The Investment Turnaround

Dr. Mariana Bozesan

In this podcast series, Dr. Mariana Bozesan interviews world renowned investors, scientists and other personalities who share their solutions toward the sustainable transformation of our financial systems. PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://aqalgroup.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/33nb8Oi Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ZumnmD Overcast: https://bit.ly/2FwkBuo SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/investmentwende Amazon Music: https://amzn.to/3oGDb4E BOOK: Integral Investing: https://aqalgroup.com/book-integral-investing/ CONNECT: YouTube: https://bit.ly/3hnNl5D Twitter: https://twitter.com/AQAL_Investing Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarianaBozesan LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marianabozesan/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariana.bozesan Medium: https://medium.com/@mariana.bozesan Narrated by Albert Bozesan, produced by Peak State Entertainment https://www.peak-state.com The AQAL Foundation informs our listeners that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the interviewees of our Investment Turnaround Podcast belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent the views nor the opinions of the AQAL Foundation, its founders, or other group of individuals.

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Ralf Frank | Financing Sustainable Growth & EU Regulation (#73)
03-07-2022
Ralf Frank | Financing Sustainable Growth & EU Regulation (#73)
My guest in this conversation is Ralf Frank, professor of Organizational Transformation at GISMA Business School who has extensive experience in investment and finance, as well as organizational transformation, sustainability, and digitalization. He started his professional career in Marketing and Business Development at Case International Harvester in 1992. He received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Universität Hamburg, an MBA from Sheffield Hallam University, and an MA in English, Communicational Sciences and Politics from Universität Essen. He is a trained Systemic Therapist & Consultant and member of the German chapter of the Club of Rome. In this interview, we discuss: 8:32 What is the sustainable finance action plan of the EU Commission? 9:12 What makes the EU Taxonomy a political instrument and why? 23:02 How does the EU Taxonomy apply to Venture Capital and Private Equity in general and Entrepreneurship in particular? And much more Enjoy the show and share it widely! EPISODE LINKS: Prof. Frank at GISMA: Integral Investing: Book website: INFO: Podcast website: Podcasts: Music: channel: SUBSCRIBE, FOLLOW AND LIKE: Mariana’s newsletter: channel: by Albert Bozesan, produced by Peak State Entertainment AQAL Foundation informs our listeners that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the interviewees of our Investment Turnaround Podcast belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent the views nor the opinions of the AQAL Foundation, its founders, or other group of individuals.
Ralf Frank | Financing Sustainable Growth & EU Regulation (#73)
03-07-2022
Ralf Frank | Financing Sustainable Growth & EU Regulation (#73)
My guest in this conversation is Ralf Frank, professor of Organizational Transformation at GISMA Business School who has extensive experience in investment and finance, as well as organizational transformation, sustainability, and digitalization. He started his professional career in Marketing and Business Development at Case International Harvester in 1992. He received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Universität Hamburg, an MBA from Sheffield Hallam University, and an MA in English, Communicational Sciences and Politics from Universität Essen. He is a trained Systemic Therapist & Consultant and member of the German chapter of the Club of Rome. In this interview, we discuss: 8:32 What is the sustainable finance action plan of the EU Commission? 9:12 What makes the EU Taxonomy a political instrument and why? 23:02 How does the EU Taxonomy apply to Venture Capital and Private Equity in general and Entrepreneurship in particular? And much more Enjoy the show and share it widely! EPISODE LINKS: Prof. Frank at GISMA: Integral Investing: Book website: INFO: Podcast website: Podcasts: Music: channel: SUBSCRIBE, FOLLOW AND LIKE: Mariana’s newsletter: channel: by Albert Bozesan, produced by Peak State Entertainment AQAL Foundation informs our listeners that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the interviewees of our Investment Turnaround Podcast belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent the views nor the opinions of the AQAL Foundation, its founders, or other group of individuals.
