Service Please, by The Conduit & Design Hotels: Christiane Wassman, Founder of Rastrello

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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? As part of our series The Conduit has teamed up with the brilliant Design Hotels on a series spotlighting some amazing individuals who have created incredible, responsible places to stay around the world. For 30 years Design Hotels has been at the forefront of a movement in travel, by curating a global collection of independent, design-driven hotels that function as social hubs and spaces for purposeful experiences, connection and curiosity. In this episode we are joined by Christiane Wassmann, the creator of the intimate Rastrello in Umbria, an eight-room hotel that embodies the organic sensibilities of the Italian countryside. Housed in a former palazzo, the hotel is set among gardens that feed the farm-to-table restaurant and olive groves that produce award-winning olive oil.

Service Please, by The Conduit & Design Hotels: Paul Salmon, Founder of Rockhouse Hotel

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As part of our series, Service Please, The Conduit has teamed up with the brilliant Design Hotels on a four-part series spotlighting some amazing individuals who have created incredible, responsible places to stay around the world. For a quarter of a century Design Hotels has been at the forefront of a movement in travel, by curating a global collection of independent, design-driven hotels that function as social hubs and spaces for purposeful experiences, connection and curiosity. In this episode we are joined by Paul Salmon, Chairman of the beautiful Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica, and the Rockhouse Foundation. Financed by the hotel and Paul’s other ventures, the Rockhouse Foundation has invested more than $6 million in building, renovating, and expanding 6 public schools in Negril since it was established in 2004.

COP27 Finale and looking ahead to the Road to COP28

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The partnership’s final podcast reflects on the just energy transition intervention, the Youth intervention and what lies ahead at COP28. GWEC’s Reshmi Ladwa is joined by Eduarda Zogbhi, Bilateral and Multilateral Development Officer at Rocky Mountain Institute, and Senior Advisor at Student Energy to discuss the just energy transition, the COP27 negotiations and outcomes and what is coming next in the conquest to achieve a just energy transition. Join us for one final time for a COP27 debrief!

Humanising Investment with Steve Oyer

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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 Steve Oyer. Steve’s career has had a successfully 40+ career in the institutional investing space with a unique focus working collaboratively to enable aligned family offices in the responsible investing space. Mr. Oyer’s global investment experience includes structuring and funding direct private equity deals with significant family offices and institutional partners.

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

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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. In this episode we are joined by Cal Major. Cal reminds us how important our own personal connection to nature is in establishing our internal motivation to protect it. This is precisely what Seaful, her charity does. Cal is a vet, pro paddle boarder, conservationist and filmmaker. Listen to her share incredible tales of solo trips across white water seas to how children encountering our seas for the first time create changemaking experiences.

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

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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. In this episode we are joined by Richard Reynolds. Has your day ever been brightened by a Sunflower growing in an unlikely urban space? Well, guerilla gardening may have been the reason! In this episode TEDx speaker and author Richard Reynold shares with us the positive impact that gardening without borders can have on our local communities from social connection and mental health to biodiversity and beauty.

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

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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 Regina Coker-Ogunsola. Do you really listen or just wait for your chance to speak? Regina reminds us of the incredible gift we all have within us - to truly listen to another without judgment or desire to fix. A Hand To Guide was created after Regina's experienced abuse and homlessness. This one on one buddy system starts by just listening to that individual human living in desperate times and works alongside charities and information groups, to provide a personalised steer to a better life.

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

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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.