Do Something For Nothing with Joshua Coombes and Dr. Ebony Escalona

Welcome to this ‘Do Something For Nothing’ podcast takeover for The Conduit.  I am Joshua Coombes - hairdresser to the homeless and an amplifier of kindness. Join me and Conduit community member, Dr Ebony Escalona, as we interview some really interesting people who are doing things outside of the box to benefit their communities and our planet. Our guest on this episode is Phil Heckles. Just an ordinary dad and estate agent from Worthing. Or not…  Phil Heckles - Aka Hercule Van Wolfwinkle gave us all a laugh over the Covid lockdown with his ‘rubbish’ pet portraits. But behind the hilariously captioned artwork is a powerful conduit in raising awareness and funds for homeless charities.

Straight from an Africa COP: The potential of renewables and the rise of the JETP

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The partnership’s penultimate podcast looks at the just energy transition through the lens of Africa including the position on gas in the energy transition, the unexploited wind potential in the region and the rise of the JETP. GWEC’s Reshmi Ladwa is joined by Wangari Muchiri, Director of Africa Wind Power also at GWEC to discuss their lived Africa COP experience. The conversation addresses the narrative associated with gas and the deployment of renewables in Africa. As the continent develops and industrialises we discuss the positive impacts that the acceleration of renewables can have on nations. Ensuring a just energy transition in the form of national frameworks can further lessen the burden faced by the most impacted stakeholders in the energy transition. Join us as we discuss live from week one of COP!

Humanising Investment with Sir Ronald Cohen

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Welcome to The Conduit’s podcast series on Humanising Investment. Inspired by Gillian Tett’s book, Anthrovision, this series will focus on inspiring the next generation of investors to recognise the value of responsible investing. Hosted by Asha Lad, Chief Investment Officer at Conduit Capital, each episode will be talking to a leading responsible investor in the institutional responsible investing space, getting to grips with each of their stories, understanding what led towards a career in the space and how they feel we can begin to humanize the finance industry. In this episode, Asha is joined by Sir Ronald Cohen. Sir Ronald Cohen founded and led international private equity firm Apax Partners before, at 60, deciding to dedicate himself to the Impact Revolution.

Conduit Conversations with Caroline Casey

Paul's guest in this episode is Caroline Casey. Caroline is the businesswoman and activist behind The Valuable 500, the world’s largest CEO collective and business move for disability inclusion. Caroline launched the movement at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Summit in 2019 and since then has signed up 500 multinational organisations with a combined revenue of over $8 trillion, employing 20 million people worldwide to radically transform the business system. The membership includes 36 of the FTSE 100 companies, 46 of the Fortune 500 and 28 of the Nikkei.

Service Please with Ellie Besley-Gould, Head of Purpose at Hawksmoor

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Welcome to The Conduit’s podcast series, Service Please. This series will be focusing on ethical and sustainable hospitality, engaging with a diverse range of industry experts and a variety of individuals across different sectors, disciplines, roles and levels. From supply chains to sourcing, waste management to wellbeing and welfare – what problems need tackling and what does the future of hospitality look like? In this episode, we are joined by Ellie Besley-Gould. Ellie leads ‘purpose’ at Hawksmoor, which includes the strategic planning and delivery of sustainability. In 2021 they became the world’s first carbon neutral steak restaurant group, and have a commitment to ensuring sourcing the best produce they can get hold of. Prior to working at Hawksmoor, Ellie led climate change at various NGOs for over a decade and continues to chair the board at addiction charity Foundation for Change. With her own company, The Greenish, Ellie also consults with a wide range of hospitality businesses supporting them to become greener.

Conduit Conversations with Tzeporah Berman

Paul's guest in this episode is Tzeporah Berman. Tzeporah has been designing environmental campaigns and working on environmental policy in Canada and beyond for over thirty years. She is currently the International Program Director at Stand.earth and the Chair of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative.  In this episode Paul and Tzeporah discuss how a Fossil Fuel Treaty could work and what a Fossil Fuel Exit Strategy might look like.

Conduit Conversations with Isabel Hilton

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Paul's guest in this episode is Isabel Hilton. Isabel is a London-based international journalist and broadcaster and the founder and senior advisor of chinadialogue.net, a non-profit, fully bilingual online publication based in London, Beijing, and Delhi that focuses on the environment and climate change. In this episode Paul and Isabel discuss the current relationship between China and the US, China’s climate change policies and what we might be able to expect from COP27.

Energy Security, Energy Justice and Net Zero – A Solutions Based Approach

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The Conduit and GWEC's fourth partnership podcast looks at energy security, energy justice and net zero - a solutions based approach. GWEC’s Reshmi Ladwa is joined by Miguel Viana, Head of IR and Sustainability at EDP and EDPR to discuss this topic using a solutions based approach. The conversation addresses the recent geopolitical conflicts as a result of the invasion of Ukraine and rising energy prices. There is a window of opportunity for the renewables industry to provide a solution to these challenges. Join us as we take a solutions based approach to see how renewables can be a three stop solution to reaching net zero, energy security and energy justice.

Humanising Investment with Gillian Tett

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Our series, Humanising Investment is inspired by Gillian Tett’s book, Anthrovision, and will focus on inspiring the next generation of investors to recognise the value of responsible investing. In this episode, Asha Lad, Chief Investment Officer at Conduit Capital, is joined by Gillian Tett. Gillian serves as the chair of the editorial board and editor-at-large, US of the Financial Times. She writes weekly columns, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues. She is also the co-founder of FT Moral Money, a twice weekly newsletter that tracks the ESG revolution in business and finance which has since grown to be a staple FT product.

Service Please with Robin Sheppard, Founder of Bespoke Hotels

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Welcome to The Conduit’s podcast series, Service Please. This series will be focusing on ethical and sustainable hospitality, engaging with a diverse range of industry experts and a variety of individuals across different sectors, disciplines, roles and levels. From supply chains to sourcing, waste management to wellbeing and welfare – what problems need tackling and what does the future of hospitality look like? In this episode, we are joined by Robin Sheppard. Robin has been an hotelier for over 40 years, winning multiple awards and significant recognition for his work in the industry.  In 2000 Robin co-founded Bespoke Hotels which has grown into the UK’s largest independent hotel group with over 200 properties. He has already won the Hotel Catey and then the Oxford Brookes award for Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry and most recently he won the AA Lifetime Achievement Award to the Industry. He is also the Government’s Hospitality Sector Champion for Disabled People.