Imperial Business Podcast
IB Green Minds #41: In conversation with Deirdre Cooper

IB Green Minds #41: In conversation with Deirdre Cooper

December 3, 2020

In this episode, Phoebe speaks to Deirdre Cooper, Co-Portfolio Manager for the Global Environment Fund at Ninety One. They discuss the Fund’s methodology, renewable energy trends and gender diversity in asset management. 

MBA Women #3: The power of social impact

MBA Women #3: The power of social impact

November 27, 2020

Dr Giulia Macagno hosts this thought-provoking and inspirational episode discussing the life-changing importance of businesses built on social impact. She is joined by Aime Rebecca, the founder and CEO of Patapia - which helps finance refugee SMEs after arriving in Uganda as a refugee herself in 2010 - and fellow Imperial MBA student Alberta Asafo-Asamoah who works within Impact Investing for small and growing businesses in Africa. An empowering and motivational episode showing the effect of focusing on human benefits rather than just the bottom line on communities and companies.

IB Green Minds #40: In conversation with Chris Stark

IB Green Minds #40: In conversation with Chris Stark

November 26, 2020

In this episode, Lottie talks to Chris Stark, CEO of the UK's Climate Change Committee (CCC). They discuss Chris' work at the CCC and Climate Assembly UK, as well as the future direction of UK policy on mitigation and adaptation.

IB Green Minds #39: In conversation with Rishi Gupta

IB Green Minds #39: In conversation with Rishi Gupta

November 19, 2020

This week, Alex speaks with Rishi Gupta – an Imperial Business School alumnus – about his two sustainability-focussed businesses that he co-founded whilst at university. They discuss the circular economy concepts that underpin the missions behind his brands as well as Rishi’s top tips for starting a business.

Strategic Marketing #1: Marketing in a pandemic

Strategic Marketing #1: Marketing in a pandemic

November 13, 2020

In this first episode, Professor Andreas Eisingerich and Dr Omar Merlo discuss the challenges of marketing in the time of Covid-19. They also answer questions about their careers from Imperial College Business School's MSc Strategic Marketing (Online) students. Find out more about the programme: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/business-school/strategic-marketing-online/ 

MBA Women #2: How has Covid-19 reshaped leadership?

MBA Women #2: How has Covid-19 reshaped leadership?

November 13, 2020

Samantha Bonnar hosts the second episode of the Imperial MBA Women podcast with guests Leila Guerra, Vice Dean of Imperial College Business School, and Celia Moore, Professor of Organisational Behaviour. Addressing the restrictions of reading a room through Zoom, why people respond differently to working across digital platforms and the growing blur between home and work life, this episode discusses the silver linings of managing in crisis and how going through this experience together has fast-tracked improvements that will continue on beyond the pandemic.

IB Green Minds #38: In conversation with Nick Lyth

IB Green Minds #38: In conversation with Nick Lyth

November 12, 2020

In this episode, Guy chats with Nick Lyth about his role at the International Resources and Recycling Institute, and how that gave birth to the Green Angel Syndicate where he is CEO today. They touch on two examples of successful investments made, as well as offering advice to green-minded entrepreneurs looking for funding.

IB Green Minds #37: In conversation with Liv Grant

IB Green Minds #37: In conversation with Liv Grant

November 5, 2020

In this episode, Phoebe speaks to Liv Grant, a nature documentary researcher, about her career to date and the intersections between climate change, our natural world and conservation.

MBA Women #1: Celebrating Black Women in the C-Suite

MBA Women #1: Celebrating Black Women in the C-Suite

October 30, 2020

Dr Ib Adedugbe launches the debut Imperial MBA Women podcast to celebrate Black History Month, talking with guests Dr Funke Abimbola, Mameeyaa Kwafo-Akoto and Gbemi Abudu.  Discussing their experiences and the barriers they’ve had to overcome to reach the C-Suite, from racism and micro-aggressions at work to building support networks, this insightful and inspiring episode highlights the importance of tackling adversity and supporting each other to increase diversity throughout the business sector.

IB Green Minds #36: In conversation with Alyssa Gilbert

IB Green Minds #36: In conversation with Alyssa Gilbert

October 29, 2020

In this episode, Lottie talks to Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute. They discuss Alyssa’s work in ensuring that academic research can inform the work of policymakers and businesspeople, as well as her involvement with the Natural Environment Research Council's Advisory Network and the COP26 Universities Network.

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