Leadership2050 – a podcast about visionary leaders. “How might we get to a place where everything we buy helps society, helps the planet, helps the Earth?” – David Katz

In this series of curated conversations we meet some of the business world’s most forward-thinking pioneers. In episode 3 host Andrew White talks to David Katz, founder and CEO of The Plastic Bank, about conscious capitalism and turning ocean plastic into money – his for-profit solution to plastic waste and poverty. The Plastic Bank is a global network of micro recycling markets that empower the poor to transcend poverty by cleaning the environment. By reframing the problem of ocean plastic as an opportunity to create abundance for everyone, The Plastic Bank is clearing our seas of harmful plastic, turning it into money for the people who collect it, and recycling collected material into the global manufacturing supply chain. An absolutely gripping listen – find it wherever you get your podcasts.

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Positive Thinking on BBC Radio 4 – is thinking about divorce the secret to a happy marriage, discuss!

Loved being the series producer of this with the wonderful Sangita Myska in the hot seat – Positive Thinking takes a deep dive into some of the biggest problems facing Britain today – and meets the people whose big ideas might solve them. Long-lasting relationships, ending fuel poverty and political short-termism, more equitable leadership…. we’re looking for solutions. All episodes available online https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000cpzs
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Jonathan Miller: Lost Memories – BBC Radio 4 Archive on 4

Catch up online – produced by me with Richard Denton, William Miller’s moving portrait of his father, whose extraordinary and unique memory would eventually be stolen by the thing he feared most – Alzheimer’s: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000yt7f

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My Perfect City – series highlight – making a difference to women in business in Kochi, India

In the latest series of My Perfect City on the World Service we looked at a pioneering programme to support women entrepreneurs in Kochi, southern India. Here’s me interviewing the Mayor Anil Kumar, which made the local press. He went on to make the issue a priority, enlisting one of our star entrepreneurs to to help drive the agenda at state level. Catch up online: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct1czp

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Vipassana: 240 Hours of Silence on the BBC World Service

Meditators at the Dhamme Dipa centre in Herefordshire, UK. Credit: Marc Sethi
Imagine pressing mute on the world for ten days. No talking, no communication. No eye contact, no tech. No exercise, no reading or writing. Just ten days of demanding, illuminating silence. Have a peek inside the world of vipassana meditation. Could you do it? Produced by me for the BBC World Service https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct0wkg
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“Ginger Rogers, what is she famous for doing? Everything Fred Astaire does but backwards and in high heels”

07f7b0ab-f05c-4d3c-bff0-c99136ade0da (1)Listen in to our bonus episode of the Reimagine podcast featuring the brilliant Sally Osberg on why social entrepreneurs are like Ginger Rogers. They do everything regular entrepreneurs do, but backwards and in high heels to achieve their double economic/social bottom line. That’s not Sally doing the headstand, btw. It’s me.  https://podfollow.com/1505577805

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Catch up online, BBC Radio 4’s Shuntaro Tanikawa: A Poet’s Japan

ShuntaroTanikawaAPoetsJapanTX100520Back in November I went to Tokyo to meet Japan’s most famous poet, Shuntaro Tanikawa, for a BBC Radio 4 documentary. You can listen to what emerged from our time together here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000j12m

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Al Gore: “We are in the early stages of a sustainability revolution. It will have the magnitude of the industrial revolution yet the speed of the digital revolution”

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Catch up now with this special episode of Reimagine, wherever you get your podcasts. It’s former US VP and the man who should have been president with his vision for how we can build a sustainable future. What a guy. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/reimagine/id1505577805

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Reimagine podcast – episode 4 out now

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In this episode we’re asking: is big business ready to be part of the solution when it comes to climate change – rather than part of the problem? Cameron Hepburn and Paul Polman are guests. Both are terrific. Cameron is an informed optimist who believes we can dig ourselves out of the hole we’ve made in the planet. Paul became an iconic CEO when he put sustainability at the heart of Unilever’s business during his decade at the helm. It’s the kind of tale that gives you faith we may not all be going to hell in a handcart. Produced by me, host is Peter Drobac. New episodes every Thursday. Listen, review, subscribe!

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Reimagine podcast: Episode 2, rebel economics with Kate Raworth

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In the days before the lockdown, when guests could be recorded in an actual studio… here’s Reimagine podcast host Peter Drobac with the rather brilliant “renegade economist” Kate Raworth. How can we reimagine economics to create more prosperity for more people, while protecting the only planet we’ve got? Kate has a plan, and it’s shaped like a doughnut. Find out about her vision in Episode 2: https://oxsbs.link/ReimagineOx

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