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Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley

Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley

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Systemic change is needed to move us on to the right side of history. Marc Buckley talks with the game-changers on a mission to get us there as fast as possible. Marc is an Advocate for the SDGs, member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and award-winning Global Food Reformist.

Take a deep dive with thought leaders, Innovators, Futurists, and those solving Global Grand challenges. Listen to renowned experts share their insight on topics including sustainability, environmentalism, global food reform, SDG plan to get us to 2030, regenerative practices and systems thinking.
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Work Better Save The Planet, with Lisa Whited
Lisa Whited is my guest on Episode 163 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Lisa believes in the art of possibility. She has a passion for improving processes and workplaces. Lisa has a holistic outlook on work: it has a ripple effect on our communities, society, and the planet. She is a change management strategist who is driven to make a dent in the abysmal Gallup statistic that 80% of people worldwide are disengaged at work.   Lisa has an MS in Organization and Management from Antioch University and holds certifications in mediation, facilitation, and interior design. She speaks and writes about the future of work, building community, and ensuring all voices are heard in a change process. Lisa consults with companies large and small, local, and global. Her recent engagements have been helping business leaders figure out what the future of work will look like in a post-COVID-19 world.   Lisa is founder and chief transformation officer of Workplace Transformation Facilitation and serves as a Senior Associate to Advanced Workplace Associates, a global change management consultancy based in the UK.   Lisa and her husband, Pete Chanis, have three children, two cats and one dog and live in Portland, Maine.
June 29, 2022
Soil Food Web, with Dr Elaine R Ingham
Dr. Elaine R. Ingham is my guest on Episode 162 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Dr. Elaine Ingham uncovered the Soil Food Web nearly 4 decades ago and has been pioneering research about Soil Food Web ever since. Widely recognized as the world’s foremost soil biologist, she’s passionate about empowering people to bring the soils in their communities back to life.  Dr. Elaine’sTM Soil Food Web Approach has been used to successfully restore the ecological functions of soils on more than five million acres of farmland all over the world. The courses offered by Dr. Elaine’sTM Soil Food Web School have been designed for people with, or without, a science background - making them accessible to individuals who wish to learn and to begin a meaningful and impactful career in an area that will help to secure the survival of humans and other species.  B.A., Biology and Chemistry, St. Olaf College M.S., Microbiology, Texas A&M University Ph.D., Microbiology, Colorado State University Founder and President, Soil Food Web Inc. Director, Soil Food Web School.
June 16, 2022
Generative futurism, with Michael Shaun Conaway
Michael Shaun Conaway is my guest on Episode 161 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Michael Shaun is endlessly curious about how life works, why we do things the way we do, and how we might do them differently. This led him to become a phenomenological philosopher – someone who examines life from the way life shows up moment to moment. His current work in Being and Time is rooted in this tradition.   Michael Shaun’s purpose in life is to unleash greatness to bring about a thriving future. His mission is to empower and accelerate the redesign of our failing systems to create an anti-fragile, anti-rival world, one that works for all.   To this end he helped to create the field of Generative Futurism, the practice of generating or envisioning desirable futures at near and long timeframes, back-casting steps it would take to realize that future and then acting to take those steps moving forward in time. Simply put, this is the capacity to see and realize futures.   Michael Shaun is a frequent speaker on long-term strategy, the future, and being and time. His keynotes have the uncanny power to shift culture by building a new narrative for the audience. His talks are journeys designed to leave the audience seeing from a new reality.   Michael Shaun Conaway is the founder of five highly successful ventures. He is an award-winning filmmaker, editing publisher of PROOF magazine, founder of NOW, an entrepreneur education platform, CEO of Storyworks, a social impact creative agency, and the non-profit Generative Futures initiative.   Michael Shaun is the director of the award-winning documentary feature, WeRiseUP, a culture-shifting film featuring key global leaders. WeRiseUP asks a fundamental question: What is success for humanity?   Michael Shaun started his career in the mid-nineties as a writer/director for video games. By 2000 his creative agency, Storyworks became the go to agency for high tech companies looking to create visions of the future.
June 02, 2022
SuperCharge Me, with Corinne Sawers & Eric Lonergan
Corinne Sawers and Eric Lonergan are my guests on Episode 160 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Corinne started her career at the UN, working on climate change. She has been advising global businesses and governments on climate and sustainability for more than a decade. She is co-founder of the not-for-profit More United.  Eric is a policy economist and author with more than twenty years of experience in financial markets. He is co-author with Mark Blyth of the international bestseller Angrynomics (Agenda, 2020). He has written extensively on innovations in monetary policy and frequently contributes to the Financial Times.  Supercharge Me is a fast-paced, clearly-written, manual on how to accelerate the green transition. Written by Eric Lonergan, a leading policy economist and author of the bestseller, Angrynomics (FT critics book of the year 2020), and Corinne Sawers, a sustainability and climate expert, the book introduces the concept of "supercharging", a new framework for accelerating our response to climate change. Through a series of high-impact policy hacks, Supercharge Me will embolden activists, reinvigorate the disheartened, and reframe the climate crisis as an opportunity.  The book is structured as a dialogue, where Lonergan’s expertise in markets and economics is combined with Sawers’ extensive knowledge of the climate challenge and business transformation. The authors’ appreciation of the realities of human psychology, politics, and how companies work, makes this one of the most accessible and practical guides to the climate crisis.
May 19, 2022
European Innovation Area Summit, with Dr Roland Strauss
My guest today on this Special Edition of Inside Ideas is Dr Roland Strauss - one of the most influential figures within the European innovation landscape.  For well over a decade, in his role as Founder of the nonprofit, Knowledge4Innovation, he has been the driving force behind the European Innovation Summit held annually in the European Parliament, which brings European commissioners and MEPs face-to-face with the needs of the company’s, organisations, ideas and startups driving innovation across the continent.   Now, as Europe begins laying out its plans for delivering on its vision to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, it is the role of innovation that will again take centre stage.   And as the key innovation platform at the heart of the European institutions, with the support of dozens of MEPs, it is the K4I Forum in the European Parliament - sitting at the crossroads between politics; businesses; startups; academia and wider society, which is perfectly placed to help define the leading role it will play in achieving this net-zero future.  Right now, Dr Strauss and K4I are doing that most notably by leading the charge for the development of a European Innovation Area - a single ecosystem for innovation across the continent that can harness the collective power of progress to achieve a just transition towards a sustainable Europe that truly works for all.   The journey towards achieving this ecosystem is well underway, with the inaugural European Innovation Area Summit – led by K4I – set to take place in the European Parliament next month.  So, this is the perfect time to welcome Dr Strauss onto Inside Ideas to discover more about the European Innovation Area and its first ever summit.
May 16, 2022
Regenerating Our Food Production Systems, with Nicole Masters
Nicole Masters is my guest on Episode 159 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Nicole is an independent agroecologist, pattern thinker, author, and educator. For over 2 decades Nicole is recognized as a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker on the topic of soil health.           CREATE coaching program Application deadline May 15th - Course begins in June. CREATE is the ultimate ag professional development program for highly-motivated people serious about making a real difference in food/fiber production.  The program is a bespoke intensive, designed to deliver and empower highly trained, capable, and confident agroecological coaches and consultants out into the world. Learn more about the CREATE coaching program at                                                                Nicole's experience has spanned diverse sectors from community gardens and horticulture to vermiculture, compost tea production, and diverse multi-species systems. Her company, Integrity Soils delivers coaching and educational programs to producers and organizations spanning over 24 million acres. In 2021 Integrity Soils shifted away from in-person consultancy, to focus on training the next generation of coaches. Her first self-published book titled “For the Love of Soil; Strategies to Regenerate our Food Production Systems,” showcases examples of the tools, principles, and mindset producers adopt to regenerate their soils.  When the roads are good, you’ll find her traveling in her Ford 350, horse trailer in tow, working alongside producers to build soil and sink her carbon emissions.
