What Does Love Have to Do With It?: Innovation, Collaboration, & Acceleration to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

Ian de Cruz, Global Director of P4G (Partnership for Green Growth and Global Goals by 2020) will joins guest host Gene Early this week to share vision, implementation, and successes from P4G’s contribution to creating a sustainable, global future.

Ian will address the question of, “How do you lead by example to make healthy, sustainably-sourced food more available for all; transform our cities into cleaner, healthier places to live and work; reduce global waste and find new ways to use and re-use what we already have?” For him it begins with love. That love has its source in his origin story, a child of a migrant family, and his journey to envisioning a safer, healthier, more inclusive world for himself and others.

He’ll share how his history has shaped his identity and prepared him to lead this global effort. He’ll also describe how P4G’s leadership team has directed the incubation and acceleration of more than 70 global partnerships in eight countries and already reduced CO2 emissions by almost 200,000 metric tons with more to come.

Join us as Ian gives us a glimpse into the future that he sees, what is required for us to move rapidly toward net zero carbon emissions and meet our very challenging climate and sustainability goals.

This episode will be airing live on 15th April 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about Ian de Cruz:

Ian de Cruz is the Global Director of P4G, Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030, a part of the World Resources Institute Washington, DC. P4G is supporting innovative public-private partnerships advancing the new economy. His leadership is bringing together global government, business, and civil-society organizations in the areas of food, water, shelter, energy, and sustainable use of resources.

Prior to joining P4G, Ian was the Deputy Director of Global Strategy and Partnerships at the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. There he co-led the strategic direction, vision, work program, and funding strategy for the organization, while engaging a network of more than 100 organizations. He has also co-led the integration of climate change within the humanitarian and development work of World Vision, one of the world’s largest international NGOs working in nearly 100 countries. Trained as a lawyer, Ian has held management positions in Australian government departments where he also helped shape large complex commercial transactions of public private infrastructure partnerships in the energy, resources, transport, and urban planning sectors.

Ian holds an MBA degree from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees (majoring in accounting and finance) from the University of Western Australia.

This episode will be airing live on 15th April 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about guest host Gene Early:

Gene is an entrepreneurially oriented leader committed to developing talent, establishing culture as a strategic driver, and building great organizations. He is passionate about aligning individual, team, and organizational values for transformation. Presently, he is based in the US and is a partner in Leaders’ Quest as well as working internationally with start-ups, corporates, and companies in transition. He co-founded Genomic Health, Inc (www.genomichealth.com) in Silicon Valley; functioned as Vice-Chancellor of Operations at the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii; and co-founded the first NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) training institute in Europe as well as helping develop NLP institutes in six European countries. His PhD is in leadership and organizational development and has published books, E-books, and articles that have been translated globally. He and his wife, Benedicte, love travel, new adventures, and hanging out with family. gene.early@leadersquest.org

This episode will be airing live on 15th April 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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