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Season two of the Eloquente podcast premieres on November 16

In six episodes, the socioeconomia podcast welcomes experts to discuss the role of companies in building a fairer and more sustainable economy

In a world marked by a series of converging and increasingly serious crises, the need for change is clear. We urgently need an economy capable of promoting fairer labor relations, respecting the limits of the planet and preserving biodiversity.

But to do that, it is necessary to leave common sense and find new ways of thinking and acting. With this proposal, “Eloquente” emerged, the socioeconomics podcast, which has addressed in depth some of the most important issues of our time, in conversations with specialists, activists, researchers, citizens, entrepreneurs and people of action who are thinking and building Impact solutions for a circular future.

In the first season, discussions focused on the relationships behind everything we buy and on how to create better working conditions through more conscious consumption. In the second, which debuts on November 16, the focus is on the market.

Podcast host Sandro Marques told us a little about what's to come. “We focused on two main things, the role of business in this economic transition and the question of scale.”

From a corporate point of view, the challenge is to change a series of practices that are not suitable for the environment and society.

In addition, he points to the need to think about models that can have broader effects. “We understand that climate issues, inequality issues and economic issues linked to ESG need solutions that operate on a larger scale and are not just one-off”, he explains. These are the questions that guide the six episodes. 

Dialogues, reflections and provocations

To open the season, the director of sustainability at MR Consultoria, João Carlos Redondo, and the director of innovation at World-Transforming Technologies, André Wongtschowski, were invited. Both discuss the challenges of transforming smaller, local initiatives into projects capable of acting and generating change on a global scale.

In the second episode, economist Valéria Sampaio and social scientist Clarice Mendonça have a chat about the paths to lower impact mining. If the use of ores is essential for all contemporary industrial activity, how to extract without degrading?

Afterwards, the podcast invites the lawyer and PhD in environmental sciences, Fabíola Zerbini, and the agronomist with a PhD in geography, Ana Terra, for a conversation about sustainable agriculture, trying to answer one of the most difficult questions of our time: how to produce food from quality on a large scale without cutting down forests? 

The fourth conversation revolves around garbage and the best ways to deal with solid waste. The guests of the episode are the environmentalist Paulo Lenhardt and the master in management for sustainability Mateus Mendonça, with special participation of Aerton Paiva, president of the Interelos Institute.

The fifth discussion focuses on the issue of water and solutions that can ensure more water efficiency. Doctor in environmental sanitation Adacto Ottoni and theologian Naidison Baptista bring reflections on how best to take advantage of and preserve water resources at a time when they are becoming increasingly scarce.

Finally, environmental manager Mariana Chaubet and historian Adriana Salay discuss equality and social inclusion in a conversation about how to create businesses that prioritize people and distribute income more fairly.

Solutions beyond the obvious

According to Marques, the episodes were designed with the proposal to address challenges faced by the entire planet. “These are issues that have a lot of scope and that are in a way universal.”

Any country inserted in the global economy will face issues related to water and food, for example.

During the conversations, two recurring points emerged: “one of them is the importance of dialogue in the search for solutions. The other is the need for public authorities to play a more active role in encouraging these initiatives. And despite all the challenges, the good news is that many of these solutions already exist, while others are being developed.”

From the 16th, “Eloquente” will be available in audio and video on the main platforms and also website. from the Interelos Institute. Don't miss it!

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