Little boy standing on a hill and looking through binoculars in autumn day.

How to transform value systems to save the planet

In this episode of The Better Heroes podcast, host Matt C. Smith talks to Walid Al Saqqaf about how we can change the way we value wildlife.

What is the value of an elephant? Or of a whale, a monkey, or a wolf? What if we could create a living- based value system that accounts for the services animals provide to their environment?

Today’s Better Hero is Walid Al Saqqaf, Co-CEO and Co-Founder at Rebalance Earth. Walid’s goal is to change the way we value wildlife. His company is placing a value on the natural services provided by animals so that they’re worth far more living than dead.

Learn more about Walid and Rebalance Earth here.

Key takeaways: 

  • Through the EY Ripples program, EY people are devoting their time to SDG-focused projects. The program brings together the combined skills, knowledge and experience of the global EY network in pursuit of one shared vision: to positively impact one billion lives by 2030.
  • EY professionals work with impact entrepreneurs in-person or virtually, offering support to help improve their businesses’ resilience, productivity and capacity to scale sustainably.
  • Rebalance Earth is changing the dynamics of carbon sequestering and human nature relationship by selling nature credits and giving their customers a dashboard that provides insights into how value is provided through their investment.

You can also listen to this podcast via other platforms including Apple and Spotify.

For your convenience, full text transcript of this podcast is also available. Read the transcript.


A photographic portrait of Walid Al Saqqf
Walid Al Saqqaf

CEO and Co-Founder at Rebalance Earth


Episode 9


37m 32s