Today we’re talking to Derek Lyons, Co-Founder and CTO of Actual; and we discuss how Actual helps large organizations meet their sustainability goals through an ESG platform, the work they’re doing to make the wool industry in New Zealand carbon neutral, and why environmental sustainability reporting doesn’t mean much without a solid plan.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

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About Derek Lyons:

I am a climate tech founder whose background spans machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cognitive psychology. At Actual I lead a team building a technology platform trusted by leading brands to clarify complex ESG decision-making and turn evolving sustainability challenges into strategic opportunities.

About Actual:

We are building an ESG Transformation Platform that helps everyone take action quickly. We plan, model, and implement complex sustainability transformations in the real world.

We are well funded with a growing pipeline of enterprise customers and worldwide projects

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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