This podcast talks with Dr Tara Shine. Tara was formerly an international climate change negotiator and adviser to governments & world leaders on environment & development policy. During our conversation, Tara shares how business can ensure people are at the centre of climate action.
Tara was a Special Adviser to the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice and Climate Adviser to The Elders. Tara is co-founder and Director of Change by Degrees, which provides global sustainability and climate expertise to businesses and organisations to help them maximise their benefits to society. She is also Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) and delivered the 2020 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. She is also author of ‘How to Save Your Planet One Object At A Time’ hailed as a 'an unpreachy guide’ to sustainability by The Times.
During our conversation, Tara covers the reasons why we should be thinking about climate change and social impact at the same time, before sharing practical ways business can make good decisions and take positive action. Tara tackles the tricky question of social and environmental trade-offs before highlighting the leading-edge trends she thinks we should all be aware of.
Tara has been working with us here at Business Fights Poverty. Joining up with Jane Nelson from Harvard Kennedy School and our own CEO and co-Founder Zahid Torres-Rahman. Together they have launched: Business and Climate Justice. We would love to invite you to be a part of this too. Please do check out the link below for more information and to sign up to be a part of this.
Business and Climate Justice: businessfightspoverty.org/climatejustice/