Imperial Business Podcast
IB Green Minds #76: In conversation with Alberto Lopez-Valenzuela

IB Green Minds #76: In conversation with Alberto Lopez-Valenzuela

September 16, 2021

On this week’s episode of the IB Green Minds podcast, Alex speaks to Alberto Lopez-ValenzuelaCEO and Founder of alva – a stakeholder intelligence firm. They discuss the importance of stakeholder capitalism and the solutions that alva’s technology can provide. They also discuss Alberto’s experience of starting a business and his top tips for listeners that are starting their own company. 

IB Green Minds #75: In conversation with CoFarm Capitals

IB Green Minds #75: In conversation with CoFarm Capitals

September 9, 2021

In this episode of the IB Green Minds podcast, Phoebe speaks with the founders of CoFarm Capital, Michael Batley, Spandan Shah and Sean Whittaker, all full time MBA students at Imperial College Business School, and the winners of this year’s Climate Investment Challenge. They discuss Cofarm’s business proposition, the concept of agroforestry, and the related risks of climate change. 

IB Green Minds #74: In conversation with Ajay Gambhir

IB Green Minds #74: In conversation with Ajay Gambhir

August 26, 2021

In this episode, Phoebe speaks to Dr. Ajay Gambhir, Senior Research Fellow at the Imperial College London Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. They discuss his current work on IAMs (Integrated Assessment Models) and relatedly how academics can inform policy decision making, alongside his previous roles working in the UK Government, and his thoughts upon paths forward for sustainable development, amongst other topics. 

Healthcare Business #17: Pandemic solutions with viral solutions

Healthcare Business #17: Pandemic solutions with viral solutions

August 24, 2021

This week Selvi and Ib discuss starting a start-up during the pandemic with Dr. Benjamin Lefkove. Dr. Benjamin Lefkove is an Emergency Medicine Physician from Atlanta, USA. His frustrating experiences to get tested for covid-19 inspired him to start Viral Solutions. Viral Solutions recently celebrated its first anniversary. In this episode Dr. Benjamin Lefkove shares his experiences and what they have accomplished so far.

IB Green Minds #73: In conversation with Charles Haworth

IB Green Minds #73: In conversation with Charles Haworth

August 19, 2021

On this week’s episode of the IB Green Minds podcast, Alex speaks to Charles HaworthGlobal Head of Commercial Operations at GE Renewable Energy’s Offshore Wind business. They discuss the drivers behind the dramatic growth that the offshore wind industry is currently experiencingas well as the engineering feat behind GE’s Haliade-X turbines (a link to the infographic discussed can be found here). 

IB Green Minds #72: In conversation with Lincoln Lee

IB Green Minds #72: In conversation with Lincoln Lee

August 12, 2021

On this week’s episode, Lottie speaks with Lincoln Lee, co-founder of Rice Inc, an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to creating a socially and environmentally sustainable rice brand. They discuss the origins and growth of Rice Inc, and Lincoln shares what it was like to win the $1million Hult Prize. 

Healthcare Business #16: Oxygen capacity building

Healthcare Business #16: Oxygen capacity building

August 10, 2021

In this episode we discuss oxygen shortages, the clinical significance especially during the pandemic and the business case for building oxygen plants with Sheillah Bagayana Mutetire (Uganda Country Manager of Free O2 Foundation).

IB Green Minds #71: In conversation with Talal Hasan

IB Green Minds #71: In conversation with Talal Hasan

July 29, 2021

On this week’s episode, Guy speaks with Talal Hasan, CEO & Carbon General of 4401, a carbon removal storage company based in Oman. They discuss the science behind using mineralisation to store carbon as well as its potential to mitigate carbon emissions around the world. 

Healthcare Business #15: Insights in a Career in Pharmaceutical Industry

Healthcare Business #15: Insights in a Career in Pharmaceutical Industry

July 27, 2021

In this episode, Ioannis Psallidas and Huw Williams discuss career path and insights in Pharmaceutical Development with Sir Mene Pangalos. We also discuss the challenges of R&D in the pharmaceutical industry. Sir Mene Pangalos is the Executive Vice President of BioPharmaceuticals R&D at AstraZeneca.

IB Green Minds #70: In conversation with Iggy Bassi

IB Green Minds #70: In conversation with Iggy Bassi

July 22, 2021

This week on the IB Green Minds Podcast, Guy speaks with Iggy Bassi, CEO of Cervest, a climate intelligence platform using Earth Science AI for asset-level decisions. Here they discuss both historical and future climate risk, and Iggy offers his advice for climate entrepreneurs.

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