Channel Sustainability At Work

Sustainability@work
A Traces.Dreams Podcast hosted by Samara Croci.
This podcast will interview people who are working in sustainability to understand how to bring sustainability to the workplace, how to activate sustainability projects, how to communicate them and engage people internally and externally. Samara believes that at the heart of the sustainability challenge are people and how we engage with each other, how we make more people care, how we convince to jump in a project, how we collect investments, how we change the world.

We will interview professionals from different walks of life and with different experiences to tell their stories and examples that can be applied every day in our sustainability challenges in our companies, communities, and projects.
Samara Croci is a communication professional with 15+ years of experience in communication, sustainability, storytelling, and video production. She is passionate about sustainability, how to communicate it and how to make change happen.

 

 

Welcome to episode 8 of season number two of Sustainability@Work, a traces&dreams podcast, hosted by Samara Croci.

Plastic as a currency

This is only important if you use plastic products.

Andé Vanyi-Robin is our guest this week, Founder & CEO of Nozama.green, a company whose mission is to measure your sustainability. They use blockchain technology, among other things, to track plastic and improve its recycling process.
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Welcome to episode 7 of season number two of Sustainability@Work, a traces&dreams podcast, hosted by Samara Croci.

This is only important if you live in a society.

Our guest this week is Miriam Juan-Torres, a social scientist at More in Common, an organization working to address the underlying drivers of fracturing and polarization and build more united, resilient, and inclusive societies.

In this conversation with Miriam, we will talk about the results of her latest study Navigating Uncertainty, a study that is currently underway in six European countries and that addresses issues such as Covid-19, social trust in institutions, immigration, polarization, identities, and climate change.

Furthermore, we will discuss ways to drive social change and the potential risks for the future.
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Welcome to episode 6 of season number two of Sustainability@Work, a traces&dreams podcast, hosted by Samara Croci.

Valentina D'Efilippo is Sustainability@Work's guest this week. Valentina is a creative director and a designer of data visualizations. Among other things, she created famous data visualizations like Poppy Fields, Metoomomentum, and The Infographic History of the World.

A conversation with Valentina in which we ask if what we measure in sustainability is really what is important if there is something missing, and we then explore the world of data visualization, which is plagued by information overload and sometimes apathy. We will also discuss how to use data to connect, communicate problems, create conversation, and hopefully influence social change.
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Welcome to episode 5 of season number two of Sustainability@Work, a traces&dreams podcast, hosted by Samara Croci. This week in Italian.

Questa settimana Sustainability@Work é per la prima volta in italiano ed ospita Enzo di Rosa della Marca del Consumatore. La marca del consumatore é un brand che dietro ha un’associazione dei consumatori che da diversi anni ormai in Italia crea prodotti sostenibili e con un prezzo giusto grazie all’aiuto dei consumATTORI come li chiama Enzo.

In questa puntata molto ricca di temi e spunti sulla sostenibilità della filiera degli alimenti parliamo di quali siano i problemi, di cosa sia un giusto prezzo e del perché sia cosí importante avere consumatori consapevoli, curiosi e coinvolti.
Il progetto di Chi è il padrone é un progetto che tocca molti punti interessanti di quali siano i problemi della sostenibilitá e di cosa ci sia bisogno per scatenare cambiamenti virtuosi.
Buona visione!
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Welcome to episode 4 of season number two of Sustainability@Work, a traces&dreams podcast, hosted by Samara Croci.

Andrea Bury is this week's Sustainability@Work guest. Based in Berlin and Marrakech, ABURY is a fair trade lifestyle label that has now expanded to other countries with collaborations with other artisans. Having known Andrea and her story for a long time now I was eager to include her in the podcast for her work on communities, women's education, and artisans.

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This is only important if you care about changing your industry

Welcome to episode 3 of season number two of Sustainability@Work, a traces&dreams podcast, hosted by Samara Croci.

