Economic empowerment and community agency are the new humanitarian aid. In this episode, we’re exploring the power of digital currencies to spark economic activity and build resilience in refugee communities with Danish Red Cross’ Adam Bornstein.
Most of us are aware that social media has caused us to become more polarized. Specialized algorithms feed us content from like-minded people to keep us entertained and addicted to their platforms. The question now is: how do you break out of these echo chambers? In this episode, we’re speaking with Bjarke Calvin, founder and CEO of a social media platform called Duckling. Bjarke is on a mission to transform social media to broaden our worldviews and decentralize our data for a more connected, empowered world.
The fashion industry has a waste problem. In addition to being one of the worst polluters of our world’s waters, this industry sends billions of dollars worth of unused textiles to landfill each year. Now, Stephanie Benedetto is doing something about it. Stephanie Benedetto is the founder of Queen of Raw, a marketplace to buy and sell sustainable and deadstock fabrics and textiles. By cataloguing and repurposing these fabrics that would otherwise go to landfill, Stephanie is creating a model of integrity and sustainability in the supply chain for the fashion industry and beyond.