Mission Shunya

Girish Shivakumar

All Episodes

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

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