In the wake of devastating flooding, author, speaker, and expert in both Disaster Relief/Recovery and Corporate Social Responsibility, Angela Ortiz joins the boys to talk about the real sustainability question : Would we like to be alive in 20 yrs?
Ollie recommends a cruise for Christian cosplayers, and Bobby explores the natural, sometimes sudden processes that turn riverboats into driftwood.
Topics discussed on this episode range from:
- Ulterior Motives for booking guests
- How Angela went from first responder during the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami to an amazing career as a Social impact leader
- What Corporate Social Responsibility means when set aside Ollie's definition of capitalism
- How social media and greater transparency has changed the landscape of social responsibility
- How cultural values affect how a society defines their business values and how they choose to wrap peaches
- The difference between purpose driven companies and "PR CSR"
- (This isn't in the episode but if we ran a very-high audio quality, yet quiet, virtue signaling advertisement for sustainability Covid tests, it would be JBRC PCR PR CRS ASMR.
- What is "sustainability" on its most basic level, and why human extinction is generally bad for business
- The social impact of this very podcast
- Podcast recommendations for ppl with tuberculosis
- The scale of the Kyushu Floods this year (2020)
- The choice between fear of Corona and fear of flooding
- How you approach people who may feel that they're at the mercy of nature
- Japan's history of Climate Action and their struggles with reducing emissions
- How Japan's experience with national disasters is changing due to the climate crisis
- How those shifts have affected disaster response
- How and what Japan has learned from successive disaster response efforts
- The problems caused by lack of centralized response to disasters
- The roles of NGOs like Angela’s
- Hazard maps, and how they're basically just a reference for how seriously you should take evacuation warnings
- Resignation to death as a factor in failure to evacuate
- Corona-virus prevention at evacuation centers
- Why the very useful cardboard box housing is a great development for evacuation housing but might not be the best innovation to hold up as a pillar of human accomplishment
- Comparing Disaster responses and aftermaths across countries and cultures
- How the initial response affect recovery in the long term
- Angela's book "Place to Grow: 8 principles that will make you an effective leader in social impact.
- A legal disclaimer for our rights to the extraneous recorded bits
- The progress made in the recovery of post 3-11 Tohoku
- The philosophical problems faced when considering rebuilding an area affected by natural disasters
- What towns like Minamisanriku have actually done in their rebuilding efforts
- The cultural links people in disaster areas have to their family land
- Why we shouldn't make assumptions about Ollie's face
- The efforts to and problems with relocating disaster refugee communities and how those problems relate to the Japanese culture around home life
- The reality of life in an ostensibly temporary refugee community
- The creation of Angela's company Place to Grow and her goals with it
- How painfully awkward it is to try to make jokes around disasters into jokes
- Whether or not being British is something that requires apology
- Ways to build community connections as disaster preparedness
- The role of fitness in emotional health
- The Japanese terminology around the current climate disasters and whether or not we could do better
- Who Angela sees as our best chance for the future of the planet
Angela's Book "Place to Grow: 8 principles that will make you an effective leader in social impact
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