13 episodes

This is the S2G Podcast, where we talk to business leaders, investors, policymakers, and thought leaders who have a transformative vision for the future. We’ll explore how their experiences and perspectives offer lessons into scaling the food, agriculture, oceans, and energy transitions. 

The S2G Podcast S2G Ventures

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

This is the S2G Podcast, where we talk to business leaders, investors, policymakers, and thought leaders who have a transformative vision for the future. We’ll explore how their experiences and perspectives offer lessons into scaling the food, agriculture, oceans, and energy transitions. 

    Exploring the Paths to Maritime Decarbonization

    Exploring the Paths to Maritime Decarbonization

    In this episode we are sharing a panel from the S2G summit moderated by Kate Danaher, Oceans Managing Director at S2G. Jason Giffen from the Port of San Diego, Ingrid Irigoyen from the Aspen Institute, and David Millar of Fugro discuss the current efforts underway to decarbonize the industry and what it will ultimately take to get us there. Solutions discussed range from green methanol to electrification and innovative business models. The panelists also share their perspectives on current an...

    • 38 min
    Becoming a Category King with the Play Bigger Team

    Becoming a Category King with the Play Bigger Team

    In this episode, Chuck Templeton sits down with Jason Wellcome and Mike Bruno, advisors at Play Bigger, to discuss the methodology behind category design. The discussion unpacks how companies can shift their thinking from making better products to forging entirely new market categories, drawing on illustrative examples like Qualtrics' evolution from survey tools to an experience management platform. Jason and Mike delve into the strategies that enable businesses to identify unique problems, a...

    • 41 min
    Adapting to the Future of Work with Rishad Tobaccowala

    Adapting to the Future of Work with Rishad Tobaccowala

    In this episode, Rishad Tobaccowala, former Chief Growth Officer at Publicis Groupe, and current author, speaker, advisor, and host of the What Next? podcast, offers an incisive look into the evolving nexus of technology and human capital shaping the future of work. Rishad discusses the critical importance of rethinking workplace design and integrating new technologies into workflows to drive growth. He also provides actionable strategies to leverage advancements in AI and enhance employee en...

    • 38 min
    Staying True to Your North Star with Back to the Roots

    Staying True to Your North Star with Back to the Roots

    In this episode, Chuck Templeton is joined by Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez, co-founders of Back to the Roots, a company that's redefining what it means to be a home gardener. Starting from an unconventional college experiment using coffee grounds to grow mushrooms, their venture has grown into the only end-to-end organic gardening brand, helping to ignite a new generation of sustainability-minded gardeners who are looking for a more rooted relationship with their food. The duo discu...

    • 38 min
    Sector Specialization and Systems Investing with Sanjeev Krishnan

    Sector Specialization and Systems Investing with Sanjeev Krishnan

    In this episode, Sanjeev Krishnan, co-founder and managing partner of S2G Ventures, takes us through his career path from investing in telecom in emerging markets to building out a life sciences investment group at the IFC, the early days of energy environmental investing, his decision to hone in on food and agriculture, and finally to his journey with S2G. Sanjeev shares learnings critical for anyone investing or innovating in tough tech sectors, including his framework for using capital mar...

    • 39 min
    From Need Identification to a Novel Product with Andrey Zarur of GreenLight Biosciences

    From Need Identification to a Novel Product with Andrey Zarur of GreenLight Biosciences

    In this episode, we dive into the entrepreneur and investor journey that has led to the first EPA-approved RNA crop protection product and created a paradigm shift for the industry. Chuck Templeton chats with both GreenLight Biosciences CEO Andrey Zarur and S2G Managing Director Matt Walker, who has been working with Andrey and the GreenLight team for many years, about the company’s journey from defining a pressing need to designing a solution and bringing their first product in the market. T...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Mo Ghabrial ,

Insightful + Digestible

Huge fan of this podcast. Incredibly insightful yet also very digestible. Highly recommend giving it a listen if you’re even remotely interested in food, agriculture, and everything in between.

CTemp ,

Nice work. Love the insights.

I am excited about being able to learn a deeper insight into food and ag. Always from to hear entrepreneur stories, industry stories and thought leadership. This is a huge and emerging space, so it. Will be great to learn from those deep in it.

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