21 episodes

How to do good better: scale impact for our planet and our people.
An interview series highlighting environmental sustainability, social innovation, and sustainable impact.

Julia Bunte-Mein is the host of The Seeds and an undergraduate at Harvard University. She is passionate about social enterprise, innovative design thinking, and entrepreneurial development, particularly at the water-energy-food nexus. At Harvard, she studies Social Anthropology and Environmental Science and loves the outdoors, learning languages, and traveling!

The Seeds: Growing Ideas into Impact Julia Bunte-Mein

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How to do good better: scale impact for our planet and our people.
An interview series highlighting environmental sustainability, social innovation, and sustainable impact.

Julia Bunte-Mein is the host of The Seeds and an undergraduate at Harvard University. She is passionate about social enterprise, innovative design thinking, and entrepreneurial development, particularly at the water-energy-food nexus. At Harvard, she studies Social Anthropology and Environmental Science and loves the outdoors, learning languages, and traveling!

    A Conversation on Sustainable Biomaterials: Wendy Owens, Hexas

    A Conversation on Sustainable Biomaterials: Wendy Owens, Hexas

    Wendy Owens is the founder and CEO of Hexas, a clean-tech startup producing and distributing sustainable, plant-based biomass. Wendy brings over a decade of materials and biotech experience to Hexas and shares insights on the future of sustainable construction and renewable energy sectors, her experience as a founder, and her philosophy for success.  

    Books mentioned: 
    An Introduction to Mathematics by Alfred North Whitehead 
    The Art of War by Sun Tzu

    • 43 min
    Marketing Your Climate Start-Up & Zero Waste Living: Bettina Grab

    Marketing Your Climate Start-Up & Zero Waste Living: Bettina Grab

    Bettina Grab, founder of Impact B2B, helps climate tech start-ups have a bigger, impact faster through growth and effective sales & marketing strategies. She is also a Zero Waste blogger, speaker & activist. We first discuss Bettina’s shift from corporate marketing to climate-marketing, why there is such a need for it today, and tips for founders. Next, we turn to zero waste living, what she has learned from living a plastic-free life, and some surprising facts about why recycling is really the last resor

    • 44 min
    Climate Positive Building with Bamboo: Troy Carter, Rizome

    Climate Positive Building with Bamboo: Troy Carter, Rizome

    Did you know that Bamboo Engineered Lumber is stronger, more fire-resistant, and more sustainable than wood, steel, and concrete?

    Troy Carter co-founded Rizome, a startup working to make bamboo a primary global construction material. In this episode, we discuss the future of regenerative, climate-positive cities, bamboo forests for carbon sequestration, and the unique elements of bamboo as a construction material.

    Books mentioned:
    Project Drawdown, A Pattern Language

    • 45 min
    Climate Bonds and Mobilizing Capital for Change: Sean Kidney

    Climate Bonds and Mobilizing Capital for Change: Sean Kidney

    Sean Kidney is the CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilize debt capital markets for climate solutions. The Climate Bonds Initiative works to create standards and transparency in the green bond market such as by creating a certification scheme, advising the EU, and working with China's central bank to grow green bonds. Sean discusses the climate crises from a holistic perspective, especially as relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 1 hr
    Investing, Impact, and Leading a Leading a Meaningful Life: Deb Kemper

    Investing, Impact, and Leading a Leading a Meaningful Life: Deb Kemper

    Deb Kemper is an impact investor and experienced advisor with cross-cultural leadership. She is an angel investor in Golden Seeds Venture Group and the Clean Energy Venture Group and supports innovation in clean-tech, med-tech, and women’s empowerment.
    Prior to joining Golden Seeds Ventures, she built a portfolio of over two dozen early-stage investments via Libra Global Partners, LLC, and worked in management consulting at McKinsey & Co.

    • 35 min
    Impact Investing for Climate: Gina Foote

    Impact Investing for Climate: Gina Foote

    Gina Foote is the Director of Fund Development at Conservation Law Foundation Ventures, where she helps cultivate market-based solutions to environmental issues. Gina has woven a fascinating career in international economic development and finance, working in China, Latin America, and the US, serving as COO for a private equity fund investing in clean energy, the CFO for an international education company, a consultant for Accion International, and a professor of Finance and Business at Boston University.

    • 50 min

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