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In this podcast series, Dr. Mariana Bozesan inter…


Tomas Björkman | Is a Conscious Society an Illusion? (#65)
Sep 18 • 54 min
Tomas Björkman is a former investment banker, a successful serial-entrepreneur in financial services, media, property and banking, as well as a caring social entrepreneur, book author, and an applied integral philosopher. Tomas is the founder of the…
Garry Jacobs | Creating 100 Million Jobs is Feasible (#60)
Sep 9 • 60 min
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,…
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker | Is Capitalism Failing? (#64)
Sep 6 • 50 min
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…
Julia Ormond | How to End Modern Day Slavery (#59)
Aug 17 • 109 min
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…
Christoph Stückelberger | Beyond Good and Evil (#58)
Aug 3 • 59 min
My guest today is Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Stückelberger, the founder and President of “Globethics.net Foundation” based in Geneva, Switzerland. For the past four decades his main focus has been on ethics which he has pursued tirelessly through his…
Christian Berg | A Transdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability (#57)
Jul 17 • 36 min
In this program, Christian Berg helps us understand the barriers that prevent fast progress and shares his solutions described in his new report to the Club of Rome entitled Sustainable Action: Overcoming the Barriers. He takes various perspectives from…
Barrett C. Brown | Unleashing Your Inner Power to Succeed Fast (#56)
Jul 9 • 45 min
In this program, Barrett focuses on one of the most under noticed, yet highly leveraged, areas in life that can help make significant improvements and ultimately lead to the future we all want. And that is the necessary mind shift in you as an individual…
John Fullerton | Creating a Finer Future (#55)
Jul 8 • 52 min
John Fullerton considers 2020 to be a momentous leap in humanity’s evolution with profound ramifications that go well beyond previous revolutions from agricultural, industrial, to informational. If we want to create sustainable economies, we must copy…
Charly Kleissner | From Breaking up Monopolies to Deep Impact (#54)
Jul 8 • 54 min
Dr. Charly Kleissner is an impact investor. 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.…
Hazel Henderson | On Helicopter Money, the New Green Deal and Acceptable Taxes (#53)
Jul 7 • 62 min
In this videocast Hazel discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic is (mis)handled in the US, under which circumstances people would gladly pay pollution taxes, and how the USD11 trillion stimulus package should be used to ensure a sustainable economic recovery.…
Chantal Carpentier | MSMEs as Agents of Green, Resilient, Inclusive & Circular Economies (GRIC)(#52)
Jul 7 • 28 min
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…
Lin Kayser | 3D Printing the Future (#51)
Jul 7 • 41 min
From global supply chain dependency to failed digitization, the COVID-19 is making the fragility of our systems more obvious than ever. In this fascinating videocast, Lin Kayser is showing how we can transform to become more resilient, flexible, and…
Stefan Brunnhuber | The Tao of Finance (#50)
Jun 8 • 38 min
In this invigorating videocast, Prof. Stefan Brunnhuber is discussing the asymmetric shocks that humanity is collectively facing for the first time during peaceful times. If we want to address the weaknesses of current financial and economic systems, we…
Marianne Williamson | Changing Finance and Financing Change (Episode 1)
May 17 • 18 min
Marianne Williamson, former 2020 U.S. Presidential Candidate, bestselling author, and philanthropist, emphasizes the issues associated with the current bailout packages. These packages perpetuate the previous unjust distribution system which gives to the…
Jan Bellermann | Why Waking Up is the Premise for Conscious Capitalism (#48)
Apr 18 • 46 min
Times of crisis remind us that we cannot control the outside world, we cannot control what other people do, we cannot control the weather, nor a coronavirus for that matter. What we can control is our psychological state, what we think, how we behave, and…
Tom Schulz | Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur and Integral Investor (#47)
Feb 28 • 71 min
In this podcast, integral investor and AQAL Group founder Tom Schulz shares his investment and entrepreneurship journey. While still working as a management consultant at BCG, he started his first Internet company in a garage in Palo Alto before founding…
Roland Slot | A McKinsey Partner on Raising Global Consciousness (#46)
Feb 14 • 57 min
While still a McKinsey partner, Roland Slot co-founded (with McKinsey) Aberkyn with the intention to help expand the “consciousness of leaders so they transform themselves, their teams and their organizations to be a force for good in the world”. In this…
Peta Milan | Why Media is Key to Societal Transformation (#45)
Jan 23 • 50 min
In this interview, Peta Milan takes the listener on a journey of great exploration and massive transformation. She helps understand the mechanisms of power in the world with the intention to open new possibilities for reimagining new systems that are…
