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Systemic change is needed to move us on to the right side of history. Marc Buckley talks with the game-changers on a mission to get us there as fast as possible. Marc is an Advocate for the SDGs, member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and award-winning Global Food Reformist.

Take a deep dive with thought leaders, Innovators, Futurists, and those solving Global Grand challenges. Listen to renowned experts share their insight on topics including sustainability, environmentalism, global food reform, SDG plan to get us to 2030, regenerative practices and systems thinking.
88 Episodes
Dr. R. Bruce Hull is my guest on Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Bruce writes and speaks about organizations, communities, and leaders constructing sustainable development in the face of converging demographic, environmental, governance, and market transformations. He is most excited when learning and sharing lessons about innovative leaders who are forging collaborations among government, business, and civil society. He is a Senior Fellow in the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability. Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability Professor, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation President of Board of Directors, Climate Solutions University Advisory Committee, Center for Communicating Science Curriculum Committee Chair, Interfaces for Global Change Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program Leadership for Sustainability: Strategies for Tackling Wicked Problems Nov. 2020 Island Press. Leadership for Sustainability gives readers perspective and skills for promoting creative and collaborative solutions. Blending systems thinking approaches with leadership techniques, it offers dozens of strategies and specific practices that build on the foundation of three main skills: connecting, collaborating, and adapting. Inspiring case studies show how the book’s strategies and principles can be applied to diverse situations. Readers will come away with a holistic understanding of how to lead from where they are by applying leadership principles and practices to a wide range of wicked situations. While the challenges we face are daunting, the authors argue that these situations present opportunities for creating a more just, healthy, and prosperous world.
Sanjay Rawal is my guest on Episode 85 of Inside Ideas. Sanjay is a James Beard Award winning filmmaker, Sanjay made FOOD CHAINS (EP Eva Longoria, Eric Schlosser) which chronicled the battle of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a small group of Oaxacan and Chiapan indigenous farmworkers in Florida, against the largest agribusiness conglomerates in the world. The film was released theatrically in a number of countries (Screen Media in the US) and won numerous awards - including citations from the US Conference of Mayors, the Clinton Global Initiative and the White House. The film was also a Winner (shared) of the 2016 BritDoc Impact award and several festival prizes. Sanjay’s last film 3100: RUN AND BECOME won several festival prizes, had a robust theatrical release in the US in 2018 and is opening in traditional theatrical engagements across Europe and Australia in 2020 and 2021.
Robert Egger is my guest on Episode 83 of Inside Ideaswith Marc Buckley. Robert founded the D.C. Central Kitchen, the Campus Kitchen Project, and the L.A. Kitchen, which have collectively produced over 40 million meals and helped over 2,000 individuals attain jobs. In Washington, he was the founding Chair of the Mayor's Commission on Nutrition, and Street Sense (Washington's homeless newspaper). In addition, he is a Founding Board member of The World Central Kitchen with Jose Andres, Robert was also the Co-Convener of the first Nonprofit Congress and the Founder of the CFoward PAC, which worked to help elect people who ran nonprofits. He also wrote the award winning book, Begging for Change. Robert is an international speaker, and he has received  dozens of awards over the years for his ideas and work, including being named a Point of Light, an Oprah Angel, Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, and a Washingtonian of the Year. He was also the only direct service providers to appear on the Nonprofit Times list of the Most Powerful & Influential Nonprofit Leaders from 2006-2009. And last but not least, Robert is a 15-gallon blood donor with the American Red Cross.
