PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD YUNUS
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Energy Trailblazers is a podcast and video conversation series hosted by renowned interviewer Holly Ransom and created by the founders of Energy Disruptors: UNITE. The Calgary-based initiative has been awarded for its in-person conferences designed to accelerate global clean energy and climate solutions by uniting the world’s boldest trailblazers.
In collaboration with EY, the team is rallying the most inspirational entrepreneurs, business leaders and global thinkers in energy, finance, investment, technology, automotive, public policy, and creative sectors to move the conversation forward and understand how we catalyze the human change necessary for clean energy adoption.
We believe conversations about our clean energy future should be as relevant around a kitchen or classroom table as they are around boardroom or political tables. Only audacious creativity and unprecedented collaboration between diverse groups will ensure we evolve fast enough to outpace our global energy and climate challenges.
We’re here to fuel a new energy conversation and it starts with you.
Energy Trailblazers Muhammad Yunus
Get ready to meet the trailblazers driving the human change behind our clean energy future. This week our trailblazer is Nobel Peace Prize winner and microfinance crusader Professor Muhammad Yunus.
We take you beyond a conversation about the cars we drive, the tech we build, the food we eat, and the economy we power. We’re talking about breaking through barriers in the way we think, work and live. We believe conversations about our clean energy future should be as relevant around a kitchen or classroom table as they are around boardroom or political tables. We’re here to fuel a new energy conversation and it starts with you.
Get ready to meet the trailblazers driving the human change behind our clean energy future. This week our trailblazer is Alejandro Agag: the pioneer of Formula E and Extreme E racing.
A Spanish-born entrepreneur and bold visionary, Alejandro is disrupting the billion-dollar motor-racing industry at the intersection of sport, science and climate action. Meet this self-proclaimed 'practical environmentalist' who is tearing up the motor-sport rulebook in the name of equality and the environment.
We believe conversations about our clean energy future should be as relevant around a kitchen or classroom table as they are around boardroom or political tables. We’re here to fuel a new energy conversation and it starts with you.
The Leading Edge by Holly Ransom
Leadership is within everyone’s reach, everyone’s ability and everyone’s power.
The Leading Edge is written for those who wake up every morning caring about being a better human, building a better world. It’s for those who are done with the status quo, who feel restless for a new tomorrow, today.
The answers aren’t simple. The Leading Edge is the culmination of years of research and interviews with luminaries like Susan Cain and Condoleezza Rice to Barack Obama and Malcolm Gladwell. Diverse leadership stories construct a framework for future leadership.
Through three principles – mindset, method and mastery – you’ll discover how to first lead yourself, then others. With the right tools, anyone can lead the change they care enough to make.
The Leading Edge breaks open the notion that leadership is exclusive. It’s not. And in today’s world more than ever we simply cannot afford for it to be. ‘Leading from the edge’ means harnessing the state of mind, the processes and the artistry that will arm leaders like you for impact. Become the leader the world needs you to be.
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Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell doesn't believe in job interviews, sees 'enormous hope' in young workforce
Gladwell’s appearance as part of an onstage interview and panel discussion concluded the Energy Disruptors conference, with the bestselling author and journalist sharing his perspectives on everything from the American post-secondary education system to his opposition to in-person job interviews.
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Disruption, Denial, and Transition (Perspectives from an energyphile) | Peter Tertzakian | EDU2019
This is a story about the forces of change at work in our energy world. Like all energy stories it’s sometimes happy, sometimes harsh, but never, ever dull. Most importantly, it examines the benefits of looking at our energy past to help explain the present and prepare us for our energy future.
CALGARY An insight into the future of energy in North America | Mark Little - CEO Suncor Energy | EDU2019
Mark Little is president and chief executive officer of Suncor Energy Inc.
Mark joined Suncor in 2008 as senior vice president, Strategic Growth and Energy Trading before becoming the senior vice president of integration following Suncor’s merger with Petro-Canada. Mark has also served as senior vice president, International and Offshore; executive vice president, Oil Sands; executive vice president Upstream; president, Upstream; and chief operating officer. In these roles, Mark’s accountabilities have spanned from operations in the Wood Buffalo region to operations in offshore East Coast Canada, the North Sea, and international onshore operations in Latin America, North Africa and the Near East, where he oversaw significant improvements in efficiency and performance, as well as portfolio growth. Mark has over 34 years of international energy industry experience, including 23 years at Imperial/Exxon.
A previous member of the Accenture Global Energy Board and formerly the Chair of Syncrude Canada, Mark is a current member of the board of governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) where he also serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Oil Sands CEO Council.
Born and raised in Calgary, Mark holds a science degree from the University of Calgary and an applied petroleum engineering technology degree from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). He is also a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard Business School. From 2003 to 2007 he served as Honorary Colonel for the 409 and 441 Tactical Fighter Squadrons at 4 Wing Airforce Base in Cold Lake, Alta., a role that reflected his commitment to the relationship between the Air Force, the community and industry.
