Delivering Hope & Opportunity in Bangkok | Annie Dieselberg, Nightlight International

In this interview, I speak with Annie Dieselberg, founder of Nightlight International in Bangkok, about her work to build an organization that has helped more than 150 women leave Bangkok's sex trade through job training, counseling, and empowerment programs. Through this discussion, we speak a lot about complexity of the challenges that she must address as part of this process, how that shapes…

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Investing & Incubating in Water Startups | Maarten Ter Keurst, Pureterra Ventures

With fewer issues more important in the area of sustainability than water, I sat down with Maarten Ter Keurst from Pureterra Ventures in Shanghai to talk about the work of his fund to identify and incubate water startups. Identifying, and executing investments aside, where I think this interview will be of particular interest to entrepreneurs is the work that that they do to help entrepreneurs…

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Hydroponic Rooftop Farming in Bangkok | Tong Horsuwan, Bangsai Agricultural

Learning about Tong Horsuwan's work to build, and operate, more than 20 rooftop farms in Bangkok was one of the best conversations I have had to date throughout their series.... and that was before he told me he was only 25. It has been a process of trial and error, but where he has not only found a business model, and strong customer base, but where he is now developing process and technologie…

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Keeping a Positive Mindset | Eric Swinton, V Cycle

Building an organization whose mission is to rid the world of plastic, while at the same time elevate the lives of Hong Kong's elderly trash pickers, is no easy feat. For V Cycle's Eric Swinton though, this is his mission, and for the last year he has been making a lot of progress with the launch of his 10 ton challenge. A challenge that is engaging a number of communities on the issues of pla…

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