TKF19 Podcasts with Hannah MacInnes

Hannah MacInnes joined us at TKF19 to interview participants for The Klosters Forum Podcast Series.

 

Hannah MacInnes is a Freelance Journalist and a regular interviewer and Podcast Host for the How To: Academy, chairing interviews, panels and debates across a wide range of subjects and current issues.

She also chairs events at a number of other major literary festivals, is a regular at Sunday Papers Live and hosts the series and podcast A Cup Of Tea With.

 

The Klosters Forum is a neutral platform. The views and opinions expressed by the participants during these podcasts are that of the participant and may not necessarily represent the views of The Klosters Forum.

Music by IB Audio https://www.ibaudio.com

TKF19 Episode 1: Cyrill Gutsch
Cyrill Gutsch - Founder of Parley for the Oceans

Cyrill is an award-winning designer and brand and product developer. In 1998 he created a method called Cross Intelligence, which brings a culture of collaboration to major organizations. In 2012 he decided to focus on a new client vital to us all: the oceans. He founded Parley as a collaboration network for creators, thinkers, and leaders to create awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans and to develop and implement strategies that can end their destruction. Gutsch was named 2017 Environmentalist of the Year by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association for his tireless work for the oceans. In 2018, Parley was named Environmental Organisation of the Year at EARTHx and Gutsch was honored with a Special Recognition Award for Innovation by the British Fashion Council.

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TKF19 Episode 2: Nancy Wallace
Nancy Wallace: Marine Debris Program Director, NOAA

Nancy Wallace is the Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program. The Marine Debris Program is the federal lead for researching, preventing and reducing the impacts of marine debris in the United States. Nancy was the Chair of the United Nation’s Global Partnership on Marine Litter and serves as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Marine Debris Working Group Chair.  She has worked on ocean policy related issues for the past 15 years. Her work includes resource conservation with the National Park Service, developing sustainable catch limits for U.S. fisheries and efforts to improve water quality in the Gulf of Mexico.

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TKF19 Episode 3: The Indonesian Waste Platform
Nina van Toulon - Founder and Director of Indonesian Waste Platform

Nina van Toulon – Founder and Director of Indonesian Waste Platform.

Nina co-initiated the International Waste Platform, a collaboration between country hubs and networks. She brings her own experience as a business owner and entrepreneur, and a ten-year track record of network-building and event management in Indonesia’s waste sector. Nina is a Dutch citizen and has been working and living in Asia since 1987.

Marta Muslin – National Coordinator at Indonesian Waste Platform

Marta is National Coordinator of the Indonesian Waste Platform which promotes collaborative approaches to tackle the marine waste issue in Indonesia. As a Bachelor of Law, Marta supports the government program to draft adequate regulation related to Waste Management. In addition, as member of Komodo Professional Diver association, and Community Project manager of Wicked Diving Komodo, she promotes the activity of Dive for Debris in Komodo National Park.

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TKF19 Episode 4: Craig Leeson
Craig Leeson - Film Director, A Plastic Ocean

Hannah MacInnes joins Craig Leeson at The Klosters Forum 2019 to discuss the issue of plastic pollution and to hear his personal insights on this complex topic.

Craig Leeson, CEO of Leeson Media Int’l Ltd., is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker, television presenter, and public speaker. He is the founder of Leeson Media International and chairperson of the I Shot Hong Kong Film Festival. He is also an international correspondent for Al Jazeera English, the global evangelist for Plastic Oceans International, an advisor to The Klosters Forum, and the Global Sustainability Ambassador for BNP Paribas. Previously, Craig has worked with major global broadcasters including the BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, PBS, and Australia’s Channel Seven and ABC networks. He has made dozens of successful documentary films for broadcasters National Geographic Channel, Biography Channel, ESPN, Netflix, Amazon and iTunes. He made his feature-length directorial debut on the multi award-winning, internationally-acclaimed film A Plastic Ocean. His most recent project in production is a climate change documentary called The Last Glaciers.

