Blockchain technology, environmental policy and ESG feat. Civic Ledger’s Katrina Donaghy

Blockchain technology, environmental policy and ESG feat. Civic Ledger’s Katrina Donaghy. — YouTube

Show Summary

In this episode, Katrina Donaghy, CEO and Co-Founder of Civic Ledger and COO of Unido Michael Swan talk about implementing blockchain technology in environmental policy and ESG.

If you are curious about how blockchain technology helps interoperability of data across enterprises, how it can help the water sector and how it can bring overall trust, accountability, and transparency to data, you will want to listen to this conversation.

About Katrina Donaghy

Katrina is the CEO and co-founder of Civic Ledger.

Katrina’s early years as a sociologist helped her in later entrepreneurialism. She has extensive experience in public policy and early-stage commercialization. For more than 20 years, Katrina has worked in both public and non-profit sectors focusing mostly on business development, project delivery, and revenue diversification with the view to building resilient and sustainable organizations.
In Australia, she founded “Women in Blockchain” and regularly speaks on the topic of why cities and governments should be exploring blockchain technologies. Katrina’s interest in blockchain technology is driven by her curiosity about its potential for governments to create and facilitate new citizen-at-the-center markets, organizations and economies of the future.

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Show highlights

  • 19:32: “I think the thing about this technology layer is that it actually is not owned by anybody. And that’s very important when you have a shared public resource such as water which, you know, as mark Twain said in 1853 or whatever it was “whiskey’s for drinking, water is for fighting for.”
  • 24:55: “When you really think about blockchain technology, it’s a governance technology that allows us to rethink the way we share value with each other. And it redesigns economic conceptual systems. And really at the heart of that, humans, hearing everything you’ve said and the hesitancy around blockchain, because it’s new.”
  • 26:52: “I remember when I had the internet and it was a dial up modem and I thought this is insane, you know, apart from ICQ, what am I going to do with this? And I was a bit cynical too. Now I’d like to see me survive three days without internet. I’d go insane. It takes a bit of looking to the future.”
  • 32:51: “Understanding the source of a product and tracking it through and not believing someone said they got it from somewhere because this is becoming more and more relevant. And there are so many examples. And the interesting thing, of course, is, and I keep banging on about it, this is going to be a right or a certification, or how do you manage these things? How do you sign on behalf of a producer in the field? “
  • 40:37: “It’s about saying how this technology will make the system better and fairer, and you will be able to make more money because the counterparty risk is going to be removed between you and the buyer and the seller. So it’s actually catching the conversation in a world that they understand rather than coming in and down. I sound smart because I’m going to say the word blockchain 50 times and you might actually eventually believe me.”
  • 41:17: “Why did VHS stump the beta? You remember the video? Why did VHS become the dominant instead of beta? It was the adult industry that actually realized that they could actually distribute content without a need without the big guys.”

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