24 episodes

Climate 21 is an initiative by SAP to allow our customers to calculate, report, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The climate 21 podcast is a weekly podcast that will showcase best practices and thought leadership by SAP, its customers, partners and competitors (if they’re game) in greenhouse gas emissions reductions. I will be interviewing climate change experts, executives from companies rolling out the best climate initiatives, and other stakeholders in the space. Subscribe now to be sure you don’t miss an episode.

Climate 21 Tom Raftery

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Climate 21 is an initiative by SAP to allow our customers to calculate, report, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The climate 21 podcast is a weekly podcast that will showcase best practices and thought leadership by SAP, its customers, partners and competitors (if they’re game) in greenhouse gas emissions reductions. I will be interviewing climate change experts, executives from companies rolling out the best climate initiatives, and other stakeholders in the space. Subscribe now to be sure you don’t miss an episode.

    Climate repair? A chat with Prof Sir David King

    Climate repair? A chat with Prof Sir David King

    My guest on the podcast this week is Prof Sir David King. An incredibly accomplished scientist with over 500 papers to his name, he has also been Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK government, the UK Government's Special Representative for Climate Change, and in May 2020 he formed and led Independent SAGE amongst other accomplishments. You can see more about his life's work on his Wikipedia page.

    More recently he founded and Chairs the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge which aims "to achieve ambitious action on climate repair, supported by scientific research and robust evidence".

    I was delighted that he agreed to come on the podcast. When I asked Prof Sir David King how he'd like me to address him on the podcast he said "You can call me Dave"! 

    Dave and I had a fascinating conversation, and I learned loads. I hope you do too.

    If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the Climate 21 Podcast Forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).
    And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Sustainability solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/sustainability and if you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover the show. Thanks.

    And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!

    Music credit - Intro and Outro music for this podcast was composed, played and produced by my daughter Luna Juniper

    What are Green Bonds and how are they helping companies with their sustainability strategies? A chat with Shrey Kohli

    What are Green Bonds and how are they helping companies with their sustainability strategies? A chat with Shrey Kohli

    The world of finance is a black box to me. I don't have that money gene. But it is an area that is starting to play an increasing role in the world of climate. The podcast I published two weeks ago with David Harris about how the investment world is shifting towards sustainable finance, went down really well, so I decided to have a follow-up

    In this episode I talked to Shrey Kohli, Head of Debt Capital Markets and Funds at London Stock Exchange Group and we discussed Green Bonds. Many people are familiar with shares but will possibly know less about bonds (I certainly fell into that bucket before this episode). Bond markets are far bigger than shares. In fact, you normally see 14 -15 trillion dollars of bond issued annually, and that far exceeds the amount of capital that you see raised in equity markets.

    Now we're seeing the rise of Green Bonds.  - these are bonds which link the issuers financial activity to their sustainable strategy thereby funding sustainable activities. Over $500bn of Green Bonds were issued in 2020 and that number is increasing year on year.

    This was a fascinating episode, and I learned loads. I hope you do too.

    If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the Climate 21 Podcast Forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).
    And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Sustainability solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/sustainability and if you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover the show. Thanks.

    And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!

    Music credit - Intro and Outro music for this podcast was composed, played and produced by my daughter Luna Juniper

    A Chat with Bill McDonough - How Design Can Help in the Fight Against Climate Change

    A Chat with Bill McDonough - How Design Can Help in the Fight Against Climate Change

    Over on the Climate 21 Forums I created for discussions about this podcast a user called Siobhán commented that "I would love to hear how design can help in the fight against Climate Change..."

    When you think of design and sustainability one name stands out - William (Bill) McDonough. Bill is an internationally renowned architect, designer, and co-author of the book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.

    I reached out to Bill and he graciously agreed to join me on the podcast. We had a fascinating conversation, I learned loads. I hope you enjoy it too.

    If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the Climate 21 Podcast Forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).
    And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Sustainability solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/sustainability and if you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover the show. Thanks.

    And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!

    Music credit - Intro and Outro music for this podcast was composed, played and produced by my daughter Luna Juniper

    The Power of Climate Benchmarks - a chat with David Harris, Group Head of Sustainable Business at the London Stock Exchange Group

    The Power of Climate Benchmarks - a chat with David Harris, Group Head of Sustainable Business at the London Stock Exchange Group

    The investment world is changing. Investors are realising that regulations are increasingly mandating for lower carbon products and services which has a knock on effect on organisations with higher emissions, and consequent risks for any money invested in those companies.

    I invited David Harris, the Group Head of Sustainable Business at London Stock Exchange Group & FTSE Russell to come on the podcast to dig into this in more detail. I warned David in advance that finance is not my forte so he needed to keep it simple enough for me to comprehend, and in fairness he did an excellent job.

    We had a fascinating conversation, I learned loads. I hope you enjoy it too.

    If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the Climate 21 Podcast Forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).
    And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Sustainability solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/sustainability and if you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover the show. Thanks.

    And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!

    Music credit - Intro and Outro music for this podcast was composed, played and produced by my daughter Luna Juniper

    Reducing Google’s Carbon Footprint - Michael Terrell, Director of Energy at Google

    Reducing Google’s Carbon Footprint - Michael Terrell, Director of Energy at Google

    Last week's episode of the podcast with Sandra Pallier and Hannah Smith from ClimateAction.tech looked at the issue of reducing IT's carbon footprint taking a bottom up approach so, I wanted to have a follow-up episode looking at reducing IT's emissions issue with a more top-down perspective.

    With that in mind I invited Michael Terrell, Director of Energy at Google to come on the podcast to talk about some of Google's initiatives in this space. Google have long been leaders in reducing the carbon intensity of their electricity and compute, so I was really looking forward to this chat, and Michael didn't disappoint.

    We had a fascinating conversation, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it too.

    If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the Climate 21 Podcast Forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).
    And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Sustainability solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/sustainability and if you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover the show. Thanks.

    And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!

    Music credit - Intro and Outro music for this podcast was composed, played and produced by my daughter Luna Juniper

    How do we reduce IT's carbon footprint? A chat with Sandra Pallier and Hannah Smith of Climate Action Tech

    How do we reduce IT's carbon footprint? A chat with Sandra Pallier and Hannah Smith of Climate Action Tech

    Technology has a large and growing carbon footprint. Everything from when you open Google on your phone, to browsing your Instagram feed, to sending an email has climate emissions implications (by the way, speaking of Google, next week's episode features a senior Google exec sharing what they're doing to reduce their emissions!).

    How can we address that issue? That is the challenge being taken up by Climate Action Tech (CAT for short). Climate Action Tech is a grassroots organisation crowdsourcing best ways to reduce emissions in tech, and actively sharing that information.

    To learn more about this I invited Sandra Pallier (@TweetsofSandra on Twitter) and Hannah Smith (@HanOpcan on Twitter) to come on the podcast to talk all about it.

    We had a fascinating conversation, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it too.

    If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the Climate 21 Podcast Forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).
    And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Sustainability solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/sustainability and if you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover the show. Thanks.

    And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!

    Music credit - Intro and Outro music for this podcast was composed, played and produced by my daughter Luna Juniper

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Excellent interviews at intersection of climate, energy, and business

Glad that I learned of and put Climate 21 on the list of podcasts for listening to on long walks. The intersection of climate, energy, tech, business is very much in my 'sweet' spot of interests. (Throw in security and, well, ...)

Rafferty’s substance and interview style, show subject matters, and interviewees provide insight and much worth considering.

Of course, there can’t be all agreement. A small example. Two recent shows covered vertical farming

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