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Global GoalsCast

40 EpisodesProduced by We Are All Human FoundationWebsite

Is it possible to change the world? Can we make the world a better place for all? The answer is YES. Claudia Romo Edelman and Edie Lush share the inspiring stories of people working to create a more sustainable world while sharing simple ways for you to start taking action today.

40 Episodes | 2017 - 2020

The Crisis of the Global Goals

November 23rd, 2020


The pandemic has set the world back in so many ways. In this special, two-part episode, Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman look at the damage inflicted on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The worldhad …

Our Post-Lockdown To Do List

May 15th, 2020


Returning to work and curbing coronavirus are not competing ideas. That is a false choice. We can have jobs and health by building back in new ways that improve workplaces, education and medical care while deterring the …

How do we come back from this?

April 30th, 2020


Not since World War II has so much of the world been so shattered by a single global event. 

How do we recover? 

We look at recovery from multiple …

Igniting the Power of Women: Melinda Gates and SDG 5

April 17th, 2020


Global Goal 5, gender equity, is both a purpose in itself and a vital accelerant to achieving all of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. …

To stop coronavirus, listen

March 27th, 2020


The pandemic can be stopped. We already know how, explain two of the world’s top public health doctors in this episode on lessons from the pandemic. …

Your city can help save the world

March 13th, 2020


Measured against history the change has come swiftly. After living in the countryside for thousands of years, humanity is in the midst of an epic move to the city. Co-host Edie Lush points out in this episode that as …

Breaking the Fossil Fuel Habit: Just Say No or Buy Shell?

February 28th, 2020


We must end our dependence on Fossil Fuels. “There is no choice,” Claudia Romo Edelman says. But it is not as simple as just stopping, experts explain in this episode, produced in cooperation with the Alphaville blog of …

The Global Warning of Australia’s wildfires

January 21st, 2020


Wildfire season in Australia has brought human and environmental tragedy. It also has sent a warning to us all. “There's a huge, really very important message for everybody in the world looking at these fires,” Matthew …

Are your #SDGs looking glass half-full? Or half-empty?

December 20th, 2019


It is that end-of-the-year time to take stock. Global GoalsCast doesn’t judge whether you’ve been naughty or nice. But co-hosts Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman do take a look at the world in 2019 and ask whether it …

Imagine, if you can, industry leading the way to the SDGs

December 6th, 2019


“Imagine all the people, living life in peace…. no need for greed or hunger, a brotherhood of man.” Those lyrics are surely familiar to you. They are …

“My Number was 453,” – One migrant’s story

November 15th, 2019


More than 30,000 African migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean. Ibrahim Kondeh narrowly escapes becoming one of them. But through luck and courage he makes it across to Italy, although he pays a terrible price …

“We are true heroes” – One Migrant’s Story

November 1st, 2019


His name is Ibrahim Adnan Kondeh. He is one of thousands of young African’s who have crossed the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea in search of opportunity. Thousands more have died trying. We usually hear the …

Maybe the poor won’t always be with us

October 18th, 2019


Is it possible to eradicate extreme poverty? Here is the remarkable thing. For the first time in history, the answer is yes. Co-hosts Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman talk about the new thinking about how to end the …

Greta, CEOs join Global GoalsCast to Save the Planet

October 4th, 2019


Is the zeitgeist shifting toward action to curb global warming and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? Veteran Financial Times journalist Gillian Tett joins Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman to consider that …

Can Global GoalsCast Save the Planet?

September 20th, 2019


The climate challenge is sprawling and extraordinarily complex. It is too much for any individual to hold all of it in their head. That knowledge …

32:1 - The Unsustainable Ratio

June 26th, 2019


Sustainable Development Goal 12 calls for responsible production and consumption. As co-host Claudia Romo Edelman points out in this episode, that does not sound as dramatic as ending poverty or educating everyone, but …

Make Food Not War

May 20th, 2019


The single largest cause of acute hunger in the world is not a lack of food, it is war and conflict. The World Food Program says conflict has pushed 74 million people to the edge of starvation. One of the most severe …

How to Make a Healthier World

April 25th, 2019


No child should die of measles in 2019. Or any disease that can be prevented by Vaccine or basic preventive care. That’s the view of Sue …

AI and the Sustainable Development Goals

April 5th, 2019


How will Artificial Intelligence shape the next decade? Will thisrevolution be a positive force, spurring global growth and improving lives around …

