Converting China to a Plant Based Vegan Diet | Grace Han, Plant Based News

If you are wondering why, and why the growth rates are likely to only continue to grow, then you should want my recent interview of Grace Han where we speak about her own transition to veganism, her work as an advocate for veganism, and why she thinks firms like Beyond and Memphis Meats are game changers. Based in London, Grace regularly travels to China as part of her passion to support the ve…

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Aspire, Discover, Translate, and Scale Innovation – Christoph Langwallner, NAMZ

Since meeting Christoph nearly three years ago, I have come to understand that he is one that sees the biggest challenges that we face as opportunities to disrupt markets, and I wanted to find out about his process. Already in a position to reach more than a billion consumers, he has built an organization where aspirations lead to discoveries which translated into products, that can then be bro…

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Urban Farming in Hong Kong – Pol Fàbrega, Rooftop Republic

In this episode I speak with Pol Fabrega about his experience building Rooftop Republic.  Interviewed on his own rooftop, we dug into the movement of urban farming, the potential for urban farming in Hong Kong, and building his business.  It is an interview that is full of tactics, and lessons of resiliency, patience, and building a movement towards something better within the confines of today's…

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Do the Work. Trust Your Process – Abigail Smith, Thai Harvest SOS

In this episode, I speak with Abigail Smith, who a year and a half ago established Thai Harvest SOS. An amazing organization that has, in just a short time created a process that is able to safely redistribute more than a ton of food a day to more than 20 communities in Bangkok. For Abigail, she sees this time as a pilot for building the process, systems, and support needed to take this to tthe…

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Building a Vegetarian / Vegan Movement in Hong Kong | Peggy Chan, Grassroots Pantry

In this episode, I interview Peggy Chan, the founder Managing Director and Executive Chef of Grassroots Pantry, about her mission to bringing the vegan movement to Hong Kong through a strong ethos, her passion for food, and delivering an amazing menu that reminds her customers of their favorite food memories. As always, I hope you are inspired and engaged by the conversation! Peggy's s…

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Food Entrepreneurship, and Bootstrapping, in Shanghai – Simon Vogel | Entrepreneurs For Good

Simon's Story is one about bootstrapping in China, failing fast, and (hopefully) learning faster About the Entrepreneurs For Good Series Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about their vision, the opportunities they see,…

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The Future of Food and Changing Consumer Mindsets – David Yeung | Entrepreneurs For Good

"We’re entering uncharted waters, so by definition, it’s a learning and trial-and-error process. So think big, dream big, but be ready to fail – and simply learn from it very quickly, and move on. And I think that applies to any entrepreneur in any field." – David Yeung, Green Monday & Green Common At his heart, David Yeung is a community organizer who has probably one of the most impossib…

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Scaling Sustainable Technologies in China

With the size of economic, social and environmental challenges growing at a scale and scope that can shatter limits set by global governments, Mother Nature and society, technology will become the gauge by which we analyze resource levels, measure system performance, identify efficiencies, curb consumption and influence stakeholders to make better decisions. We are already seeing the results in…

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Food and Sustainability in China

As part of my recent US trip, I was given the opportunity to fly to Indianapolis to give two presentations to DOW Agriculture leadership and sustainability teams on the sustainability and the future of food in China. As one of the largest firms in the food & agricultural sector, and one whose products extend throughout the food & agricultural value chain, I covered a wide range of importan…

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Reframing Sustainability For Future Cities

For the first time ever (as of 2012) more people – over 700 million – live in China’s urban areas than in its rural regions. By 2020, about 60% of China’s population will live in cities; and 300 million urban residents are expected to move into its urban centers by 2030. Along with this shift to a more urban population comes a dramatic change in lifestyle: from a subsistence level or an agrarian f…

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