Wilhelmina Jewell Sparks is my guest on Episode 82 of Inside Ideas. Jewell is a global executive who has worked in both Corporate and Startup environments for over 20 years preparing markets and launching innovative products and services in science, technology, retail, and food industries.  She is the founder of UNITED17 Venture Lab and the CEO of BiTHOUSE Venture Group which is a global business development cultivator fostering collaboration and innovation culture amongst corporates, innovators, investors, government and community. She is a trained biotechnologist, global markets strategist and strategic communications expert from the United States based in Germany and Copenhagen. She is an active technology scout, angel investor and venture partner focused on sustainably inclusive solutions,  and the integration of innovative technology solutions for Corporate Venture Capital Funds and government entities as the need for customer engagement, growth, digitalization and corporate innovation increases. She serves on several global advisory boards: IADAS (International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences) amongst others, is a guest lecturer of Corporate Innovation at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management and is an active advisor/mentor to several startups and accelerator programs focused on IoT, AI, mobility, agrifood, retail, entertainment, fashion, sustainability and health. Jewell is the founder of the AgTech FoodTech Summit and was the Founder of the Food und FoodTech Group of the Deutsche Startup Association.  “Bridging the Gap,” by “Connecting the Dots” is her motto. @jewellsparks
Dr. Katie Martin is my guest on Episode 81 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.    Katie is a thought leader with 25+ years experience in anti-hunger work. She is the Executive Director of the Foodshare Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions. Katie is also the author of a new book “Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries: New Tools to End Hunger”.  Katie has dedicated her career to researching food insecurity, talking with individuals who experience food insecurity, visiting food banks and food pantries, and creating programs to provide more long-term solutions to hunger. Her goal is to create a paradigm shift in the charitable food system to move from short-term transactions of food to long-term transformations of lives. She has learned and is still learning from others.
Stefanie Palomino is my guest Episode 80 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Stefanie is one of Europe’s leading female mobile pioneers: she co-founded her first company, the mobile social network aka-aki, in 2006. It went on to be named the Best Mobile Social Network in the 13th Annual Webby Awards. In 2015, she co-founded red lab, a boutique consultancy based between Berlin, Munich and Barcelona which supports clients in their interactive/smart digital events and communication. Stefanie’s work has been covered by media outlets like CNN, The Times, TechCrunch and France2. Teaches Tai Chi when she is in India at Ashram.
Loren Cardeli is my guest on Episode 79 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Loren Cardeli is the co-founder and Executive Director of A Growing Culture (AGC) a 501(c)3 nonprofit that confronts unjust power in the food system. In creating AGC, Loren works to shift the public’s perception of agrarians from one of passive beneficiaries to one of active innovators. AGC is a farmer-centric organization that believes the key to sustainability lies in returning small-scale farmers back to the forefront of agriculture. As part of this growing movement, Loren and his colleagues promote advocacy, farmer-led research, food sovereignty, and allyship, helping to create sustainable, self-driving future. A Growing Culture confronts unjust power in the food system. We are a movement-support organization that strives to democratize food systems by connecting, amplifying, and resourcing those on the frontlines of the fight for food sovereignty.
Lin Kayser is working on engineering using Artifical Intelligence and manufacturing using 3D printers with Hyperganic, a company he co-founded in 2014. His goal is to build objects and entire machines that are as complex, sustainable and efficient as natural objects. Lin is a serial entrepreneur who has worked in disruptive industries for the last 30 years, in fields from industrial machines to Hollywood moviemaking. Lin also is on the board of several innovative companies, for example Isar Aerospace, a rocket launcher startup and VoltStorage a company that builds sustainable batteries for storage of renewable energy. Through his foundation, the Kayser Forum for Sustainability, Kayser raises awareness for environmental issues.
Ingmar Rentzhog is my guest on Episode 77 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  CEO and founder of - the world’s largest social network for climate action. Official “eco-warrior” according to The Sun and “Mark ZuckerVert” according to FranceTV2, Ingmar is serial entrepreneur with background from the financial industry. He’s a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality and European Climate Policy Task Force.