May 03, 2022
Seafood - The Blue Revolution, with Nicholas P. Sullivan
Nicholas P. Sullivan is my guest on Episode 158 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.   Nicholas is a writer and editor focusing on the impact of business and technology on international development. The Blue Revolution is his fourth book. It follows Money, Real Quick: Kenya’s Disruptive Mobile Money Innovation; You Can Hear Me Now: How Microloans and Cell Phones Are Connecting the World’s Poor to the Global Economy; and Computer Power for Your Small Business. He has been codirector of The Fletcher School’s Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion (Tufts University), a consultant to central banks in developing countries, and a visiting scholar at MIT’s Legatum Center for International Development. In the publishing world, he was publisher of Innovations: Technology/Governance/Globalization (MIT Press); editor-in-chief of; and editor-in-chief of Home Office Computing. Sullivan is currently a Senior Fellow at The Fletcher School’s Council on Emerging Market Enterprises and a Senior Research Fellow at its Maritime Studies Program. Sullivan has twice been a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Resident Fellow. A graduate of Harvard University and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, he lives in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
April 21, 2022
GEO & Human Interoperability
Steven Ramage is my guest on Episode 157 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Steven’s lowest grade (C) at school was geography, but he has been working in the geospatial sector and evangelizing location as the third global currency alongside time and money for the last two decades. Steven started studying French, German, Russian and Spanish in the 80s, but moved to commerce and information systems because his grandfather (who supported him through university) didn’t think languages would be useful! Today, Steven works in 3-4 languages most weeks, but his background in computing and information systems has served him well.     He works extensively on collective intelligence in an intergovernmental partnership spanning more than 100 countries and probably close to 1000 organisations with countless individual contributors. He believes in the words of Margaret Mead about the power of individuals and has been promoting the concept of human interoperability for over a decade. Steven would like organisations to think more about behaviour, incentives, and motivation as they develop data strategies and work towards access and sharing of data to address key global challenges, but he knows and understands that data is meaningless without buy in and use.    Steven was part of a management buyout, has created a government start-up, been on the board of an industry start-up and been in numerous leadership positions. He was a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (lapsed), is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was recently invited to be a Fellow of the World Economic Forum (not yet fulfilled). He’s a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Future Cities at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland and an advisor to the UK Space Agency. He’s an avid storyteller and keeps thinking about writing a book. He’s also mentored 100+ younger, professional women in the geospatial sector.
April 12, 2022
Understanding Regenerative Platform Models, with Luciá Hernández
Luciá Hernández is my guest on Episode 156 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Luciá is an expert on platform-based business models. She has been around the collaborative economy for more than a decade, later Platform Economy, helping organizations of all kinds in the adoption of these mindsets. As an advisor and consultant, she brings the platform-ecosystem mentality to the company building the internal capabilities to think systemic to design platform strategies, in a real guidance and support relationship. She is an expert evaluator of the European Commission under the H2020 program, URBACT validated expert, the network of cities sharing and applying sustainable principles. A connector in OuiShare, an international Think and Do Tank dedicated to social impact regarding digital transformations, the evolution of cities and the future of organizations. Adjunct Professor at business schools such as ESADE and EADA and an international lecturer and keynote speaker. She has participated in the design of public policies with the European Commission, the IDB, CIPPEC, and some local governments. She is an expert on new emerging trends related to the platform economy, participating in international forums and communities, with a wide network of trusted international consultants. She is always researching and exploring the intersections between regenerative design and platform design in order to provide a framework for those who have a platform and want to understand how to become regenerative, ecosystem, and networked strategies to impact at scale, being part of international forums and communities, and connecting people, projects, and ideas. #PlatformDesign #EcosystemDesign #BusinessModels #RegenerativeDesign #TourismInnovation #RegenerativeTourism #SharingEconomy #PlatformEconony #platformmodels #regenerativemodels #regenerativeplatforms #regeneration #ecosystemplatforms #boundaryless
April 06, 2022
Regenerative Economies & Green Swans with John Elkington
John Elkington is my guest on Episode 155 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.    John Elkington is a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable capitalism, a bestselling author, and serial entrepreneur. John is the founder and chief pollinator at Volans, which works with leaders to make sense of the emergent future to unlock tomorrow’s market value.  Volans tackles some of the world's most challenging problems, helping key actors expand their focus from the responsibility agenda through resilience to regeneration. Much of the work is at Board or C-suite level. John's thought leadership is evident in ongoing Volans Inquiries including Project Breakthrough, Tomorrow’s Capitalism Inquiry, and the Green Swans Observatory.  John has helped create and incubate movements including the global sustainability movement and powerfully shaped initiatives like the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, the Global Reporting Initiative, and B Lab UK. He was a faculty member of the World Economic Forum from 2002 to 2008. And in 2009, he was named fourth in an international survey of top 100 CSR leaders, after Al Gore, Barack Obama, and the late Anita Roddick.   John has addressed over 1,000 conferences globally and served on over 80 boards and advisory boards. He is the author or co-author of 20 books, the latest being Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism.  In 2021, John won the prestigious World Sustainability Award. #bcorp #regeneration #greenswans #uglyducklings #capitalism #triplebottomline #recall #volans #regenerators #harvardbusinessreview #exponential #neweconomicmodel #friedmanera #sdgs #
April 02, 2022
Justin Rhodes: Special Book Launch Bonus - The Rooted Life
Justin Rhodes is my guest on Episode 154 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.   Justin is a Permaculturalist, film producer, author, and teacher. He helps folks learn to work with nature to produce their own sustenance so they can live a more abundant life. Justin is a seasoned homesteader having enjoyed many years of practicing “beyond organic” and permaculture methods on a 75-acre family farm near Asheville NC. Justin trained under the highly accredited Geoff Lawton of PRI Australia for his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and has studied natural chicken care under popular author, Pat Foremen. Justin founded Abundant Permaculture out of a love of teaching and the sustainable movement. Where, you’ll find exhaustive permaculture articles, plentiful photos, cinematic educational films, business tips, and tricks.
March 02, 2022
Subsistence Farming with Ashley Colby
Ashley Colby is my guest on Episode 153 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Ashley is the Executive Director of the Rizoma Foundation. She earned her PhD in Environmental Sociology with a focus on household food production in the United States. Her dissertation was published as a book: Subsistence Agriculture in the US: Connecting to work, nature and community. It was in the process of completing her research that Ashley discovered the creativity in individuals creating diverse informal economies unnoticed by policymakers and politicians. Ashley is interested in and passionate about the myriad creative ways in which people are forming new social worlds in resistance to the failures of late capitalism and resultant climate disasters. Ashley is a qualitative researcher, so she tends to focus on the informal spaces of innovation.  Ashley’s focus has turned to Rizoma Foundation, where she seeks to accelerate local, decentralized networks of people who can get us to the next iteration of society, and fast.
February 06, 2022
Finding our place in the universe, with Jeremy Lent
Jeremy Lent is my guest on Episode 152 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Jeremy, described by Guardian journalist George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age,” is an author and speaker whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilization’s existential crisis, and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future. His award-winning book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, examines the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day. His new book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe, offers a solid foundation for an integrative worldview that could lead humanity to a sustainable, flourishing future. He is founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute and writes topical articles exploring the deeper patterns of political and cultural developments at Patterns of Meaning.
January 24, 2022
Net Positive, with Andrew Winston
Andrew Winston is my guest on Episode 150 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Andrew Winston is a globally-recognized expert on megatrends and how to build companies that thrive by serving the world. Named to Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020 as a “thinker to watch,” his views on strategy have been sought after by the world’s leading companies, including 3M, DuPont, J&J, Kimberly-Clark, Marriott, PepsiCo, and Unilever. Andrew is the author of the bestsellers Green to Gold and The Big Pivot. Andrew’s latest book, Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More than They Take (co-authored with renowned CEO Paul Polman), is a finalist for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business book of the Year Award. Net Positive has been called an “electrifying strategy for business success and unlike any other book you’ve read” by Merck Chairman Ken Frazier, a “wonderful rallying call” by Sir Richard Branson, and “pure heresy” by Arianna Huffington. Andrew is also a respected and dynamic speaker, reaching audiences of thousands at executive meetings around the planet. He received degrees in economics, business, and environmental management from Princeton, Columbia, and Yale.
