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Presented by Causeartist, Disruptors for GOOD explores social entrepreneurs around the world who have dedicated their lives to ethical fashion, impact investing, sustainable travel, and businesses that impact the world in a positive way. The founder of Causeartist, Grant Trahant, does one-on-one interviews with some of the most creative and impactful startups and brands around the world.
 
We feature stories that help you navigate the world of tech and keep updated on society's most important topics. We share the best of tech for good with our community, reveal the impact that technology has - both good and bad - and encourage debate about the issues that matter now and in the future. Who are the people, projects, communities and industries that use technology to create social change?
 
The Society for New Communications Research is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education foundation and think tank founded in 2005 to focus on the advanced study of the latest developments in new media and communications, and their effect on traditional media and business models, communications, culture and society.
 
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Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. This time, we are talking about a universal basic income trial. FUN. We discuss institutional racism and bias in the charity sector: Absolutely NOT FUN. And finally, Zuckerberg and Tim Cook are about to have a big fight. Jonny Rae-Evans is on hosting duties and he is joine…
 
In episode 101 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, we speak with Josh Goldman, Ph.D., Co-founder of KoBold Metals, on the future of efficient and sustainable mineral exploration and how EV batteries can create a circular economy for mobility. KoBold Metals is developing artificial intelligence to improve the efficacy, efficiency, and sustainability…
 
How often have you wished that more billionaires used their money to do good in the world? Well, you’re in luck, because in this episode we talk with British billionaire Jim Mellon. In recent years Jim’s been most well-known for his work on human longevity research, which we discuss. But he’s also become fixated on ending the factory farming of ani…
 
In episode 100 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, we speak with Chaitenya Razdan, Founder of Care+Wear, on leaving his career as an investment banker to begin designing innovative clothing for cancer patients. When Chat founded Care+Wear in 2014, all he had was an idea: to improve the experiences of those receiving treatment by bringing clinicians…
 
Welcome back to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast! We’ve a lot to talk about this week, including: The planned “Instagram for Children” spin-off seems to have been scrapped by Facebook. That’s good, but surprising news, because Instagram has always been indifferent about the harm they cause kids, so let’s see what happens there. Big…
 
In episode 99 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Adam Mullins, founder of Brixilated, on using Lego® to help individuals in their opioid recovery journey and promote mindfulness and self-care. Adam Mullins is the Founder/CEO of Brixilated, an early-stage social enterprise whose mission is to make life better with LEGO®. Brixilated bui…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. We’re still recording these episodes remotely on plague island but we’ve got a great episode lined up for you, filled to the brim with stories like... Fake news on Facebook. Don’t worry though, we’re pretty sure it’s a one-off. Prince Phillip, even though dead, is still able to contribut…
 
Our oceans are in dire trouble, and a big part of the reason is because we’re killing so many aquatic animals for food. But if you want hope, look no further than Monica Talbert, whose story is sure to inspire. Monica was born into the seafood industry, and for years has been running her family business, Van Cleve’s Seafood, from the Eastern Shore …
 
In episode 98 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Akhil Sivanandan, Co-founder of GreenStory on combining supply-chain sustainability analysis with informative graphics to help brands show customers the exact impact they can make by choosing sustainable products. The mission of Green Story has always been about helping consumers choose…
 
Whilst the UK faces the confusing weather combo of freezing temperatures, snow and glorious sunshine. We're here to provide you with some ever consistent gloomy forecasts. This week on the pod we look at why Wikipedia is putting the HIS in history. There's an exciting new youth focused development from NSPCC. And Facebook comes out swinging like… w…
 
This episode features an interview I did with Bobby Turner, CEO of Turner Impact Capital, on the Investing in Impact podcast stream. Subscribe to that feed on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Thanks :) In episode 19 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Bobby Turner, CEO of Turner Impact Capital, on building one of the nation’s largest and fa…
 
Hello and welcome to a new episode and a brand new season of the Tech for Good Live podcast! A lot has gone on over the past couple of weeks… we can now all meet in groups of six outside, the internet has exploded with memes of the Evergreen blocking the Suez Canal, knocking Bernie and his mittens off the top meme top spot, and it’s a 4 day week. W…
 
In episode 97 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Henry Ines, CEO of GoChain on building blockchain solutions to help create a more transparent and sustainable world. Henry is a global executive with 20+ years of professional experiences to include more than a decade as a VC working in Silicon Valley and Asia. He currently serves on th…
 
Landfills are, well, filling up. We’re running out of places to put our trash, and the trash we’ve landfilled won’t decompose for centuries. But, what if we could take a lot of trash and seed it with fungal cultures that would eat it and render it no longer toxic within just a few weeks rather than having to wait centuries? That’s exactly what Myco…
 
In a bonus episode of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, we speak with Steven Clift, CEO of GoodCarts and building social good tech products for mission driven ecommerce brands. GoodCarts is the easiest way for mission-driven ecommerce stores to build customer loyalty, scale your impact, and gain new customers for free. As a brand, you can seamlessly…
 