Marcelo Garcia is my guest on Episode 76 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Creator of the concept for high potential global teenagers with the flagship event taking place in Davos every year during the WEF, as well as smaller events in multiple locations around the world. Smart Cities Expert with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and IESE (, often attending relevant UN conferences worldwide. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, but based in Europe since the last millennium. Already been to 125 countries; can communicate in nine languages with varying levels of fluency Member of, the Club of “Famous Firsts”. @getwiserfaster
Prof. Nikki Eberhardt is my guest on Episode 75 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.   Nikki’s life goal is to power people with audacious solutions, armed to tackle the globe’s most intractable challenges. She seeks to disrupt at the intersection of tech and scalable social impact. She is Assistant Professor of Business at Minerva—teaching startup finance, marketing and global business. She has an M.A. in International Development, M.B.A. from Said Business School at Oxford and a Ph.D. in Global Sociology.   Nikki is on Delta Air Line’s Global Talent Team to craft leadership development and mentor culture strategies. She is EVP Impact eThree + Director Partnerships ZSchool, pioneering a digital platform with influencers, brands and charities so GenZ can effect change. She works with Global Citizen—a movement harnessing voices of influencers, world leaders and corporates with 8M Global Citizens to end poverty, raising over $48B in commitments and driving 25M+ digital actions set to affect 2.5B lives.  Accomplishments: Presenter TEDx Oxford Emcee + host for NASA Space Center Cross Industry Innovation Summit, Vienna Pioneers Technology Summit, Grenada Ecosystems 2030 Moderator + convener for San Francisco Professional Business Women of California Conference, Oxford Said Business School Capstone, Davos World Economic Forum event, Skoll World Forum “Blockchain, AI, Impact Investing”  Event producer Global Citizen, Sundance Film Festival, Nelson Mandela Foundation peace film promotion, Vatican social entrepreneurship summit Curator + editor “Responsible Business” Progress Daily Co-Founder + president United Nations Women Chapter
Carey Gillam is my guest on this episode of Inside Ideas. Carey is a veteran journalist, researcher, and writer with more than twenty-five years of experience in the news industry covering corporate America. Her 2017 book about pesticide dangers, Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science, won the 2018 Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists and has become a part of the curriculum in several university environmental health programs. As a former senior correspondent for Reuters’ international news service, Gillam specializes in finding the story behind the spin—uncovering both the risks and rewards of the evolving new age of agriculture. Gillam’s areas of experience include biotech crop technology, agrichemicals and pesticide product development, and the environmental impacts of American food production. Gillam’s reporting and writing have led her to become recognized as an international expert on corporate control of agriculture and the health and environmental impacts of a pesticide-dependent food system. She was asked to testify before the European Parliament in 2017 about her findings and was an invited speaker at the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, France, in 2019. She also has been a featured speaker at events throughout North America, Australia, The Netherlands, Brussels, and France. Gillam left Reuters in late 2015, becoming a research director for the non-profit organization U.S. Right to Know, an investigative group focused on exposing corporate wrongdoing and government failures that threaten the integrity of our food system, our environment, and our health. She also writes for The Guardian. Gillam resides in Overland Park, Kansas, with her husband and three children.
Ida Faldbakken is my guest on Episode 73 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Ida is co-founder of Katapult Future Fest and Katapult Cloud conference and community platforms.  Ida is actively engaged in social impact communities and projects around the world; she is a public speaker and writer about technology, urbanity, and gender equality. As a former partner at Nordic Impact and The Katapult group, she worked with impact investing and supporting solutions, conversations around technology, and businesses used for good. With her education and training in philosophy, history, and pedagogics, she has a robust human-driven approach to technologies and how to apply them to solve society's complicated issues. Summer of 2019, she chose to push the "pause" button, seek deeper in her spiritual practice, work, and readings. Creating more headspace, time for meditation practice, and connecting to nature, she has gained more awareness and strength to collaborate and hold space for social impact work.
