Mission Shunya

Girish Shivakumar

All Episodes

Apr 02, 2023

Converting a bike into an e-bike with an add-on ft. Som Ray, Clip

Are you looking to upgrade your bike to an e-bike? Well, you don’t have to buy a new one; all you need is a ‘Clip’. On this week’s episode Som Ray, CEO & Founder at Clip Bike joins Girish Shivakumar for a conve...

32 mins

Mar 12, 2023

Tapping community solar for commercial & industrial sector ft. Gabriel Phillips, Catalyst Power

What is community solar? How can commercial & industrial (C&I) sector players leverage this asset to cut down on energy bills? All this and more discussed on this episode where Gabriel Phillips, CEO, Catalyst P...

29 mins

Feb 19, 2023

Converting waste into a plastic substitute ft. Rachel Barr, UBQ Materials

Waste is ubiquitous, can solutions be ubiquitous too? Well, it can be, if the solution conceptualized by UBQ Materials is scaled up according to Rachel Barr who joins Girish Shivakumar for a conversation.  Ke...

30 mins

Feb 05, 2023

Carbon farming: Farming-based carbon credits ft. Robin Saluoks, eAgronom

Soil is a crucial piece in the carbon sequestration cycle, but are we doing enough to preserve it? Are we incentivizing farmers to practice sustainable farming? How can carbon credits enable farmers get additio...

26 mins

Jan 15, 2023

Sustainability and major sport events ft. Jitesh Brahmkshatriya

Qatar spent nearly 15 times more than Russia in hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, was it worth it? Are big sporting events really sustainable in the long run? Was London Olympics of 2012 the real success story?...

28 mins

Dec 18, 2022

Building a business empire in micro-mobility from kick scooters to Microlino ft. Wim Ouboter

First & last mile commute account for nearly 25% of transport emissions and sustainable micro-mobility is the way forward.  Wim Ouboter, the ‘Swiss Elon Musk’, founder of Micro Mobility Systems joins Girish Sh...

30 mins

Dec 04, 2022

Winter is coming: Is Europe ready for it? ft. Matthew Myers

The unexpected events in Europe have resulted in an energy crisis of sorts but the biggest fear is the winter that is around the corner. Matthew Myers joins Girish Shivakumar to share his perspectives on the cu...

39 mins

Nov 20, 2022

Building and scaling a business in recycling ft. A.L.N. Rao, Exigo Recycling

Everyone talks about recycling and reusing resources but what does it take to setup & scale a business in this sector? A.L.N. Rao, CEO of Exigo Recycling joins Girish Shivakumar to share his experience. Key top...

30 mins

Nov 06, 2022

Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment): Nudging individuals towards climate action

How can you get started with small action steps for a sustainable living?  Girish Shivakumar & Premasri Girish discuss the Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) programme. Key topics:  75 small action step...

16 mins

Oct 23, 2022

Play a virtual game to plant real trees ft. Michael Libenson, Carbon Counts

Wouldn’t it be fun if your daily dose of game time resulted in planting more trees? Well, that’s exactly what Michael Libenson has set out to do with the EverForest game.  Michael joins Girish Shivakumar on thi...

28 mins