TechBurst Asia spoke to Frank Meehan, Co-Founder of the sustainability platform start-up Equilibrium.world and Co-Founder & General Partner of SparkLabs Global Ventures about what will happen to corporate sustainability initiatives in the post-pandemic, new normal world.
In our G&T-infused discussion, we also discuss:
- Frank’s roles on the Boards of companies like Spotify and Siri
- Why has Asia handled the coronavirus pandemic better than the West, and
- What the future of work will look like (spoiler alert: loads less travel – and that’s not a bad thing)
02:22 Intro to Equilibrium, Frank’s latest start-up that creates a sustainability data operations platform to help companies meet their emissions and sustainability targets.
11:45 Who owns the sustainability agenda in corporates?
14:10 Which industries are driving sustainability today?
15:00 Will companies willingly drive sustainability initiatives – or do they only respond to government regulation?
16:30 Frank’s background: From Sydney to Sweden to Singapore to London to San Fran to…
25:25 How did you first get involved with SparkLabs Group?
27:40 You’ve been around through 3G, 4G & 5G – do see any similarities in the hype cycles of each?
32:00 What will the operators need to do to make money out of 5G?
35:40 Why has Asia handled the coronavirus pandemic better than the West?
41:50 What will going to the office be like in the post-pandemic, new normal world? And what will it be like when we start travelling again?
43:15 Tell me something positive that has come about as a result of the global pandemic?