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The Understory Podcast discusses innovation, insights, and future in sustainability. It features innovators, industry experts, diverse voices in making our world more sustainable. For more insights, please visit www.theunderstory.io.

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The Understory Podcast discusses innovation, insights, and future in sustainability. It features innovators, industry experts, diverse voices in making our world more sustainable. For more insights, please visit www.theunderstory.io.

    Deanna Han & Karen Rossell of ANEC: creative solutions for negative emissions

    Deanna Han & Karen Rossell of ANEC: creative solutions for negative emissions

    The Applied Negative Emissions Centre (ANEC) nurtures creative solutions to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. ANEC works with a variety of organizations to solve for the emissions that cannot be addressed through traditional mitigation.

    In this episode, the Founders of ANEC – Deanna Han and Karen Rossell – share more about how they help innovators in the carbon removal space by creating connections to accelerate implementation. They also speak about the challenges that organizations face as they strive to achieve net zero targets. Ultimately, not one technology type can solve for carbon emissions. Karen and Deanna describe an integrated, portfolio approach which is key for success.

    The Understory Podcast discusses innovation, insights, and the future of sustainability. It features innovators, industry experts, and diverse voices who make our world more sustainable. For more insights, please visit www.theunderstory.io.

    • 18 min
    Al Gerrie of ZigZag Global: Enabling Convenient and Green Retail Returns

    Al Gerrie of ZigZag Global: Enabling Convenient and Green Retail Returns

    ZigZag Global is a technology solution that not only simplifies the returns process for retailers and consumers, but it also makes these returns more sustainable. In this episode, Al Gerrie – Founder and CEO of ZigZag Global – talks about how his company is transforming retail returns to address the pain points of both consumers and retailers. Al shares his perspective on evolving consumer preferences, helping retailers with data, and the importance of a frictionless customer experience.

    From a sustainability perspective, Al shares how the company is helping its customers reduce waste and their carbon footprints. ZigZag Global’s use of circularity closes the loop on e-commerce returns and prolongs the useful life of retail goods.

    The Understory Podcast discusses innovation, insights, and the future of sustainability. It features innovators, industry experts, and diverse voices who make our world more sustainable. For more insights, please visit www.theunderstory.io.

    • 14 min
    Saswati Bora of the World Economic Forum: sustainably feeding the world

    Saswati Bora of the World Economic Forum: sustainably feeding the world

    Saswati Bora is tasked with trying to solve some of the most complex world challenges. As the Head of Food Systems Innovation at the World Economic Forum, Saswati works across governments, public and private entities, academics, startups and more to produce enough food to feed the world in a way that is sustainable. This is no easy task – it requires balancing multiple goals: increased food production, reduced waste and climate impact, and enhanced efficiency and inclusivity in the supply chain.

    Saswati shares how she harnesses technology and collaboration to address food innovation. She provides a vision of a future-state solution based on collective impact, an integrated systems approach, and realigned incentives.

    The Understory Podcast discusses innovation, insights, and the future of sustainability. It features innovators, industry experts, and diverse voices who make our world more sustainable. For more insights, please visit www.theunderstory.io.

    • 15 min
    Tara Ghei of Romp + Tumble: reducing the burden on working parents and the environment

    Tara Ghei of Romp + Tumble: reducing the burden on working parents and the environment

    Tara Ghei shares how she is pioneering circularity while solving the needs of working parents at the same time. Her company, Romp + Tumble, is a subscription clothing service for babies and toddlers based on a circular sharing model. The company further lives her values by offering eco-friendly garments from boutique, women-led brands.

    During our discussion, Tara shares her observations on consumer preferences, the need for consumer education, and the promise of her unique business model.

    The Understory Podcast discusses innovation, insights, and the future of sustainability. It features innovators, industry experts, and diverse voices who make our world more sustainable. For more insights, please visit www.theunderstory.io.

    • 17 min
    Diana Chaplin of One Tree Planted: millions of trees planted across the globe

    Diana Chaplin of One Tree Planted: millions of trees planted across the globe

    Do you know the difference between environmental restoration and reforestation? Join us as Diana Chaplin, Canopy Director at One Tree Planted, educates us on these topics and provides tips on how every individual can make personal impact in making the world more sustainable.

    One Tree Planted works with local communities, farmers, and partner organizations to systematically plant trees and revive lands impacted by forest fires, industry, and other challenges. Diana describes in detail how her organization creates positive environmental impact by planting trees around the globe.

    The Understory Podcast discusses innovation, insights, and the future of sustainability. It features innovators, industry experts, and diverse voices who make our world more sustainable. For more insights, please visit www.theunderstory.io.

    • 18 min
    Lizzy Ramsden of Lyfcycle: applying sustainable design, circularity, and traceability in fashion

    Lizzy Ramsden of Lyfcycle: applying sustainable design, circularity, and traceability in fashion

    This week’s podcast features Lizzy Ramsden, Head of Sustainable Sourcing & Socials at Lyfcycle. Lyfcycle is a sustainable clothing supplier that creates garments using natural and recycled materials and keeps the end of the product’s lifecycle in mind.

    Lizzy speaks about how the company is driving circularity by incorporating sustainable design and encouraging consumers to extend the useful life of the garment. Lizzy also explains how Lyfcycle enables full traceability of a garment’s lifecycle from fiber to store and makes sustainable fashion more accessible for consumers.

    The Understory Podcast discusses innovation, insights, and the future of sustainability. It features innovators, industry experts, and diverse voices who make our world more sustainable. For more insights, please visit www.theunderstory.io.

    • 16 min

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