EP 48 – ShuFen Lin – An ex-Startup Founder Deeply Interested in AI & Climate Change – It’s Everybody’s Responsibility
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by Michael Waitze Media
1y ago
The Social Innovation Podcast thoroughly enjoyed its conversation with ShuFen Lin, an ex-startup founder deeply interested in artificial intelligence and climate change. Some of the topics that ShuFen discussed: Working from home and work/life integration A work-life that encompassed corporate, startups, and back to corporate Worked in the telco business for 15 years  Left corporate life to start Gluu – a marketplace for trading mobile data How she got interested in artificial intelligence The implications of AI and our own awareness of its implementation The importance of AI literacy ..read more
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EP 47 – Fengru Lin – Founder and CEO of TurtleTree – It’s Just Because of the Cheese
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by Michael Waitze Media
1y ago
The Social Innovation Podcast was joined by Fengru Lin, the Founder, and CEO of TurtleTree.  TurtleTree believes that “Food should nourish and delight.”  They envision “a world where people, animals, and the planet no longer have to pay the price for the meals on our table…” Some of the topics that Fengru covered included: Working at Salesforce and Google prior to starting TurtleTree Learning how to make cheese Listening to a speech her co-Founder Max gave at Google Filed for patents in 2019 and then founded TurtleTree How the cow population has remained constant but milk output r ..read more
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EP 46 – Nabeel Ismeer – MPWRNRGY – It’s Gotta Be an Across-The-Board Approach
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by Michael Waitze Media
1y ago
We were joined by Nabeel Ismeer, a co-Founder of MPWRNRGY (I think it needs more vowels.) and the author of “The Hunters Walk.”  MPWRNRGY develops, installs, and operates green technologies like solar power on rooftops of commercial and residential properties and electric vehicle charging stations at carparks and other locations.  Some of the topics that Nabeel discussed: The story of how his Sri Lankan father got a job in Saudi Arabia Why being early matters The Hunter’s Walk – his first book The IPCC and what its mission is Climate change Where we get pre-satellite era historica ..read more
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EP 45 – Steve Melhuish – Planet Rise – The Biggest Problems Are Where the Largest Emissions Are
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by Michael Waitze Media
1y ago
Social Innovation Podcast was super happy to be joined by Steve Melhuish, Founder PropertyGuru, Sustainability Advocate & Investor, and a co-Founder of Planet Rise.  Planet Rise believes that climate and social inequality are the biggest challenges facing humanity today. It supports companies solving these issues, using tech to achieve impact at scale. Some of the topics Steve and I covered: Hiring a CEO at PropertyGuru in 2018 and remaining on its Board Packing for a flight for the first time in 2 years The beginnings of his climate and social impact journey The critical role that ..read more
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EP 44 – Aliza Napartivaumnuay – CEO at SocialGiver – Always Be the One That Starts First
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by Michael Waitze Media
1y ago
Aliza Napartivaumnuay joined me on the Social Innovation Podcast to talk about Socialgiver, of which she is the CEO.  Socialgiver is a platform that is pioneering new ways to connect and use the spending power of consumers to create positive change in the world. Some of the topics that Aliza and I discussed: How growing up all around the world helped shape her Her membership in the Obama Foundation Working in logistics and supply at a Thai corporate and what it taught her What is Socialgiver, why it was founded, and what it is trying to accomplish There are approximately $39 BN of spa ..read more
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EP 43 – Jan Ivar Czaplicki – CarbonClick – I Think I Am Leaning Towards Optimistic
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by Michael Waitze Media
1y ago
The Social Innovation Podcast was happy to have a conversation with Jan Ivar Czaplicki, a co-Founder of CarbonClick.com and an Edmund Hillary Fellow.  CarbonClick has built the world’s simplest and most trustworthy carbon offsetting system to accelerate the fight against climate change. CarbonClick has built innovative, new ways for businesses and individuals to neutralize their impact on the planet as part of their everyday lives, aiming to have a significant and measurable impact in the fight against climate change. Some of the topics that Jan and I covered: How and why he became an ..read more
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EP 42 – Sushil Vaishnav – Founder KNP Arises – We Are Trying to Break This Chain
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by Michael Waitze Media
1y ago
The Social Innovation Podcast learned a lot from its discussion with Sushil Vaishnav, the Founder of KNP Arises.  KNP Arises is a revolutionary startup that is at the forefront of building a green world.  KNP Arises collects used cooking oils and fats from restaurants and then converts those oils into bio-diesel. Some of the topics we covered with Sushil: When he returned from 8 years in Dubai, was worried about eating out in India Something just felt wrong with the food Realized that one of the issues was with the reuse of cooking oil Some of the food vendors even considered ove ..read more
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EP 41 – Sylvia Yu Friedman – Author, Award-Winning Filmmaker and Serial Entrepreneur – A Long Road to Justice
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by Michael Waitze Media
1y ago
The Social Innovation Podcast enjoyed talking to Sylvia Yu Friedman.  Sylvia is a renowned Author, Award-Winning Filmmaker, and Serial Entrepreneur. Sylvia has devoted her life to exposing the world to the horrors of sex trafficking and human slavery and inspiring others to join in fighting against them. Some of the topics that we discussed: Sylvia’s involvement in media since 1997 and her perspective on omnichannel How she first learned about sex slavery and comfort women from a newspaper article in 1991 The genesis of her first book, “Silenced No More: Voices of ‘Comfort Women’” The ..read more
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Social Innovation Podcast – EP 40 – Matthew Friedman – CEO of The Mekong Club – We Need to Leave It Better Than We Got It
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by Michael Waitze Media
1y ago
The Social Innovation Podcast was excited to welcome Matthew Friedman, the CEO of  The Mekong Club, back to the show.  The Mekong Club is a catalyst for change, inspiring and engaging the private sector to lead in the fight against modern slavery. Some of the topics we discussed this time around: How Corporate Social Responsibility led to ESG Why institutions now must include Purpose along with Profit, Growth, and Prestige ESG offers an objective way of measurement For ESG measurement to become as effective as possible, there has to be more standardization Investment companies ar ..read more
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EP 39 – Sandeep Aneja and Jetu Lalvani – Kaizenvest – What Problem Are They Trying To Solve?
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by Michael Waitze Media
1y ago
The Social Innovation Podcast was honored to have Sandeep Aneja and Jetu Lalvani, Managing Partners at Kaizenvest. Kaizenvest is an emerging markets asset manager focused on the future of learning and work, managing private equity and private debt funds in South & Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.  Kaizenvest believes that the future of learning and work is being redefined through technological, pedagogical, and learning-engagement model innovations. Some of the topics Sandeep and Jetu discussed: After a successful career in Silicon Valley Sandeep returned to India Sandeep ran ..read more
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