58 episodes

A mission to create the most sustainable seafood on earth. A company turning chopsticks into furniture. An app that tracks your carbon footprint. Join entrepreneur and marketing expert, Marco Pimentel, as he talks to founders and CEOs of sustainable startups about how we can lead the way for profitable, climate-conscious business. Whether you’re launching your own eco-friendly venture, or considering a climate-conscious career, you’ll be inspired to discover all the opportunities just waiting for someone like you.

Someone Like You The Brand is Female

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A mission to create the most sustainable seafood on earth. A company turning chopsticks into furniture. An app that tracks your carbon footprint. Join entrepreneur and marketing expert, Marco Pimentel, as he talks to founders and CEOs of sustainable startups about how we can lead the way for profitable, climate-conscious business. Whether you’re launching your own eco-friendly venture, or considering a climate-conscious career, you’ll be inspired to discover all the opportunities just waiting for someone like you.

    Transforming Waste Reduction – with Lindsey Hoell, Founder & CEO of Dispatch Goods

    Transforming Waste Reduction – with Lindsey Hoell, Founder & CEO of Dispatch Goods

    Each year, millions of tons of waste find their way into landfills, harming our planet and ecosystems. Amidst the challenges of this crisis, there are companies lighting the way forward. In today's episode, we're thrilled to introduce Lindsey Hoell, the Founder & CEO of Dispatch Goods, a pioneering reverse logistics company committed to addressing the global waste crisis head-on.  
    Lindsey's entrepreneurial path began with her involvement in the Surfrider Foundation's Ocean Friendly Restaurants program and culminated in the founding of Dispatch Goods - all while pursuing her MBA at UC Berkeley. Through Dispatch Goods, Lindsey is on a mission to revolutionize waste reduction by providing businesses with streamlined reuse solutions, ultimately diverting millions of items from the waste stream.  Lindsey shares the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, demonstrating resilience and commitment to her vision of a sustainable future. Join us as we delve into Lindsey's journey, glean insights on building a successful startup, and explore her vision for a world where waste is minimized and sustainability reigns supreme. Get inspired and empowered to join the movement toward a brighter, cleaner future!    
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    • 31 min
    Revolutionizing sustainability - with Mike Winterfield, Founder of Active Impact

    Revolutionizing sustainability - with Mike Winterfield, Founder of Active Impact

    Mike Winterfield is Founder and of Active Impact, Canada’s largest climate tech seed fund. As a seasoned entrepreneur and dedicated advocate for environmental sustainability, his career spans over two decades across software, professional recruitment, and venture capital where he has continually demonstrated his commitment to making a positive impact.
    Following his role as COO at Traction on Demand and President of Traction Rec, Mike founded Active Impact. Through Active Impact Investments, he channels his passion for the environment into profitable ventures, driving sustainable solutions while delivering returns.
    Prior to his groundbreaking venture with Active Impact, as President of Randstad Professionals, Mike oversaw $300M in revenue and placed thousands of individuals in pivotal roles. His expertise in enterprise sales and team building has positioned him as a leader in the field.
    Mike's commitment extends beyond business; he advises accelerators like CDL Vancouver Climate and Spring Activator, and serves on the boards of Flair, RailVision, Future, and Agrology driving strategic growth and impact. 
    Join us as we delve into Mike's journey, insights into environmental entrepreneurship, and his unwavering commitment to a greener future!
     

    • 37 min
    Empowering future leaders in climate action – with Valentina Constancio, Alicia Yang and Emily Coolidge from Pearson College

    Empowering future leaders in climate action – with Valentina Constancio, Alicia Yang and Emily Coolidge from Pearson College

    How do we build solutions for a better planet? We educate new young leaders who can create those solutions. 
    Climate change is undeniably one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today, and the urgency to address it has never been greater. With the launch of Pearson College’s Climate Action Leadership Diploma Program, a new wave of young leaders is emerging, ready to tackle this global challenge head-on.
    In this episode, we dive deep into the innovative CALD Program with our guests Valentina Constancio, Alicia Yang, and Emily Coolidge from Pearson College. We explore how this program is shaping the next generation of climate leaders.
    The program’s curriculum empowers students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to make a meaningful impact in the fight against climate change while offering students academic credits and real-world insights into climate leadership.
    Through direct place-based experiences, guest lectures, and project-based work, students develop essential leadership skills while connecting with Indigenous values and communities. Additionally, the CALD Program offers micro-credentials in facilitation, conflict transformation, climate modeling, and more. These certifications enhance students' abilities to drive meaningful change in the world.
    We uncover the inspiration behind the CALD Program, its curriculum highlights, and the transformative experiences of students and educators alike. Get ready to be inspired by the passion and dedication of those leading the charge for climate action!
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    • 29 min
    A journey towards climate resilience with Britt Wray - Author and Director of CIRCLE at Stanford Psychiatry