Annie Lennox asks “Are You a Global Feminist”

March 8th, 2019


Annie Lennox is the special guest on this episode of Global GoalsCast. The rock star talks about why she moved away from music and into an activist …

Comedy can do more than make us laugh

February 28th, 2019


Co-hosts Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman meet three female comics who challenge bias through their jokes and their lives. “I like to play with stereotypes,” says Irish comic Catherine Bohart. “I like to upend them. I …

They Are The Code: Girls in Tech Build a New World

January 22nd, 2019


The Global GoalsCast regularly highlights the importance of educating girls. This episode Co-hosts Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman talk with two …

The Revolutionary Power of Food

December 20th, 2018


Food is powerful in ways you may not often think about. Farmers in Zambia couldn’t get a market for their crops until a mobile phone application …

BONUS: A Sustainable Future, but also Trillions of Dollars of Opportunity

November 15th, 2018


This bonus episode features an episode of Business Extra by The National AE where Global GoalsCast co-host Edie Lush and Business Extra co-hosts Mustafa Alrawi discuss the Sustainable Development Goals which are …

Stepping Up the Fight Against Extreme Poverty

October 25th, 2018


The fight to end extreme poverty is one of the great success stories in the modern world as more than a billion people have risen out of extreme poverty since 1990. SDG #1 is to eliminate all extreme poverty by 2030, …

BONUS: Latinx in the US Don’t Know their Power

October 20th, 2018


In this episode, we share the newly-launched results of the Hispanic Sentiment Survey, showing how Hispanics are the main driver for the middle class …

The Next Generations: We Can't Save the World Without Them

September 27th, 2018


Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will make the world a better place for all, but the world cannot reach these goals without the active energy and new thinking of young people. Edie Lush and Claudia Romo …

Stopping the Scourge of Modern Slavery: HRH Princess Eugenie of York and Julia de Boinville, Founders of the Anti-Slavery Collective

August 30th, 2018


Even here in the 21stCentury human beings are still enslaved by other human beings. Hard to believe? Listen to HRH Princess Eugenie of York and her …

Have we made progress on the SDGs?

July 30th, 2018


On this episode of Global GoalsCast, UN Foundation is taking over to discuss SDG progress, specifically in regards the High Level Political Forum, or …

Hope and Opportunity For & From the Displaced

July 26th, 2018


In the developed world, refugees are often viewed as a menace or a burden. That is just one of the myths busted in this episode of the Global Goalscast. For one thing, nine out of ten refugees don’t come to the …

Creativity for Good

May 24th, 2018


The Sustainable Development Goals have excited the creative industry - fierce rivals in marketing and communications have found common ground to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.  In its June 2018 Episode, Global …

Green Miniseries Part II: The Commitment

April 11th, 2018


Continue the Green Miniseries with a disheartened Robert Swan on the South Pole. After a sunken boat, $1.2M debt, and a questionable promise, …

Green Miniseries Part I: The Promise

March 22nd, 2018


Look into the career of explorer, Robert Swan to hear how human vulnerability reflects the Earth's fragility through his previous expeditions to the …

Building Trust in an Era of Uncertainty

March 8th, 2018


This episode examines trust, which is, "the dark matter" of society, invisible yet essential to accomplishing great progress e.g. the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From good health & well-being to …

Davos GoalsCast 2018

January 31st, 2018


Jimmy Wales and Richard Edelman talk to Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman about the globalism vs nationalism debate at Davos and how it shapes prospects for achieving the Global Goals. Leaders from countries as …

Journey Across Antarctica: the Swans and Climate Change

January 20th, 2018


Thirty years ago, Robert Swan walked across this icy desert to the South Pole. He tried again, departing November 2017, this time with his …

The World is on the Move

January 16th, 2018


“Migrants are the ultimate agent of development,” William Lacy Swing, head of the International Office for Migration, says in this episode of Global …

Girls & Education

January 16th, 2018


Education is the “key” and “the foundation” to improving the world, according to the United Nations. Episode 2 of Global GoalsCast explores the power …

Episode 0: What are the SDGs?

January 16th, 2018


Can we eliminate extreme poverty while curbing climate change? Can we have more equity and more economic growth? Put simply, can we make the world a better place for all? This isn’t just some daydream you’ve probably …


December 26th, 2017


Get a taste of father-son explorer team, Robert and Barney Swan's 600-mile trek across the South Pole using only renewable energy sources. Hear the …

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