How Companies Do ESG – Kristen Sullivan, Deloitte Sustainability & Supply Chain Compliance Services

“Companies are really recognizing that this concept of greenwashing, and these bold ambitious assertions that they can’t back up, that’s no longer, that’s not transparency. That is risk, and that exposing an organization to very concrete reputational and other risks….I think it’s all about transparency driving trust, but it has to be credible, it has… Continue reading How Companies Do ESG – Kristen Sullivan, Deloitte Sustainability & Supply Chain Compliance Services

Help Wanted—Women In Renewable Energy. Saves The Planet And The Economy, Study Found

This Labor Day when the world is swirling in a kaleidoscope of massive challenges, it looks like maybe a few of those challenges can be tackled at once by transitioning to be an economy that runs on renewable energy, versus primarily on fossil fuels. The massive and unexpectedly devastating damage from Hurricane Ida this past… Continue reading Help Wanted—Women In Renewable Energy. Saves The Planet And The Economy, Study Found

The Economic Crisis’ Impact on Women – Heather Long, Washington Post Senior Economic Reporter

“Women are being hit disproportionately hard, because they hold disproportionately more of the jobs being shutdown and (still) have the lion’s share of family responsibilities….The industries hit hard by this crisis are healthcare, social care, education, restaurants, cleaning services, personal care and clothing stores, and the front lines of them are dominated by women.” Heather… Continue reading The Economic Crisis’ Impact on Women – Heather Long, Washington Post Senior Economic Reporter

Recruiting Innovative Talent for STEM – Barbara Whye, VP of HR and Diversity Chief at Intel

What do we need to know to recruit, retain and promote innovative talent? What do we need to look for in a potential employer if we ARE innovative talent? Listen to Barbara Whye, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Intel — one of the most innovative and high-regarded companies in the world — in this engaging interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

Democratizing Energy, Innovation & STEM Careers – Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, CTO of Xerox

Listen to this fascinating discussion with one of the world’s foremost business leaders and innovators, Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, Chief Technology Officer of Xerox, talk about “democratizing energy,” and driving innovation in large organizations. (Note: She went on to be COO of IBM Research and now is at MIT leading an innovation group. This was recorded… Continue reading Democratizing Energy, Innovation & STEM Careers – Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, CTO of Xerox

Movies Made Sustainably – Emellie O’Brien, Earth Angel

Think about your favorite movies this Oscar season… Now think about what it took to produce it: energy for lighting, water and food for the crew, paper for the scripts, wood and other materials for the sets, cars and vans to transport people, maybe cars and buildings that get blown up…. All of that produces… Continue reading Movies Made Sustainably – Emellie O’Brien, Earth Angel

Dominance Drives Culture – Laura Liswood, Council of Women World Leaders

March 6, 2019 - Washington, DC, USA: U.S. the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center hosts the 2019 International Women's Day Forum. Photo by Ian Wagreich / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

“There is some sense that women lead differently than men, but it’s hard to parse out if it’s because of gender differences or because women have historically been in the non-dominant group and men have been in the dominant group.” Laura Liswood Cultural dynamics drive the ability to innovate, hirings and promotions, whether it invests… Continue reading Dominance Drives Culture – Laura Liswood, Council of Women World Leaders

The Enthusiasm Gap Between Men & Women – Kristin Haffert, Mine The Gap

“You have to take a long-term view, which means you may need to invest more up front in order to give people the flexibility or better benefits, and the returns we know we get with a more diverse workforce are greater innovation, we get an improved bottom line.” Kristin Haffert One of the ways that… Continue reading The Enthusiasm Gap Between Men & Women – Kristin Haffert, Mine The Gap

New Year, New Workforce – Mary Lee Gannon, Healthcare CEO & Executive Coach

“We have more generations in the workforce than ever before and their life experiences are very different….Look at the other person as a peer.” Mary Lee Gannon You probably visited with people of all ages over the holidays, and today you have the same variety in the workplace  – and it’s both a gift, because… Continue reading New Year, New Workforce – Mary Lee Gannon, Healthcare CEO & Executive Coach

Buildings Made From Plants – Laura Busse Dolan, Owner, CEO & President, Applied Imagination

“The story of the building is important for the artist (because) every model they create, they build a relationship with….they spend hundreds of hours working on that model…It’s a work of art.” When I visited the U.S. Botanic Gardens in Washington, DC a couple of months ago, I saw these amazing miniatures of landmark buildings… Continue reading Buildings Made From Plants – Laura Busse Dolan, Owner, CEO & President, Applied Imagination