Welcome to another episode of “Making Friends With…” - a special series where the Tech for Good Live team sit down for an in-depth interview with someone who is doing exceptional work in the tech industry. In this episode, Bex is chatting with some of the good people at Monzo, the online bank that has been shaking up the banking industry over the l…
 
In episode 96 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Bernardo Carreira, Founder of 8000 Kicks, on creating a new category of functional sustainable footwear using cannabis hemp fibers. Bernardo, the co-founder, moved back to Portugal in 2017 to start a new project, but he didn’t know exactly what it would be. One night, after a few beers …
 
In episode 95 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Jake Orak, founder of Ethnotek on his decade long journey in social entrepreneurship and creating jobs across multiple continents. Ethnotek's mission is to keep culture alive by creating high-quality laptop and travel bags that feature ethically sourced handmade textiles. Your purchase …
 
Welcome to another episode of “Making Friends With…” - a special series where the Tech for Good Live team sit down for an in-depth interview with someone who is doing exceptional work in the tech industry. This time, Ben White and Fay Schofield from the TFGL team are chatting with Victoria Tran. Victoria is the Community Director at InnerSloth, pro…
 
Typically on this podcast, we showcase entrepreneurs and business titans alike who are using the power of commerce to try to solve serious social problems. Occasionally we’ve had on nonprofit leaders, and in this episode, we’ve again got a very special guest who also is not a grinding entrepreneur. But this guest is someone who’s inspired many miss…
 
In episode 94 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Lecrae, the multiple grammy award winning artist and New York Times best-selling author on using music, writing, activism, and venture capital to inspire local communities. The multiple Grammy award winner a New York Times best-selling author Lecrae has evolved from primarily being an a…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Tech For Good Live podcast. We’re officially in March 2021. The main difference between March 2020 and March 2021 is… well… the spelling. Here in Britain though, March means it’s time to fill up the paddling pool and get the BBQ going, all because it’s a whopping 10ºC In this episode we are discussing social media …
 
In episode 93 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Anna-Maja Björkenvall, CEO of LXMI on the impact of sustainable luxury skincare, her CEO journey, and carrying on the legacy of social entrepreneur Leila Janah. Award-winning social entrepreneur and self-taught skincare aficionada, Leila Janah founded LXMI—Beauty for Humanity—after disc…
 
In episode 92 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Nick Martin, founder of TechChange on being a tech social entrepreneur and the future of online education. Nick Martin is the founder and CEO of TechChange, where he oversees all strategy and programming. Nick is an educator, technologist, and social entrepreneur. He is a PopTech Social…
 
Did you know that two of every five births in America are unplanned? That’s not to suggest that an unplanned baby is going to be an unloved baby, of course, but family planning does tend to offer advantages, especially for families with fewer means, since high birth rates make it particularly difficult for children to escape a vicious cycle of pove…
 
Welcome to a new episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. Another space rover has landed safely on Mars. But we're still stuck on Earth trying to figure out how to use the mute button on Zoom. On this week’s episode we’re talking about the big existential questions in tech today. Should Artificial Intelligence be used to read our emotions? Can th…
 
Hello and welcome to those who have both read, and understood, the standing orders. We're back with another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. We are “Team Jackie Weaver” and Bex will stand for no nonsense on this episode. This week we’re talking about a more inclusive census. A sincere move or a tokenistic gesture? We discuss cancer charit…
 
Founded in 2017, New New Age Meats is practically old school when it comes to cultivated meat companies. In mid-2018, the nascent startup debuted its first sausage made with cells from a living pig who the company biopsied at a nearby farm. Rather than being made entirely of animal cells, that historic sausage was part animal and part plant, and th…
 
In episode 91 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Ryan Shearman, co-founder of Aether Diamonds on capturing harmful CO2 from the atmosphere to create the world's first carbon-negative diamonds, alchemized from air. Ryan Shearman is a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past decade innovating across a range of consumer and B2B vertica…
 
If you’ve ever heard of Bolt Threads, you may know them as one of the OGs in the space of growing animal products without animals. After all, since they were founded way back in 2009 they’ve been creating spider silk via synthetic biology and fermentation. But the company’s headlines these days typically don’t relate to spider silk at all, even tho…
 
In episode 90 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Johnny Crowder, founder of Cope Notes on how using science, psychology, and text messaging can scale mental wellbeing to millions around the world. As a suicide/abuse survivor, Johnny Crowder spent his formative years searching for resources to help him cope with his mental health condi…
 
Hello friends and enemies, welcome to a new episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. We’re talking about trees, NCVO's horrendous bullying problem and a new project to help the homeless in Manchester. Is there genuine intent there, or just another PR stunt. Joining host Bex, we have TFGL's Greg Ashton and Sam Milsom. Our special guest is Katy Pre…
 