December 20, 2021
The Spirit of Human Business, with Thomas Juli
Dr. Thomas Juli is my guest on Episode 150 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.   Thomas is a Human Business Architect, co-creator and coach for Agile project and business transformation with more than 25 years of experience in various industries and companies. He is the founder, business leader and trustee of Motivate2B, a collective for leaders, teams and entire organizations with the common goal of making business and their companies more human and sustainable.   In 2020 he joined Allianz as an executive to help its transformation into an Agile organization and onwards into a Human Business.   His first book "Leadership Principles for Project Success" was published in 2011 by CRC Press, New York. He holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Miami, USA, and an M.A. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, USA, where he was a student of Nobel Laureate Douglass C. North.
December 13, 2021
The Rooted Life: Growing your own food with Justin Rhodes
Justin is a Permaculturalist, film producer, author and teacher. He helps folks learn to work with nature to produce their own sustenance so they can live a more abundant life.  Justin is a seasoned homesteader having enjoyed many years of practicing “beyond organic” and permaculture methods on a 75 acre family farm near Asheville NC.   Justin trained under the highly accredited Geoff Lawton of PRI Australia for his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and has studied natural chicken care under popular author, Pat Foremen.  Justin founded Abundant Permaculture out of a love of teaching and the sustainable movement.   Where, you’ll find exhaustive permaculture articles, plentiful photo’s, cinematic educational films and business tip and tricks.  The Rooted Life by Justin Rhodes March 2022 The Justin Rhodes Show
December 08, 2021
The most important comic book on earth. Rewriting Extinction, with Paul Goodenough
Paul Goodenough is my guest on Episode 148 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Paul is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning writer, producer, entrepreneur and environmentalist - working across broadcast, comics, digital, games and publishing. Paul is the designer and founding member of BAFTA ALBERT (calculator and sustainability accreditation used by Netflix, NBC Universal, Warner Bros, BBC, IMG, Sky etc) and advises across Gov and the environmental NGO sector, enabling better cohesion and efficiencies.  Paul is the founder of Rewriting Extinction, a global storytelling project uniting 300 activists, celebrities, scientists, comedians and more across the planet to create stories to raise the money and awareness to save multiple species from extinction. The project includes notable co-creators like Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, Cara Delevingne, Jane Goodall and many more. Paul is also a best-selling author writing comics and books including THE MOST IMPORTANT COMIC BOOK ON EARTH, SHERLOCK HOLMES, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and many more.  
December 06, 2021
Tomorrow's people and new technology, with Felix Dodds
Felix Dodds is my guest on Episode 147 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.    Felix Dodds is an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina and an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute. He was the co-director of the 2014 and 2018 Nexus Conference on Water, Food, Energy, and Climate. In 2019 he was a candidate for the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  His new book ‘Tomorrow’s People: The impact of disruptive Industries on our lives by 2030 will be out in Oct. 2021. Carolina Duque Chopitea Ranger Ruffins.  Felix was a member of an informal expert group for the President of the UN General Assemblies Brookings Report: ‘Links in the Chain of Sustainable Finance: Accelerating Private Investments for the SDGs, including Climate Action’ (2016).  He has written or edited over 20 books; his last book was Stakeholder Democracy: Represented Democracy in a Time of Fear. His other books have included the Vienna Café Trilogy, which chronicles sustainable development at the international level. The first Only One Earth he cowrote with the father of Sustainable Development Maurice Strong and Michael Strauss, the second From Rio+20 to the New Development Agenda with Jorge Laguna Celis and Ambassador Liz Thompson and the last one Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals with Ambassador David Donoghue and Jimena Leiva Roesch.  Felix was the Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future from 1992 to 2012. He played a significant role in promoting multi-stakeholder dialogues at the United Nations and proposed to the UN General Assembly the introduction of stakeholder dialogue sessions at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. In 2011, Felix was listed as one of 25 environmentalists ahead of his time.  Also, in 2011 he chaired the United Nations DPI 64th NGO conference ‘Sustainable Societies Responsive Citizens’, which put forward the first set of indicative Sustainable Development Goals. From 1997 to 2001 he co-chaired the UN Commission on Sustainable Development NGO Steering Committee.  His next book Environmental Heroes in Diplomacy: Profiles in courage June 2022
December 01, 2021
'Really Regenerative', with Jenny Andersson
Jenny Andersson is my guest on Episode 146 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Jenny is a regenerative strategist, trusted adviser and agent for change who walks side by side with brands, organisations, cities and municipalities who want to be part of the movement to create a new regenerative economy. As a strategist, facilitator and educator, she harnesses the power of the collective intelligence of organisations and communities to create visions for the future they want - together - and finds the vitalising energy, psychological safety and will to sustain long term change.   She cares deeply about healing the story of separation between humanity and nature, and between humans themselves through divisive cultural, social and economic barriers. She believe s strongly in the power of connection between people and place. Her work helps to surface the bio-culturally unique stories of people and place which set and sustain vision to travel to tomorrow's regenerative future.  Jenny is Founder of Really Regenerative CIC, a regenerative economy learning centre, which designs learning journeys for organisations, municipalities and communities on regenerative leadership, economics and bioregionalism.
November 29, 2021
Building Food Communities, with Tessa Clarke
Tessa Clarke is my guest on Episode 145 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Tessa is Co-Founder & CEO of OLIO along with Saasha Celestial-One COO, a free app tackling the problem of food waste by connecting neighbours with each other, and volunteers with local businesses, so that surplus food can be given away, not thrown away. OLIO has grown to 5 million users in just over 5 years, and its impact has been widely recognised, most notably by the United Nations who highlighted OLIO as a "beacon” for the world, and by Vivatech who awarded OLIO "Next European Unicorn". Prior to OLIO, Tessa had a 15 year corporate career as a digital Managing Director in the media, retail and financial services sectors, and she met her co-founder Saasha whilst they were studying for their MBAs at Stanford University. Tessa is passionate about the sharing economy as a solution for a sustainable world, and about ‘profit with purpose’ as the next business paradigm.
November 24, 2021 Tree planting, with Tali Orad
Tali Orad is my guest on Episode 144 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Tali is a changemaker, an engineer, and a serial entrepreneur. She is the founder of 1treellion .org a NGO with the mission to collectively make a meaningful global impact by bringing communities together to plant trees and help fight climate change while mitigating the climate effects on small communities.   Tali’s first NGO came about after she saved the life of a dying baby, resulting in her founding a NGO to raise awareness to CPR education.  Tali is also the co-founder of Wibble, and the founder of Screen, a startup that helped balance technology usage between legitimate educational one and destructive addiction. She is a Thrive guest contributor, the host of The Butterfly Effect podcast, and frequent speaker. You can watch her latest talk about the work at 1treellion on   Tali believes in the power of people to make a change, and hopes with the help of the people she can help our planet.
