The ethical Futurist Podcast #000

James Taylor and Alison Burns discuss the latest ideas and technologies creating a more ethical and sustainable future. They highlight the importance of sustainable innovation and ethical futures, with a focus on topics such as sustainable finance, carbon capture, marine conservation, and green hydrogen. Guests from various industries share their insights and perspectives on the topic.


James Taylor and Alison Burns lead a dynamic and insightful discussion on the latest ideas and technologies shaping a more ethical and sustainable future. Their conversation emphasizes the critical importance of sustainable innovation and the development of ethical futures, delving into a range of impactful topics.

One of the key areas they explore is sustainable finance, which focuses on directing capital towards projects and initiatives that contribute to environmental and social goals. By investing in renewable energy, green buildings, and socially responsible enterprises, sustainable finance seeks to drive positive change and foster long-term economic stability.

Another significant topic is carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technology aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources and power plants. By capturing CO2 before it enters the atmosphere and storing it underground, CCS can play a vital role in mitigating climate change and helping achieve net-zero emissions targets.

Marine conservation also takes center stage in their discussion, highlighting the urgent need to protect and restore the health of our oceans. Efforts in this area include combating plastic pollution, protecting marine habitats, and supporting sustainable fishing practices. These measures are essential for preserving biodiversity and ensuring the long-term viability of marine ecosystems.

Green hydrogen, a clean energy source produced from renewable resources, is another promising technology they explore. Green hydrogen can be used in various applications, from powering vehicles to generating electricity, offering a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels and helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Throughout their conversation, James and Alison invite guests from diverse industries to share their insights and perspectives on these critical issues. Experts in finance, environmental science, technology, and policy provide valuable contributions, offering a comprehensive view of the challenges and opportunities in creating a more sustainable and ethical future.

By highlighting these innovative solutions and encouraging cross-sector collaboration, James Taylor and Alison Burns aim to inspire action and drive meaningful progress towards a more sustainable world. Their discussion serves as a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding and contributing to the efforts to build a better future for all.

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James Taylor 0:00
Hi, I’m James Taylor.

Alison Burns 0:02
And I’m Alison Burns. And together

James Taylor 0:04
we are The Ethical Futurist and you’re listening to The Ethical Futurist podcast where we delve into the world of Sustainable Innovation together. We’re launching this podcast was 10 episodes for season one. We will release one episode a week on Wednesdays at 5am. central time,

Alison Burns 0:23
we started this podcast because we wanted to explore and have conversations around the latest ideas, initiatives, businesses, and technologies that are creating a more ethical and sustainable future,

James Taylor 0:36
you know, the kind of future that will feel proud to leave to future generations. Each episode will feature a different guest. There could be a leading thinker, a business leader, an entrepreneur, and investor, or a change maker who will share their insights and wisdom.

Alison Burns 0:56
Season One of The Ethical Futurists is filmed in Dubai, and our guests will cover a wide range of topics including sustainable finance, carbon capture, marine conservation, vertical farming, carbon credits, circular economy, solar power, plant based foods, hydro and wind power,

James Taylor 1:16
green hydrogen, climate change regulations that net zero and the use of artificial intelligence and helping countries and companies to achieve their ESG and sustainability goals. We have some absolutely wonderful guests for you in season one in season one our guests include Omar Saif from COP28, Handy Akdede Erbay of IBM, Muna Merghani of Haggar Group, the futurist and author Hassan Habib, Yasin Kasirga of GE Vernova, Daniel Gribbin of Deloitte, David Auriau of Positive Zero, we have Edward Hamod of Switch Foods, we have Raya Makawi of 3M, and we also have a very special surprise guests from Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels is wonderful hotel group here in the UAE. Now we’re going to uncover a lot of ground and we’re delighted to have you with us on this journey of exploration. Enjoy the show.