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(Contents click below↓↓) How does individual shareholder activism work? How does personal agency and systems change work together in a theory of change? How do we become change makers? What did Catherine’s mother teach me?
Catherine is Chief Executive of ShareAction. She coordinates civil society activism to promote responsible investment Catherine was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2014. ShareAction campaigns have significantly altered corporate strategy and government policy. For instance, on HSBC establishing environmental targets and Tesco making healthy food commitments.
We chat about Catherine’s journey into activism and the theories of change that have influenced her.
We discuss how poetry, Ursula Le Guin and feminism have impacted us.
How to convince open minded skeptics to your cause.
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01:08 Catherine’s activism journey
06:48 Catherine on community and theory of change
10:06 ShareAction theory of change
16:49 Healthy eating campaign, ideas on fiduciary duty
23:18 How to decide on campaign topics
26:32 Converting skeptics
28:54 Storying telling, individual agency at National Express
33:13 What poetry taught me
39:49 Questions on individual pension investors vote
50:30 Maximising the well being of people
54:11 Responsible Investment Bill idea, maximising welfare
58:10 Better growth not degrowth
1:01:11 Problems of vaccine nationalism
1:03:45 Underrated/overrated: art, cycling, carbon tax, voting, remote work, having children
1:15:41 Catherines advice to young people