November 22, 2021
Managing complexity with Holistic Management
Allan Savory is my guest on Episode 143 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Allan Savory, born in Zimbabwe and educated in South Africa (University of Natal, BS in Zoology and Botany) pursued an early career as a research biologist and game ranger in the British Colonial Service of what was then Northern Rhodesia (today Zambia) and later as a farmer and game rancher in Zimbabwe.  In the 1960s he made a significant breakthrough in understanding what was causing the degradation and desertification of the world’s grassland ecosystems and, as a resource management consultant, worked with numerous managers on four continents to develop sustainable solutions.  He served as a Member of Parliament in the latter days of Zimbabwe’s civil war and became the leader of the opposition to the ruling party headed by Ian Smith. Exiled in 1979 as a result of his opposition, he immigrated to the United States, where he continued to work with land managers through his consulting business. The growth of that business, a desire to assist many more people and the need for furthering his work led him to continue its development in the nonprofit world. In 1992 Savory and his wife, Jody Butterfield, formed a non-profit organization in Zimbabwe, the Africa Centre for Holistic Management, donating a ranch that would serve as a learning site for people all over Africa. In 2009 Savory, Butterfield, and a group of colleagues co-founded the Savory Institute in Boulder, Colorado to serve the world through an international network of entrepreneurial innovators and leaders committed to serving their regions with the highest standards of Holistic Management training and implementation support. The Africa Centre became the first of the Savory Institute’s locally led and managed “hubs.”  Savory’s book, Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision-Making (Island Press, 1999), describes his effort to find workable solutions ordinary people could implement to overcome many of the problems besetting communities and businesses today.  In 2003, Allan Savory received Australia’s International Banksia Award “for the person or organization doing the most for the environment on a global scale,” and in 2010 Savory (and the Africa Centre) received the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s Challenge award for work that has “significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.” A TED talk Savory gave in 2013 has received over 3.4 million views and in 2014 was voted one of the 50 most intriguing TED talks of all time. The Savory Institute is one of 11 finalists in the Virgin Earth Challenge, a $25 million initiative for the successful commercialization of ways of taking greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and keeping them out with no countervailing impacts.
November 17, 2021
Restoration Agriculture, with Mark Shepard
Mark Shepard is my guest on Episode 142 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.   Mark is the CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises LLC, founder of Restoration Agriculture Development LLC and award-winning author of the book, Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers. Mark has also been a farmer member of the Organic Valley cooperative, the worlds largest Organic Farmer’s marketing co-op, since 1995. He is most widely known as the founder of New Forest Farm, the 106-acre perennial agricultural savanna considered by many to be one of the most ambitious sustainable agriculture projects in the United States.  New Forest Farm is a planned conversion of a typical row-crops grain farm into a commercial-scale, perennial agricultural ecosystem using oak savanna, successional brushland and eastern woodlands as the ecological models. Trees, shrubs, vines, canes, perennial plants and fungi are planted in association with one another to produce food (for humans and animals), fuel, medicines, and beauty. Hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts and various fruits are the primary woody crops. The farm is entirely solar and wind powered and farm equipment is capable of being powered with locally produced biofuels.  Trained in both mechanical engineering and ecology, Mark has developed and patented equipment and processes for the cultivation, harvesting and processing of forest derived agricultural products for human foods and bio fuels production.  Mark was certified as a Permaculture designer in 1993 and received his Diploma of Permaculture design from Bill Mollison, the founder of the international Permaculture movement. He teaches agroforestry and Permaculture worldwide.   Restoration Agriculture Real-World Permaculture for Farmers Water for any Farm Applying Restoration Agriculture Water Methods on Your Farm
October 27, 2021
MOVE: The forces uprooting us, with Parag Khanna
Dr. Parag Khanna is my guest on Episode 141 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.   Parag is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is the Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data, and scenario-based strategic advisory firm. Parag's newest book is MOVE: The Forces Uprooting Us (2021), which was preceded by The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century (2019). He is the author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). He is also the author of Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012).  Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.” He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelors and Masters degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has traveled to nearly 150 countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
October 25, 2021
The organic mindset & accelerating sustainable food systems, with Sebastian Kretschmer
Sebastian Kretschmer is my guest on Episode 140 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  As an organic agriculturalist, educator for sustainable development and food systems expert Sebastian is committed to help build regenerative foodsheds and equitable value chains for maximum SDG performance. As a biodynamic farmer, lecturer and adviser to corporations and international aid organizations Sebastian has designed and implemented programs aimed at fostering food sovereignty and to grow the next generation of organic farmers. Projects from 2004 through 2018 include the Northeast Mentor Network and Biodynamic Apprentice Program with the New England Small Farm Institute, his Community Supported Agriculture Farm at Camphill Village in Pennsylvania, the Ethical Rainforest Supply Chain Project  with Estée Lauder, engaging with indigenous communities in Brazil and Honduras as well as the Organic Orchard/Prison Inmate Reentry Program with the City of Philadelphia and Temple University. Throughout the last few years, as a founding member of the Organic Food System Program and the UN One Planet Network Sebastian used his recently completed PhD project at the University of Kassel, Germany to develop essential variables for food system transition pathways. A central focus of his work is to leverage the capacity of farmers and food processors through the formation of Food Hubs, which Sebastian believes can drive the mechanics of public procurement as well as B2C and B2B value chains within territorial food systems. As a global citizen Sebastian is passionate about big ideas, deep sustainability and a systems approach for everything.
October 20, 2021
Patterns of Connection & The systems View of Life, with Fritjof Capra
Dr. Fritjof Capra is my guest on Episode 139 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Fritjof is a scientist, educator, activist, and author of many international bestsellers that connect conceptual changes in science with broader changes in worldview and values in society. A Vienna-born physicist and systems theorist, Fritjof first became popularly known for his book, The Tao of Physics, which explored the ways in which modern physics was changing our worldview from a mechanistic to a holistic and ecological one. Published in 1975, it is still in print in more than 40 editions worldwide and is referenced with the statue of Shiva in the courtyard of one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research: CERN, the Center for Research in Particle Physics in Geneva. Over the past 50 years, Fritjof has been engaged in a systematic exploration of how other sciences and society are ushering in a similar shift in worldview, or paradigms, leading to a new vision of reality and a new understanding of the social implications of this cultural transformation. His most recent book, Patterns of Connection: Essential Essays from Five Decades (The University of New Mexico Press, 2021), Capra is a founding director of the Berkeley-based Center for Ecoliteracy, which is dedicated to advancing ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education, and serves on the Council of the Earth Charter Initiative. He is the author of The Turning Point (1982), The Web of Life (1996), The Hidden Connections (2002), The Science of Leonardo (2007), and Learning from Leonardo (2013). He coauthored Green Politics (1984), Belonging to the Universe (1991), and EcoManagement (1993), and coedited Steering Business Toward Sustainability (1995). The main focus of Fritjof's environmental education and activism has been to help build and nurture sustainable communities. He believes that to do so, we can learn valuable lessons from the study of ecosystems, which are sustainable communities of plants, animals, and microorganisms. The Systems View of Life presents a grand new synthesis of this work—integrating the biological, cognitive, social, and ecological dimensions of life into one unified vision. Several critics have suggested that The Systems View of Life, which Fritjof coauthored with Pier Luigi Luisi, Professor of Biology at the University of Rome, is destined to become another classic.
October 18, 2021
Educating & communicating 'Regenerative', with Carol Sanford
Carol is an award-winning business educator, Summit Producer, podcaster, and author. Her books are required business school reading at Stanford and Harvard. For 50 years she’s collaborated with clients to develop people to realize their inherent capabilities. Carol’s clients include Fortune 500 companies like Colgate, DuPont, and SeventhGeneration. Google’s Innovation Lab uses her Responsible Business Framework.  Senior Fellow of Social Innovation, Babson College; CEO, The Regenerative Paradigm Institute, Educator and Social Change designer for people in change agents roles, organizational leaders who aspire to making a difference, business and organizational teams pursuing meaning work and business effectiveness.  Author of Five best-selling books, including The Regenerative Life: Transform Any Organization, Our Society, Your Destiny, No More Feedback, The Regenerative Business (Michiel Bakker, Google VP wrote Foreword.) 22 Gold Awards thus far for her books.  All five books are built around case stories of specific transformation in people, business, community and regions. Exec Producer, The Regenerative Business Summit and Producer & On Air Talent, Business Second Opinion Podcast.
October 13, 2021
Diet for a hot planet, with Anna Lappé
Anna Lappé is my guest on Episode 137 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author, an internationally recognized expert on food systems, and a funder supporting food system transformation. A James Beard Leadership Award winner, Anna is the co-author or author of three books about food, farming, and sustainability and the contributing author to fourteen others. The author of the award-winning Diet for a Hot Planet and contributing editor to her mother’s 50th anniversary edition of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna is the founder or co-founder of three national organizations, including the Small Planet Institute and Real Food Media. As a funder, she has led the grantmaking of the Small Planet Fund for two decades and created and directs the Food Sovereignty Fund of the Panta Rhea Foundation.
