Mission Shunya

Girish Shivakumar

All Episodes

Mar 28, 2021

Delivering sustainability in the materials value chain ft. Umicore

Will we run out of Lithium for EV batteries? Is Cobalt ethically sourced? How much of metals can we extract through recycling? All your questions on the sustainability of material extraction, global supply chai...

42 mins

Mar 14, 2021

How sustainable is urban farming? ft. Shalini Patwal

Is urban farming really sustainable? Is it the same throughout the world? Why should look at it holistically?  Shalini Patwal, an infrastructure development consultant passionate about climate change and susta...

50 mins

Feb 21, 2021

Building a career in cleantech ft. Rajesh Bhat

Do you want to know what it takes to build a career in cleantech? What should you consider if you are planning to turn an entrepreneur? On this special episode Rajesh Bhat joins Girish Shivakumar and shares hi...

39 mins

Feb 08, 2021

An upcycling story ft. Help Us Green

Help Us Green has pioneered the art of converting flower waste into a useful product recreating the fragrance as it upcycles the waste or called flowercycling. In the process they have created an ecosystem help...

24 mins

Jan 25, 2021

UK’s 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution ft. Dr David Reiner

UK set the ball rolling for countries to commit to a transition towards a zero carbon economy. Recently UK announced the 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution, the first major piece of strategy provid...

43 mins

Jan 04, 2021

How does climate change impact renewable energy generation?

How does climate change impact renewable energy generation? New evidence on how marine temperature rise and the unseasonal cyclonic events caused the variance in wind generation is here. On an average there was...

33 mins

Dec 21, 2020

Converting waste to bio CNG and fertilizer ft. Carbon Masters

Kevin Houston , co-founder of Carbon Masters joins Girish Shivakumar on this episode to share his entrepreneurial journey. The product, Carbonlites is India's very first compressed biogas brand and it is used f...

39 mins

Dec 07, 2020

Enabling businesses and individuals go carbon neutral ft. Carbonfund.org

How can you reach your net zero goals if you can’t directly invest in a project? Carbonfund.org enables businesses and individuals go carbon neutral.  Brian McFarland, Senior Vice President of Carbon Offset Pro...

25 mins

Nov 23, 2020

Building and scaling up an energy analytics platform to support grid integration of Renewable Energy ft. REConnect Energy

Vishal Pandya, co-founder of REConnect Energy, an entrepreneur who has built India’s leading energy analytics platform joins Girish Shivakumar to share the REConnect story. It’s a very a candid and engaging con...

50 mins

Nov 09, 2020

Delivering sustainability projects in the developing world ft. Ecoforge

On this episode Girish Shivakumar is joined by Sagar Gubbi, Managing Partner at Ecoforge Advisors, who shares the story of Ecoforge and how they are working to enable access to technology and capital in the dev...

64 mins