Month: May 2018

Green Finance

This episode of Planet Pod is all about Green Finance in all its guises – green investment, social investment, sustainable income and the green economy. Our host Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) is joined by Jessica Fries, Executive Chairman of the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), long finance expert Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman of the Z/Yen Group and Paul Druckman, a passionate leader in capital market reform and Non Executive Director of the Financial Reporting Council. As well as our usual “Good, Bad & Ugly” slot we explore a range of issues related to the challenges and opportunities surrounding green finance.

Changing Habits and Behaviours

In this episode, Planet Pod host Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) chats about changing habits and behaviours with guests Leilani Weier, a senior manager at global law firm Linklaters where she runs the firm’s environmental sustainability programme; management and organisational development consultant, facilitator and coach Julie Flower, MD of Specialists Generalist; and Graham Simmonds, MD of Green Rewards and named as one of the 1000 most infuential Londoners and an Eco Hero. (The video which Leilani refers to in the podcast is from can be viewed on the World Environment Day website or via YouTube at

Green Consumerism

In this episode of Planet Pod our host Amanda talks Green Consumerism with guests Michelle Johnson, Digital Editor at Tempus Magazine and a journalist with a passion for storytelling and the environment, and Daianna Karaian, founder of Thoughtful Works, a social enterprise harnessing creative talent to make things that make a real difference. As well as our usual “good, bad and ugly” slot, we talk about sustainable travel, consumer attitudes, disruptive products and services and teh challenges facing B2C businesses.

Trees and Seas

We talk about the challenges facing our two most precious ancient resources – oceans and woodlands with special guests Martin Turner from Woodland Trust and Paul Gisby from Oyster Diving.

Green Girl Power – How much is sustainability a gender issue?

We talk to Caroline May – senior Partner at law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and colleague Jackie O’Keefe – HSE consultant at the firm, Anne Johnson – Chair of UKELA and Frances Scott – founder of 50:50 Parliament to talk about sustainability, the environment and gender politics in the workplace and beyond. Are women greener than men and do they care more?