October 11, 2021
A small farm future: The case for a society of local economies, with Chris Smaje
Chris Smaje is my guest on Episode 136 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Chris co-runs a small farm in Somerset, southwest England. Previously he was a social scientist, working at the University of Surrey and Goldsmiths College. He has written about agricultural, ecological and social issues for a variety of academic and non-academic publications and is the author of A Small Farm Future (Chelsea Green, 2020). He blogs at He is currently a director of the Ecological Land Co-op.
October 06, 2021
From food waste to organic nutrients, with Tinia Pina
Tinia Pina is my guest on Episode 135 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Tinia received her B.S. in Business Information Technology from Virginia Tech and studied briefly at Columbia University's Earth Institute. She has seven years of experience in the financial services industry and ten years as a professional in the sustainability industry. Her experiences related to food waste, food systems and sustainability have fueled her passion to increase our communities' resilience, prosperity, and knowledge to help us live more conscious lives. Tinia's pioneering business model has earned her a Huffington Post Millennial Impact Grant, the American Express Emerging Innovator award and a MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneur grant, among other honors.  After studying Environmental Conservation and Sustainability at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and volunteering at various community urban farms, Tinia launched Re-Nuble with a mission to “Redefine Waste” within urban communities. Re-Nuble quickly evolved into a social enterprise dedicated to changing wasteful habits around the world. Tinia is a SWANA Certified Composting Systems Technical Associate and her experiences related to food waste, systems and policy have fueled her passion to increase our communities’ resilience, prosperity, and knowledge to help us live more conscious lives.  Re-Nuble Founded December 2011  While volunteering as an SAT-prep teacher in 2012 in New York City, Founder Tinia Pina saw firsthand how limited healthy food options impacted her students' productivity, affecting their future. Pulled towards the mission of improving local food production, she created the company, Re-Nuble. Tinia felt there was a unique opportunity to use New York City's food stream to catalyze more sustainable growing near urban areas, especially as people continue to become more interested in eating less chemically-laden food.   Tinia began to spend a lot of time thinking, why is this? Why is it that there’s more affordable chemically-laden and processed food available than chemical- free and healthier options. After doing extensive research, Tinia realized that it’s because our food system is incredibly inefficient. A pound of organic- certified tomatoes is often sold at a price that’s 43% higher than chemically produced (conventionally grown) tomatoes because it’s easier and cheaper for growers to produce. With the alarming adversities our society is facing with food and water scarcity and with 70% of global population estimated to live in and near cities by 2050, she knew that we had to be more smart and efficient with our natural resources and overall production of healthy, good food.
October 04, 2021
Effective Altruism & Speciesism, with Peter Singer
Peter Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. After teaching in England, the United States and Australia, he has, since 1999, been Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.  He first became well-known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975.  In 2011 Time included Animal Liberation on its “All-TIME” list of the 100 best nonfiction books published in English since the magazine began, in 1923. He has written, co-authored, edited or co-edited more than 50 book which have  been translated into more than 30 languages.  His books include Practical Ethics; The Expanding Circle; How Are We to Live?, Rethinking Life and Death, Ethics in the Real World, Why Vegan? and, most recently, he has edited a new edition of what may be the world’s earliest surviving novel, The Golden Ass, by Apuleius.  Singer’s book The Life You Can Save, first published in 2009, led him to found a non-profit organization of the same name which has raised more than US$35 million for the most effective charities assisting people in extreme poverty.   In 2012 he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, the nation’s highest civic honour.  Since 2021, he has been a co-editor of the Journal of Controversial Ideas, which enables authors to publish well-argued controversial essays in a peer-reviewed journal under a pseudonym.
September 29, 2021
Nourishing diners sustainably, with Deepanker Khosla
Deepanker Khosla is my guest on Episode 133 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Deepanker Khosla, affectionately known as “DK”, is as passionate about re-imagining authentic Classic Indian cuisine which he likes to call Neo-Indian, as he is for achieving food sustainability. Haoma is his dream-come-true project that began with an online course in Aquaponics and just a year later had bloomed into a full-blown, functioning urban farm in the heart of Bangkok. But it was a year of toiling the earth, coaxing fish to grow in new waters and of experimenting through many trials and errors to optimize flavors – all the while working to create a food system that can truly be called sustainable. DK`s commitment to the environment is contagious and so is his drive and passion to deliver excellent cuisine at Haoma Bangkok.
September 27, 2021
Diet for a Small Planet, with Frances Moore Lappé
Frances Moore Lappé is my guest on Episode 132 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Frankie is the author of twenty books, including the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet. In 2017 she coauthored with Adam Eichen, Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want.  Frances is co-founder of Food First and Small Planet Institute, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. Frances is the recipient of nineteen honorary degrees and the Right Livelihood Award, often called the “Alternative Nobel.”   The 50th-anniversary edition of the extraordinary bestselling book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new way of eating—one that remains a complete guide for eating well in the new millennium—will be released September 21st. This edition features a new introductory chapter, simple rules for a healthy diet; a streamlined, easy-to-use format; delicious food combinations of protein-rich meals without meat; hundreds of wonderful recipes, and much more. It boasts eighty-five updated plant-centered recipes, including more than a dozen new delights from celebrity chefs including Mark Bittman, Padma Lakshmi, Alice Waters, José Andrés, Bryant Terry, Mollie Katzen, and Sean Sherman. Most importantly, it features a new introductory chapter emphasizing how the conversations, lifestyle choices, and impacts we can have on our food systems are, in 2021, equally if not even more crucial to consider as our culture shifts to more sustainable, plant-based eating based on the imposing threat of the climate crisis that threatens our society and world.
September 22, 2021
Local is our future, with Helena Norberg Hodge
Helena Norberg-Hodge is my guest on Episode 131 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.   Helena is a pioneer of the new economy movement and recipient of the Alternative Nobel prize, the Arthur Morgan Award and the Goi Peace Prize for contributing to “the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide.” She is author of the inspirational classic Ancient Futures, and Local is Our Future (2019). She is co-author of Bringing the Food Economy Home and From the Ground Up, and producer of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness. Helena is the founder and director of Local Futures and The International Alliance for Localisation, and a founding member of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, the International Forum on Globalization and the Global Ecovillage Network.
September 20, 2021
Overtourism: what can we do? with Dr Martha Honey and Kelsey Frenkiel
Dr. Martha Honey & Kelsey Frenkiel are my guest on Episode 130 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Martha Honey is CEO of Responsible Travel Consulting and co-founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), based in Washington, DC. Her previous books include Cruise Tourism in the Caribbean: Selling Sunshine (Routledge Press, 2019), Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise? (Island Press, 1998 and 2008) and Ecotourism and Certification: Setting Standards in Practice (Island Press, 2002). She worked as a journalist for 20 years, based in Tanzania and Costa Rica. More at   Kelsey Frenkiel is a Program Manager at CREST, where she manages research and consulting projects related to responsible travel, supports fundraising activities, and manages the internship program. Kelsey is also a freelance travel writer and researcher, having supported publications for National Geographic Traveler, The Washingtonian, and other outlets.  Before COVID-19 hit, overtourism was the biggest problem in the world of travel. Then, seemingly overnight, tourism nearly ceased. But as travel resumes, will we return to a world of overrun monuments, littered beaches, bumper-to-bumper traffic in national parks, and gridlocked city streets? Or can we create sustainable, healthy tourism centered on principles like equity, conservation, and good governance?  Overtourism: Lessons for a Better Future (Publication Date: May 27, 2021), edited by Martha Honey, co-founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), and Kelsey Frenkiel, a Program Manager at CREST, charts a path toward tourism that is truly sustainable, focusing on the triple bottom line of people, planet, and prosperity. Bringing together tourism officials, city council members, travel journalists, consultants, scholars, and trade association members, this practical book explores the impacts of and solutions to overcrowding from a variety of perspectives.  After examining the causes and effects of overtourism, the book turns to management approaches in five distinct types of tourism destinations: historic cities; national parks and protected areas; World Heritage Sites; beaches and coastal communities; and destinations governed by regional and national authorities. Case studies are drawn from around the globe, from the Galapagos Islands to the Serengeti and from Big Sur, California, to Barcelona, Spain.
