Caribbean Power Lunch
049: Why Are You Here feat. Akosua Edwards

049: Why Are You Here feat. Akosua Edwards

January 21, 2020

Who are you?

Why are you here?

These were the questions posed to Akosua Edwards by a female-driven collective in rural Uganda, where she had gone to take her knowledge as a successful accountant to give advice and guidance to grow their business. Little did she know she would be the one who ended up learning the most, uncovering new truths about the meaning of success, purpose and self-love.

The answer, she found, was that “You are here to give out the gift the universe put into you.” Identifying her gift has taken Akosua on a journey from unemployed accountant to successful author and award-winning social entrepreneur. Tune in (LINK IN BIO) to hear Akosua speak powerfully about the impact of a strong community, the freedom that comes from releasing those things that do not drive your purpose, and the role that business can play in creating not only commercial success, but also significant social change.

020 - Social Entrepreneurship feat. Sian Cuffy-Young

020 - Social Entrepreneurship feat. Sian Cuffy-Young

June 5, 2018
Sian Cuffy-Young has worked in the environmental field for over 13 years in two of the most challenging sectors in our industry - waste management and mining and have gained a wealth of experience there.
 
In this feature, Kevin is joined by co-host Zahra Alleyne, and location sponsor Irvin Davis of Davis Ecolife, as we discuss Social Entrepreneurship with Sian, through her company Siel Environmental Limited.
 
This innovative, education-centered company provides clients with products and services that protect the environment.
 
The core of the business focuses on Environmental Education Campaigns, Solid Waste Management Consulting, Land Rehabilitation services specific to quarries and mines, and the sale and distribution of VegwareTM compostable/biodegradable products.
 
The company caters to the following clients:
  • Quarry Operators,
  • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs),
  • Businesses,
  • Schools, and
  • Environmental-based companies.
 
The company's mission is to foster partnerships that will create positive behavioural change towards environmental issues through environmental education and consulting.
 
In this feature, we discuss:
  • Sian's journey and reason for becoming an environmental entrepreneur,
  • Reframing her mindset from student and employee to business owner,
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Environment and Business Case,
  • How to get started without funding #IdeaToAction,
  • An introduction to landfilling, and
  • What's next for Siel Environmental.
 
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