an experienced financial literacy facilitator, specialising in the advancement of women's financial education and consulting ethical fintechs globally through her consultancy, Rizq Comms. Uneesa has worked with global organisations, including the World Economic Forum and the UN to increase financial awareness amongst various underserved groups, and has featured in Amaliah, The Times and Financial Times.
    Follow Rizq Comms on Twitter, Linkedin or learn more about their work on their website.
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    This episode was produced by Sheeza Shah and edited by Rohan Singhal. A special thank you to Anika Horn for managing the live tech for this event.

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    • 51 min
    15: Connecting responsible and Islamic finance markets (with Blake Goud)

    15: Connecting responsible and Islamic finance markets (with Blake Goud)

    Blake Goud has more than 15 years experience researching Islamic finance and working in a compliance and investment officer role in the finance industry. His published research cover a variety of topics in Islamic finance including incorporating environmental, social & governance (ESG), social finance and FinTech, addressing climate change, and public finance. He received his B.A. in Economics from Reed College in 2003.
    In this episode we discussed how RFI is encouraging organisations to support equitable, inclusive and sustainable economic development in particular with a focus on responsible and ESG investing.
    Follow Blake Gould on Twitter, Linkedin or Check out their website.
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    • 55 min
    14: Fair trade, job creation and the Palestinian economy (with Zaytoun CIC)

    14: Fair trade, job creation and the Palestinian economy (with Zaytoun CIC)

    The constant struggle that Palestinian traders and producers experience is a pain that no one should ever have to endure. One organisation has managed to push through these challenges and find success by leveraging fair trade to uplift Palestinian farmers and families. In this episode we’re joined by Taysir Arbasi and Atif Choudhury from Zaytoun, an award-winning fair trade social enterprise, which ethically sources fine foods from Palestine including Fairtrade organic extra virgin olive oil and za'atar.
    Join Zaytoun and Emerald Network on Friday 4th March, 2022 to hear more about their fair trade and sustainability centred work.
    Follow Zaytoun on Twitter, Instagram or buy a fair trade product from their website.
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    13: How good is ‘tech for good’ (with Dama Sathianathan)?

    13: How good is ‘tech for good’ (with Dama Sathianathan)?

    We're back with new episodes on the Re-envision Business podcast where we spotlight models prioritising ethics, justice, sustainability and benevolence. We’re starting the new year with Dama Sathaniathan, partner at Bethnal Green Ventures and a Trustee at Chayn to talk about how technology can be redesigned to be of benefit to people and the planet. 
    Resources mentioned in the episode:
    A deep dive into impact investingSocial Tech Ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa report VentureESG group Risky Business by Amnesty USA Tech for Good Compass Newsletter All resources from Chayn Free online course from BGV and Technation on how to build a tech for good businessJoin the Tech for Good London meetup and connect with others in the spaceJoin the Tech for Good Global slack to connect with others and peer support
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    • 51 min
    12: Looking back on 2021 (with Sheeza Shah)

    12: Looking back on 2021 (with Sheeza Shah)

    Hello! Thank you so much for listening along to the incredible conversations we've been having at Re-envision Business. We're hugely grateful to the inspiring group of people that have joined us from all over the world to unpack the systemic issues that are being perpetuated by businesses and what it will take to build a benevolent economy.
    We're taking a little break with the holidays coming up but wanted to make sure you got a chance to catch up on these conversations. Here are some of the highlights from our 2021 episodes.
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    • 8 min