Corey Glickman, Jeff Kavanaugh | Practical Sustainability (#72)
20-02-2022
Corey Glickman, Jeff Kavanaugh | Practical Sustainability (#72)
How Practical is Sustainability? While several governments have launched their new green deals to implement the Paris Accord and the UN Agenda 2030, Corey Glickman and Jeff Kavanaugh have provided a timely, much-needed, and actionable guide on how to make it happen. It is called "Practical Sustainability: Circular commerce, smarter spaces, and happier humans" and is a well-researched and science-based handbook that shows in detail how to achieve environmental targets and carbon neutrality through circular commerce and exponential technologies across industries including smart cities. This book should be required reading for anyone involved with sustainability, intelligent buildings, and supply chains, because it is illustrating how technology combined with physical environments can elevate human potential while ushering in a greener, more prosperous future. And this is why, I have the great pleasure to present to you my recent interview with the authors Corey Glickman and Jeff Kavanaugh. Named among the top 100 influential designers of the decade, Corey Glickman is VP of Sustainability, Smart Spaces, and Strategic Design at Infosys. He is a member of MIT's Global Technology Advisory Board and faculty expert guest lecturer with Singularity University. Jeff Kavanaugh is adjunct Professor at the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas and Vice President and head of the Infosys Knowledge Institute, the research and thought leadership arm of Infosys. In this interview, they take us through the most important topics of their latest book, Practical Sustainability, including the following: • How can we reduce 40%, of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the construction operation of buildings including circular supply chains • How to apply circular economy thinking within the built environment in smarter spaces including commercial ones? • What is the definition of sustainability and circular economy within the context of digitalization - and why Spiral Economy would by a better term than circular economy? • What is the role of mindshift? • Where and how can we implement Practical Sustainability and how to make it financially feasible too? • Decarbonization of energy through new kinds of energy transmission • Sustainable cities, population shifts, reconstruction or reestablishment of existing infrastructures, architecture, design & build, future proof, Artificial Intelligence, and other great opportunities Enjoy the show and share it widely! Warmly, Mariana Bozesan EPISODE LINKS: Infosys: Integral Investing: Book website: INFO: Podcast website: Podcasts: Music: channel: SUBSCRIBE, FOLLOW AND LIKE: Mariana’s newsletter: channel: by Albert Bozesan, produced by Peak State Entertainment AQAL Foundation informs our listeners that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the interviewees of our Investment Turnaround Podcast belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent the views nor the opinions of the AQAL Foundation, its founders, or other group of individuals.
Daniel Schmachtenberger | Are We Currently Fighting World War III? (#71)
28-07-2021
Daniel Schmachtenberger | Are We Currently Fighting World War III? (#71)
As far as I am concerned, Daniel Schmachtenberger ("The War on Sensemaking") is one of the most brilliant thinkers on the planet today. He is a founding member at The Consilience Project, an organization that is focused on making accurate sense of current planetary developments with the intention to prevent global catastrophic risk. In this podcast, Daniel and I discuss a wide range of topics including the following: * What kind of thinking do we need to better understand and address current existential problems? * What have all these problems in common and how can we address them better? * Which powers are currently ruling the world and why none of them is democratic? * What is radical fragility and why is GDP a dreadful metric? What metric is better? * Are we currently fighting World War III ? * Are you curious yet? Enjoy this very special conversation and share it widely! — Mariana EPISODE LINKS: The Consilience Project: Schmachtenberger's own website: Integral Investing: Book website: INFO: Podcast website: Podcasts: Music: channel: SUBSCRIBE, FOLLOW AND LIKE: Mariana’s newsletter: channel: by Albert Bozesan, produced by Peak State Entertainment AQAL Foundation informs our listeners that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the interviewees of our Investment Turnaround Podcast belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent the views nor the opinions of the AQAL Foundation, its founders, or other group of individuals.
