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Tatiana Antonelli Abella

Tatiana Antonelli Abella is the founder of Goumbook, the first green information resource and green directory for the MENA Region. Her commitment to the Environment blossomed into a sense of duty towards the community; today she is actively involved in the green arena and is considered one of UAE’s top Environmental Influencers.


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The business of philanthropy, with Yann Bordstedt
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Guest Yann Borgstedt Founder, The Womanity Foundation www.linkedin.com This week, we’re talking to Yann Borgstedt, a Swiss entrepreneur turned philanthropist who started the Womanity Foundation in 2005 with a focus on empowering women in countries such as Afghanistan, Brazil, India and the Middle East & North Africa.
The EV era, with Kyle Weber & Salman Hussein
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Guests Kyle Weber Founder, Evera www.linkedin.com Salman Hussein Managing Partner, Evera www.linkedin.com We recently celebrated World Energy Day, and when we talk about energy, one of the major considerations is that of transportation. On this episode we’re we’re talking to a company that is looking to tackle this issue of awareness of electric vehicles (EVs), and help improve their adoption through people and community initiatives in Dubai – Evera, which stands for Electric Vehicles for Environmental Regenerative Action.
Mapping human skills, with Sallyann Della Casa
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Guest Sallyann Della Casa Chief Identity Hacker, GLEAC www.linkedin.com Our guest today is Sallyann Della Casa is the founder of GLEAC and Chief Tree Hugger at the Growing Leaders Foundation, something she started in 2010. Sallyann used to be a real-estate lawyer, but by 2012 she was already working on upskilling youth through workshops and training. This evolved into her current role as Chief Identity Hacker at GLEAC, a tech platform that helps discover and strengthen human soft skills & behaviour.
NOx emissions, with Nicholas Brooks
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Guest Nicholas Brooks Co-founder & MD, Zaeto. www.linkedin.com We are joined this week by Nicholas Brooks, a local entrepreneur dedicated to Sustainability. As a passionate cyclist, him and his friend Stewart Howison started riding regularly in Al Qudra, later founding Cycle Safe Dubai. Along the way they were approached on the road by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to discuss the creation of the now famous Al Qudra Cycle Track. In 2018, together with another long-term friend and previous business partner, Nicholas started Zaeto, developing a product for the GCC with a core focus on the environment, alongside cost effectiveness for businesses: “While Zaeto can be generalized as a lubricants and grease company, it is so much more than that. We are impacting the environment positively, reducing harmful emissions by 40 per cent, while increasing fuel economy and lubricating parts better and more efficiently. This results in improvements in sustainability.”
Ozone for a toxic-free environment, with Adrienne Doolan
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Guest Adrienne Doolan CEO, Green Touches Adrienne Doolan (@AdrienneDoolan_) | Twitter This week, we’re talking to Adrienne Doolan, CEO of Green Touches, about how she got started with using Ozone as a cleaning agent and why she believes we should talk about environment ‘sincerity’ rather than just sustainability. Combining a genuine passion for the environment, promoting a sustainable way of life and working with integrity, her company Green Touches, founded in 2015, has brought an entirely new concept to the Facility Management industry in the Middle East, striving to be a disruption within this industry towards achieving sustainability. Adrienne is also a newly elected Board member of the United Nations Global Compact local network UAE, working on the 10 Universal Principles and the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals 2030, and Green Touches is an active participating member of the local chapter. With nearly 20 years of experience in the region, Adrienne has worked as a senior consultant for leadership trainings from 2013 – 2015 with many governmental bodies, such as DEWA, SEWA, Ministry of Higher Education, ADM and Ministry of Labour, KSA. Finally, she is also a recipient of the Sheikh Hamdan Award for Excellence in 2014.
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Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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9 hours, 43 minutes