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TKF19 Episode 5: Dr. Britta Denise Hardesty
Dr. Britta Denise Hardesty - Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

Hannah MacInnes joins Dr. Britta Denise Hardesty, Principal Research Scientist for CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere, at The Klosters Forum 2019 to discuss the issue of plastic pollution and to hear her personal insights on this complex topic.

Dr. Britta Denise Hardesty is a Principal Research Scientist for CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere, based in Hobart, Tasmania. She has been leading a portfolio of projects focused on understanding and mitigating the impacts of plastic pollution in the oceans for the last decade or more. She currently heads a global plastics leakage project that focuses on land and sea based sources of plastic pollution at a global scale https://research.csiro.au/ marinedebris/. Her work spans the threat posed by plastic pollution to the environment, wildlife, people and society. She has a strong commitment to engagement with policy makers and environmental advocates, with colleagues in the academic communities and industry. Denise regularly serves as a scientific expert to inter-governmental and national agencies, non-government organizations, and industry bodies to provide expert opinion on marine debris related matters. Her team takes a risk-based approach to addressing the issue, focusing on drivers, sources, impacts and leakage from land- and sea-based anthropogenic litter.

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TKF19 Episode 6: Roman Peter
Roman Peter - Co-Founder, Trash Hero

Hannah MacInnes joins Roman Peter, Co-founder of Trash Hero, at The Klosters Forum 2019 to discuss the issue of plastic pollution and to hear his personal insights on this complex topic.

Roman was born in Switzerland, is 36 years old, and holds a BSc in Computer Science. A former Senior IT Security Engineer, he decided to travel the world in 2012, co-founding Trash Hero together with friends in 2013. Since then, he has worked full time on a voluntary basis, to support, develop and expand the organization. Trash Hero provides experiential education on the environmental impact of waste, in particular single-use plastic, and promotes practical solutions to mitigate, prevent and/or avoid the same. This is done by creating and supporting local volunteer groups that deliver programmes directly within their communities – currently numbering more than 130 in Southeast Asia and around the globe. Trash Hero proposes a holistic portfolio of programmes that take a long-term approach and directly address the impact of household plastic waste, from pre-purchase choices to correct disposal. The programmes have an indirect influence on government and corporate decision-makers by creating constituency and market support for change.

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TKF19 Episode 7: Professor Penelope Lindeque
Professor Penelope Lindeque - Head of Microplastic Research, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Hannah MacInnes joins Prof. Penelope Lindeque, Head of Microplastic Research at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, at The Klosters Forum 2019 to discuss the issue of plastic pollution and to hear her personal insights on this complex topic.

Prof. Penelope Lindeque is a molecular biologist with more than 20 years expertise in marine ecology. For the last 10 years her focus has included investigating the bioavailability and impact of microplastics on marine biota and has most recently included looking at solutions for microplastic pollution.  Penelope has supervised 6 PhD students researching the sources, fate and impacts of plastic in the marine environment. She has presented to the Parliamentary and Scientific committee on the problem of plastics and plankton, contributed to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) briefing on public policy issues related to marine microplastic pollution. She has published more than 50 peer reviewed papers with more than 4000 citations, she has led a number of field campaigns, most recently looking at the abundance and distribution of microplastics in coastal and open ocean areas. Her research has featured in many documentaries including Blue Planet II, Countryfile, and BBC Inside Out.  Penelope, with colleagues from Exeter and Plymouth Universities, were group winners of the NERC societal impact award and overall winners award – presented in London 2018.

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TKF19 Episode 8: Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
Leyla Acaroglu - CEO, Creative Director, Facilitator, Disrupt Design

Hannah MacInnes joins Leyla Acaroglu CEO, Creative Director and Facilitator of Disrupt Design, at The Klosters Forum 2019 to discuss the issue of plastic pollution and to hear her personal insights on this complex topic.