Carter Phipps | Conscious Leadership and then What? (#67)
10-05-2021
Carter Phipps | Conscious Leadership and then What? (#67)
What exactly is value? Obviously, we associate value with what we value personally but also with what is valued in our own culture and social environment, including ethics and morals. As we awaken to the importance of values, we see not only how the success of our business depends on them but also our future. Money Speaks The financial information tends to be a good way to convince people empirically of the value investing approach, aka Conscious Capitalism. Research shows that corporations with a culture based on sustainability and higher ethical values have also performed well financially—on average, eight times better than S&P 500 companies. The Conscious Capitalism movement, started in 2005 by John Mackey, who founded U.S. food retailer Whole Foods, is one manifestation of this trend. Under the leadership of Mackey, Whole Foods had a 40 percent higher ROI than other types of organizations over a period of 10 years. The shareholder value for investors in Whole Foods, which was sold to Amazon in 2017 for US$ 13.7 billion, grew between 1995 and 2006 to more than 1800%. What are the value characteristics of a conscious capitalist company? Companies such as Whole Foods, Stoneyfield Farms, REI, or Puma are financially successful also because, according to research, they cultivate values such as trust, integrity, transparency, caring, passion, and fun in addition to love, interdependence, loyalty, and the feeling of oneness. More importantly, these companies are led by conscious leaders such as Whole Foods founder and self-identified integral thinker, John Mackey. This is why, it is with great pleasure that I present to you in today’s podcast episode, Carter Phipps. Together with Whole Foods founder John Mackey, and Steve McIntosh, Carter is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Conscious Leadership. Carter Phipps is an integral thinker, a visionary writer, a business futurist, and evolutionary. He is the author of the book Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea and co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution. Conscious Leadership and the Mindshift In this podcast episode, Carter reveals the leadership characteristics of a conscious capitalist such as Whole Foods founder John Mackey and provides a roadmap for what it means to be a value-based entrepreneur and a business innovator that contributes to the great mindshift. He challenges conventional business practices to rethink outdated standards and shows what it means to embark on a life-long personal growth journey that leads to self-actualization, outgrowing one shadows, and living a life of purpose. Enjoy this very special conversation and share it widely EPISODE LINKS: Carter Phipps' website: INFO: Podcast website: Podcasts: Music: Investing: by Albert Bozesan, produced by Peak State Entertainment views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the interviewees of our Podcast are solely theirs and do not necessarily represent the views nor the opinions of the AQAL Foundation, its founders, or other group of individuals.
Anders Wijkman | Rethinking Economics, Education and Science (#62)
05-01-2021
Anders Wijkman | Rethinking Economics, Education and Science (#62)
My interview partner today is former member of the European Parliament and president of the Club of Rome, Anders Wijkman, member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences and Chair of Climate KIC. In this videocast, Anders Wijkman discusses how to start the economy post Covid and, more importantly, how to transform it to become sustainable to meet the current needs. Anders insists that education and science have to get rid of their silos and reductionistic ways, and take center stage in teaching key players how nature really works. In his view, "economists are the worst [educated] because they they learn absolutely nothing about how the planet works, so they put an economic and technological system on top of nature.” He offers his thoughts on how to restructure the economy including its cost structure. For example, manufacturing a car costs nothing compared with its impact on nature, natural resources, and pollution. From an investor’s perspective, Anders thinks that our "taxation system, it's very, very skewed with only about 5% of taxes and fees related to the environment, energy and pollution and resources” making "the whole cost structure flawed” which affects investors, businesses and entrepreneurs. Enjoy the show!! EPISODE LINKS: Anders' website: INFO: Podcast website: Podcasts: Music: Investing: by Albert Bozesan, produced by Peak State Entertainment AQAL Foundation informs our listeners that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the interviewees of our Investment Turnaround Podcast belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent the views nor the opinions of the AQAL Foundation, its founders, or other group of individuals.