Andreas Rickert | A Proven Recipe for Breaking Down Silos (#44)
Jan 9 • 41 min
In this podcast, Dr. Andreas Rickert shares why he started Phineo almost ten years ago and how he succeeded to grow it into one of the most successful European organizations that has become a role model for supporting civic engagement for common welfare.…
Mariana Bozesan & Jeff Kavanaugh | Recruiting the Best Talent in the Digital Era (#43)
Dec 11, 2019 • 48 min
In this podcast, Jeff Kavanaugh, the head of the Infosys Knowledge Institute interviews Mariana Bozesan within the context of their research on “how the best companies get the skills they need to thrive in the digital era.” On this occasion, Mariana…
Mila Popovich | For Every Trump There Is a Greta (#42)
Nov 28, 2019 • 76 min
Today’s podcast focuses on the very important mind shift necessary for large-scale transformation within the time frame defined by climate scientists; namely within the next decade. Dr. Mila Popovich compares our current collective behavior with that of a…
Robert Bürmann | Major Integral Impact Without Corruption (#41)
Nov 13, 2019 • 43 min
Listen to a rare tale of success. Robert Bürmann has turned Fairventures into an integrally sustainable business model with a scalable social and environmental impact, as well as a nice financial sustainability structure. In this podcast, Robert tells us…
Peter Matthies | Why Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast (#40)
Oct 31, 2019 • 39 min
Having worked on both sides of the equation as a VC at Apax Partners and as a consultant at Accenture, Peter Matthies knows exactly what makes or breaks a top executive in today’s business world. In this session, he shares his conscious business…
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens | How to Use AI for Good (#39)
Oct 17, 2019 • 55 min
“If you want to change reality – one powerful way is to change what you measure, how you measure it, and why you measure it,” said Dr. Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, who has developed one of the most elaborate and advanced set of metrics to measure consciousness,…
Thomas Kehler | How AI Predicts Start-up Funding Success (Episode 38)
Oct 15, 2019 • 55 min
In this exciting podcast Tom Kehler talks about AI past and future, and how he is applying it to help investors in their due diligence process. His AI-based system predicts with more than 80% accuracy early-stage start-up funding success. Its predictive…
Vesna Vučinić-Nešković | City Promenades: the Key to Sustainable Civilizations? (Episode 37)
Sep 18, 2019 • 52 min
Driven by exponentially growing technologies such as an explosion of sensors, high-speed networks and AI, tomorrow’s cities will be revolutionizing almost every aspect of our lives because most of us will be living there. Unlikely most people do not think…
Mariana Bozesan | On Atheism, the Future of Capital, and Safe AI (Special Episode 36)
Sep 4, 2019 • 49 min
In this very personal interview given prior to the Future of Capital conference to be held at the United Nations Headquarter scheduled for September 12-13, Dr. Mariana Bozesan shares her path from humble beginnings in communist Romania to becoming a…
Frank Dixon | How Lack of Fulfillment Drives Transformation (Episode 35)
Aug 21, 2019 • 39 min
In this podcast Frank Dixon explains the difference between the ESG criteria of the UN PRI and the new Agenda 2030 with its 17 UN SGDs. He helps clarify the confusion between the two and discusses why system change will soon become the dominant issue in…
Joscha Bach | Do We Live in a Simulation? (Episode 34)
Aug 8, 2019 • 56 min
In this philosophically daring podcast, Dr. Joscha Bach addresses several important questions related to our understanding of who we are as human beings and how this understanding informs the AI systems we are currently developing. He challenges the…
Mamphela Ramphele | Nelson Mandela Was Like a Father to Me (Episode 33)
Jul 25, 2019 • 36 min
In this podcast Dr. Ramphele reminds us that freeing the planet from the negative influence of human civilizations such as destructive CO2 emissions and overpopulation, means freeing ourselves from the bondage of disempowering beliefs about ourselves as…
Michael Ahrens | Applications in Exponential Medicine - A Case Study (Episode 32)
Jul 10, 2019 • 32 min
Spine surgeon Dr. Ahrens presents the smallest operation tent we have seen, which he invented to perform surgery under troubled conditions and to bring proper health care to disaster areas. This single use expandable sterile glovebox type surgical…
Robin Lincoln Wood | 7 Steps for Selecting Great Investments (Episode 31)
Jun 27, 2019 • 70 min
Dr. Wood campaigned not only against apartheid and worked toward the release of Nelson Mandela back in the 1980s. In this podcast, he is sharing his “Thriveability Model,” as an effective way to identify the most successful projects, businesses, and…
Cecile Blilious | Finding Peers in Impact Investing (Episode 30)
Jun 12, 2019 • 39 min
