121 episodes

The Sustainability Agenda is a weekly podcast exploring today’s biggest sustainability questions. Leading sustainability thinkers offer their views on the biggest sustainability challenges, share the latest thinking, identify what’s working --and what needs to change -- and think about the future of sustainability.

The Sustainability Agenda Fergal Byrne

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    • 4.5 • 26 Ratings

The Sustainability Agenda is a weekly podcast exploring today’s biggest sustainability questions. Leading sustainability thinkers offer their views on the biggest sustainability challenges, share the latest thinking, identify what’s working --and what needs to change -- and think about the future of sustainability.

    Episode 121: Interview with Kevin Starr, the founder of the Mulago Foundation--which funds high-impact organizations working on alleviating poverty

    Episode 121: Interview with Kevin Starr, the founder of the Mulago Foundation--which funds high-impact organizations working on alleviating poverty

    In this wide ranging and stimulating interview, Mulago Foundation's CEO Kevin Starr shares his perspective on the role of social entrepreneurship in solving social and environmental problems, the reality of impact investment today, and his evolving thoughts on generating lasting change at scale.

    Episode 120: Interview with Joanna Pocock, author of Surrender, exploring the changing landscape and cultures of the American West

    Episode 120: Interview with Joanna Pocock, author of Surrender, exploring the changing landscape and cultures of the American West

    A compelling, moving, and eye-opening exploration of the outsider eco-cultures blossoming in the new American West in an era of increasing climatic disruption, rising sea levels, animal extinctions, melting glaciers, and catastrophic wildfires.

    Episode 119: Interview with Dr Jeffrey Kiehl, climate scientist and Jungian analyst

    Episode 119: Interview with Dr Jeffrey Kiehl, climate scientist and Jungian analyst

    In this fascinating interview, climate scientist Dr. Jeffrey Kiehl brings to bear two very different ways of thinking about climate change: the scientific and the psychological—and his journey as an experienced climate scientist to bring these different perspectives together.

    Episode 118: Interview with Professor Rupert Read, former XR spokesperson, author of Parents for a Future

    Episode 118: Interview with Professor Rupert Read, former XR spokesperson, author of Parents for a Future

    In this thought provoking and spirited interview, Rupert Read shares lessons and insights from his decades long experience as an activist. He discusses his new book, Parents for a Future Parents for a Future, which argues that by caring for our own children, we are committed to caring for the whole of human future, and in turn, caring for the future of the natural world. A fascinating interview—and a strongly argued plea for dramatic action and change.

    Episode 117: Interview with Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, New York University on environmental justice.

    Episode 117: Interview with Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, New York University on environmental justice.

    Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at NYY, talks about the importance of environmental justice and explores the importance of taking a philosophical approach to the environmental crises we are facing today. Dale highlights the fundamental challenges that any person faces in life today, wherever they live, are: how should I live? How do I how do I go forward?

    Episode 116: Interview with Johan Frijns, the director of BankTrack, whose mission is to stop banks from financing harmful business activities.

    Episode 116: Interview with Johan Frijns, the director of BankTrack, whose mission is to stop banks from financing harmful business activities.

    Interview with Johan Frijns, the director of BankTrack, a Netherlands based international tracking, campaigning and civil society support organisation whose mission is to stop banks from financing harmful business activities.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

The podcast we need! 🙏

These conversations are inspiring and energizing! Fergal does an incredible job of bringing on guests that are both knowledgeable about the critical sustainability challenges our world faces, and who are also aware of how to bring the conversation down to a tactical level. Highly recommend subscribing to The Sustainability Agenda and making this podcast one of your regular go-tos if you want to learn the big (and small!) steps we can all take to help inch the world towards a more sustainable future. Thank you Fergal!

Devotheclown ,

Good content with annoying sound issue

I enjoy the content of this podcast but hearing heavy breathing is too distracting and just annoying.

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