In the last half-century, there have been 46 major world incidents resulting in the displacement of more than 151 million people. Less than three million refugees in this group were resettled within a year of their displacement. Today’s guest on No Ordinary Business is Lucia Gallardo, the founder and CEO of Emerge and creator of Homeward, an identity management and intelligent resettlement platform powered by blockchain, IOT security solutions and IBM Watson.
The United States has earned itself the moniker of Mass Incarceration Nation with 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the world’s prisoners who are disproportionately represented by African-Americans and Latinos. More than 650,000 people are released from federal and state prisons in the United States every year emphasising the importance of rehabilitation and opportunity for formerly incarcerated individuals’ post-release. Over two-thirds are rearrested for a felony or serious misdemeanours within three years.
Today’s guests on No Ordinary Business: Andrew Glazier and Quan Huynh are part of Defy Ventures, an innovative, impactful programme that helps to facilitate rehabilitation during incarceration and support released inmates to successfully integrate into society.
Millions in the developing world are living without electricity forcing people to rely on unhealthy, unreliable and informal energy sources such as kerosene. Today’s guest on No Ordinary Business is Ronit Kanwar, the co-founder and CEO of Empower Energy, a UK based start-up that is dedicated to improving access to reliable energy through a unique microfranchise model that is offered throughout the last mile of India.
1.5 billion people per year do not have access to rural medical clinics with a reliable electricity supply – which often results in the improper sanitation of medical equipment. No Ordinary Business talks to Noor Medical, whose mission is to provide the critical sterilisation of medical equipment for rural health clinics – with a 2025 goal of positively impacting 20 million lives.
In order to achieve sustainability, cross-sector collaboration is essential. Any single sector be it private sector, government, civil society on its own will not get there. Today’s guest on No Ordinary Business, Cynthia Ong, joins us to share how LEAP and Forever Sabah are working to facilitate a holistic approach to sustainability and convening partnerships across all sectors to work together to build a diversified, more equitable, and generative circular economy.
In today’s complex global ecosystem, the interdependency of the environment and human sustainability mandates that we address both together. Today’s guest on No Ordinary Business, Nigel Sizer, shares Rainforest Alliance’s, ambitious mission to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices, and consumer behaviour.
What do you get when you combine economic empowerment and education? A greater chance of breaking the cycle of poverty. Today’s guest on No Ordinary Business, Founder and CEO of YCAB Foundation, Veronica Colondam, shares with us YCAB’s model of social enterprise that uses traditional business ventures to finance the mission and enhance sustainability across Indonesia.