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Author: Maiko Schaffrath

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Impact Hustlers features entrepreneurs and changemakers solving the world's biggest problems and creating massive social impact. Hosted by Maiko Schaffrath this podcast shares the stories of those who connect impact with profit and build businesses and solutions that solve problems such as climate change and poverty.
Learn how entrepreneurship can be the solution to the world's biggest environmental and social problems.
Impact Hustlers is brought to you by Fast Forward 2030 and realchangers.
Find out more about how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into your business model on www.fastforward2030.com (https://www.fastforward2030.com)
Find careers and talent with impact on www.realchangers.com (https://www.realchangers.com)
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Mercy For Animals’ vision is a world where animals are respected, protected, and free to pursue their own interests. Leah Garcés serves as MFA's president. Leah has nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the animal protection movement. Highlights:What Mercy For Animals do that is different from other animal welfare organisationsAsking "what are the unlikely partners that are out there?"Creating a compassionate food system and reducing the suffering of animalsEconomics of animal protein and plant-based indistinguishable productsCollaboration vs confrontationWhat is the next step looks like and needing an ecology of approachesOur circle of compassion is wideningKFC's plant-based chicken nuggetWe are seeing a protein revolutionTime stamp:[01:50] Why is Mercy For Animals different from PETA or WWF[03:00] Working with corporates and campaigning[05:30] Understanding the factory farmer's perspective[06:30] Story of Craig Watts, the chicken farmer[10:00] Being a vegan and living the values[14:00] Why colloboration works and role of confrontation[18:00] Job opportunities for farmers[20:00] Plant based food startup[23:00] Lessons from the book Grow[24:45] 10 year visionUseful links:Mercy for Animals (https://mercyforanimals.org)Leah's linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/leahgarces)Leah's Twitter (https://twitter.com/leah_compassion)GRILLED: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry (https://mercyforanimals.org/grilled)Go to ImpactHustlers.com (https://www.impacthustlers.com/)Visit FastForward 2030 (http://fastforward2030.com/) and Real Changers (https://www.realchangers.com/)Impact Hustlers is hosted by Maiko Schaffrath, connect on Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/maikoschaffrath/en) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/maikoschaffrath)This podcast is produced by Woon Tan of Podcast Publishing (http://podcastpublishing.help/)
Dan Grech is the CEO and Co-founder is Global OTEC Resources. He is working to reduce tropical islands reliance on fossil fuels in areas that are suitable for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC).Highlights:Dan's journey from watching David Attenborough to researching desalinationPrototyping OTEC, to pitching for pro-bono work and working at the MaldivesBenefits of having a sales backgroundWhy building OTEC for a resort make senseWhat is OTEC?Moving islands away from diesel and the OTEC marketGrant funding for sustainable projectsTime stamp:[01:44] The Attenborough effect[06:00] Meeting a technical co-founder[08:00] Skype calling experts[11:50] History of OTEC[14:00] OTEC 101[16:30] Core markets for OTEC is 30 terawatts[19:45] Moving from 100kW to 1.5mW[22:10] Biggest learnings[25:00] Dan Grech's vision of the futureUseful link:Dan Grech's Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/dangrechuk)Dan Grech's Twitter (https://twitter.com/dangrech)OTEC Resorts Twitter (https://twitter.com/otecresorts)Go to ImpactHustlers.com (https://www.impacthustlers.com/)Visit FastForward 2030 (http://fastforward2030.com/) and Real Changers (https://www.realchangers.com/)Impact Hustlers is hosted by Maiko Schaffrath, connect on Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/maikoschaffrath/en) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/maikoschaffrath)This podcast is produced by Woon Tan of Podcast Publishing (http://podcastpublishing.help/)
Dr Nick Taylor is CEO and Co-founder of Unmind, a workplace mental health platform to help organisations and employees measurably improve their mental wellbeing.Highlights:Why mental health matters to Nick TaylorWhat motivated Nick to become a founder3 learnings from working at the frontline of mental health serviceLeading an NHS team and the moment of realisation that organisations needed to better look after their peopleJohn Lewis partnership and William HillThe Unmind mental health indexFeatures and content on the Unmind platform9 out of 10 employees won't share their mental health problems with the employerHow to breakdown the stigma around mental healthBenefits for the organisation of measuring mindfulness"Going forward, people will only choose to work in organisations that do care."Time stamp:[01:30] Nick's personal experience with mental