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What You Should Know About The Conservation Work in Southern Africa — Part 2 (Ep.82)

In the first part of this two-parter miniseries, Kim Griego-Kiel detailed her incredible experience traveling to Zimbabwe and Zambia with Priscilla Plummer from Global Sojourns Giving Circle.

Now, in part two, Kim continues unpacking the memorable moments from her journey to Southern Africa. This time she outlines her safari experience and the conservation work happening in this region of the world. 

Kim takes listeners on the journey of her game drive and shares the ins and outs of their conservation efforts. Listeners, get ready to get an account of Kim’s experience with prime wildlife viewing and hear about what activists in Zimbabwe are doing to conserve the water and wildlife in Southern Africa. 

Kim discusses:

  • The efforts to preserve African wildlife in Zimbabwe
  • How her experience with wildlife viewing and being near animals changed her perspective on appreciating nature
  • The conservation efforts that are going on with water systems in Zimbabwe
  • How to get the best out of a safari experience
  • And more!


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Environmental Difference Makers in the Markets with Vicki Benjamin (Ep. 62)

It’s no secret that we rely on nature to survive.

Hence, putting in measures to save our environment and allow the cycle to continue is extremely important for not only our own future, but also for the future of the generations to come.

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel sits down with Vicki Benjamin, co-founder and CEO of Karner Blue Capital. Vicki explains what her company does for nature and the environment and how they are utilizing data collection and their own ESG process to combat nature and biodiversity loss around the world.

Vicki discusses:

  • The impact of the palm oil industry on nature, the environment, and the markets
  • The five drivers of nature and the impact of biodiversity loss 
  • How Karner Blue is utilizing in-depth data collection practices to redefine ESG investing
  • A new ecosystem service that will value land based on its positive effects in the public markets   
  • And more!


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About Our Guest:

Vicki Benjamin is the co-founder and CEO of Karner Blue Capital, an SEC-registered investment adviser dedicated to investing in biodiversity protection, environmental stewardship, and animal welfare. Before establishing KBC, Vicki served as President, COO, and CFO for Calvert Investments, an industry leader in socially responsible investing. Vicki was a partner of a “Big 4” accounting firm for more than ten years before joining Calvert.