Episodes

Jan. 6, 2021

SDG #17 - Open Finance to change the world with Hesus Inoma

What does finance have to do with sustainable development? How can we use data to support lending and insurance to create new opportunities for development in underdeveloped regions? Great chat with the phenomenal Hesus Inoma...

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Dec. 29, 2020

SDG# 16- Nation Building by the Youth for the World with Talha Saleem

Why is it so important to get involvement from the youth as we develop our future institutions of governance? As Generation Z continues to grow, the role of the youth in the development of strong institutions has never been ...

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Dec. 23, 2020

SDG #4- Experiential Learning and Accessible Education in Nepal with …

How do we create the leaders of the future? Memorizing textbooks and taking tests is surely not the recipe. In this SDG Talks, Mohit Rauniyar gives his insights about the future of Quality Education #SDG4 . As the Co-Founde...

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Dec. 16, 2020

SDG #2 & 4 - Access to food, water and self-empowerment in Kenya with…

How can we provide increased access to food, education, and safe spaces for marginalized communities? Sammy Mwanja, the founder and Director of Tumaini Hand Mision, knows that you can’t just have food to provide success. It r...

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Dec. 8, 2020

SDG #14 - The importance of Inland Communities and Ocean Stewardship …

Lance Kittel is the Associate Director of Inland Ocean Coalition based in Colorado. Lance has worked on global sustainability and ocean-related issues since 2018, and coordinates both national and international programs and c...

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Dec. 1, 2020

SDG #3: Mental Health Challenges & opportunities within the SDGs with…

Why is mental health such an important aspect within the SDG 2030 Road Map? In this SDG Talks, Vasundharaa S Nair discusses the roadblocks to mental health services, debunks the myths around mental health and the importance o...

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Nov. 20, 2020

SDG #13 - Building a Climate Resilient India with Ranjan Panda

What does the India of 2050 look like and how can YOU work to influence it? Due to the impacts of climate change, there is an increased frequency and severity of cyclones that are changing the landscape of India. We …

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Nov. 15, 2020

SDG #4 - Children leading the way for Global Change

Avinash Jhangiani (Avi) is a senior, award-winning digital transformation and innovations leader with more than 20 years of experience with large enterprises and consulting firms in the US and India, such as Deloitte, Relianc...

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Nov. 9, 2020

SDG #11: Building Resilient Cities that are Cyclone Proof in the UNLE…

We know the next cyclone is coming, but what are we going to do about it? How we can design cities and communities to withhold, sustain, and thrive in uncertain climatic conditions? In this episode of the SDG Talks, Animesh …

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Nov. 4, 2020

SDG #6 - Happiness of the Commons on Water with Praharsh Patel

How can we change the story from the Tragedy of the Commons to the Happiness of the Commons? Praharsh Patel communicates how we can flip this switch by providing proper incentives to farmers. We hear a unique first-person sto...

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Oct. 26, 2020

SDG #17 - Taking Action on the SDGs with Vidyadhar Prabhudesai

Did you know it is the 75th Birthday of the United Nations this year? How do we know if there has been any progress in the past 75 years? In this SDG Talks, Vidyadhar Prabhudesai explores past and future issues …

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Oct. 19, 2020

SDG #10- Sustainable and Ethical Investing with Collin Banning

Why should we consider climate and environmental risk in financial investments? Do investors care about these topics when allocating funds? In this SDG Talks, you will hear from Colin Banning who is the CEO of TGB Consulting...

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Oct. 12, 2020

SDG #14 - Artistic residencies, the Power of Culture & Ocean conserva…

Ombretta Androff is an Italian-born, Miami-based freelance curator and climate activist with more than twenty years of curatorial expertise with an international practice across non-profit institutions, commercial galleries,...

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Oct. 6, 2020

SDG #11 - Equitable Approaches to People Experiencing Homelessness wi…

SDG Talks presents a mini-series collaborating with UNLEASH Hacks USA around homelessness. In this third episode with Steven Samra, we take a deep dive into the challenges people experiencing homelessness face on a daily basi...

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Oct. 1, 2020

SDG #11 - Overcoming Homelessness with Shelby Fredrickson

SDG Talks presents a mini-series collaborating with UNLEASH Hacks USA around homelessness. In this second episode, we discuss issues of homelessness with Shelby Fredrickson around topics such as climate change, lack of housin...

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Sept. 29, 2020

SDG #11- Giving a Voice to The Homeless Population with Theo Parisi

SDG Talks presents a mini-series collaborating with UNLEASH Hacks USA around homelessness. In this first episode, we discuss homelessness from a unique perspective; from the eyes of a man that was once homeless. Theo Parisi ...

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Sept. 24, 2020

SDG #4 - Alternative Education Models and Open Flow Learning with Dr …

Dr Nicolene du Preez and Peter Philips are on a joint venture to re-imagine education. With COVID-19 as the catalyst for change, in just 3 months a local Balinese community came together to build the Open Flow Learning Centre...

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Sept. 15, 2020

SDG #4 & #17 - How to Fuel the Entrepreneurial Spirit & UNLEASH Innov…

Saying you innovate and actually innovating are two different things. So how does one foster a culture of innovation that creates success? Gregory Pepper gives a glimpse into his experiences as an innovation designer, who's ...

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Sept. 7, 2020

SDG #9 - World Events, Infrastructure & Innovation in Brazil with Kle…

In this episode, you will hear Kleber’s passion for infrastructure and education. We discuss the everlasting impacts of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, the challenges of infrastructure, and technology developmen...

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Sept. 2, 2020

Economics of Mental Health with Isha Sharma

Isha Sharma has recently finished her masters degree in economic policy and international development at the London School of Economics. She is also currently the only student and the first and youngest South Asian Woman to b...

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Aug. 27, 2020

Breaking down The Water-Energy-Food Nexus and the Power of Duckweeds …

We often hear about the energy-water-food nexus, but what does it actually mean? In this episode of the SDG Talks Podcast, Femeena Valappil breaks down the myths around this concept and sheds light around the most recent sci...

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Aug. 17, 2020

SDG #14 - Citizen science and Whale & Dolphin Conservation in Scotland

In this episode of SDGTalks I invite on Alison Lomax, the director of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, to discuss marine mammal conservation in the west coast of Scotland ( https://hwdt.org/ ). Alison outlines the trust...

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Aug. 5, 2020

SDG #6 - Sustainable Cacao Farming and Addressing Water Insecurity in…

Camila Olmedo Mendez is passionate about how humans can activate their personal capabilities to alter the status quo and drive sustainable change. Camila is the co-founder of START, a volunteer organization that seeks to equi...

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July 21, 2020

SDG # 6 - UNLEASHING Innovation in the Water Sector

What does innovation in the water sector mean? How do you "actually" innovate? In this SDG Talks podcast, we are honored to have Barry Liner discuss the different obstacles and opportunities around innovation in the water se...

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