It's finally February. The longest January in existence is finally over! Hope is on the horizon… that was until a rodent in Pennsylvania called Punxsutawney Phil predicted earlier today that we're in for another six weeks of chilly winter. Cheers Phil. That's right folks, it's Groundhog Day. Fay Schofield is hosting today, she’s joined by TFGL’s Gr…
 
Of all the major meat companies, none has embraced plant protein in the way Canada’s largest meat company, Maple Leaf Foods, has. Not only has the company acquired two well-known plant protein brands—Field Roast and Lightlife—but it’s dramatically expanded those brands’ reach, enabling more meat consumers to enjoy these products. In fact, Maple Lea…
 
In episode 89 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Ty Walrod and Candice Ammori, program directors at OnDeck on the future of community and modern education. On Deck is creating a new community and educational environment where the world's top talent comes to connect. Whatever it is you want to do next, the OnDeck community and action-o…
 
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Tech for Good Live Podcast. As always, there’s been tons going on in the world of tech since we last got angry about people taking tech and doing bad things, so we have plenty to discuss. Harry Bailey takes on the hosting duties this week. He is joined by Ankur Asthana and our special guest Phyllida Swift…
 
Hello lonely and bored people, welcome back to the Tech for Good Live podcast! We’re talking about some shocking stories. The Washington Post reports that if you kick liars off twitter, then there is less lying on Twitter. There’s some stats to back up this unbelievable statement. We’ve a Third Sector News report that politicians are having some ma…
 
A lot has happened this week. Jonny made some delicious white chocolate and cranberry cookies and went on a wintery hike in the hills. Trump got banned from Twitter, and everywhere else, oh – and there was a deadly attempted coup in the United States. Yep. It’s been a week. Technology and the role it plays in society has perhaps never been under mo…
 
You’ve heard the old adage: Humans plan, and God laughs. That truism could nicely describe Irina Gerry’s life, which has been pretty remarkable so far. She started out growing up in communist Russia, but with fate helping to defy odds, Irina ended up coming to the US and attending Harvard Business School. She eventually worked at one of the biggest…
 
Happy New Year and welcome back to the Tech for Good Live podcast! It is a brand new year filled – so far – with the same kind of awful as 2020. I guess a consistent level of horror is better than a rollercoaster of horror? In this episode, we’ll be talking about LGBTQ+ arrests in Egypt, an increase in donations to charities in the US, Google scrap…
 
In episode 88 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Paul Shapiro, CEO of The Better Meat Co, on the future of food sustainability through technology and cellular agriculture. Paul Shapiro is the author of the national bestseller Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World (published by Simon & Sch…
 
If you’re a regular listener of the show, you likely already know that reducing humanity’s reliance on animals for food is one of the most pressing challenges the world faces at this moment. But meat demand just keeps rising and we’re raising more animals for food today than ever before. One thing keeping meat alternatives merely as alternatives is…
 
Welcome back to yet another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. If you listen carefully, you might just hear the sound of sleigh bells ringing. Why? Because it’s the Christmas episode of the podcast! Right now, across the world, parents carry out their most treasured Christmas tradition: sterilising the chimney and immediate areas around the…
 
In episode 87 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Sebastiaan van der Lans, founder of WordProof, on using blockchain technology to create a more transparent and trusted internet for creators, publishers, and entrepreneurs. Sebastiaan van der Lans has a big heart for open source. In 2006 he co-founded Amsterdam’s first WordPress agency …
 
We may hear a lot about solar power and renewable energy, but sadly, our civilization is still voraciously addicted to fossil fuels. Even in a technologically advanced country like America, nearly all — about 90 percent — of the energy we use still comes from non-renewable sources. This not only causes serious environmental damage to extract from t…
 
Welcome to another episode of “Making Friends With…” - a special series where the Tech for Good Live team sit down for an in-depth interview with someone who is doing exceptional work in the tech industry. In this episode, Sam Milsom is talking data and privacy with Anouk Ruhaak, a Mozilla Fellow working on data governance models & data trusts. You…
 
In episode 86 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Tim Hollinger, co-founder of Bathing Culture on using No New Plastic to create their line of natural and sustainable bathing products. Tim Hollinger first began working at an NPR affiliate radio station in Upstate New York, before launching into a long career as a serial entrepreneur in…
 
On this week's show we’re talking about just how effective the labelling of former president – and future prison inmate – Donald Trump’s social media posts has become by Facebook and Twitter. We discuss MacOS privacy and look at a study on the mental health benefits of gaming. If there’s a comments section to that study though, I wouldn’t recommend…
 
Most start-ups fail. Many that don’t fail still don’t have spectacular results. Chris Bryson, however, defied the odds by founding and running a company that was so successful Instacart acquired it for a reported $65 million. Rather than retiring to a tropical beach with regular daiquiri service, Chris charted a different course for his new life. I…
 
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