Planet Pod on Pro Bono

Our host 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.

Planet Pod looks at when art meets life

Does art imitate life or life imitate art? Join Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) and her guest co-presenter Julie Flower from The Specialist Generalist as they 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!

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.

Planet Pod talks to ocean advocate Emily Penn

In this episode Planet Pod host Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) talks to Emily Penn, Ocean advocate artist and skipper of all women crew on board eXXpedition talks about her life, her inspiration and the massive challenge facing us all as we try to tackle the plastic tsunami that is flooding our oceans. Recorded live at the LSA Summer Event hosted by Taylor Wessing, this podcast gives an insight into what inspired Emily to take on a life of advocacy on behalf of the planet ocean as she would call it. Emily is about to lead another eXXpedition to the North Pacific – follow her voyage here. She has promised to talk to us when she gets back.

Global Goals

In this episode of Planet Pod hosts Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) and Steve Malkin (The Planet Mark) are talking to our guests Louise Scott and Carolina Karlström about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, (aka the Global Goals) and how organisations can help achieve these.

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