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In this special compilation episode timed to the COP 27 Climate Summit in Egypt, CEOs and government leaders share surprising and innovative approaches to scaling climate action. Featured in this episode: Rania Al-Mashat, the Egyptian minister for international cooperation; Patrick Decker, CEO, Xylem; George Oliver, CEO and chairman of Johnson Controls; Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens Corporation; Tjada D'Oyen McKenna, CEO, Mercy Corps; Mohammad Jafaar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kuwaiti Danish Dairy Company; Eric Rondolat, CEO, Signify. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
As the UN Climate Summit COP27 begins this month, here are 6 books - from ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ to ‘Speed and Scale’ that have shaped, inspired and informed top climate leaders. In this episode: Al Gore, former US Vice President and founder of the Climate Reality Project; Activist Jane Goodall, Ezgi Barcenas, AB InBev’s Chief Sustainability Officer; Kristian Teleki, executive director, Friends of Ocean Action; Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council; Jane Gilbert, the Chief Heat Officer of Florida's Miami-Dade County; Kahea Pacheco, the co-executive director of the Women's Earth Alliance. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Ahead of the COP27 global climate summit, this special compilation episode collects interview excerpts from a range of leaders in government, business, and civil society about what leaders must put first for climate action. Leaders share a range of commitments they’d like to see move forward as well as insights on priorities that are often overlooked, including the role women play in climate change solutions, how ocean action can reduce emissions, the importance of scalable innovation and more. Includes interviews with: Rania Al-Mashat, Egypt's Minister for International Cooperation; Kristian Teleki, Director, Friends of Ocean Action; Kahea Pacheco, co-director, Women's Earth Alliance; Ezgi Barcenas, Chief Sustainability Officer, Anheuser-Busch In-Bev; Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA; Jane Gilbert, Chief Heat Officer, Miami-Dade County, Florida; Frans van Houten, former Philips CEO. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Joy is key to tackling big challenges - especially during a time of uncertainty. Leaders share strategies to rethink everything from meetings, individual success, to-do lists and more. This episode features insights from: Nela Richardson, Chief Economist, ADP; Alex Liu, Managing Partner and Chairman, Kearney; Chano Fernandez, Co-CEO, Workday. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Ezgi Barcenas, the CSO of beverage giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, explains how holacratic methods that swap rigid protocol for empowered, cross-functional teams can give organizations the flexibility they'll need to adapt to new sustainability challenges and spur the swift action needed to tackle climate change. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Francis Kéré made history earlier this year as the first African person to win Architecture’s top honor: the Pritzker Prize. He discussed the ways his architecture can reshape communities and opportunity - all while driving sustainability and building national pride. He also shared the surprising challenges he faced building one of his most famous projects - and the lessons those experiences taught him about rejection, resilience and making change happen. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
In his unique role as Chief Exploration Officer, Wallerstein searches the world for moonshot investments in innovations that could change the world - ones that could even tackle climate change. He talks about the potential he sees and the technologies that could slash emissions while reshaping how we travel live and work. He also explains how he’s changed as a leader, and how we can do everything we do now, just better and greener. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Liu believes a 'Great Reflection' lay at the heart of the the COVID-19 'Great Resignation.' More disruption is ahead and he explains that tackling the big challenges to come will take teams who've tapped into their purpose. On this episode, the managing partner shares what's needed to unlock talent in the months ahead, from rethinking routines (and meetings) to prioritizing joy at work. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
This space tech CEO will explain how space services -such as launching satellites and delivering payloads to orbit - will build a growing space economy that can help us better live on earth. He shares what he learned defining cloud computing at NASA, building a shopping tool for Kroger and what he shares with students in the class he teaches on failure at Stanford’s business school. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Yoni Assia, founder and CEO of social investment network eToro, shares why he founded the non-profit initiative The GoodDollar Project and how crypto and Universal Basic Income can be a force for good and financial empowerment. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Stewart Butterfield, Slack's co-founder and CEO, shares how leaders can navigate uncertainty while helping to make their teams more effective. He shares mindsets that can drive leaders to rethink outdated incentives and everyday practices (like the classic meeting) to reboot how companies tap their teams' capabilities. He shares questions leaders can ask themselves, what he's working on as a leader and the Slack tip he can't work without. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
When Denise Bradley-Tyson’s husband - former Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J Tyson - passed away, she took on his work to bridge health equity gaps. Working with the American Heart Association, she’s helped drive the creation of a special fund that provides grants and low interest loans to social entrepreneurs and not-for-profits, ensuring both the funding and technical expertise needed to help new projects grow. She’ll explain how health access gaps can be bridged through entrepreneurship, prosperity, grassroots efforts - and people who lead with their hearts. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
BlackRock Chief Investment Officer Pam Chan shares how living up to ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) principles will require new perspectives and partnerships. She explains how future leaders will need to think differently and move out of comfort zones to take sustainability further - while outlining the everyday habits and practices successful leaders will put into practice. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
As Chief Purchasing Officer, Andrea Fuder has a unique insight into supply networks and how those relationships impact everything from climate action to human rights. She sees each sourcing decision as a ‘wedding’ and shares the factors she weighs when vetting new partnerships and finding leaders she can trust in the long-term. She also shares how leaders can be resilient amid supply chain disruption, the advice she shares with young leaders and a charming book she recommends. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Shez Partovi is a former physician turned Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer at Royal Philips whose early career helping patients taught him critical lessons about building truly innovative solutions to tackle tough problems. He'll take us through the questions that you should ask yourself to ensure you’re considering the right evidence, setting the right priorities and truly pushing innovation forward.3wk7U71cufUpGSp8clHj Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
In the face of a potential global recession, how can you lead the best team in the best conditions possible? Kearney Senior Partner and Managing Director Stefan Marcu shares the questions leaders should ask themselves about everything from hiring to spending – and the contingency plans they should be making now. He also shares how the pandemic shaped him as a leader and how compassion can help leaders better prepare their teams for the changes ahead. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Oxy’s CEO shares her thoughts on how energy markets will shift and what’s needed to fund the energy transition. As one of the first women to run a major US oil and gas firm, she also shares how she’s changed as a leader, the traits she depends on - and the training every person in the C-suite needs to bridge the gender gap. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Research shows that despite some progress, gender gaps in pay, leadership and more aren’t shrinking fast enough in a range of categories. Top female leaders share what’s needed to break down assumptions, build networks and improve living standards widely, stressing the training every exec will need and even the right place to sit in a meeting to get ideas heard. Episode features: Vicki Hollub, CEO, Occidental Petroleum; Pam Chan, Chief Investment Officer, BlackRock; Ebru Ozdemir, Chairperson, Limak; Nela Richardson, Chief Economist, ADP; Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Co-founder, Instrumental. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
After years of disruption, can the world return to normal? In a special one-on-one-conversation at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, founder Klaus Schwab talks to CEO Albert Bourla for his take on how the COVID-19 pandemic will evolve - and how technologies and vaccines will change with it. Bourla also shares the surprising factors that made the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine possible and what those difficult days taught him about collaboration, tackling big goals, and how to make life-saving medicines available to the world's most vulnerable. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
How can leaders navigate economic uncertainty? We asked Nela Richardson, the chief economist at ADP, to share the stats she's tracking now and the surprising long-term trends she's seeing. She explained how workers’ needs have transformed in recent years, how workers and employers might act differently in the next recession, and why some of the most important metrics right now have nothing to do with economics. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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