Impact at Scale had a chat with Simon JD Schillebeeckx the Co-Founder of Global Mangrove Trust and Handprint. Both of these organizations work towards preserving the natural ecosystems around the world.
Simon is in a unique position of being both an academic at Singapore Management University and an entrepreneur which gives him an interesting perspective on sustainability. His combination of science-backed research along with business practicality allows him to contribute positively to both aspects of his life.
Some of the topics that Simon covered:
- What an academic entrepreneur is
- The contradiction between being an academic and an entrepreneur
- The power of mangroves
- Operating within the capitalist system
- How to nudge people to change
- The importance of regulation
Some other titles we considered for this episode
- Design is the first signal of human intention
- We have built wealth by stealing the future from the next generations
- You cannot throw anything away, you can get it out of sight
- Nature doesn't waste anything
Read the best-effort transcript below (This technology is still not as good as they say it is…):