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Imperial Business Podcast

The IB Podcast is recorded and produced right in the heart of South Kensington at Imperial College Business School. Listen to engaging interviews with entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders, and academics, discussing trends in innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and the future of business schools.

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Recent Episodes of Imperial Business Podcast


Sports Business #5: ‘Inside the Game: John Grabowski's journey from IMG to Happy Fan’

Sports Business #5: ‘Inside the Game: John Grabowski's journey from IMG to Happy Fan’

Co-founder of Happy Fan, John Grabowski, talks about his career in the sports industry and beyond. From starting in one of the biggest sport and entertainment companies - IMG - part of Endeavor, to being the commercial director at move.ai, and now delivering fan data integration solutions to the sports industry with Happy Fan. You can find John on linkedin as “John Grabowski, MBA” and at john@happy.fan 

Episode 235 16 May 2024 49m and 12s


IB Green Minds #20: In conversation with Haysam Azhar

IB Green Minds #20: In conversation with Haysam Azhar

This week’s episode of Green Minds features Haysam Azhar, who works as an analyst working on blended finance transactions for developing countries at the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). The CPI is an analysis and advisory organisation with expertise in finance and policy. Its Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance has mobilised over $4 billion to address climate change.  

 

In this episode, guest co-host Huzefah and Lorenzo interview Haysam about his personal motivations for working on tackling climate change, how his undergraduate degree spanning seven countries shaped his outlook, his work at the CPI developing blended finan...

Episode 234 15 May 2024 44m and 15s


IB Green Minds 19: In conversation with Wen-Yu Weng

IB Green Minds 19: In conversation with Wen-Yu Weng

In this week’s Green Minds episode, Jim sits down with Wen-Yu Weng, a consultant at PA Consulting specializing in clean energy, climate, and  sustainability. Together, they navigate the outlook for energy in 2024 and discuss career prospects in the green energy space. 

 

Key Highlights: 

Offshore wind development in the UK after AR6 and in the US.  What we think about Nuclear in the energy transition  Implications of involvement of oil producing countries in COPs  Navigating a career in the green energy space  Fun question: what is the place of Bitcoin in the energy transition 

 

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Episode 233 9 May 2024 30m and


IB Green Minds #18: In conversation with Annie Shepperd OBE

IB Green Minds #18: In conversation with Annie Shepperd OBE

This week’s episode of Green Minds features Annie Shepperd OBE, whose decorated CV includes Chair of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), former Chief Executive of Salix Finance, and former Chief Executive of Walsall Council and the London Borough of Southwark. 

 

In this episode, guest co-host Laurence and Lorenzo interview Annie about the role of local government in achieving net zero, Salix Finance’s role in delivering energy efficiency and clean heat in the UK, how to create leaders in the fight against climate change, and CIWEM’s work to ensure clean dr...

Episode 232 2 May 2024 1h, 1m and 54s


IB Green Minds #17: In conversation with Jana Skokan

IB Green Minds #17: In conversation with Jana Skokan

This week’s episode of Green Minds features Jana Skokan, Co-founder and director of frogeex, a worldwide network for Sustainable Building and Living.  

 

Eva interviews Jana about climate-smart architecture and urban planning, the potential of technological and nature-based solutions, and the co-benefits and success factors of green cities.  

 

For listeners interested in learning more about climate-smart architecture and frogeex's work, here is a link to their website. 

 

Do you have any suggestions for guests or themes that we should take a closer look at? Feel free to drop us an e...

Episode 231 24 April 2024 47m and 11s


IB Green Minds #16: Around the World #4 – Climate Policy

IB Green Minds #16: Around the World #4 – Climate Policy

Tune in for the final episode of the Green Minds Around the World series, where the MSc Climate Change, Management and Finance cohort shares insights on the countries they call home.  

 
For this last episode, Marie-Céline sat down with Kushboo, Gabriella, Chong, and Syakira to delve into climate policy challenges and outlooks in India, the US, China, and Malaysia. You’ll hear about China’s current five-year plan, the upcoming elections in India and the United States, and Malaysia’s recent cabinet overhaul. 
  

If you have any suggestions for guests or topics you would lik...

Episode 230 17 April 2024 47m and 26s


Sports Business #4: 'Building and scaling start ups'

Sports Business #4: 'Building and scaling start ups'

Paul has been building startups since the age of 18 when he started his studies at the European Sports University in Cologne. Since then, he has helped scale brands across various fields including nutrition, e-commerce, fitness, and health to six and seven figures in revenue.  
 
Today he talks about building start-ups, emerging trends in the health and fitness industries, and growing communities.

Episode 228 12 April 2024 32m and 30s


IB Green Minds #15: Around the World #3 – Energy

IB Green Minds #15: Around the World #3 – Energy

In this week’s episode of Green Minds, we continue our Around the World series in which we interview students studying the MSc in Climate Change, Management & Finance on climate change in the countries they call home.  

In this episode, Jim sits down with Hadia, Sara, and Gillian to hear about the energy mix and trends in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Mexico. Our guests also talk through the challenges faced by oil producing countries in the face of climate change.  

For listeners who are interested in finding out more about WISE and P+II can be...

Episode 229 12 April 2024 31m and 37s


IB Green Minds #14: In conversation with Mathilda D‘silva

IB Green Minds #14: In conversation with Mathilda D‘silva

This week's episode of Green Minds features Mathilda D'silva, Founder and CEO of Ocean Purpose Project. Ocean Purpose Project is a Singapore-based NGO that aims to solve the ocean pollution crisis and promote ocean conservation at scale. 

 

This episode gives an insight into Mathilda's journey and motivation to found Ocean Purpose Project, provides an understanding of the Blue Economy, and highlights the role of the oceans and the importance of protecting them. 

 

For listeners interested in learning more about Ocean Purpose Project, a link to the website can be found here. 

Episode 227 3 April 2024 49m and 8s


IB Green Minds #13: Around the World #2 – Nature-Based Solutions

IB Green Minds #13: Around the World #2 – Nature-Based Solutions

In this week’s episode of Green Minds, we continue our Around the World series in which we interview students studying the MSc in Climate Change, Management & Finance on climate change in the countries they call home. 

 

In this episode, Lorenzo sits down with Angel Miao, Laurence Denyer, and Qiu Wong to hear about the role of nature-based solutions in climate mitigation and adaptation in Canada, the UK, and Malaysia. Our guests also talk through how climate change poses an existential risk to our most valuable carbon sinks across terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems. 

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Episode 226 28 March 2024 44m and 23s

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