Cindy Chin is my guest on Episode 72 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Cindy is an entrepreneur, venture strategist, and cultural ambassador of the arts and sciences. As CEO of CLC Advisors, LLC, she is an advisor and board member to founding startup teams, a subject matter expert in frontier technologies, opportunity scout for VC and LP partners, a global strategic thought leader, and a sought-after speaker. She recently co-founded and became the COO of CLIPr, a video analysis and management (VAM) platform using AI and machine learning to help users quickly identify key moments within video content, enabling them to organize, search, interact and share with ease and efficiency. She is also a NASA Datanaut, an open data innovation program to promote data science, coding, and gender diversity that operates within the Office of the CIO at NASA Headquarters. She is a mentor in the Google For Startups Accelerator, a Visiting Professor at FH Salzburg's University of Applied Sciences teaching about Deep Data in Deep Space and a RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce) Fellow. She was a Co-Founder of Women on the Block, the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Program Curator for the Digility Conference and Expo in Cologne and a member of the faculty of the Startup Executive Academy of Silicon Castles in Salzburg, Austria. In 2018, she was named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs in 2018” along with leaders including SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, General Motor’s CEO Mary Barra, celebrity chef and founder of World Central Kitchen José Andrés, “Crazy Rich Asians” author Kevin Kwan, Chance the Rapper, Academy Award winning actress and founder of Hello Sunshine’s Reese Witherspoon, and IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty.
Peter Ivanov is my guest on Episode 71 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Peter is Manager, Entrepreneur and Virtual teams Expert with over 20 years of international experience. His book “Virtual Power Teams” is translated in 6 languages and is Amazon Top 3 in the category - international management. Born in Bulgaria he graduated Mathematics and joined a multinational company as Data Analyst. He quickly became IT Manager for Bulgaria and gradually worked his way up to IT Services Manager for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Peter recognized the growing importance of the teams in multiple locations and developed an innovative method for leading Virtual teams. In 2007 the Team led by Peter won the “Best of the Best” award for outstanding Project management in establishing global Shared services. In 2012 his Team won the “Global IT Connect Award” for excellent Engagement in a global cross-functional environment. In 2013 Peter founded “Virtual Power Teams” and started new career as Keynote speaker and Executive coach on New Leadership. Peter is a passionate athlete and World Senior Champion in Discus. He actively supports young Talents in the fields of mathematics and sports. In his dynamic keynote speeches and master classes, held in English, German, Bulgarian and Russian, Peter uses the experience he has gained as Manager, Athlete, Entrepreneur and, yes, the father of five little girls, to show you how to build up and lead your own successful Virtual Teams.
Maria Rodale is my guest on Episode 70 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Maria is an author, activist and detective in search of the mysteries of the universe. She is the author of the following books: Scratch, Organic Manifesto, Betty’s Book of Laundry Secrets, It’s My Pleasure and Maria Rodale’s Organic Gardening. From 1986 to 2017 she spent her career in the family publishing business, Rodale Inc, which published the magazines Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Prevention, Organic Gardening, Runner’s World and Bicycling. Men’s Health was published in 99 Countries. Rodale Inc also published such classic books as The South Beach Diet, Doctors Book of Home Remedies, Inconvenient Truth, by Al Gore and Onward, by Howard Schultz. During her career she worked in marketing circulation, leading the in-house advertising agency, strategic planning and led the first brand integrated business (books, magazines, digital and e-commerce) for the Organic Living business. In 2009 Maria became CEO and Chairman of the board, leading the company through the Great Disruption and ultimately selling the company to Hearst in 2018. In 2016 she launched the children’s book imprint, Rodale Kids, which is now owned by Penguin Random House. She has also been involved as a board member and co-chairman of the Rodale Institute, an independent scientific research and education non-profit which studies regenerative organic vs. chemical agriculture. She was Co-Chair from 2007 to 2017 and still sits on the board. Her grandfather is considered the founder of the organic movement in America. From 2003 to 2011 she was on the board of Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project. And she also served on the Pennsylvania Federal Reserve Advisory council from 2014 to 2017. She also served on the board of the multi-billion-dollar non-profit hospital Lehigh Valley Health Network. She has received many awards for her lifetime of service and activism, including the National Audubon Rachel Carson Award in 2004, United Nations Population Fund’s Award for the Health and Dignity of Woman Everywhere in 2007, and The Auburn University International Quality of Life Award in 2014. In 1985 she graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA with a dual major in Communications and Art. And in 2017 she received an honorary Doctorate Degree from Delaware Valley University. She resides in Bethlehem, PA and is the mother to three daughters and one son in law. She has one grandchild, one cat and 12 chickens.
