The podcast that looks at profit-minded solutions to conservation problems. The Wealth of Nature podcast is created through the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service Centennial Fellow program which invites global practitioners to share their experiences.In each episode we highlight a particular issue or topic and invite a variety of voices to add their perspective to the discussion. If you have ideas for topics you think we should cover or voices you would like to hear on the podcast please let us know. You can visit our page on Facebook @thewealthofnature, or our Twitter and Instagram accounts wealthofnature_
#19 Mission Driven Investing: Returns Beyond the Botton Line
Mission-related investment is increasingly becoming a convergence of mission and impact themes with sustainable economics. We spoke with Tom Mitchell, Managing Director at Cambridge Associates and founding member of Cambridge's Mission-Related Investing (MRI) Group, about the model of mission-related investing and how it’s helping solve social and sustainability challenges of our generation.
#18 Solar Financing: The Bright Future of Clean Energy
Globally, renewables are the fastest growing source of energy generation, driven primarily by wind and solar. But did you know that electricity from solar is also cheaper than coal or nuclear? Join us for a conversation with Sol Systems Vice President Andrew Gilligan about how solar projects are financed, what is driving investors to get involved, and the exciting future of a growing renewables industry.
#17 Net Positive: Consumer Products from Recycled Ocean Plastics
How can we stop eight million tons of plastic from entering the ocean each year? And how can we recycle that plastic into something useful? In this episode, we speak with Bureo cofounder Ben Kneppers about how his company is turning discarded plastic fishing nets into skateboards and sunglasses, helping to reduce marine plastics and create the sustainable circular economy of the future.
#16 The Journey of Sustainable Tourism
Did you know that 10% of people on the planet are employed in the tourism industry? Neither did we, until we spoke with Dr. Harriet Hentges. Check out this episode for a conversation about what considerations go into development of a sustainable tourism industry at the country level, the challenge of mobilizing capital to get it going, and what all of this looks like in the face of pandemic-related economic disruption.
#15 Designing A Green Future
This episode is the second in our series on sustainable construction and design. Recorded in march of 2020, we spoke with Diana Horvat, a member of AIA and Principal of 23/Consulting LLC, on sustainability trends in the architecture and construction industry.
#14 Green from the Ground Up
Mark Bryan, Director of the U.S. Green Building Council for the National Capital Region, talks about LEED, an international standard for buildings certified as environmentally friendly. We discuss his work, the program, and why owners, investors, architects, and developers are changing the way they build here at home and around the world.
Excellent podcast and team
This is an incredible team of people producing top notch material! Their work is crucial, opening up dialogue and discourse on how we can approach conservation issues with money in mind, engaging the public and private sector with creative solutions. Couldn’t recommend more. They are off to a great start!
I really enjoyed listening to these podcast episodes! I learned a lot, and I think these are under-reported topics that deserve a lot more coverage in the media. Can’t wait for the upcoming episodes; keep up the great work!
Insightful and thought-provoking!
I am really impressed with this podcast! The first episode demonstrates that the creators are bringing to light very important themes that aren’t being talked about enough. They’re also linking important trends that are intimately connected and having a big impact on society. Thank you so much for raising awareness of these important issues. I can’t wait for the upcoming episodes!