In this six-part series, our expert panels address some of the most critical challenges in our fight to win against climate change.
Listen to industry leaders and sustainability expert delve into the opportunities and challenges facing the sustainability agenda – from the CEOs leading radical transformation in the private sector, to the farmers developing a respectful and biodiverse agricultural tradition. We’ve brought together a true range of voices from across the sustainability spectrum – they may not agree on how to get there, but our panellists have a share goal of reaching a greener future.
This podcast series is hosted by Aspen UK in partnership with Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse believe that embracing sustainability in everything they do is essential to their long-term success.
1. Budget vs. biodiverity: how can we protect both?
Moderated by Simon Mundy, Moral Money Editor at the Financial Times; with Sandra Guzman Luna, Manager of the Climate Finance Programme at the Climate Policy Initiative; Jojo Mehta, Co-founder of Stop Ecocide International; Dr David Obura, Founding Director of CORDIO East Africa; Oliver Withers, Biodiversity lead within the Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance Group at Credit Suisse; and Ana Yang, Executive Director of the Sustainability Accelerator at Chatham House.
2. Carbon offsetting: should it have a role or are we kidding ourselves?
Moderated by Philippa Nuttall, environment and sustainability editor at the New Statesman; with Rebekah Braswell, founding member and CCO of Land Life Company; Sabine Frank, executive director at Carbon Market Watch; Tariye Gbadegesin, co-chair, Voluntary Carbon Markets Initiative Steering Committee; Steve Oldham, CEO of Carbon Engineering, a carbon capture technology company; and Ariel Perez, managing partner at Vertree.
3. Can we win against climate change? An interview with Lord Adair Turner
Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, in conversation with Marisa Drew, Chief Sustainability Officer for Credit Suisse.
4. Exploding the nuclear myth: the role of nuclear in the energy transition
Moderated by Leslie Hook, Environment and Clean Energy Correspondent for the Financial Times; with Dr Sama Bilbao y León, Director-General of the World Nuclear Association; Zion Lights, activist and Founder of Emergency Reactor; Dr Douglas Parr, Chief Scientist and Policy Director at Greenpeace UK; and Dr Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive of the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology
5. Feeding the future: can cell-based steak help keep meat on the menu?
Moderated by Marisa Drew, Chief Sustainability Officer for Credit Suisse; with Bernat Añaños Martinez, Co-Founder of Heura Foods; Sedef Köktentürk, Managing Partner and COO of Blue Horizon; Philip Hambling, Head of Food and Farmer for the NFU (National Farmers’ Union); Jorge Thomas, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Swaledale Butchers; and Elena Walden, Policy Manager at The Good Food Institute Europe.
6. Positive actions: the way ahead
Moderated by Tom Heap, BBC presenter and author of “39 Ways to Save the Planet”, with Paul Polman, business leader, campaigner, and co-author of ‘Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take’; Enass Abo-Hamed, CO-Founder and CEO of H2GO power ltd; Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive of Share Action; and Samata Pattinson, CEO of Red Carpet Green Dress.