Listen to CEO, Bertie Stephens, chat about Clean Planet Energy on The Green MBA podcast

Updated: Oct 31



The Green MBA is a regular podcast exploring what needs to be included in a new age MBA, one that tackles the problems that business will face in the decades to come and allows students to come away with practical advice that they can implement straight away.


In their podcasts they chat with industry experts and businesses already making an impact to help people upskill and start making a positive impact today.


The focus is for those starting or growing their own social business, and those in businesses trying to encourage change towards more sustainable practices.


Episode 02: Changing the Rules of Business with Bertie Stephens | CEO of Clean Planet Energy


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In this episode, Tia Collings, the host of The Green MBA chats with Clean Planet's COE, Bertie Stephens, about his journey from an eCommerce website to heading up Clean Planet Energy, whose mission is to provide solutions to the climate and plastic crisis.


We discuss how the rules of business change when you’re trying to save the planet, and what it was like trying to raise money for Clean Planet Energy to build their first ecoPlant.

We also delve into ways you can get involved and take a dive into just how big the plastic and carbon crisis really is, and what Clean Planet Energy is doing to try and fix it.


This chat was interesting particularly for people launching their own sustainable enterprise, as it shows how the rules of business change when you’re trying to save the planet. It also helps to give a real-life example of important aspects that need to be considered for businesses driven to make an impact, not just a profit. - Tia Collings

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About the host Tia Collings


Tia Collings lives in Sydney, Australia, and is passionate about helping to build a world where businesses have a positive impact on society and our environment. She holds a Bachelor in Business from the University of Technology Sydney.


Along with hosting The Green MBA, she is also the founder of Green Growth Hackers, helping more businesses tap into purpose-driven growth and making a positive impact via the triple bottom line; people, profit, and the planet. Tia also helped to co-found Social Startup48 and Zookal. For her work in the startup community she has won 30 under 30 entrepreneur of the year award by Anthill magazine, was nominated for G20YES summit in Mexico to represent Australian Entrepreneurs and has been featured in a variety of media outlets including; Financial Review, The Australian, The Age, and Smart Company among others. was established because we believe the current rules of business are broken. These rules start to be taught at university and are then applied to the real world, however, should we be teaching old rules for a new world? A world that can't carry on business as usual.

Enter The Green MBA where we explore what needs to be included in a new age MBA, one that tackles the problems that business will face in the decades to come and allows students to come away with practical advice that they can implement straight away.