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Climate Action and Agriculture Impact Focused on Nigeria

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Editor’s Note:  Below you’ll find two people who are focusing their work and ideas on creating sustainable development in Africa by working on climate change solutions in Nigeria.  Adewumi Mojisola (we call her Sola) is no stranger to The Introducer readers.  She was featured in our 14th edition on Developing Youth as Global Citizens.  It’s no surprise then that you’d …

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Business Climate Resilience – Thriving Through the Transformation by Maria Mendiluce

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“In advance of Climate Week, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched its report on Business Climate Resilience. Maria Mendiluce, WBCSD’s Climate & Energy Managing Director, provides her thoughts on how the report helps business to successfully address climate-related issues in ways that better both their business and society.”  Bill Sisson, Executive Director, North America, World Business Council …

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The Leadership We Need to Drive Climate Action in Africa

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Finding Your Purpose and Making Skills and Talents Count by Dr. Richard Munang “If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents” – this African proverb encapsulates the continent’s climate change predicament. That while it has been a source of misfortune, it constantly provides us with lessons to climate-proof and grow our economies – but only if …

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Game Changer: Michael Soskil (United States)

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Michael Soskil, Executive Director of Take Action Global, Inc. and 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, is determined to make learning meaningful for every child and to empower students and teachers as positive change agents in their communities. For his innovative work in education, Michael was named one of the top-10 teachers in the world and a finalist for the …

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Game Changer: Stephen Fern (Switzerland)

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Stephen Fern is the Chairman of G9 Ark.  Following Law School, Stephen qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen before establishing a financial education business which he sold in 1999.  He established the G9 in 2003, working with global business families to drive private capital into Impact, and developing a plan to end the climate crisis. (Editor’s Note:  We …

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Game Changer: John Shegerian (United States)

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John Shegerian is a serial social entrepreneur who focuses on solving global problems through game-changing innovation to build successful, socially responsible impact companies.  As co-founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, he has played a significant role in paving the way for the electronic recycling and ITAD industries as a whole. Building ERI from the ground up, Shegerian has helped lead …

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Game Changer: Ngozika Onyekwelu (Zambia)

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Ngozika was born in the City of London in 1978 but went to Bishops Lee Boarding School in Zimbabwe at the age 5. Being the youngest girl and one of a few black girls in the school she only managed to school there for 6 months as she missed her mother. After a few years at an International School in …

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Microalgae and Climate Change by David D. Ramjohn

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Microalgae can reverse Global Warming that drives Climate Change. They did it once before and they can do it again if we harness their ability in diverse sustainable economic activity while changing our patterns of production and consumption from linear to circular. Approximately two point seven billion years ago Earth’s atmosphere had no free oxygen. Life prior to this time …

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Game Changer: Austin Shelton (Guam)

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Dr. Austin Shelton joined the faculty of the University of Guam (UOG) in 2016 as an assistant professor of extension and outreach. Shelton later received appointments to concurrently serve as the director of the UOG Center for Island Sustainability and UOG Sea Grant. He leads initiatives that support the transition of island communities toward a sustainable future. Current activities include …

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Closed Loop Partners’ Innovation Ecosystem for a Circular Economy

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Danielle Joseph is a Director and Investment Officer at Closed Loop Partners, an organization developed in 2014 for the purpose of fostering a circular economy in order to achieve zero waste…(it’s how they go about meeting their mission that is fascinating, so read on.) Danielle is responsible for managing Closed Loop Ventures – an investment fund focused on early-stage innovations …