Garry Jacobs | Creating 100 Million Jobs is Feasible (#60)
09-09-2020
Garry Jacobs | Creating 100 Million Jobs is Feasible (#60)
Garry Jacobs is a fellow member of the Club of Rome, the president of the World Academy of Art and Science and CEO of the World University Consortium. He is an American-born transdisciplinary thinker, author, and researcher who has lived in Pondicherry, India for many decades. He was widely influenced by Sri Aurobindo and his integral philosophy of consciousness evolution, which Garry applies to business, management, social development and psychology. Garry's passion is consciousness evolution through human, natural, and social capital. In this interview, he discusses the requirements a New Green Deal ought to have in order to succeed, particularly from an Indian perspective but not limited to it. He argues that money is in abundant supply and not the issue when it comes to restarting the economy post COVID-19; instead, we need the political will. Garry reminds us that the U.S. has managed to create 100 million jobs over the past century and shows how it can be repeated as soon as we stop draining the abundance created at the bottom of the pyramid to fill a few pockets at the top. In this exciting interview, he outlines his strategy on how to leverage the power associated with money to shift not only outdated economic systems but also the dogmas of academia, education, and climate denial. Enjoy this very special show! EPISODE LINKS: URL: @_WAAS_ @worldacademyofartandscience PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: Podcasts: Music: Investing: by Albert Bozesan, produced by Peak State Entertainment AQAL Foundation informs our listeners that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the interviewees of our Investment Turnaround Podcast belong solely to the author and do not represent the views nor the opinions of the AQAL Foundation, its founders, or other group of individual.
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker | Is Capitalism Failing? (#64)
06-09-2020
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker | Is Capitalism Failing? (#64)
Professor Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker is an icon of the sustainability movement and a former member of the German parliament. He was president of the Club of Rome and a professor at several renowned universities and institutes, including the UN Centre for Science and Technology. Ernst is the founder of the Wuppertal Institute, which he developed into a leading think tank on energy efficiency, material flows and climate policy. In this program, Ernst expresses his view that one major reason why communism failed is because its prices didn't reflect the economic truth. In a similar way, he suspects that capitalism could go down too if its prices don’t begin to reflect the ecological truth soon. In drawing from his latest report to the Club of Rome, Come On, von Weizsaecker outlines several ways of how to address current systemic challenges and paints a positive outlook on our future. He gives hope and reminisces from his time as a member of the German parliament where he was instrumental in introducing an ecological tax reform, which taxed "what we don't want and untaxed or reduce taxes for what we want…By making it more profitable to lay off kilowatt hours instead of people, this system has saved and created some 300,000 jobs in Germany.” Enjoy this very special show! EPISODE LINKS: Ernst's website: On": INFO: Podcast website: Podcasts: Music: Investing: by Albert Bozesan, produced by Peak State Entertainment AQAL Foundation informs our listeners that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the interviewees of our Investment Turnaround Podcast belong solely to the author and do not represent the views nor the opinions of the AQAL Foundation, its founders, or other group of individual.
Julia Ormond | How to End Modern Day Slavery (#59)
17-08-2020
Julia Ormond | How to End Modern Day Slavery (#59)
Dr. Mariana Bozesan interviews Julia Ormond, Actress and Philanthropist In this interview, world-class actress Julia Ormond shares her journey on how she became a human rights advocate and a passionate voice against forced labor, human trafficking, and for more transparency in supply chains. For Julia, this is a very personal issue and it should be for you too. Why? Because every time we drink a cup of coffee, wear a piece of clothing or a handbag, we become unknowingly complicit with those who exploit women and children to manufacture our luxury goods. By listening to Julia, you will be as surprised (and enraged) as I was to learn that today, there are still 40.3 million enslaved people worldwide and 24.9 million who live under forced labour conditions. Exploiting them all generates $150 billion revenue per annum which is, of course, tax free. So, please join Julia’s ASSET, the Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking, campaign now to end this nightmare. Thank you for making your life a masterpiece. More information on Julia Ormond and The Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking (ASSET): URL: @JuliaOrmond Facebook: @ESNcommunity PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: Podcasts: Music: Investing: by Albert Bozesan, produced by Peak State Entertainment AQAL Foundation informs our listeners that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the interviewees of our Investment Turnaround Podcast belong solely to the author and do not represent the views nor the opinions of the AQAL Foundation, its founders, or other group of individual.
