Reducing carbon emissions is increasingly important to meet international commitments, domestic policy imperatives, and to implement more sustainable land management practices. Today’s guest on No Ordinary Business, Dr. Robert Waterworth from the Mullion Group, talks to us about how Mullion is helping policymakers and corporations more easily measure and report greenhouse gas emissions using open source software for sustainable land management.
In today’s highly politicised climate, it is a struggle to find media coverage that is purely fact based. Even across the conservation world, much environmental news is published by advocacy groups and is therefore focused on particular agendas. On the other hand, there is Mongabay, a fact-based non-advocacy online news service dedicated to informing readership of social and environmental issues related to forests and other ecosystems. Today’s guest on No Ordinary Business, Rhett Butler, shares his journey to support the environment, explores current challenges in conveying news to the public, and gives his view of what’s needed to make environmental conservation more effective. Mongabay.com is the world’s most popular site for rainforest information and a well-known source of environmental news reporting and analysis.
The 20th century model of donation-based funding for non-profits is obsolete for what is being asked of civil society today. It is time for non-profits to move away from donor dependency to increase their social impact. No Ordinary Business is supporting this mission by promoting social enterprises and purpose-driven business.
Significant portions of the workforce are considered to be lone workers at least for a part of their role. They are vulnerable to risks such as a sudden illness or accident, violence, threats or abuse, or theft or intruders. Beyond the work environment, people can encounter these dangers when engaging in all types of activities, particularly when in remote areas and alone. Advances in technology are enabling better protection. Today’s guest on No Ordinary Business, Christine Gilles, is joining us to share how Aware360 is leveraging personal technology (like smartphones and wearables) to identify risks, generate real-time alerts and notifications, and notify those responsible to guarantee help will be there when most needed.
Goal 6 of #Envision2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals strives to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. By 2030, the goal is to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all through, in part, supporting and strengthening the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management. Join us for our conversation with Addison Nuding, Managing Director of WellDone, an organisation empowering communities to build clean water solutions.
1.3 billion people lack access to electricity. Close to 1 billion are drinking unsanitary water. 4 million people, mostly women and children, die annually from indoor air pollution due to burning wood and charcoal for cooking. Today’s conversation with Aneri Pradhan, of ENVenture and her newest social enterprise, ENVision mobile, is here to share with us how her organisation is working to accelerate rural cooperatives to start clean energy ventures and how ENVision mobile is transforming microentrepreneurship through its offline booking app designed for small merchants and street vendors.
In Part 2 of our two-part conversation with Chris O’Neill, General Manager of Programmes at the Ākina Foundation, Chris talks about the New Zealand government’s support for social enterprise, what’s required to create an enabling ecosystem , and we explore what it means to be a social enterprise and the risks and benefits of creating a legal definition.