“When it comes to sustainability, everyone is betting on various different levers being pulled to create system change. [...] The big bet that I truly believe is game changing is to bet on sustainability as an innovation and a growth lever."
-Hannah Jones, CEO of The Earthshot Prize, on promoting resilience in sustainability and climate-positive actions.
In this podcast episode, we sit down with Hannah Jones, CEO of The Earthshot Prize, a platform founded by Prince William & The Royal Foundation in 2020 to search, spotlight, and scale solutions that can help repair and regenerate the planet in this decade.
Hannah is a social and environmental advocate who believes in entrepreneurism, innovation, and collaboration to affect systems change. The Earthshot Prize will award five £1M prizes each year from 2021-2030 to provide 50 solutions to the world's greatest environmental problems.
She is also a non-executive director on the board of Oatly, a sustainability advisor to UCB – a global BioTech company, an advisor to the Queen's Gambit – an all-female SPAC, and a mentor for the Unreasonable Group.
Her background includes being Nike's first Chief Sustainability Officer, the founder of Nike Valiant Labs, & a part of the founding team of Microsoft's philanthropy program in EMEA.
Hannah was twice named in Fast Company's Top 100 Creative People list and is the winner of the C.K. Prahalad 2013 award for Leadership in Sustainability.
We talk about "urgent optimism," eco-innovators, & storytelling about what's possible to build scalable solutions.
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