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The Polestar Podcast: Ending the climate crisis with Stephen Fern, Ark2030


VELA Wealth is excited to share the first Polestar Podcast episode with Stephen Fern, the founder of The Ark2030 Foundation. In this episode, Stephen talks about Ark2030 and its mission, new forms of environmentally-driven economics, and why we should be concerned about whales!



About the Guest – Stephen Fern

Following Law School Stephen qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen before establishing a financial education business which he sold in 1999. He established the G9 in 2003, working with global business families to drive private capital into Impact, and developing a plan to end the climate crisis. Launched in 2019, Ark2030 has developed the roadmap to restore the world’s greatest ecosystems across every continent and every ocean; working to create a unique global collaboration of science, academia, landowners, NGOs and ‘on the ground’ implementation partners. Please visit Ark2030 website for more information.


About the Host – Jason Boudreau

Jason has built VELA Wealth into an established life and estate planning firm, guiding families as they make meaningful choices at the intersection of life and wealth. Jason’s areas of expertise include intergenerational wealth transfer and estate planning with a focus on advanced insurance-based solutions that incorporate philanthropy and legacy planning. Leveraging these specialties, Jason brings a fresh perspective and outside-the-box thinking to the financial planning process. To read more, please visit the VELA team page.


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Read the transcript of the Polestar Podcast here.