Maria: It’s great to be here, Spiffy! Through my work at The Grameen Creative Lab (TGCL), we were mainly addressing one challenge—how can we make business as usual become even more usual by putting people and the planet at the center? At TGCL, we were using creativity and innovation, in particular, to train social entrepreneurs and company leaders of today and tomorrow to adopt social business principles and mindsets in the way they were designing and carrying out their business, following the vision of our founder and Nobel laureate—Professor Muhammad Yunus. Key aspects of our programs were to first analyze problems systemically.
Thanks for having me, Spiffy! At NYU CIC, through the Pathfinders initiative, I work with governments and organizations to think through ways to reduce inequalities in societies, so that everyone has access to services and opportunities. We show how societies that are more equal are also better positioned to address other challenges, like climate change, pandemics or violence. We help raise awareness of lessons learned and experiences from different countries and organizations, and provide evidence for the importance of ensuring fairer outcomes for all members of society regardless of their income, race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, etc.
La Neice: Thanks for having me, Spiffy. My organization works to ban nuclear testing to keep the world safe from the effects of nuclear tests and the weapons these tests help create.
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