Planet Innovation is a monthly podcast about business solutions to solve environmental problems. We bring uplifting conversations with scientists and entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions for the planet. This is not another doom and gloom sustainability podcast. From solar clothing to lab-based meat, we discuss how science and entrepreneurship can save the earth. Season 1 starts in September 2018. 

Host Maggie Delmas is a professor of Management at the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability and the Anderson School of Management. She is the author of the Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet, published at Stanford University Press.

This podcast is for curious consumers, concerned parents, probing millennials, hard-working generation X and attentive boomers, as well as entrepreneurs in search of inspiration and policymakers in search of solutions.

The rationale

We have come to realize that the messaging about climate change and sustainability hasn’t been as effective as hoped. Narratives of fear have dominated the discourse from scientists, activists, and the media to encourage conservation responses to climate change. They focus on the catastrophic: rising sea levels, floods, hurricanes, and more. These narratives cause people to feel despair, doubt, grief, anger, or guilt—but are not very effective in finding a solution. They may even foster apathy and indifference. We think there is a real need for a more positive approach to sustainability. There are many scientists and entrepreneurs who are currently developing innovative solutions for the planet. These solutions are often complex, and they might face some customer or regulatory resistance. This podcast will talk about scientific discoveries, entrepreneurial journeys, and behavioral change.