GLOBAL GOALS Special: meet the charity partners


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For the second season of The Oblique Life Global Goals we have decided to support four organisations (1001 Fontaines, Eleven Campaign, Nula and Sina) that we believe are doing important and impactful work to help reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Every episode we will select one of these partners and donate either £100 or $100 for every 100 listeners that download the episode.


In this episode we speak with these organisations to learn a little more about the work they are doing, understand why they started and also what they hope to achieve.




CHARITIES

Author of A Circular Economy Handbook, Consultant and Host of the Circular Economy Podcast Catherine Weetman is an international speaker, workshop facilitator, coach, consultant and host of the Circular Economy Podcast. She founded Rethink Solutions to help businesses, social enterprises and community groups to use circular economy approaches to build a better world. Catherine's award-winning book, A Circular Economy Handbook, explains the what, why and how of the circular economy. The second edition, due out in November 2020, includes a new chapter on packaging, over 100 new examples, and many more updates. Catherine qualified as an Industrial Engineer and began her career in garment manufacturing, before moving onto logistics solution design, project management, business intelligence and supply chain consulting, including senior roles with Tesco, Kellogg's and DHL Supply Chain. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport,  a Fellow of The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), a university lecturer and has a Master's Degree from Cranfield University. She supports the Circular Economy Club as a mentor and Chapter lead for the Tees Valley, in the UK.

Nula


Nula is on a mission to make sustainability accessible and embed positive action into the workplace. Their new platform allows every employee to engage with action from emissions reduction to investing in biodiversity through nature-based solutions to help push forward the drive for a net positive world.

Founder and Creative Director, Biomimicry Innovation Lab  Richard loves to explore fresh ideas and concepts and is ever curious about the environment around him. He is an award-winning designer and has worked worldwide in cities, manufacturing, food systems and product design. Richard’s passion is to develop innovation models to reduce costs and improve efficiency and resilience in the design and manufacturing process. He taught at some of the top design schools in the world: from The Royal College of Art (UK); The Pratt Institute (USA); Vellore Institute of Technology (India); and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary). Richard is also the founder of the non-profit Biomimicry UK, an equine technology startup, Smart Stable Limited, whilst sitting on several advisory boards. He combines design work with research development via the Design Society and the ISO Standards in Biomimetics.

Eleven Campaign


Eleven Campaign is an UK-based international non-profit organisation that uses the unifying power of sport, to celebrate diversity, promote equality, cross-cultural collaboration and youth development. The organisation runs programs in schools, welfare institutions, CSR programs with sports clubs and federations, and personal development for athletes. At the moment Eleven Campaign has a presence in 15 countries and more than 397 volunteers.


Co-Founder of A Plastic Planet  Multi-award winner, including Female Marketer of the Year, CEW Achiever Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, British Inventor of the Year and the UK Government Point of Light Award; Sian is a serial entrepreneur with a varied background in advertising, Michelin Star restaurants, film production and brand creation design agencies. Now Sian is often asked to speak about female empowerment, entrepreneurship and how to build positive, passionate, responsible brands and campaigns people really connect to. In 2017, Siân and Frederikke Magnussen founded A Plastic Planet; a global social Impact movement with a single goal to ignite and inspire the world to turn off the plastic tap. Recognised in The 2019 and 2020 Fast Company Awards and  winners of International Campaign of the Year, A Plastic Planet created the infamous Plastic Free Aisle campaign, opening this catalyst for supermarket change in Amsterdam early 2018. They also launched the Plastic Free Trust Mark for brands, with over 1000 already certified, and the Industry Commitment Mark ‘Working Towards Plastic Free’.

Social Innovation Academy


Marginalized youth and refugees lack opportunities to create a dignified life and are expected to remain in poverty. Social Innovation Academies in East Africa are transforming the educational system and allowing marginalized communities to create their own solutions and social enterprises tackling root causes of social problems.




Co-Founder of A Plastic Planet  Multi-award winner, including Female Marketer of the Year, CEW Achiever Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, British Inventor of the Year and the UK Government Point of Light Award; Sian is a serial entrepreneur with a varied background in advertising, Michelin Star restaurants, film production and brand creation design agencies. Now Sian is often asked to speak about female empowerment, entrepreneurship and how to build positive, passionate, responsible brands and campaigns people really connect to. In 2017, Siân and Frederikke Magnussen founded A Plastic Planet; a global social Impact movement with a single goal to ignite and inspire the world to turn off the plastic tap. Recognised in The 2019 and 2020 Fast Company Awards and  winners of International Campaign of the Year, A Plastic Planet created the infamous Plastic Free Aisle campaign, opening this catalyst for supermarket change in Amsterdam early 2018. They also launched the Plastic Free Trust Mark for brands, with over 1000 already certified, and the Industry Commitment Mark ‘Working Towards Plastic Free’.

1001 Fontaines


1001fontaines is a French NGO whose vision is that the best way to improve the health of vulnerable populations is to enable them to drink safe water. 1001fontaines has pioneered an innovative model, leveraging philanthropy and social entrepreneurship to create a sustainable impact.


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