health[03:00] Working at the NHS[05:20] Prevention in mental health[06:00] Working with organisations vs consumer mindfulness[07:30] How the Unmind platform works[10:00] Building trust with employees[12:00] Celebrating mental health and breaking stigma[14:00] Why employers should pay to support mental health of employees[17:00] Hardest challenge in Nick's journey[18:40] Early investors of Unmind[20:00] Growing a passionate team[22:00] Nick Taylor's vision of the futureUseful links:Unmind Website (https://home.unmind.com/)Nick Taylor's Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/dr-nick-taylor)Go to ImpactHustlers.com (https://www.impacthustlers.com/)Visit FastForward 2030 (http://fastforward2030.com/) and Real Changers (https://www.realchangers.com/)Impact Hustlers is hosted by Maiko Schaffrath, connect on Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/maikoschaffrath/en) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/maikoschaffrath)This podcast is produced by Woon Tan of Podcast Publishing (http://podcastpublishing.help/)
Michael Collinson is the Chairman of Bee Vector Technologies (BVT) a complete pest and disease management solutions to help growers improve their crop quality.Highlights:Bee colony collapse is caused by multiple issues and mortality rates are not sustainable"Employing" Bumble Bees and Honey Bees to deliver an organic solution for plantsDiscovering a fungus that acts as the penicillin for plantsGoing through the EPA registration process because that is where the value liesBenefits of their solution vs other pesticidesHow BVT works with farmers to test the productFuture of agricultureBVT grown products in 10 yearsTime stamp:[02:05] How big is the problem of bee colony collapse?[03:10] How BVT works with bees?[05:45] How was the solution discovered?[06:30] Where you are on your journey[10:00] Biggest concern from farmers[12:00] Why use bumble bees?[13:00] BVT's business model[15:00] Future of farming[16:40] Regulatory process and working with growersUseful links:BVT website - http://www.beevt.com/Michael Collinson's Linkedin- https://uk.linkedin.com/in/michael-collinson-24b75714Go to ImpactHustlers.com (https://www.impacthustlers.com/)Visit FastForward 2030 (http://fastforward2030.com/) and Real Changers (https://www.realchangers.com/)Impact Hustlers is hosted by Maiko Schaffrath, connect on Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/maikoschaffrath/en) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/maikoschaffrath)This podcast is produced by Podcast Publishing (http://podcastpublishing.help/)
Jay McGregor is the Founder & Editor in Chief of Point, an investigative journalism publication that has exposed major scandals such as Russian fake news campaigns on Reddit and Bitcoin Ponzi schemes. Find out more about Point here: www.youtube.com/pointreport
Alex Stephany is the CEO & Founder of Beam, a crowdfunding platform which funds professional training for homeless people & enables them to get back into paid work. Find out more about Beam here: www.beam.org
Andrew O'Brien is CEO of Goodbox. Andrew brings over one decade of experience in investment banking to the table from his time at Credit Suisse and Industrial & Commercial Bank of China. Andrew was introduced to FinTech during his time as Managing Director of QixPay, ultimately completing its sale in 2017.GoodBox is a tech for good company, founded on the insight that a cashless society is having a negative impact on the charity sector. GoodBox have set out to develop the world’s best fundraising platform. Since then, they’ve raised over a million pounds for charities, and built a platform that ensures that when it comes to technology, charities never have to settle.Highlights:Problems of current contactless paymentsHow Goodbox is overtaking cash as the main source of incomeReid Hoffman on the importance of changing your pricing modelBarak Obama on "Nobody has a monopoly on wisdom"Importance of managing risk for startups and scaleupsVision of solving the 'bottlenecks' in the charity sectorsUseful link:Goodbox - https://www.goodbox.com/Andrew OBrien's Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-o-brien-4b375b92/Time Stamp:[02:33] How much are charities losing out as society become cashless[04:10] How did Andrew discover the problem?[06:32] How is Goodbox different from other solutions[09:30] How far have you come?[11:30] How Goodbox is making a difference to churches, museums and charities[13:20] Goodbox revenue model[16:00] Why you shouldn't just take a leap of faith[17:40] Working on an idea on weekends[19:30] Importance of partnering with the best in the sector[21:00] 10 year visionGo to ImpactHustlers.com (https://www.impacthustlers.com/)Visit FastForward 2030 (http://fastforward2030.com/) and Real Changers (https://www.realchangers.com/)Impact Hustlers is hosted by Maiko Schaffrath, connect on Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/maikoschaffrath/en) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/maikoschaffrath)This podcast is produced by Podcast Publishing (http://podcastpublishing.help/)