September 15, 2021
Talking prosperity without growth, with Dr. Tim Jackson
Dr. Tim Jackson is my guest on Episode 129 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Tim Jackson is an ecological economist and writer. Since 2016 he has been Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) at the University of Surrey in the UK, where he is also Professor of Sustainable Development. From 2004 to 2011 he was Economics Commissioner for the UK Sustainable Development Commission where his work culminated in the publication of Prosperity without Growth (2009/2017) which has subsequently been translated into 17 foreign languages. It was named as a Financial Times ‘book of the year’ in 2010 and UnHerd’s economics book of the decade in 2019. His latest book Post Growth – life after capitalism was published by Polity Press in 2021. In 2016, Tim was awarded the Hillary Laureate for exceptional international leadership in sustainability. In addition to his academic work, Tim is an award-winning dramatist with numerous radio-writing credits for the BBC. Tim holds degrees in mathematics (MA, Cambridge), philosophy (MA, Uni Western Ontario) and physics (PhD, St Andrews). He also holds honorary degrees at the University of Brighton in the UK and the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Belgian Royal Academy of Science.
September 13, 2021
How palm oil ended up in everything and endangered the world, with Jocelyn C. Zuckerman
Jocelyn C. Zuckerman is my guest on Episode 128 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Jocelyn is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. The former deputy editor of Gourmet, articles editor of OnEarth, and executive editor of Modern Farmer, she has written for Audubon, The American Prospect,,, and many other publications. A graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya and is a former fellow with the Washington, DC–based Alicia Patterson Foundation. Jocelyn has been the recipient of a James Beard Award for feature writing and of fellowships from the Carter Center, The Peter Jennings Project, The New York Times Company Foundation, and Columbia University's Center for Environmental Research and Conservation. Her first book, Planet Palm, was published in May of 2021.
September 08, 2021
Transdisciplinary design for food and sustainability, with Sonia Massari
Dr. Sonia Massari has more than 20 years of experience as a researcher, lecturer, consultant, and designer in the fields of food and sustainability education, design methods for innovative agri-food systems. She holds a Ph.D. in Food Experience Design from the Engineering Department at the University of Florence, Italy. For 12 years, she was the Academic Director of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Food Studies programs in Rome, and she designed and coordinated more than 50 academic programs and 150 educational activities on food and sustainability for prestigious international institutes. She teaches at several Universities around Europe. She teaches Sustainability Design Thinking at Roma Tre University and Sociology of Change, Emergent Sustainable Scenarios at ISIA Design School. She is a senior researcher and consultant at the Barilla Foundation and the academic director of the Future Food Academy.  She is the co-founder of FORK: Food Design Opportunities Research Knowledge.  She received the International Women Innovation Award “Tecno-visionaria” (2012), the NAFSA TLS Knowledge Community’s Innovative Research in International Education Award (2014), and the Food Studies ASFS Pedagogy Award (2020). She is a board member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal Food Design. She has published several scientific papers about education, food and design, food studies, ICT, HCI applied to the agri-food sector. She has presented her research results in international conferences and workshops in 5 continents. In 2015, she was co-director and co-founder of the first European Conference on “Understanding Food Design: from user-centered to people-centered design” ( Milan, Italy).  She works as a consultant for national and international TV programs, JRC Science Hubs, ADI, Gambero Rosso Magazine, ElleDecor, etc. She is a member of the Permanent Observatory on Design (ADI) and for 4 years she coordinated the thematic commission of the ADI Index on Food Design.
September 06, 2021
Digital ecosystem for the earth, with David Jenson
David Jensen is my guest on Episode 126 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. David is Coordinator of the UNEP Digital Transformation Task Force at UN Environment Programme and Co-champion of the Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES). He is also the Head of the Environmental Peacebuilding Programme at UN Environment. He has been involved with the UN for going on 21 years now. Since 2009, David has been a leader in a global effort to establish a new multidisciplinary field of environmental peacebuilding. This field aims to promote environmental and natural resource management to prevent, mitigate, resolve, and recover from conflict. It also seeks to use shared dependence on natural resources and ecosystems as a platform for cooperation and confidence building among communities and countries. David is one of the core faculty members of the Massive Open Online Course on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace – currently the most popular course offered by the SDG Academy with over 17,000 enrollments. David is also a founding board member of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association established in 2018. He also gave a TEDx talk entitled "Natural resources and peacebuilding: is the United Nations united?" 2020 Earth School with TEDEd He is the coordinator or co-author of six flagship policy reports on risks and opportunities from natural resources across the conflict life cycle. He is also a series co-editor of a six-volume set of books on post-conflict peacebuilding and natural resource management, with 150 chapters from 225 authors published by Routledge. This material covers 60 conflict-affected countries and 12 natural resource categories. David has worked with and advised all of the key peace and security institutions of the UN, including the peacebuilding, peacekeeping, and mediation communities, as well as UN country teams, Resident Coordinators and Special Representatives of the Secretary General. Since 2016, David has been pioneering efforts to identify environmental applications of frontier technologies in conflict-affected countries and fragile states, including big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, block chain, virtual reality, and citizen science. He has been advising the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment on these topics since 2018 and was the co-author of a flagship discussion paper entitled The Case for a Digital Ecosystem for the Environment. In order to take forward this work, David co-founded and co-directs the MapX platform that helps stakeholders map and monitor natural resources and environmental change using the best available planetary data, frontier technologies, and open source software. MapX is currently being used to power the UN Biodiversity Lab launched in July 2018 and was recently featured in the Journal of Software X.
September 01, 2021
Tuning in to nature, with Billy Almon
Billy Almon is my guest on Episode 125 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Billy is an Astrobiofuturist, exploring biology-inspired solutions to improve the human condition for those of us on earth and those who will travel to the stars. He speaks to multiple generations of inventors, designers, scientists and engineers on designing the future they wish to see. He has spoken to groups at: Harvard University, Rhode Island School of Design, Arizona State University, NASA, NAACP, Hidden Genius Project, Comic Con, and more. Previously, Billy was a creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering, leading efforts to develop immersive experiences and environments around the world. He is an inventor and holds a Masters degree in Biomimicry from Arizona State University and Bachelors degree in Architecture from Howard University. Billy sits on the Board of Directors for the Biomimicry Institute, the world’s leading authority on nature’s solutions to design challenges.
August 30, 2021
Food for a better future, with Sharon Natoli
Sharon Natoli is my guest on Episode 124 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Sharon Natoli is a communication expert who is passionate about creating a better future by helping individuals, organisations and leaders speak up to be heard.  She helps her clients own their voice, gain clarity around messages that matter and build personal, collective and organisational power by sharing their thoughts, opinions and ideas effectively and consistently with the world.  Sharon believes when individuals are fully self-expressed, teams are connected and organisations have an authentic voice about the future, business thrives, innovation accelerates, cultures flourish and relationships strengthen.  She has thirty years experience in communication, message development, speaking and presenting and has a deep understanding of the power of the spoken and written word. Sharon has participated in hundreds of media interviews and spokesperson roles, regularly speaks at conferences and events and has been a columnist, editor and contributor to magazines, newspapers and television programs.  Sharon has extensive experience as an advisor to local and global food businesses on meaningful message development to enable future readiness and attract market attention. She is the author and co-author of four books, and her background in food, nutrition and counselling provides her with an indepth understanding of the nuances of human behaviour.  Sharon combines her professional communication skills with her personal understanding of the challenges associated with speaking up and finding your authentic voice. She is an inspiring and engaging speaker and runs masterclasses and workshops for organisations looking to develop their voice and to support teams and individuals to be authentically self-expressed.