Do you want to learn from peers in Impact Investing? Then look no further. In this interview, Cecile Blilious shares why you should hesitate no longer but fully embrace your mission and purpose in life right now. She shares her investment successes and…
Stefan Brunnhuber | The Tao of Finance (Episode 29)
May 31, 2019 • 35 min
An integral thinker and practitioner of applied integral theory, Prof. Brunnhuber has developed a financial mechanism that would allow not only 1 percent but 99 percent of the global population to benefit from global wealth flow. In this podcast he…
Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir | Why Do We Need a New Enlightenment? (Episode 28)
May 16, 2019 • 30 min
We all know that something significant must change if we want to reduce the current global CO2 emissions in half by 2030. Yet, few of us know what to do individually to contribute toward reaching the tipping point where ALL parts of society move…
Carlos Alvarez-Pereira | Is Digital Sustainability Possible? (Episode 27)
May 2, 2019 • 60 min
While there is a strong investors’ interest in digital technologies, their role in the emergence of a new paradigm of sustainable development is far from being granted. The avalanche of news about big data, AI and blockchain does not help in clarifying…
John Schellnhuber | Don’t Kill Your Customer (Episode 26)
Apr 18, 2019 • 40 min
Prof. Schellnhuber’s greatest piece of advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and business people within the context of climate change is: “Don’t kill your customer!” In this podcast, he discusses the impact of the double exponential growth of IT, bio-tech,…
Maja Göpel | Looking for the Great Mindshift toward Transformation (Episode 25)
Apr 4, 2019 • 45 min
Today’s guest is Dr. Maja Goepel, political economist, member in the international Club of Rome, the new Secretary General of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and former Head of the Berlin Office at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate,…
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker | Disruptive Tech: Curse or Blessing? (Episode 24)
Mar 20, 2019 • 42 min
Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, former co-president of the Club of Rome, provides in this podcast guidance, solutions, encouragement, and hope in a world gone slightly mad. He offers an optimistic outlook onto the future by pointing to…
Friedhelm Boschert | Finance and Mindfulness: a Contradiction in Terms? (Episode 23)
Mar 7, 2019 • 49 min
In this podcast, former top banker Dr. Friedhelm Boschert shares how he has been able to successfully bring mindfulness and meditation into the banking world. He talks about several impactful instruments for cultural change, including that of Prof.…
Ian Dunlop | A Wake-up Call from a Fossil Fuel Expert (Episode 22)
Feb 20, 2019 • 30 min
In this podcast, Club of Rome member Ian Dunlop reminds us that delaying to peak fossil fuel emissions gives us too little time to transform the global economy to avert the worst impacts of climate change. He shows investors how to accelerate their…
Petra Kuenkel | Get Out of Your Daily Traps (Episode 21)
Feb 7, 2019 • 31 min
In this podcast about leadership, Dr. Kuenkel discloses the main traps leaders face every day and shows how to avoid them. Moreover, she details her top six collective leadership tenets that can help each leader build successful organizations. These…
Anders Wijkman | Climate Change vs. Free Markets – An Uneven Fight (Episode 20)
Jan 23, 2019 • 31 min
Climate-KIC Chair and former Co-President of the Club of Rome Prof. Dr. h.c. Anders Wijkman relies on practical solutions that exist and presents a plan for an independent and serious organisation with expertise, influence, and gravitas, like the Club of…
Gunter Pauli | You Don’t Need to Please Everyone (Episode 19)
Jan 8, 2019 • 33 min
Serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, and Club of Rome member Gunter Pauli gives hope at a time when many people talk about dooms day scenarios. He dreams big and demonstrates how his Blue Economy outperforms the globalized one. His +200 projects have…
Ken Wilber | The Philosopher Behind Modern Investing (Episode 18)
Dec 17, 2018 • 113 min
Do you want to understand today’s world, yourself, and the hidden determinants of successful transformation? Then this episode is a must! Future generations will refer to Ken Wilber in the same way we talk today about Hegel, Nietzsche or Kant. In this…
Graeme Maxton | Preventing the End of Civilization (Episode 17)
Nov 23, 2018 • 41 min
Today’s guest is current Nr. 1 Amazon Bestseller Graeme Maxton, author of “Change” and former Secretary General of the Club of Rome. In this podcast, Maxton insists that we MUST stop carbon emissions right away in order to save humanity from the terrible…
Candace Johnson | Meet the Satellite Lady Who Breaks Monopolies (Episode 16)
Nov 21, 2018 • 53 min
In the era of massive challenges and urgent transformations, many people avoid inconvenient truths and gravitate toward inconvenient lies that make them feel better. In this podcast, renowned angel investor with a stellar track record, Candace Johnson,…
Jorgen Randers | Why We Will Never Have Another Ice Age (Episode 15)
Nov 8, 2018 • 37 min
