Mission Shunya

Girish Shivakumar

All Episodes

Oct 26, 2020

Solubag – Water soluble bags as an alternative to common plastic

“We want to eliminate single-use plastic bags” reads a statement on the website of Solubag, a company based out of Chile.  Roberto Astete, Co-Founder joins Girish Shivakumar on this episode to share the story...

27 mins

Oct 12, 2020

FSC and Sustainable Forestry

What are the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifications all about?Is a planned, managed forest area really sustainable?Can the status quo be changed?  On this podcast episode Amar Deshpande (aka Amar Vyas)...

51 mins

Sep 28, 2020

Decarbonisation Futures – Australia’s road to net zero emissions

Discussing the global transition to net zero emissions is one of the themes of Mission Shunya (Shunya =Zero). Recently, ClimateWorks Australia, published the Decarbonisation Futures study that outlined the traj...

30 mins

Sep 14, 2020

Carbon Initiative Forum – Climate Change Awareness at Grassroots Level

Carbon Initiative Forum (CIF) aims to create climate change awareness at grassroots level. Why is it important? How do they go about doing it? How can you get involved? On this episode Sandeep Roy Choudhury jo...

34 mins

Aug 31, 2020

Conversation on Zero Toxicity, Corporate Climate Actions, EU Green Deal & more

In the last few years we have come across commitments from a range of global corporations committing to going 100% RE, reducing their emissions to net zero or in fact turning to net positive. What are the targe...

30 mins

Aug 17, 2020

Creating environmental awareness among children using behavioural economics & play based learning

How can behavioural economics and nudge be used to create awareness on environmental issues among children? Amishi Parasrampuria from Upcycler’s lab joins Girish Shivakumar to share the story of how products a...

36 mins

Aug 03, 2020

The Energy Talk - Energy & Sustainability in India

Olubunmi Olajide, the host of The Energy Talk podcast joins Girish Shivakumar to share his interest and work around telling stories from the global energy transition. Olubunmi featured the work of Mission Shuny...

47 mins

Jul 20, 2020

SDG 6: Access to clean water ft. WaterScope

1 in 10 people in the world don’t have access to clean water. The UN declared access to clean water and sanitation as a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6) in 2015. WaterScope has developed an inexpensive, rap...

39 mins

Jul 06, 2020

Renewable Energy as a Service for Industries

Renewable Energy (RE) procurement has moved on from being a corporate goal driven procurement for industries to cost-economics driven decision. How are the RE developers evolving to provide value  to this categ...

28 mins

Jun 22, 2020

Regenerative Thinking - Going beyond Sustainability

The most common definition of Sustainability is to have low / zero impact which is simply not enough for civilization to course correct. Regenerative, on the other hand means to be of positive impact through ou...

33 mins