Systemic change is needed to move us on to the right side of history. Marc Buckley talks with the game-changers on a mission to get us there as fast as possible. Marc is an Advocate for the SDGs, member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and award-winning Global Food Reformist.
Take a deep dive with thought leaders, Innovators, Futurists, and those solving Global Grand challenges. Listen to renowned experts share their insight on topics including sustainability, environmentalism, global food reform, SDG plan to get us to 2030, regenerative practices and systems thinking.
Flames of extinction: the race to save biodiversity with John Pickrell
John Pickrell is my guest on Episode 102 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.
John is an award-winning journalist, the author of Flying Dinosaurs and Weird Dinosaurs, and the former editor of Australian Geographic magazine. Currently the Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief for Nature, he has worked in London, Washington, DC, and Sydney for publications including New Scientist, Science, Science News and Cosmos. His articles also appear in National Geographic, Scientific American, Focus, BBC Future, The Guardian and the ABC. John has been a finalist in the Australian Museum’s Eureka Prizes three times, won an Earth Journalism Award and has featured repeatedly in The Best Australian Science Writing anthology, which he edited in 2018. He studied biology at Imperial College in the United Kingdom and has a Master of Science in taxonomy and biodiversity from the Natural History Museum, London.
Energy perspectives with Olle Olsson of Stockholm Environment Institute
Dr. Olle Olsson is my guest on Episode 101 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.
Olle is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), where his work is focused on socio-technical transitions, primarily in the fields of energy and climate change mitigation. His research looks at the interplay between technology, business models and public policy and how different factors across these areas need to align to make something a viable solution. One of his key interests at the moment is trying to understand the role of different forms of scale economies in technological transitions.
Social business and a world of three zeros, with Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is my guest on Episode 100 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.
Professor Yunus is the father of both social business and microcredit, the founder of Grameen Bank, and of more than 50 other companies in Bangladesh. For his constant innovation and enterprise, the Fortune Magazine named Professor Yunus in March 2012 as “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.”
In 2006, Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize. He is the recipient of 61 honorary degrees from universities across 24 countries. He has received 136 awards from 33 countries including state honours from 10 countries. He is one of only seven individuals to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom and the United States Congressional Gold Medal.
He has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, Newsweek and Forbes Magazine.
'Moving the Date' with Mathis Wackernagel
Mathis Wackernagel is my guest on Episode 99 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D. co-created the Ecological Footprint in the early 1990s with his Ph.D. advisor Prof. Rees at the University of British Columbia. Now he is President of Global Footprint Network which he founded in 2003 with Susan Burns. Together with its partners, Global Footprint Network focuses on bringing about a sustainable economy in which all can thrive within the means of our one planet. Since 2003 this international think-tank has engaged with more than 50 nations, 30 cities, and 70 global partners to deliver scientific insights for policy and investment decisions. With their annual Earth Overshoot Day, they annually reach over 4 billion media impressions. Mathis’ awards include the 2018 World Sustainability Award, the 2015 IAIA Global Environment Award, the 2012 Blue Planet Prize, the 2012 Binding-Prize for Nature Conservation, the 2012 Kenneth E. Boulding Memorial Award, the 2011 Zayed International Prize for the Environment, an honorary doctorate from the University of Berne, and the 2007 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
Strategic corporate conservation planning, with Margaret O’Gorman
Margaret O’Gorman is my guest on Episode 98 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.
Margaret O’Gorman operates at the intersection of business and nature. As President of the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), she helps companies find value in natural resources conservation and mainstream biodiversity across operations.
She highlights the problems of too much planning and not enough action. She is a proponent of simplifying approaches to conservation and opening the door to efforts that restore broken places, enhance existing ecosystems, and return healthy biodiversity to all places. She has spoken at Business and Biodiversity forum at the Convention on Biological Diversity’s COP13, the Smithsonian Institute’s Conservation Optimism Summit, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Cement Sustainability Initiative, and Ireland’s National Biodiversity Conference.
Her new book is Strategic Corporate Conservation Planning: A Guide to Meaningful Engagement was published February 2020.
Unpacking carbon offsetting, with Margaret Kim
Margaret Kim is my guest on Episode 97 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Maggie is the CEO of the Gold Standard Foundation, whose standard ‘Gold Standard for the Global Goals’ allows climate and development interventions to quantify, certify and maximise impacts toward the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Maggie was previously the Head of Green Climate Fund Liaison in the Office of Director-General for the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), where she also served as Head of Strategy & Integration. Maggie has also held leadership roles in the private sector, including as General Manager, Sales, Strategy and Business Development for a leading biotechnology company. Maggie's strengths in strategic development and resource mobilization coupled with a passion for sustainable development and combating climate change supports Gold Standard in delivering on their vision for “climate security and sustainable development for all.”
Marc does a Deep Dive trying to remove Bias and get into Sense Making
Marc does a Deep Dive trying to remove Bias and get into Sense Making.
Have been along for the ride from the beginning show has evolved but really is nice to hear what thought leaders and Futurists think about our plan for the future and where to look for direction and new insights. Great guests lots of good authors.