Freddy Kelly is the CEO and cofounder of Credit Kudos, a new kind of credit bureau that uses financial behaviour to measure creditworthiness, harnessing Open Banking. Highlights:Problems of traditional credit scoring which is non consensualTypes of use cases for open bankingIdentification problem when someone arrives in a new countryTackling poverty premium i.e. cost of paying more for being poorerHaving better data and turning into objective measures to predict credit riskHow FCA is looking at competition in credit information marketWhy Open banking can be a bad name and winning the trust challengeThe Mum Test and chasing the hard noUseful links:Credit Kudos - https://www.creditkudos.com (https://www.creditkudos.com/)Freddy Kelly's Linkedin - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/freddykellyFreddy Kelly's Twitter - https://twitter.com/fredkellyThe Mum's Test - http://momtestbook.com/Time Stamp[02:30] How Credit Kudos is solving the credit score problems[04:30] Helping show good risks for thin file customers[06:00] How to prove you are who you are when you are in a new country[08:00] Tackling poverty premium and accessibility of credit[10:30] How is Credit Kudos different[12:00] New data, credit risk and business models[13:00] Challenge of getting new banks to use Credit Kudos[17:00] Lessons from being a founder[20:00] Having unique insights from what data can do[21:00] Vision in 10 yearsGo to ImpactHustlers.com (https://www.impacthustlers.com/)Visit FastForward 2030 (http://fastforward2030.com/) and Real Changers (https://www.realchangers.com/)Impact Hustlers is hosted by Maiko Schaffrath, connect on Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/maikoschaffrath/en) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/maikoschaffrath)This podcast is produced by Podcast Publishing (http://podcastpublishing.help/)
Tomer Shalit is the founder of ClimateView. ClimateView was founded on the principles of agile: a philosophy built for the very purpose of tackling complex problems. When cities and nations address climate change  – visualisation, collective intelligence and transparency are the main pillars they focus on. HighlightsHow Tomer got Sweden as his first clientHow to convince a whole country to become a customerTomer's background and how he first addressed the problemWhy an open collaborative platform is importantHow visualisation, collective intelligence and transparency became the main focus of ClimateViewBreaking down tasks and zooming into actionsGetting interest from Sweden's transport sector and VattenfallUseful links:Climate View - https://www.climateview.global/Tomer Shalit -https://se.linkedin.com/in/tomer-shalit-6153a91Time Stamp:[02:00] Climate emergency is getting traction, but how are cities managing?[04:00] Sweden now has a public road mapProject management vs accountability[05:00] Applying agile development and visualisations[06:00] Setting up a "Project Owner" for Sweden[09:00] Getting Sweden as a client[11:00] Dealing with red tape in government[13:00] Collaboration of government and private sector[16:00] Who else can use ClimateView?[18:00] How to take climate action[19:00] View from 2030Go to ImpactHustlers.com (https://www.impacthustlers.com/)Visit FastForward 2030 (http://fastforward2030.com/) and Real Changers (https://www.realchangers.com/)Impact Hustlers is hosted by Maiko Schaffrath, connect on Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/maikoschaffrath/en) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/maikoschaffrath)This podcast is produced by Podcast Publishing (http://podcastpublishing.help/)
Ruby Raut is the CEO and Co-founder of Wuka Wear. Ruby is a passionate environmental scientist who combines her scientific knowledge and passion for lean startup methodology to solve the problems that surround disposable menstrual products.Highlights:4.6 million tampons and pads are flushed down the toilet in the UK everyday.The problems around Chaupaddi that is being practised in Nepal.Why period poverty is a huge problemPeriod pants is a reusable product that needs more publicity.How a Sainsbury community project got Ruby started her entrepreneurial journey.How Ruby created and iterated her prototypeThe social and environmental impact of Wuka WearUseful links:Wuka (https://wuka.co.uk/)Time Stamp:[01:30] Solving multiple problems around period[04:00] Problems with lack of proper period.[05:00] Social problems around period in Nepal.[07:40] Period poverty needs to be addressed.[09:30] Benefits of reusable period pants[11:50] How Ruby got started in this sector?[12:00] Women's Environmental Network and discovering the problem[13:00] Creating a period pants prototype[17:00] Why it took Ruby to innovate such a product[22:00] Importance of networking[23:30] Social and environmental impact of Wuka WearGo to ImpactHustlers.com (https://www.impacthustlers.com/)Visit FastForward 2030 (http://fastforward2030.com/) and Real Changers (https://www.realchangers.com/)Impact Hustlers is hosted by Maiko Schaffrath, connect on Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/maikoschaffrath/en) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/maikoschaffrath)This podcast is produced by Podcast Publishing (http://podcastpublishing.help/)
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