How to thrive through the global energy transition | Michael Liebreich | EDU2019
Michael Liebreich is Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates, through which he provides advisory services and speaks on clean energy and transportation, smart infrastructure, technology, climate finance and sustainable development and has recently joined Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) as a Senior Advisor.
Michael founded New Energy Finance in 2004 and was Chairman and CEO until the sale to Bloomberg LP in 2009. He remained CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, until 2014, then became Chairman of the Advisory Board; since the start of 2018 has been a Senior Contributor. Between 2012 and 2018 Michael was a Board Member of Transport for London, where he sat on the Finance Committee and chaired the Safety, Sustainability and HR Panel. Michael is a member of the UK Department for International Trade’s Capital Investment Advisory Board, Visiting Professor at Imperial College’s Energy Futures Lab and founding Chairman of the Liebreich Foundation and of Association EcoVillages, a Swiss charity focusing on the sustainability of mountain regions. In June 2019 Michael was honoured to accept an invitation to join the IEA’s Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency, a newly formed independent panel focusing on key policy actions which can be undertaken by countries around the globe.
Human potential - the bit we forget about when discussing the global energy transition | EDU2019
Survival depends on innovation outpacing our challenges. The focus on education, creativity, collaboration, and technological advancement is more critical than ever before. So how do we maximize our human potential?
Five times New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, A.I expert Dr. Vivienne Ming, and education and creativity global thought-leader Sir Ken Robinson discuss the future of energy, the need for an education revolution, how to keep AI working for the good, the social psychology of embracing change and the practical challenge of creating global human equality.
Malcolm Gladwell discusses energy disruption with Holly Ransom | Energy Disruptors UNITE 2019
Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink,Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the podcasts Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood, and Broken Record, where he, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam interview musicians across a wide range of genres. Gladwell has been included in the TIME 100 Most Influential People list and touted as one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers.
ow you can help shape the future of energy | Christina Lampe Onnerud | Energy Disruptors UNITE 2019
She currently serves as CEO of Cadenza Innovation, Inc., a startup she founded in 2012 to bring higher energy density, lower cost, safer and environmentally sustainable batteries to the EV, grid storage and industrial markets. The company’s patented ‘supercell’ energy storage platform is available for license to global manufacturers.
Earlier in her career, Dr. Lampe-Onnerud founded and served as CEO and International Chairman of Boston-Power, an innovative battery company providing products to the consumer electronics, transportation and other end markets. In her time there, she took the firm from a startup to a global organization backed by more than $400 million in investment with technology centers in Beijing and Boston as well as multiple Asia-based Six-Sigma manufacturing locations. She transitioned from the company to assume an executive position at Bridgewater Associates.
Prior to Boston-Power, Dr. Lampe-Onnerud was a partner with Arthur D. Little, where she led the world’s largest non-captive battery lab and related practice. In that role, she advised market leaders on technology and go-to-market strategies.
A member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Dr. Lampe-Onnerud’s work has earned her numerous awards. These include recognition as a two-time Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, an organization for which she serves as the co-chair of its Global Futures Council on Energy and advises on energy and innovation, renewable transport and finance. Honored as an Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year for the New England region, she is active in EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women annual competition program and executive education program. Featured among Inc.’s inaugural list of Top 100 Female Founders, she is a member of MIT’s Visiting Committee.
A sought-after keynote speaker, Dr. Lampe-Onnerud has shared her insights about batteries, energy storage, climate change and cleantech worldwide at events hosted by The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The United Nations, TED, The International Battery Conference, the US Department of Energy, MIT and many others. She holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Uppsala University, Sweden, and conducted post-doctoral work at MIT.
How the energy transition depends on next-generation energy marketplaces | JoJo Hubbard | EDU2019
Jo-Jo is the CEO and Co-founder of Electron, a London-based energy tech company bringing together distributed ledger technology (blockchain) and deep energy industry expertise to create the digital backbone for the modern energy marketplace. She started her energy career in the early days of the renewable build-out on the asset financing side before transitioning into Cleantech VC. In 2015 she joined the international strategy consultancy firm McKinsey & Co, where she focused on digital transformation. Here, she understood that the full decarbonization and transformation of the energy sector will not happen without new, shared digital infrastructure and marketplaces that incentivize cooperation. This provided the basis on which Electron was founded. She is a frequent keynote speaker at energy and technology events, sits on advisory boards for several UK utilities on digital transformation and community trading models and writes for national publications on these topics
Mobility in Motion: Speeding Towards the World We Want | Robin Chase | EDU2019
Robin Chase is an American transportation entrepreneur. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar. She is also the founder and former CEO of Buzzcar, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service, acquired by Drivy. She also started the defunct GoLoco.org, a transportation network company.