Charly Kleissner | From Breaking up Monopolies to Deep Impact (#54)
08-07-2020
Charly Kleissner | From Breaking up Monopolies to Deep Impact (#54)
My guest today is fellow deep impact investor, TONIIC founder and Club of Rome colleague, Dr. Charly Kleissner. He believes that the deeper meaning of wealth is to make a positive contribution to humanity and the planet. He sees impact investing not as an intellectual exercise, but as an expression of who he really is. Thus, the main conversation in this program gravitates around the short, medium and long-term interventions that should be made in order to restart the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic. Charly insists on restructuring and forgiving loans in the short term to all those who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic so they can strengthen their health, recover their economic prowess and regain their purchasing power. Moreover, he thinks that providing blended capital in the long and medium term would help transform the investment industry toward becoming more sustainable and help create a more resilient economy. Also, he dives into the role exponentially growing technologies in the current landscape and how we can leverage them to ensure Deep Impact and the future of life on the planet. Dr. Kleissner co-founded KL Felicitas Foundation (www.klfelicitasfoundation.org), and Social-Impact International (www.social-impact.org), which help social entrepreneurs worldwide to accelerate and increase their impact. Dr. Kleissner co-founded Toniic (www.toniic.com), and the ‘100% Impact Network’, global networks for impact investors. Dr. Kleissner is Chairman of the Board at ImpactAssets (www.impactassets.org), and serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Hub Company (www.the-hub.net) and the High Level Advisory Board of UNSIF (undp.socialimpact.fund). Dr. Kleissner has over twenty years of experience as a senior technology executive in Silicon Valley companies like NeXT and Ariba. Dr. Kleissner earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Technology, Vienna. Enjoy the show and share it widely! -- Mariana Bozesan More information on Charly Kleissner and Toniic: Web: Transition Scoreboard® reports: INFO: Podcast website: Podcasts: Music: Investing: by Albert Bozesan, produced by Peak State Entertainment AQAL Foundation informs our listeners that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the interviewees of our Investment Turnaround Podcast belong solely to the author and do not represent the views nor the opinions of the AQAL Foundation, its founders, or other group of individual.
Chantal Carpentier | MSMEs as Agents of Green, Resilient, Inclusive & Circular Economies (GRIC)(#52)
07-07-2020
Chantal Carpentier | MSMEs as Agents of Green, Resilient, Inclusive & Circular Economies (GRIC)(#52)
Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier "MSMEs as agent of Green, Resilient, Inclusive and Circular economies (GRIC)" Episode # 52 of the Investment Turnaround Podcast Series with Dr. Mariana Bozesan In this extremely positive and empowering videocast the head of UNCTAD New York, Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier, uncovers the systemic issues of our financial, economic and trade systems and presents very concrete ways on how to increase social cohesion and community resilience by taking a different governance approach post COVID-19. Among other fault lines of our financial system, she discusses alternative ways of financing the UN SDGs through a different global liquidity and financial model by leveraging illicit billions of dollars currently hidden in tax havens. Moreover, she points out the important role of MSMEs (Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises) financing including the role of fintech startups in aiding with the fast distribution of COVID-19 financial relief. Enjoy the show! More information on Chantal Line Carpentier: URL: @ChantalLine @equalmoonshot @UNCTADNewYork PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: Podcasts: Music: Investing: by Albert Bozesan, produced by Peak State Entertainment AQAL Foundation informs our listeners that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the interviewees of our Investment Turnaround Podcast belong solely to the author and do not represent the views nor the opinions of the AQAL Foundation, its founders, or other group of individual.