    A journey towards climate resilience with Britt Wray - Author and Director of CIRCLE at Stanford Psychiatry

    An enlightening conversation with Britt Wray, Author and Director of CIRCLE at Stanford Psychiatry, where we delve into her groundbreaking research and advocacy in the intersection of climate leadership, emotional well-being, and community resilience. 
    Using her expertise in science communication, Britt Wray ignites meaningful action in a world grappling with climate change. From acclaimed books like Generation Dread to her podcast Gen Dread, she empowers individuals to confront climate grief and cultivate courage. 
    Drawing from her multidisciplinary background, including a PhD in Science Communication, Britt illuminates innovative strategies to address the psychological toll of environmental degradation, such as the creation of CIRCLE at Stanford Psychiatry. As a distinguished speaker at TED and the World Economic Forum, she amplifies the urgency of climate action and advocates for inclusive, community-driven approaches. 
    Britt Wray inspires a new generation of climate changemakers, envisioning a world where emotional well-being and environmental sustainability align seamlessly. Get inspired by Britt Wray's passion and commitment to make positive change.
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    • 44 min
    Lighting the way to a brighter future – with Sam Goldman, Co-Founder and President of d.light & Founding Lead - Project Strike Out (IBET)

    Lighting the way to a brighter future – with Sam Goldman, Co-Founder and President of d.light & Founding Lead - Project Strike Out (IBET)

     









    Every day, millions of people worldwide lack access to reliable electricity, forcing them to rely on dangerous and expensive alternatives. However, one entrepreneur, Sam Goldman, is on a mission to change that narrative. With degrees in Biology and Environmental Studies, an MBA, and a passion for social transformation, Sam has dedicated his career to making clean energy accessible and affordable to all. 
    As a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, Africa, he was inspired to find safer and more sustainable ways to power homes and businesses in underserved regions. His passion for social impact and innovation laid the foundation for d. Light's transformative work. Under his leadership, d.light has positively impacted over 170 million lives in 70 countries, saving customers $5 billion in energy expenses. Unsurprisingly, Forbes recognized him as one of the world’s top 30 social entrepreneurs, and he was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
    Today, Sam leads a project within Innovative Breakthrough Energy Technologies (IBET), where he continues to drive impactful change by addressing lightning-induced forest fires, a significant contributor to global carbon emissions. 
    Join us as Sam shares the inspiring story behind d.light's inception, from its humble beginnings to its ambitious vision of reaching 1 billion people by 2030. Discover how Samuel's dedication to social impact, resilience, and innovation is lighting the way to a brighter, more sustainable future for all.
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    • 46 min
    Revolutionizing Construction and Building a Sustainable Future – with Dustin Bowers, CEO & CTO at PLAEX Building Systems

    Revolutionizing Construction and Building a Sustainable Future – with Dustin Bowers, CEO & CTO at PLAEX Building Systems

    Sustainable building solutions are critical in a world where construction consumes over 50% of all resources extracted globally annually, and less than 10% of plastic waste is recycled. That's where Dustin Bowers comes in. Founder and CEO/CTO at PLAEX Building Systems, he has a diverse background in carpentry, fine arts, and environmental passion, which led him to create innovative solutions for sustainable construction.
    PLAEX is committed to manufacturing environmentally responsible building materials from recycled waste streams, focusing on durability and sustainability. As this week's guest on Someone Like You, Dustin explores the unique challenges of the construction industry and how the company's Lego-style modular construction blocks are revolutionizing building practices. He also discusses the quantitative impacts expected from PLAEX's technology and their vision for a circular economy in construction, reducing carbon footprints while saving energy costs. To wrap up, he reflects on PLAEX's mission to raise the quality standards of buildings globally, emphasizing simplicity, innovation, and sustainability in every structure. You certainly don't want to miss this inspiring conversation!
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    • 41 min

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