Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Outrage + Optimism

Oct 14, 2021

For the first time ever, we are all in-person bringing you this episode from the TED Countdown Summit in Edinburgh! TED Countdown is an event that officially kicked off on 12th October and encompasses four days of inspiring talks, collaboration, connections and commitments to meaningful action for a better world ahead of COP26.

Our guest today is Paul Polman, return Outrage + Optimism guest and a celebrated business leader who made sustainability the heart of a global consumer business’ growth agenda in his former role as CEO of Unilever. He is joined by one of the most widely read, published and acclaimed writers on sustainability, Andrew Winston, to talk about the new book the two have co-authored, “Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take”.  

We unpack the ways the book re-frames how business can put a lasting end inequality and climate change. Can every business be Net Positive? Find out!

Stick around for a track of epic proportions from musical guest, WACO.



Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now!

Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise




Mentioned links from the episode:


Go buy Paul + Andrew’s new book: Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take


TED Countdown!

Blog (Day 2) | Twitter | Instagram


Clay Recommends - Visualizing Climate Change: An Open Call For Photography


Thank you to our guests this week, Paul Polman and Andrew Winston!


Paul Polman

Influencer, business leader, campaigner

Twitter | LinkedIn 


Andrew Winston

Writer, Adviser/Speaker on Megatrends & Sustainability, Consultant on Corporate Strategy

Twitter | LinkedIn


Amazing music this week was from WACO!



Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify


You gotta see their punkishly cosmic music video for “A New Future


They have a physical copy of their latest record for sale out on Venn Records, made from leftover waste vinyl: “Hope Rituals” - Buy It!


Sales will be donated to Beyond Gender - Please check out the work they are doing to create a fairer and safer society.



Keep up with Christiana Figueres here:

Instagram | Twitter


Tom Rivett-Carnac:

Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn


Paul Dickinson:

LinkedIn | Twitter



Follow @GlobalOptimism on social media and send us a message!

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn


Don't forget to hit SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss another episode of Outrage + Optimism!