Martin Wezowski is my guest on Episode 69 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Martin works as Chief Futurist for SAP’s Technology & Innovation. He is lecturing as a faculty member of Futur/IO, a European future institute and other education programs. He moved across a range of disciplines from UX, to systemic design to define innovation visions and strategies. Right now, he is on the mission to map, build and inspire a future we want to live in, more specifically, he crafts future outlooks, concepts,  products, defines and runs innovation frameworks to find out what’s next and beyond for SAP’s vast ecosystem and the future of work. 2017 he was named 1 of 100 most innovative minds in Germany as the “Software visionary”    He said "I want to innovate what we call "work" out of our lives via an empathic symbiosis between human ingenuity and machine intelligence.”
Paul Newnham is my guest on this episode of Inside Ideas.  Paul heads up the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 Advocacy Hub as Director, an initiative bringing together NGOs, advocacy groups, civil society, the private sector and UN agencies to coordinate global campaigning and advocacy to achieve SDG2.  To this end, the SDG2 Hub facilitates a network of 800 chefs from 80 countries to support chef action on the SDGs. Chefs are equipped with a simple set of actions called the Chefs' Manifesto, to drive progress on the Global Goals.  Paul specialises in generating solutions to complex problems alongside communities around the world. Working strategically alongside actors from all aspects of the food, agriculture and nutrition industries, Paul seeks to generate change that will impact our food system and planet.  Paul has developed a broad base of expertise in drawing connections from the culinary community to the Sustainable development agenda. Paul has over 25 years’ experience in, and extensive knowledge of, the Not For Profit Sector having worked in National and Global roles with a focus on Campaigning, Youth Mobilisation, Advocacy, Marketing and Communication. Having worked with World Vision Australia, New Zealand and the Global Headquarters for 15 years, his career has focused on the belief that it is possible to end global poverty. He has worked in communities throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, to achieve planned objectives and generate positive, lasting and sustainable change. He is a strong advocate for good development, working alongside communities to improve livelihoods. Through inspirational and evocative leadership, Paul is able to enthuse and motivate others, achieving goals beyond expectation. 
Douglas Gayeton is my guest on this episode of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  In 2009 Douglas founded the Lexicon of Sustainability alongside his partner Laura Howard Gayeton. The Lexicon’s work accelerates the adoption of practices that build more resilient food systems and help combat climate change.  Douglas is an information architect, filmmaker, photographer and writer. He has created award-winning work at the boundaries of traditional and converging media since the early 90’s. He directed the KNOW YOUR FOOD series for PBS and GROWING ORGANIC for USDA, and has authored two books, SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town, and LOCAL: The New Face of Food & Farming in America.  What can food startups  us about ways to transform our food system? To find out, Douglas’s Green Brown Blue Circular Economy of Food accelerator teamed with Thought for Food on the Circular Economy of Food Challenge to develop food system solutions that have a truly positive social and ecological impact, that go beyond sustainability, and build a truly circular economy of food.
Raphael Gielgen is my guest on this episode of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Raphael is a Trend Scout for Vitra. Raphael has spent most of his professional life working on making the office environment a better place. Even some of his own colleagues think he’s a little crazy. His irrepressible curiosity, his restless quest for explanations, and his delight at upending everything can occasionally make him an uncomfortable companion. When he appears at the office after returning from a long trip, he recounts things that sound more like a virtual utopia than a reality that has been experienced. He visits over one hundred companies in a single year; the world is his workplace, the future his area of research. His work informs Vitra´s approach to improving the quality of offices and public spaces through the power of design by serving the varied Vitra team with the results of my observations and cognitions by trend clusters, market analysis and business cases.
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