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Sparks

- Introducing our new podcast collaboration

In this new special edition podcast series, we will feature experts and thought leaders from around the globe, and explore with them, how different corners of the world are tackling climate challenges, sparking ideas and inspiration.

 

From clean energy innovations in Scotland, to sustainable buildings in Dubai, we’ll be interviewing global green leaders, financiers, and entrepreneurs about the policies, investments and innovations that are accelerating our progress towards a resilient and sustainable world. Our podcast hopes to educate and inspire, sparking real conversations with the intention to Collaborate. Act. Commit. to real change.

Join us, and listen in for the conversations co-hosted by Jens Nielsen, CEO of the World Climate Foundation and Jacobs’ VP for Global Sustainability Zoe Haseman.

EPISODE 1

Home of Innovation: Scotland

 

The countdown to COP26 draws closer and this November, all eyes will be watching Scotland. With a long and rich history of discovery and innovation and its collective commitment to net-zero emissions by 2045, the Scots are at the forefront of real action on the climate crisis.

In this episode, we explore how Scotland is turning cutting-edge ideas into practice to mitigate the impacts of climate change, the role of Scottish research and innovation, and how the country has shown that with the right infrastructure, assets, creativity and determination, a green economy can thrive.

Home of Innovation: ScotlandWCF & Jacobs
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Stay up to date

Head to ukcop26.org and subscribe to the Sparks podcast.

MEET OUR HOSTS

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Jens Nielsen

Jens Nielsen, Founder and CEO of the World Climate Foundation, is a global executive based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has worked in more than 20 countries performing strategy work for some of the largest corporations in the world. World Climate Foundation is an impact-oriented organization that works with inspiring leaders from government, business, financial institutions, and civil society organisations to build resilience, enabling the necessary transformation that addresses both the climate change and biodiversity crises. Through its collaborative, high-level network the World Climate Foundation identifies and accelerates cross-sector implementation of markets, technologies, and policies, at the required scale, to realise change. World Climate Foundation is hosting or co-hosting several impact platforms such as the World Climate Forum, the Climate Investment Coalition, and the World Biodiversity Summit.

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Zoe Haseman

Zoe Haseman is Vice President, Global Sustainability at Jacobs and leads the sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) strategy direction and delivery for the company. She has 20 years’ international experience as a sustainability executive, working across public, private and start-up sectors. Since re-joining Jacobs in 2018, Zoe has led the creation of Jacobs’ first global sustainability strategy – PlanBeyond – as well as its ambitious Climate Action Plan.

Jacobs is now a carbon neutral company and uses 100% renewable energy for its operations and business travel, with a commitment to be carbon negative by 2030. In 2020, Jacobs was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – North America for the first time. Zoe is a member of the UK Business in the Community Net Zero Task force and sits on the Senior Advisory Group for the World Economic Forum’s Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders.

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