Sustainability@Work's guest this week is Giulio Bonazzi. Giulio Bonazzi is the President and CEO of a company named Aquafil. Headquartered in Italy but with companies all around the world, it is the producer of a material called ECONYL®. This is the nylon that comes 100% from waste material instead of oil. It is used in the fashion industry to produce many kinds of sportswear, swimwear, and accessories. In the design world, it’s used for injection molding for furniture and for carpets.

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This week's Sustainability@Work guest is Alessandra Capurro. She is a master's student at EPFL (https://www.epfl.ch/about/) studying space technologies and robotics engineering. Soon, she will begin working on her master's thesis with ESO (European Southern Observatory https://www.eso.org/public/) where she will help develop a project management tool to calculate the carbon budget of space projects.

In this conversation with Alessandra, we will discuss what sustainability in space means as well as the two biggest problems: measuring the impact of space missions and space junk. We will also discuss the role of space in the sustainable development of life on Earth and the role of the space community in strengthening our understanding of climate change and the fragility of life on Earth.

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Physical Assets - always in the flow

This is only important if you and your company own stuff.

Today’s guest at Sustainability@Work is Cecilia Smith, Sr. Solution Engineer at Rheaply and project lead San Francisco partnership. Rheaply is a climate tech company that does resources management and has developed an exchange platform that helps world-leading organizations better visualize and quantify their physical assets.

With Cecilia, we will talk about assets and resources and how to make them discoverable, easily transferable, and more valuable in our global economy.

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Sustainable development goals! Now or never! Can we save the planet with culture?

An event to make the Sustainable Development Goals real and inspire action.

This is only important if the future of the Sustainable Development Goals concerns you.

This is Podcast Episode #13 of Sustainability@Work. A traces&dreams podcast hosted by Samara Croci.

Today’s podcast guest at Sustainability@Work is Luis Prieto, founder of Mad Blue, the organization behind a recent summit event in Madrid, Spain, all dedicated to creating awareness and action around sustainable development and innovation.
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How can we restore forests to solve climate change? A net-zero future by 2050 with the latest tech and science-based data. This is only important if you cause carbon emissions.

Today’s podcast guest at Sustainability@Work is Diego Saez-Gil, co-founder CEO of #Pachama, a climate-tech startup that uses AI and remote sensing to verify and monitor carbon capture by forests to help finance conservation and reforestation.

With him we will talk about carbon offsetting projects and markets, how they work, what are the challenges and how a company or any entity can start this journey and monitor their projects.

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How to communicate the concept of sustainability in a simple way? | This is only important if you are interested in sustainability. SUSTAINABILITY ILLUSTRATED

Today’s guest at Sustainability@Work is Alexandre Magnin, a sustainability consultant and video illustrator who has a youtube channel video and collaborates with companies.

With him, we will talk about why he decided to start his educational video channel and what 30 videos about the most important and challenging topics of sustainability have taught him about how to share and approach these kinds of stories.

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Re-imagining the spaces we live in. How do landscapes and design impact our lives? This is only important if you enjoy beautiful landscapes.

Today’s guest is John Goldwyn, Senior Vice President and Director of Planning & Landscape at WATG, a destination, and hospitality design firm.

With him, we will talk about the work of WATG with customers all around the world and how the concept of sustainability can be different for different entities and in different countries.

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Educating the public about climate change through moms and why communication is critical to tackling the climate crisis. This is only important if you know a mom or if you are one.

Today’s guest at Sustainability@Work is Anne-Marie Kline, Chief Campaign Officer at Potential Energy for the Science Moms project.

Anne-Marie works for a no-profit startup agency called Potential Energy that wants to use the power of creativity and marketing to motivate urgent, collective action on climate change. Their latest and very successful campaign is called Science Moms and is all built around scientist moms explaining and sharing the science of climate change in a digestible, memorable and funny way to other moms.

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Environmental journalism, from your backyard to the world. This is important if you read the news. Today’s guest at Sustainability@Work is Gelareh Darabi, an environmental journalist and correspondent at National Geographic Channel / Fox History & Entertainment.

Gelareh has reported from all over the world about different topics connected to the environment.

With her, we will talk about what being an environmental journalist means, how she chooses and builds her stories, and what works best to create awareness and push for change.