August 25, 2021
The future of community living, with James Ehrlich
James Ehrlich is my guest on Episode 123 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  James is Founder of ReGen Villages Holding, B.V. a Stanford University spin-off company formed in the EU to realize the future of living in regenerative and resilient communities, with critical life support of organic food, clean water, renewable energy and circular nutritional flows at the neighborhood scale.   James is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Stanford University School of Medicine Flourishing Project, Faculty at Singularity University, Senior Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center and (Obama) White House Appointee for Regenerative Infrastructure. James founded ReGen Villages as a Dutch (EU) impact-profit company in 2016, with its patented VillageOS™ operating system software to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to define, design and autonomously manage regenerative neighborhoods that promote healthy long-term outcomes for residents and wider communities. ReGen Villages are planned for global replication and scale in collaboration with established industrial partners, universities, governments and sovereign wealth and pension funds, enabling an optimistic post-COVID green transition.
August 23, 2021
The power of great places, with Ilana Preuss
Ilana Preuss is my guest on Episode 122 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Ilana Preuss is the Founder & CEO of Recast City. Prior to that she was the Vice President and Chief of Staff at Smart Growth America and led the technical assistance program at the EPA Smart Growth Program. She is a TEDx speaker on “The Economic Power of Great Places” and a featured keynote speaker.   COVID-19 brought about a historic collapse in jobs and people’s livelihoods, devastating many small businesses and leaving storefronts vacant across the country. But even before the pandemic, main streets across the US were suffering and cities relied on an unsustainable and inequitable economic development model. As cities emerge from the pandemic, how can they take control of the situation and shift to a new model that supports long-term growth through thoughtful, inclusive investment in the local community?   In Recast Your City, Preuss inspires change by showing what communities across the country have been able to achieve using this method. She highlights how Fremont, California, worked to build up small- scale manufacturing businesses instead of relying on one major manufacturer, while Knoxville, Tennessee, supported a diverse range of business owners through small-business training programs and a Maker Summit featuring producers of color.   Preuss provides local government, business, and real estate leaders as well as entrepreneurs and advocates with the tools necessary to build strong local businesses, reinvest in their downtowns, and create inclusive economic opportunities through small-scale manufacturing. Recast Your City works in conjunction with free online tools, worksheets, and templates that will help readers effectively implement changes in their communities.
August 18, 2021
Talking technology and society 5.0, with Dinis Guarda
Dinis Guarda is my guest on Episode 121 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Dinis is an author, academic, influencer, serial entrepreneur and leader in 4IR, AI, Fintech, digital transformation and Blockchain. With over two decades of experience in international business, C level positions and digital transformation, Dinis has worked with new tech, cryptocurrencies, drive ICOs, regulation, compliance, legal international processes, and has created a bank, and been involved in the inception of some of the top 100 digital currencies.  Dinis has created various companies such as Ztudium tech platform a digital and blockchain startup that created the software Blockimpact (sold to Glance Technologies Inc) and founder and publisher of,, and Dinis is also the co-founder of techabc and citiesabc, a digital transformation platform to empower, guide and index cities through 4IR based technologies like blockchain, AI, IoT, etc.  He has been working with the likes of  UN / UNITAR, UNESCO, European Space Agency, Davos WEF, Philips, Saxo Bank, Mastercard, Barclays and governments all over the world. As an author, Dinis Guarda published the book 4IR: AI, Blockchain, FinTech, IoT, Reinventing a Nation in 2019, among others. His recent book, titled 4IR Magna Carta Cities ABC: A tech AI blockchain 4IR Smart Cities Data Research Charter of Liberties for our humanity was published in 2020.
August 16, 2021
Your answers on cellular agriculture, with Ahmed Khan
Ahmed Khan is my guest on Episode 120 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Ahmed Khan is a cellular agriculture consultant and the founder and editor of CellAgri. A news and market insights startup focusing on the future of food with cellular agriculture. CellAgri provides the latest updates and insights on a range of topics and trends relating to the cellular agriculture field. CellAgri’s platform also tracks all the major and upcoming players in the field. Providing them the ability to post and share their latest news and job openings. Ahmed is a co-founder and member of the board of directors of Cellular Agriculture Canada, a non-profit organization advancing and promoting the cellular agriculture industry in Canada. Ahmed has previously spoken about cellular agriculture in leading food tech conferences around the world, including in Canada, England, Singapore, and the United States. Ahmed first learned about cellular agriculture while studying at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
August 11, 2021
How to be a conscious eater, with Sophie Egan
Sophie Egan is my guest on Episode 119 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Sophie Egan, MPH is the author of How to Be a Conscious Eater (Workman, 2020)—named one of Bon Appétit’s “Favorite New Books for Climate-Friendly Cooking and Life”—and the founder of Full Table Solutions, a consulting practice that’s a catalyst for food systems transformation. She is also a contributor to The New York Times Health section. An internationally recognized leader at the intersection of food, health, and climate, Sophie serves as Director of Strategy for Food for Climate League, Co-Director of the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, and Senior Advisor for Sustainable Food Systems at R&DE Stanford Dining. For over five years, Sophie served as the Director of Health and Sustainability Leadership/Editorial Director for The Culinary Institute of America’s Strategic Initiatives Group. Sophie’s writing has been featured in The Washington Post, TIME, Parents, The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appétit, WIRED, EatingWell, Edible San Francisco, FoodTank, and Sunset. (Boulder, CO)
August 09, 2021
Building a regenerative world, with Marques D. Anderson
Marques D. Anderson is my guest on Episode 118 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Seeking to be globally impactful, Marques created the World Education Foundation in 2009. Through this mission, he has traveled to over 81 countries and developed on-site programs in 21 of those countries. During this time, Marques gained a plethora of knowledge and expertise at the nexus of indigenous wisdom, modern technology and future communities.   After writing a PhD proposal in 2017 focused on Cyborg Anthropology, Marques accepted an invitation to participate in the Global Solutions Program hosted by Singularity University and NASA. He created Urban Matrix One which utilizes satellite technology, unique data sets and machine learning to provide actionable insights to climate challenges.   With an RFID chip internally implanted, Marques is a cyborg with a deep passion for ancestral wisdom, recognizing intersectional patterns and creating personal and communal transformation in sync with natural systems .His expertise in these fields has led him to Co-Found with Adah Parris, where they are developing a Co-Lab/Venture Studio and several businesses around Artistic Expression, Emerging Technologies, Regenerative Futures and Rethinking Policy. First Pilot will be in the Tom Miner Basin summer of 2021.   More broadly, Marques is a polymath, speaker, writer and entrepreneur currently mobilizing his experiences to help multiple businesses, industries, and communities re-imagine the future. He develops clear strategies and frameworks to solve complex challenges and articulates purpose driven solutions through keynotes and client sessions.   After choosing to leave a career as an elite athlete in the NFL, Marques has inspired others to live their truth through the Power of the Pivot. Through his journey he has embodied resilience, focus sacrifice and discipline to become a leader in multiple fields.
August 04, 2021
The physics of climate change, with Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss
Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss is my guest on Episode 117 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Lawrence is an internationally known theoretical physicist and bestselling author, as well as being an acclaimed lecturer. He is currently President of The Origins Project Foundation, which celebrates science and culture by connecting scientists, artists, writers and celebrities with the public through special events, online discussions and unique travel opportunities. The Foundation produces the Origins Podcast, a video podcast he hosts involving dialogues with the most interesting people in the world discussing issues that address the global challenges of the 21st century.  His own research interests have focused on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, including the origin and evolution of the Universe and the fundamental structure of matter. Among his numerous important scientific contributions was the proposal, in 1995, that most of the energy of the Universe resided in empty space.   Before taking his current position, Krauss served as Director of Arizona State University’s Origins Project, a national center for research and outreach on origins issues, and as Foundation Professor at ASU from 2008-2018, and also as Chair of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists from 2008-2018. During his career Prof. Krauss has held endowed professorships and distinguished research appointments at institutions including Harvard University, Yale University, University of Chicago, Boston University, University of Zurich, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), Case Western Reserve University, Australian National University, Arizona State University, and New College of Humanities.  Beyond his scientific work, Krauss has been one of the world’s most active and successful science popularizers and a vocal advocate for science and reason vs pseudoscience and superstition, as well as sound public policy. He has written over 500 publications and 11 popular books, including the international best-sellers, The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing. His most recent book, The Physics of Climate Change was released in February 2021. He has written regularly for magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker, and appears regularly on radio, television and most recently in several feature films. Among his numerous awards are included the three major awards from all 3 US physics societies and the 2012 Public Service Award from the National Science Board for his contributions to the public understanding of science.
