Revolve is a new podcast exploring big questions from all angles. Each season, we use one big question to dive into a topic with experts, showing how perspective helps build thoughtful solutions. Our goal is to explore today’s big questions with people connected to these questions - and their related challenges - in different ways, all to help listeners appreciate how building the strongest solutions to our biggest questions requires input from all angles.
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Climate finance and innovation with Jo Puri
Adapting to a changing climate will require significant, sustained investment around the world. Climate finance leader and author Jo Puri joins Revolve to discuss the Green Climate Fund’s role in combating climate change, how responding to the changing climate will require international coordination, and how fiction can stoke enthusiasm for climate innovation.
Results Based Payments for REDD+ under the Green Climate Fund: Lessons Learned on Social, Environmental and Governance Safeguards
Global Climate Fund project portfolio: https://www.greenclimate.fund/projects
Nature’s Mutiny, Philipp Blom: https://wwnorton.com/books/9781631494048
The Great Derangement, Amitav Ghosh:
Solar, Ian McEwan: http://www.ianmcewan.com/books/solar.html
Climate policy solutions with The Nature Conservancy’s John Verdieck
Policy and agreements are powerful instruments for leaders working to modify carbon emitting activities and mitigate the impact of climate change. John Verdieck from The Nature Conservancy talks with us about the complexity of crafting international climate policy, how science can be used to balance human welfare with the planet’s health, and why nature may prove to be one of the most powerful technologies available for combating climate change.
Nature 4 Climate: https://nature4climate.org
The Nature Conservancy: https://www.nature.org/en-us/
Equity and justice with Climate Justice Initiative’s Karla Brollier
Climate justice is gaining attention as more people realize that the impact of climate change will disproportionately affect indigenous and under resourced communities. We welcome Karla Brollier from the Climate Justice Initiative to learn how climate change is impacting indigenous communities, why politics are an unhelpful distraction from major challenges ahead of us, and how matriarchal leadership could help generate positive adaptations for communities affected by our changing climate.
Climate Justice Initiative: https://climatejusticeinitiative.org
Project Drawdown: https://www.drawdown.org
Fifty Miles from Tomorrow, William L. Iggiagruk Hensley: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780312429362
Climate conscious business with Kamine Development Corporation’s Matt Kamine
There’s a common assumption that social and climate conscious business is not very lucrative. Organizations like infrastructure and manufacturing leader Kamine Development Corporation (KDC) are proving this wrong by showing how climate friendly business can coexist with profit. Matt Kamine from KDC talks with us about why new technologies don’t always get attention and investment from institutional investors and public companies, describe how KDC is aiming to make large scale change without requiring consumers to pay more, and share which climate conscious manufacturing innovations have him most excited (including carbon negative concrete).
Kamine Development Corporation:
KDC Initiatives: https://www.kdc.earth/enterprises
Inconspicuous Consumption, Tatiana Schlossberg: https://www.grandcentralpublishing.com/titles/tatiana-schlossberg/inconspicuous-consumption/9781538747094/
Carbon negative concrete - KDC and Blue Planet: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/blue-planet-and-kdc-announce-a-global-partnership-to-scale-carbon-negative-concrete-worldwide--solving-one-of-the-largest-environmental-problems-300970222.html
ESG and climate change with Simone Shaheen
Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) factors have gained momentum in the last few decades as key criteria for investors evaluating a company’s societal impact. Social impact expert Simone Shaheen joins Revolve to help us understand ESG, explore how companies are embracing sustainability, and talk about how language plays a critical role in how each of us contemplates the impact of climate change.
Village Enterprise: https://villageenterprise.org
Green, Social, and Sustainability bonds: https://www.icmagroup.org/green-social-and-sustainability-bonds/
B Corps: https://bcorporation.net
The Narrative Institute: https://narrativeinitiative.org
Bob Eccles: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bobeccles/2020/03/16/here-is-how-to-set-global-standards-for-nonfinancial-information/#10747c7c6e01
Hasan Minhaj's Patriot Act: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS9CFBlLOcg
Refreshing, informed, and captivating!
In a world of echo chambers, Revolve offers an astonishingly diverse set of perspectives that can resonate with every listener. Tripp isn’t afraid to ask the tough, sometimes controversial, questions with the intention of shining a light on the complex challenges humanity faces.
Thoughtful discussions about complex problems. And that staccato snare drum / piano opening is mesmerizing.