Listen to Inaction on climate change by private companies deserves greater scrutiny36:451 June 2020

Kulja Coulston flies solo on this week's edition of the grapevine, chatting with Market Forces' Asset Management campaigner, Will Van De Pol about how companies like Rio Tinto have come under pressure for their “lackluster approach” to matching their business strategies with the Paris Climate Agreement’s emission reduction goal.

Also on the line, the CEO of VACCA, Professor Muriel Bamblett, explains how First Nations and Aboriginal communites are coping with the on-going challenges of the pandemic and the effectiveness of the Commonwealth’s National Redress Scheme to provide reparations to stolen generation survivors of institutional child sex abuse.

Then Michael Simic, aka Mikelangelo, digs deep into his live stream series, The Maneki Sessions, a collaboration between Infidel Studios, The Noise Floor, and Foundation Media. Simic believes live streaming music may be here to stay, and The Maneki Sessions is an experiment in a different approach to live performance.

About this program

Putting local issues in a global context, including weekly insights into our cities, democracy, rights, culture, energy and environment. All stitched together with a mixtape of music.

Regular guests and segments include: urban planning and history with Assoc/Prof David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update; Guardian Australia reporter Benita Kolovos on Victorian state politics; Jeff Sparrow on politics, society, and everything in between; freedom of information correspondent Petra Stock, and live music.

Program theme: Hugh Masekala's Grazing in the Grass

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.