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Dedicated to exploring the scale, shape and velocity of change in the business world as our economic system adapts to sustainability challenges and climate risk. Our podcast brings together leading change-makers for meaningful, in-depth debate.
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Hosted by David Metcalfe CEO, Verdantix, the series is a must listen for sustainability leaders, investors and members of the C-Suite seeking to safely guide their businesses through a changing global landscape.

Each episode debates an aspect of the great transition to a resilient carbon-neutral economy through the lens of topical issues, major market trends and market dynamics.


 Episode seven

Decarbonizing the Future: Exploring the Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Market

Innovative solutions are crucial to making a meaningful impact in the ongoing battle against climate change. In this episode our expert guests explain the complexities of the Carbon Dioxide Removal market, including demand drivers, supply-side constraints and the pace and direction of technological change.

Covering the broader context of voluntary emissions, the economics of Direct Air Capture and the challenges facing corporate buyers, this podcast is a comprehensive guide to the latest developments in a fast-changing landscape.

Key learnings from this podcast:

  • Gain insights into the significance of high-quality CDR credits for achieving net-zero goals and sustainability targets.
  • Discover the pivotal role that businesses play in driving impactful change and the limitations of relying solely on voluntary actions.
  • Equip yourself with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions and lead your organization toward more effective climate action.

 Episode six

Feeling The Heat: Implications Of The 1.5°C Temperature Increase

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently announced that there is a 66% chance of average global land surface temperatures exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius for at least one year between 2023 and 2027. This prediction, arriving at the same time as a series of extreme global climate events, is focusing minds on an accelerated trajectory for global warming. In this podcast, we explore the implications of this prediction for climate scenarios, climate risk and policy, and the need for intensified efforts to design solutions for the immediate future. 

 Episode five

Rethinking The “S” In ESG

The prominence of climate change has tended to skew ESG discussions towards Environmental issues. But in some industries and some countries Social issues are more material. This podcast will provide a fresh look at the “S” in ESG to help experts in the field recalibrate.

 Episode four

The Voluntary Carbon Market: Are We At The Inflection Point?

At the UN COP 26 and COP 27 negotiations, an agreement was finally reached on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement which established market rules for international trading of some carbon credits. However, Article 6 is yet to be implemented. With demand low and a still-evolving marketplace, will an imperfect carbon market have a significant impact on reducing global emissions by 2050? 

 Episode three

Reframing The Executive Mindset On Climate Strategy And Time

As global GHG emissions continue to rise it’s clear that the targets set by the Paris Agreement are now unachievable. Our latest episode discusses how corporate leaders are addressing the inevitable increase in short-term climate risk and the challenges posed by the requirement to accelerate the net zero transition.

 Episode two

Navigating The Tech Bear Market: Is There An ESG & Climate Tech Bubble?

Every week brings a new announcement of a climate or ESG tech firm raising more than $100 million from blue-chip investors whilst achieving unicorn status with fewer than 100 employees. Will these valuations continue, or will the sector be a victim of the broader tech bear market?

 Episode one

ESG Pragmatists vs Sustainability Idealists: What’s The Problem?

We’re joined by Evan Greenfield of S&P Global and Orlan Boston of EY, to discuss the relationship between risk-focused ESG metrics and the broader aims of sustainability practitioners. Are these approaches complementary or fundamentally at odds with each other? Will they converge in the period ahead, and if so, what language will they use to describe their aims?

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Each episode debates an aspect of the great transition to a resilient carbon-neutral economy through the lens of topical issues, major market trends and market dynamics.