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My guest in this episode is Eduardo Gómez, Co-Founder and CPO of Emitwise, an AI-powered software company that helps companies achieve carbon neutrality.

In our conversation we discussed:

  • Eduardo and co-founder Mauro Cozzi’s brainstorming conversation that led to Emitwise
  • Eduardo’s personal passion for fighting climate change
  • Distinguishing the 3 scopes of emissions
  • Current discrepancies between companies’ carbon emission tracking and reporting versus the actual carbon emissions
  • Process of working with investors and fundraising for Emitwise

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My guest today is Richard de Nys, founder and CEO of Award Force, an Australia-based, remote software company.

In our conversation we discussed:

  • Richard’s background as a product designer and how AwardForce came about
  • The issues around planned obsolescence and consequently how designers have a direct impact on sustainability
  • How remote or distributed teams can be climate positive
  • AwardForce’s attempts and drive to be a carbon neutral operation

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In this episode I speak to Tom Greenwood, founder and CEO of Wholegrain Digital, a London-based WordPress agency who’s built a reputation and business around sustainable web design.

Wholegrain is itself a registered B Corp — meaning that they hold themselves accountable to balancing profit with purpose. Apart from talking through the company’s journey and experience of going through this process we also discuss what exactly is involved in creating a more sustainable website, and what personal and political actions we can all take to advance climate emergency solutions.

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I was so stoked to get Cennydd on the show. As a former designer myself Cennydd was always someone I looked up to. Not just because of his design chops, but also because he always came across as a very principled designer.

When I looked him up recently in researching guests for the show I was therefore thrilled to see that he’d completely shifted focus to evangelising ethical and future design.

My conversation with him did not disappoint.

On the practical level we cover some specific approaches to how designers can do their job better from a climate point of view. But we also discuss how these topics can lead to personal burnout and down periods and how to deal with them.

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My guest today is James Christie, user experience designer at MadPow and founder of the (pre-COVID) remote SustainableUX conference.

As a designer James understands the huge impact design principles can have on a project from the get-go: sustainability being one of them. In other words, making yourself “greener” after the fact is much harder than building it in from day one. Aside from his tactics on doing that, we also discuss some useful approaches of how the benefits of sustainability can be “sold” to clients and colleagues internally to make the entire process easier.

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The first time I met Gareth I was young (well younger) and hungry: he was interviewing me for a designer position at Redgate Software. Working at Redgate opened my eyes to how tech companies can create thoughtful and inclusive company cultures.

Gareth was one of the senior leaders I looked up to the most because of his unwavering people-centred approach. Now operating as a respected executive coach, I was sure his insight on this topic would be invaluable. I was not disappointed.

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