Disrupt Design is led by sustainability strategist, designer and social change agent Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, recognized internationally as an expert in disruptive design, sustainability and education. Leyla has a PhD in disruptive design for social and environmental change. In addition to being a TED speaker, Leyla is a seasoned and respected author, award-winning designer, activator and educator, and was recognized in 2016 as ‘Champion of the Earth’ by the UNEP for her work. She started the award winning, multi-disciplinary design studio Eco Innovators in 2009, which became a leading provider of unique educational resources for design thinking and sustainability. Leyla moved on to found Disrupt Design and The UnSchool of Disruptive Design in 2014, both of which pioneered social and environmental change by and through design for clients around the world. She most recently founded the CO Project, which is the world’s first ‘brain spa’ located on a farm in rural Portugal. Her creative work spans a variety of locations, fields and mediums, and is driven by her strong desire to influence, create, and effect positive pro-sustainability change in the world. Recent UNEP project https://www.anatomyofaction.org

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TKF19 Episode 9: William Davies
William Davies, General Manager of Sustainability, Swire Coca-Cola Limited

Hannah MacInnes joins William Davies, General Manager of Sustainability at Swire Coca-Cola Limited, at The Klosters Forum 2019 to discuss the issue of plastic pollution and to hear his personal insights on this complex topic.

William is based in Hong Kong and holds an MSc in Physiology from St. Andrews University. He has been with the Swire Group for 23 years and worked for a number of their operating companies across their shipping, trucking, agriculture and aircraft maintenance businesses, in a number of countries.

William is currently heading Sustainability for Swire Coca-Cola, the fifth largest bottler for The Coca-Cola Company, across Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southern China and a part of the US. He helped found #Drink Without Waste – a consortium of drinks producers, retailers, NGOs, universities, think tanks, resource managers (recyclers) and a number of other high footfall well renowned companies in HK, to help address the need to keep soft drink containers from landfill and general leakage.

TKF19 Episode 10: Douglas Woodring
Douglas Woodring, Founder and Managing Director of Ocean Recovery Alliance

Hannah MacInnes joins Douglas Woodring, Founder and Managing Director of Ocean Recovery Alliance, at The Klosters Forum 2019 to discuss the issue of plastic pollution and to hear his personal insights on this complex topic.

Doug Woodring is the Founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance, a non-profit organisation which is focused on bringing together innovative solutions, technology, collaborations and policy to create positive improvements for the health of the ocean.  Two of its global programs were launched at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2010. He was awarded the 2018 Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy from Prince Albert of Monaco. He is a United Nations Environment (UNEP) Climate Hero, and Google Earth Hero for his efforts, and has been on the advisory board of the XPrize, and The Economist’s World Oceans Summit.  In 2011, he co-authored the UNEP Yearbook chapter on the danger of plastic in the ocean.  He is also the founder of the Plasticity Forum which focuses on plastic innovation, design, materials recycling and solutions, without the waste footprint, and is on the Advisory Committee of Wharton’s Institute for Global Environmental Leadership.

Doug has worked in Asia for over 25 years, including four years in the asset management industry, where at Merrill Lynch Asset Management Hong Kong in 1998, he proposed the company’s first global environmental technology fund.  He has been nominated three times as World Open Water Swimmer of the Year for his innovative contributions to the sport, was recently named as one of the top 50 “watermen” in the world and has been honored to be in the Int’l Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Born in Northern California, Doug has a dual master’s degree from The Wharton School (MBA) and Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Environmental Economics. He has a BA from the University of California.

TKF19 Episode 11: Elena Parisi
Elena Parisi, Head of Sales & Marketing, Recycling Technologies

Hannah MacInnes joins Elena Parisi, Head of Sales & Marketing at Recycling Technologies, at The Klosters Forum 2019 to discuss the issue of plastic pollution and to hear her personal insights on this complex topic.

Elena Parisi leads the Sales and Marketing department at Recycling Technologies. Originally graduated in Chemical Engineering, she specialised in Biochemical Engineering at University College London, before further education in Finance and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. Elena joined the company at the early stage of Recycling Technologies’ growth and covered various commercial functions, before stepping in as the Head of Sales & Marketing. She is leading the international roll-out and finding sites for installing the RT7000 machines. Elena is currently the interface between the technical and commercial teams of RT and the petrochemical industry.