Month: June 2018

Planet Pod on Pro Bono

In this episode Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) talks about pro bono support with guests Olga Hancock, who leads the pro bono practice at international law firm Simmons & Simmons, Pascale Bird, coordinator of Legal Response International’s legal advisory service and Charlotte Davis from Christian Aid.  We talk about what pro bono is, who does it and why and what it means to those in receipt of it.


Charlotte Davis

Charlotte lives in London working for an International NGO . A languages graduate, Charlotte has lived in Spain and Mexico and has a passion for international travel. Working in the charity sector for the past 10 years Charlotte has focused on working with the private sector to support NGOs campaigning and programmatic work across the developing world.

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Planet Pod looks at when art meets life

In this episode of Planet Pod Amanda is joined by Julie Flower as co-presenter to  explore just how much art, design, architecture and the built environment influence how we feel about the world around us and, specifically, the planet and the climate. Special pod guests Michael Pinsky, artist, and Lynne Elvins, independent design strategist, discuss life, art, design and pollution!

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Planet Pod talks city spaces

 In this episode of Planet Pod, we are talking about city streets and green spaces: how do they co-exist in our increasingly urban life? Host Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) talks with Meredith Whitten, researcher at the LSE; Harry Knibb, sustainability and wellbeing expert working with global consultancy WSP and Steve Kellett, Sustainability Manager for Argent, developer of Kings Cross Granary Square.

Global Goals

In this episode of Planet Pod hosts Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) and Steve Malkin (The Planet Mark) are talking to our guests about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, (aka the Global Goals) and how organisations can help achieve these.  Joining Amanda and Steve are Louise Scott, the COO for PwC’s Global Sustainability Network, who is leading the firm’s work in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and Carolina Karlström who brings a broad knowledge of sustainability, the result of over 20 years of experience in the sustainable energy sector and in leading strategic and professional sustainability roles. As a well as being a regular blogger Carolina has a different perspective on realising the SDGS as she leads and the successful SDG Network MeetUp.

Links to the publications and organisations mentioned by our guests include:

PwC’s “Navigating the Global Goals” document

Project Everyone

Business and Sustainable Development Commission

UN Global Compact

Global Reporting Initiative

World Benchmarking Alliance

Planet Mark SDG Mapping Tool

Carolina Karlström’s blog