Seven Aside: The Podcast
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The Concordia CEO and co-founder on this moment for relations in the Western Hemisphere, taking a stand on misinformation and trust, a forthcoming immersion in the Amazon, and sport as a crucial pillar of his organization’s approach and proposition
The sustainability, business ethics, and organizational psychology expert puts into context this moment in the annals of the business-society compact, sheds light on disconnects between ESG and ethics, challenges the convention and convenience of “win-win”, and champions the need, in leadership circles, for a new sobriety and restraint.
Ethan Zohn and Dr. Tommy Clark
The Grassroot Soccer co-founders on twenty years of social impact work, the nonprofit’s scrappy beginnings and recent foray into mental health, Covid ingenuity and systemic challenges to public health globally
Third Way’s Senior Vice President for Climate and Energy on the scale of the opportunity in decarbonization, reimagining the “virtuous cycle” of international cooperation, hype versus reality in nuclear and the crystallization of historic U.S. legislation in the run-up to 2024
Vaughan Gething MS
The Welsh Government’s Minister for Economy on the country’s development vision, its special ties to America, the edge in semiconductors and clean tech and the vital importance of maintaining stability and optimism
Cindy Parlow Cone
The U.S. Soccer president on critical shared values in the Turner/HBO Max deal, Federation leadership on human rights, outlook for the men’s team in Qatar, and a ‘Decade of American Soccer’
On international soft power ambitions, the geopolitics of media, entertainment and sport, stakeholder capitalism and hypersonic missiles with the Co-President of Teneo Political Risk Advisory
Shamina Singh & Miguel Gamiño Jr
Off the back of Angeleno Connect—evolution of a COVID pilot with the City of Los Angeles—Mastercard’s heads of inclusive growth, sustainability and global cities on cities as a critical ‘unit of measurement’ for economic inclusion and wellbeing, building financial security for workers worldwide, and ESG as a bedrock for companywide strategy
Demetra Thornton & Kristin Byrd
The Gensler Sports leaders on the impact of climate urgency on design imperative, how second-tier cities set a precedent, progressive stadia and the urban master plan, and intelligent flexibility driving efficiencies and inclusiveness in the built environment
Los Angeles’s Deputy Mayor of International Affairs—the first in America to hold such a position—on global cities as strongholds of progressive values, competition and collaboration with foreign partners and rethinking opportunities for those who have borne the brunt of COVID
The Sony Pictures Classics EVP of Acquisitions and Production on staying true to a theatrical-first model, the Netflix-Sony deal, the enduring power of cinema in the value chain and the ‘magical,’ old-world mystique of truffles
The Transport for London Commissioner and former NYCTA chief turned Gotham folk hero on the golden opportunity to rethink urban transportation, striking a healthy balance with cars and private mobility services, the need for courageous and principled leadership, and his newfound affinity for cycling. (What’s more: he’s not done with New York.)
The founder and CEO of The Black List on rhetoric versus results on the path to meritocracy and true representation, international streamers and the next generation of filmmaking talent, art’s obligation to truth, and the improbably ‘perfect’ Ted Lasso
The founder and President of Angel City FC on the football club as ‘platform’, maintaining a shared vision among stakeholders, sponsorship innovation, and a media- and tech-forward approach to a purpose-driven enterprise
The Allbirds co-founder/co-CEO on tackling carbon emissions and setting an industry standard with Adidas, the imperative of collective action and how far business and governments have come on sustainability in just a year’s time.
The LAFC SVP of Corporate Strategy and Development on the organization’s stakes in the historic Master Plan for the ‘crossroads of Los Angeles’—Exposition Park.
The R/GA Ventures Managing Partner, R/GA Global COO, and twenty-year veteran of the firm on what makes his practice tick, and why football is prime for collaboration.
The chairman of Teneo Risk and former head of the LA and NY police departments on stadium safety and security in the 21st century
The global leader of Media and Entertainment at PwC’s Strategy& on football’s strong position, the future of streaming, and why the sports media rights bubble might not pop.
The global creative chairman for McCann Worldgroup, among
Ad Age’s ‘Creativity 50’ for 2016, on the changing world of advertising, the benefit of being nice, and why West Ham needs to win.
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