Women in Sustainability Podcast

On the 8th March 2022 (International Women’s Day) Efeca announced the creation of a new podcast series: a platform for women’s voices in sustainability.

The 2022 UN theme for International Women’s Day, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow,” sought to highlight the contribution of women and girls around the globe, who participate in their communities promoting on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, in order to build a more sustainable future for all.  We have continued with our podcast series and are now in our third year.

At Efeca we like to help celebrate and elevate the perspectives and work of women in our sector. We aim to showcase the role that women play in supporting sustainable livelihoods, climate change mitigation and in creating sustainable supply chains, and demonstrate how diverse and inclusive ways of working are an essential part of sustainable development.

Through our ongoing podcast series, we hear from a range of inspirational women who work in sustainability across different sectors, geographies and commodity interests.

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Available episodes

Episode 1Frances Seymour is one of the world’s foremost authorities on sustainable development whose extensive research, leadership and management experience has given her a deep understanding of the environment-related opportunities and challenges facing developing countries. She is a WRI Distinguished Senior Fellow and advises on major initiatives including Global Forest Watch and the Food and Land Use Coalition, and prior to this was Director General of CIFOR.

You can listen to Frances’s episode now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Episode 2 – Dr. Junzuo Zhang leads the China-UK Collaboration on International Forest Investment and Trade (InFIT) Programme, based in Beijing. The episode explores Junzuo’s early work researching the role of gender in sustainable development, the evolving role of women in policy creation and research and the importance and the need for women to be confident, to empower their engagement and drive this agenda forward.

You can listen to Junzuo’s episode now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Episode 3 – Penny Davies is a recognized senior policy adviser having worked as the International Director for natural resources and climate change at the Ford Foundation, and Senior Forestry Adviser at FCDO (formerly DFID). Her work focuses on climate change, sustainable development, local communities and livelihoods, food security, gender, and youth, and she has worked with filmmakers and journalists in telling the stories of climate change and indigenous communities.

You can listen to Penny’s episode now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Episode 4 – Carolina Brandao works for the World Economic Forum, leading the public sector engagement work for the Tropical Forest Alliance. She and Emily discuss the work of women in the policy space, the evolution over the years of women’s work in multi-stakeholder partnerships in leading dialogue and engagement, and ultimately delivering impact in the field of sustainability.

You can listen to Carolina’s episode now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Episode 5 -Bibi Gonzalez works to create change in food security, climate regeneration and human rights. Emily and Bibi discuss Bibi’s experience building her career and her insights on women working in the food security space. She is the founder of Eat Better Wa’ik, an organization in Guatemala devoted to reducing malnutrition through creative and inclusive education, economics, transformative agroforestry, consumption and technology.

You can listen to BiBi’s episode now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Episode 6 -Juliane Caillouette Noble is an educator and problem solver with a keen interest in how we learn, how we eat and how to make a difference in the systems that influence both. Emily and Juliane discuss the development of Juliane’s career (she is now Managing Director of the Sustainable Restaurant Association), as well as both the challenges and opportunities currently facing women working in sustainable hospitality and food sourcing.

You can listen to Juliane’s episode now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Episode 7 -Margot Logman is a specialist in nutrition and food supply chains and an expert facilitator, supporting strategic collaboration between companies and governments that influence how we source food more sustainably. Margot has worked with some of the world’s leading food companies and Emily and Margot talk about change around sustainability – through young people and their awareness, with NGOs, and companies realising it is vital for their business cases.

You can listen to Margot’s episode now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Episode 8 -Ines Smyth is a Gender and Women Rights consultant with over 30 years of professional experience in the fields of gender equality, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and gender mainstreaming, around the world, especially in East Asia.  Emily and Ines talk about her work in standalone women’s rights programs and influencing governments as well as her active engagement with Extinction Rebellion and feminist activism.

You can listen to Ines’s episode now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Episode 9 – Daphna Nissenbaum is the founder and CEO of TIPA, a global compostable packaging company providing innovative solutions for the fashion and food industries, and a globally recognized pioneer and female entrepreneur in the sustainable solutions space. Daphna spoke at the World Economic Forum in 2020, and has received multiple awards for her work, including being named as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in 2019. In this episode you will learn about sustainable packaging innovations, and Daphna’s journey to found one of the leading companies working against plastic waste

You can listen to Daphna’s episode now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Episode 10 – Emer Fardy is the Head of Sustainability and Human Rights at Hilton Food Group, a London stock exchange listed food packaging company, specialising in the processing of protein products across meat, seafood, vegan and vegetarian categories. In this episode, Emer shares her cross-supply chain perspective and her passion for improving sustainability in livestock supply chains, including topics such as antibiotic reduction, animal welfare and environmental impacts.

You can listen to Emer’s episode now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Episode 11 – 2024 International Women’s Day. Join us for our 2024 International Women’s Day podcast!  Efeca team members Rose McCulloch and Christina Wood interview the two female leads of our company – Emily Fripp, our Director and Founder, and Lucy Cullinane, our Director of Operations, about how it all began for Efeca 15 years ago, how we foster inclusion in our company culture, and where our work is headed. Emily and Lucy share some stories from their exciting careers and talk about women in the sustainability field who have inspired their work.

You can listen to Our 2024 International Women’s Day episode now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Episode 12 – Ditte Lysgaard Vind is a renowned circular economy and design expert and practitioner, based in Denmark. Ditte is the founder of The Circular Way, the Chairwoman of the Danish Design Council and a member of the executive board of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation as well as the global SDG innovation lab UNLEASH. She most recently published Danish Design Heritage and Global Sustainability, a book that showcases practical examples taken from Danish designs of how design can help build a regenerative society. In this episode, you will hear Ditte explain how we need to design the world of tomorrow with the waste of today, while designing a world without waste.

You can listen to Ditte’s episode now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Episode 13 – Jenny Morisseti is an expert convener and activist in Dorset, and in this episode Emily talks to her about the myriad community projects promoting sustainable fashion and textiles, renewable energy, and eco-schools that she runs. They discuss her involvement in Dorset’s COP 2024 and the Defashion Dorset event, which focuses on educating the community about local fibre growers, cloth makers and a local clothing culture, as well as the work she does as a Retrofit Adviser for traditional buildings using renewable energy.

You can listen to Jenny’s episode now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

More speakers will be announced in the weeks to come.

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