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The travel industry declares a climate emergency! This is only important if you like traveling. Today’s podcast guest at Sustainability@Work is Kasia Morgan, Head of Sustainability and Community at UK-based tour operator Exodus Travels Ltd.

Podcast Episode #7 of Sustainability@Work. A podcast hosted by Samara Croci.

Samara is talking about the tourism sector, how it’s under scrutiny for its carbon emissions and impacts on communities and how the industry was hit hard during the pandemic.

Exodus travel is one of the first tour operators that in 2020 declared a climate emergency and took the opportunity of the pause of COVID 19 to calculate and reconsider their impacts and operations.

Kasia will share some of the projects they have in place and how they are implementing them within the company and with their customers.

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Resilient cities.This is only important if you live in a city. Today’s guest at Sustainability@Work is Piero Pelizzaro, Chief Resilience Officer of the Municipality of Milan, Italy. Piero has 10 years of experience in climate change policies and urban resilience planning.

He is a big fan of the concept of resiliency and starts by explaining what it is and why he prefers it to the term sustainability.

We then discuss what it means to be a chief resilience officer for a big city and what are the challenges and strategies of his team.

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Let's talk about ocean blindness today! This is only important if you want to have an impact. Healthy seas, healthy life. The power of NGO-corporate partnerships.

Today’s guest at Sustainability@Work is Veronika Mikos of the Healthy Seas initiative, a journey from waste to wear.

Samara has known Veronika for some years now and she has shared her journey with Healthy Seas at the beginning because the company she works for is one of the founders of this initiative. Healthy Seas is an amazing example of partnerships between NGOs and the corporate world to address problems that each, individually, would not be able to tackle.

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This is only important if nature inspires you! In this podcast episode, we are talking about the challenges of building a factory or a corporate building in the modern world.

Today’s podcast guest at Sustainability@Work is Nicole Hagerman Miller, Managing Director at Biomimicry 3.8 for Project Positive.

With her, we will talk about the challenges of building a factory or a corporate building taking inspiration from the forest next door, and with the purpose of, not only doing less bad but doing good, just like nature does with its ecosystem services.

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The Fun of Fashion without the guilt
This is only important if you buy online

Today’s guest at Sustainability@Work is Iris Skrami of Renoon.

With her, we will talk about the difficulties to find and buy sustainable products and make sense of the numerous interpretations of what is sustainable.

Iris with the start-up she co-founded, Renoon, is trying to solve this problem and to make sustainable fashion easier and more fun, without the guilt and the fuzz. To do so, they are using a proprietary technology they are developing with a team of engineers, data scientists, and marketers to offer a great platform both to sustainable brands who want to emerge from the chaos on the internet and for consumers who are looking to put their wallet where their values are.

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Green recovery spending. Reorienting our economies to industries that will drive future growth.
This is only important if you care about the future post-covid.

Today’s guest at Sustainability@Work is Brian O’Callaghan, Lead Researcher and Project Manager of the Oxford University Economic Recovery Project. He is an Australian Rhodes Scholar, Associate at the Boston Consulting Group, and Consultant at the Robertson Foundation, covering topics in Energy and the Environment. He is also a consultant to government and business groups on issues relating to energy and climate transitions.

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In this first episode, Samara speaks with Virginia Cinquemani, founder and director of Green Gorilla Consultants Ltd, a unique training and coaching company focusing exclusively on empowering sustainability professionals to become the most confident and assertive version of themselves and to successfully accomplish their sustainability projects even when their stakeholders think sustainability is a waste of time and money.

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Sustainability@Work is our new podcast hosted by Samara Croci.

This podcast will interview people who are working in sustainability to understand how to bring sustainability to the workplace, how to activate sustainability projects, how to communicate about them and engage people internally and externally for a more sustainable future. Samara will speak with professionals from different walks of life and with different experiences to tell their stories and examples that can be applied every day in our sustainability challenges in our companies, communities, and projects.

Samara Croci has 15 years of experience in communications for advertising, media production, social media, and branding.

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