August 02, 2021
New environmental futures, with Leon Wang
Leon Wang is my guest on Episode 116 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Leon Wang or 王立中 (Wáng Lì Zhōng) is a genderqueer Taiwanese 2nd gen American (they/them, ki/kin) who is able-bodied with an invisible neurodiversability. In essence, they are an (Auto)Catalyzing Connector, Exploration Facilitator, and Networks Weaver. At heart, ki is an extreme generalist that is creating conduits toward (b)righter futures. Leon leverages deep expertise in Life-Centered Design, Nature-Inspired Creativity, Emerging Technologies, and Justice|Equity|Diversity|Inclusion (JEDI) to amplify change-agents to create and evolve more optimal and well-adapted solutions.  In the last 6 years, Leon has engaged deeply in diverse doings with trailblazing organizations like Sustainable Ocean Alliance, Buckminster Fuller Institute, One Point Five, Singularity University, Biomimicry 3.8, StartingBloc, Playground of Empathy and RETHINK that are all thought leaders in the impact space. Leon is a Certified Biomimicry Professional with a M.S. Biomimicry from ASU and B.S. Bioengineering from UCSD.  Leon is bravely shifting our dreaming, knowing, being and doing in this world to be more People Positive, Complexity Conscious and Life Liberating. As an Anti-Bias Anti-Racist Intersectional Environmentalist, they also strive to bring awareness to critical (un)learning of systems of oppression. In radical brave spaces, ki invites attention, intention, and repetition toward active shaping of more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive (JEDI) futures for All Life.
July 28, 2021
A blueprint for Coastal adaptation, with Dr. Carolyn Kousky and Dr. Billy Fleming
Dr. Carolyn Kousky & Dr. Billy Fleming are my guests on Episode 115 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Carolyn is Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also directs the Policy Incubator. Carolyn research examines multiple aspects of disaster insurance markets, disaster finance, climate risk management, and policy approaches for increasing resilience. She has published numerous articles, reports, and book chapters on the economics and policy of climate risk and disaster insurance markets, and is routinely cited in media outlets including NPR, The New York Times, and The Financial Times, among many others. She is the recipient of the 2013 Tartufari International Prize from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. She is the vice-chair of the California Climate Insurance Working Group, a university fellow at Resources for the Future, a non-resident scholar at the Insurance Information Institute, and a member of the Roundtable on Risk and Resilience of Extreme Events at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She has a BS in Earth Systems from Stanford University and a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.  Billy Fleming is the Wilks Family Director of the Ian L. McHarg Center in the Weitzman School of Design, a senior fellow with Data for Progress, and co-director of the "climate + community project." His fellowship with Data for Progress has focused on the built environment impacts of climate change, and resulted most prominently in the publication of low-carbon public housing policy briefs tied to the “Green New Deal for Public Housing Act” introduced in 2019. In his role at the McHarg Center, Billy is co-editor of the forthcoming book An Adaptation Blueprint (Island Press, 2020), co-editor and co-curator of the book and now internationally-traveling exhibit Design With Nature Now (Lincoln, 2019), and author of the forthcoming Drowning America: The Nature and Politics of Adaptation (Penn Press, expected 2021). Billy is also the lead author of the recently published and widely acclaimed “The 2100 Project: An Atlas for the Green New Deal.” He is also a co-author of the Indivisible Guide (2016). A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Uniting Design, Economics, and Policy (Publication Date: May 20, 2021) edited by Carolyn Kousky, Billy Fleming, and Alan M. Berger, identifies a bold new research and policy agenda for coastal adaptation and provides implementable options for coastal communities.
July 26, 2021
How to thrive in uncertain times, with Larry Robertson
Larry Robertson has advised leaders in growth, strategy, adaptability, and innovation for nearly three decades. He’s been described as “a big firm consulting brain, without all the worthless baggage.” His knowledge is deep, and his style direct, passionate, and creative. The results, and nearly 30 years in business, speak for themselves. He’s the founder and President of strategy and innovation advisory firm Lighthouse Consulting, a frequent board member, and a sought-after keynote speaker—as engaging, impactful, and memorable in a one-on-one podcast as he is in front of a 3,000+ audience. Larry is the author of The Language of Man and A Deliberate Pause, two award- winning books that share 18 distinct honors. He’s a popular columnist for Inc. Magazine and The Creativity Post, and a contributor to Fast Company, Thrive Global, SmartBrief, CEOWorld, Productive Flourishing, and other respected publications. He’s a proud graduate of Stanford University and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a former Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
July 21, 2021
Creative catalysts for environmental change, Oisin Lunny
Oisin Lunny  is my guest on Episode 113 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.  Oisin is an award-winning marketer, webinar and podcast host, MC, public speaker, virtual event consultant, UX business professor, and journalist. His work has been translated into Chinese and Arabic, and read over half a million times as a senior contributor to Forbes, music editor at PHOENIX Magazine, and via regular contributions to The Guardian, CX Magazine and many others. Oisin has hosted, moderated, and given keynote presentations at over 200 conferences in every corner of the world, including TEDx, MWC, and six times at SXSW, where he is now a member of the advisory board. His background is a mix of tech and music; his first band had a UK top 30 hit and supported Depeche Mode and U2 in the ‘90s, while his solo music has been featured in films like Human Traffic. He is the host of the Siemens Advanta podcast and the Audio Talks podcast by HARMAN, and has worked in a series of leading global technology firms over the past 20 years as Global Product Manager, Country Manager, VP of Technology, Senior Market Development Manager, and Chief Evangelist. In his spare time, Oisin keeps his lifelong passion for music alive by hosting a fortnightly radio show on Slack City Radio.
July 19, 2021
Food for community and climate, with Eve Turow Paul
Eve is a globally-recognized thought leader who focuses on the intersection of the Digital Age, food trends, and well-being. She is the author of Hungry: Avocado Toast, Instagram Influencers, and Our Search for Connection and Meaning. Eve researches human behavior and the impact of 21st century technologies and cultural events, and examines how these shifts impact people's wants and needs, all through the lens of food and lifestyle trends. With her unique blend of investigative reporting, analysis of academic research and top trends, Eve utilizes her extensive empirical research to advise Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, non-profits and independent entrepreneurs on how to connect with and better serve people. She is also the founder and Executive Director of the Food for Climate League, a non-profit that’s creating an exciting food and climate narrative to democratize sustainable eating.
July 14, 2021
Profitable solutions for the planet, with Dr. Bertrand Piccard
My guest today is a living legend in making historic round-the-world trips that have come to redefine what is possible for humanity. Serial explorer and ambassador for clean technologies, Dr. Bertrand Piccard has done it all and is probably planning to do it all again, in ways that continue to shift paradigms and unveil the new futures that are available to us today.  When Bertrand took the controls of the Breitling Orbiter in 1999 with his teammate Brian Jones, he went on to complete the first non-stop around-the-world balloon flight. While in 2016 he successfully piloted the first ever round-the-world solar powered flight, and took turns with André Borschberg, in the now iconic Solar Impulse plane.  More recently, the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment, Special Advisor to the European Commission, and Founder and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation has been on another trip around the world. This time in pursuit of 1000 innovative solutions that can ‘protect the environment in a profitable way’.
July 12, 2021