Humanity will most probably fail to collectively reduce carbon emissions to prevent further global warming and its terrible repercussions. However, in his latest book, Transformation is feasible, co-author Jorgen Randers shows 5 smart measures on how we…
One Year of the Investment Turnaround | Dr. Mariana Bozesan (Special Episode)
Oct 16, 2018 • 49 min
Exactly one year ago the AQAL Group, members and the Co-presidents of the international Club of Rome and more than 100 investors launched the Investment Turnaround. In this special episode Dr. Mariana Bozesan is on the other side of the microphone,…
Sandrine Dixson-Declève | A Dedicated European in Service of Green Growth (Episode 13)
Oct 10, 2018 • 26 min
In this podcast, Sandrine shares the discussions that are currently taking place at the European policy level on sustainability including a new taxonomy for 21st century economics that adds environmental and social factors (people and the planet) to the…
Barrett Brown | Is the Future of Investing to be Feared? (Episode 12)
Sep 26, 2018 • 61 min
Dr. Barrett Brown is a globally recognized expert on the application of Wilber’s Integral Theory – in this podcast he shares some of the most advanced vertical development tools that he is using with his clients, including Google. Dr. Brown has been…
Raúl Pomares | Doing Good by Doing Well Has Never Been Easier (Episode 11)
Sep 11, 2018 • 37 min
Meeting large-scale global challenges using investment capital is easy if you are willing to learn form the best. In this podcast, Raúl shares his strategy and busts the myth that there are not enough impact investment opportunities. He shows how to…
Mike Muller | The Humble Giant Behind the Throne of Steve Jobs (Episode 10)
Aug 29, 2018 • 40 min
Almost everybody has heard about Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs. But few know who helped him become successful. In this podcast you will get a glimpse of 40 years of Silicon Valley wisdom from a humble giant, serial entrepreneur (i.e. Apple Information…
Jochen Wermuth | How Blockchain Could Reduce Investment Transaction Cost (Episode 9)
Aug 15, 2018 • 35 min
Between audiences with the world’s most influential people such as German Chancellor Merkel and Russia’s Prime Minister Medvedev, Jochen was nevertheless able to prevent the theft of EUR 10 Billion every year from the German government. As a committed…
Christin ter Braak-Forstinger | How Not Dying on 9/11 Led to Conscious Investing (Episode 8)
Jul 31, 2018 • 42 min
Dr. Christin Ter Braak-Forstinger did not get her dream job but a longer life instead. In this podcast, she shares how the gift of life turned her into a Conscious Investor that is currently transforming the world of finance and business in a holistic…
Daniel Brown | Fulfilling Dalai Lama’s Requests for Awakening the Planet (Episode 7)
Jul 18, 2018 • 30 min
After meditating for almost four decades, I have finally found in Dan P. Brown a teacher who could show me levels of consciousness I did not know existed. His Pointing Out the Great Way combines not only a strong grounding in the Western scientific study…
Wouter van Dieren | Meet the Godfather of the Green Mafia (Episode 6)
Jul 4, 2018 • 50 min
Limits to Growth, the flagship book that catapulted the Club of Rome to international fame, would have not become as famous without Wouter’s efforts, dedication, and shrewdness. In this podcast Wouter tells us the story behind the scenes and how he has…
Charly Kleissner | Secrets to Wealth and Impact (Episode 5)
Jun 20, 2018 • 47 min
In this deeply personal interview, Dr. Charly Kleissner, founder of TONIIC, shares his secrets to investing, but also to an abundant life. He talks about his personal transformation, skiing, meditation, and building a successful portfolio approach to…
Hazel Henderson | Bitcoin is a Total Disaster (Episode 4)
Apr 5, 2018 • 33 min
Are you too sick and tired of naming, blaming, and shaming our financial system that created negative interest rates and keeps making money out of money rather than integrated wealth for all of us? Do you want to know how to do a better job at shifting…
Sean Kidney | Join in the Biggest Investment Boom in History (Episode 3)
Mar 7, 2018 • 47 min
Those of us who refuse to get caught up in today’s prevalent doom and gloom talk, have the opportunity to find out here why we will be facing the biggest investment boom in the history of humanity. Sean Kidney shows how we can all participate in the…
Antonis Schwarz | The Marriage of Wealth and Impact (Episode 2)
Jan 25, 2018 • 31 min
When is enough money enough? What makes some people want to add more zeros to their wealth while others open not only their pockets but also their hearts to the needy and the challenges of our planet? Toni Schwarz is such a millennial role model who has…
John Perkins | Confessions of an Economic Hitman regarding Investing (Episode 1)
Jan 23, 2018 • 33 min
Are we risking our lives when we try to change an existing system? John Perkins, the world renowned author of “The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” experienced it first hand. In this exciting episode he shares with us how his life was threatened…