Teal Brown Zimring is a partner at Galvanize Partners LLC and executive director of Lab to Land. Hari Balasubramanian is a managing partner at EcoAdvisors and co-founder of EcoInvestors Capital. In this episode, Teal & Hari come together to discuss the magnitude of the problems of climate change and what’s causing the lags in addressing these problems. They illuminate their stories of how they individually arrived at nature as their focus. Teal & Hari talk about what stops capital from effectively addressing climate issues while providing a new perspective on how we might move forward.


In this episode, Teal & Hari talk about:

  • Translating the problems and causes of climate change to encourage action [11:32]
  • Context, connection & unintended consequences in value creation [15:33]
  • The disconnect between capital and community and the role of people in-between [23:54]
  • Shifting from intention to action [27:20]
  • Diversity greenwashing [34:55]
  • Entering into difficult legacy conversations through storytelling and demonstration [40:53]
  • Seeking out the pressure points that will tip the scales in the right direction [47:04]

Resource Links

  • Lab to Land built to deliver climate resilience and carbon removal for wildlands by understanding and unlocking the power of genomic technologies
  • Galvanize Partners a street smart, politically savvy, deeply experienced team of climate advisers working with for-purpose companies, asset holders, asset managers and public agencies focused on climate, carbon and environmental justice
  • EcoAdvisors a Certified B Corporation® that is driven to flow more capital to sustainable solutions by helping to create a world where economic, social and environmental sustainability can co-exist, with a specific focus supporting and learning from the rural poor and indigenous peoples – those most directly affected by and most able to respond to environmental degradation
  • EcoInvestors Capital an emerging full-service Investment Management firm, leveraging decades of advisory expertise to create the optimal environment for impactful investments to perform by aligning incentives, capital and knowledge to scale sustainable solutions
  • NEXUS Uniting next gen philanthropists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs to bring about the most promising global solutions of our generation

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