Famous Music Venue Goes Sustainable – Erika Wollam-Nichols, The Bluebird Café

“We have staff members who are very, very conscious of sustainability. One of our servers does our recycling…and we’ve had to really step into how can we find space for those kind of things, even composting…because obviously we have food waste, but our kitchen is not much bigger than the bathroom here.…I would also add… Continue reading Famous Music Venue Goes Sustainable – Erika Wollam-Nichols, The Bluebird Café

Behind The SEC Curtain On Climate Rules – Kristina Wyatt, Fmr SEC Climate Risk Task Force, now at Persefoni

“The climate emergency is urgent and climate risk is financial risk. And the SEC is all about the protection of investors and the financial markets. And if you have this looming financial risk, that’s not being adequately addressed. …And, investors were saying, look, the information that we’re getting just doesn’t cut it. It’s not sufficiently… Continue reading Behind The SEC Curtain On Climate Rules – Kristina Wyatt, Fmr SEC Climate Risk Task Force, now at Persefoni

Pivoting the Economy to Net Zero – Sandrine Dixson, Club of Rome

Sandrine Dxson

“How do we get PPPs out there, public private partnerships, where we bring in also the investment community from the beginning, so that we can truly shift the capital where it needs to go in order to reduce our impact?” Sandrine Dixson on Electric Ladies Podcast The new Inflation Reduction Act invests $369 billion in… Continue reading Pivoting the Economy to Net Zero – Sandrine Dixson, Club of Rome

Business, Climate And The Inflation Reduction Act – Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations, Ceres

Anne Kelly, Ceres, VP of Government Relations

“This is very much a jobs plan….It deals with four interwoven challenges…The first is the post-pandemic reality, the second is the economic downturn, the third is the climate crisis, and the fourth is inequality and racial equity… The general theme is that the road to economic recovery is through climate action..” Anne Kelly, Ceres.org on… Continue reading Business, Climate And The Inflation Reduction Act – Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations, Ceres

Circular Economy Business Models in Iceland – Birta Kristin Helgadottir

“I think now, business models will have to somehow rely more on collaboration rather than competition, So, I think, and maybe, naively hope, (this) will be the future of business models…We’ve harnessed geothermal power for ages, and then we decided we needed to… harness the effluent stream, the excess material that comes from, for example,… Continue reading Circular Economy Business Models in Iceland – Birta Kristin Helgadottir

Is Iceland A Pilot For 100% Renewable Energy? – Halla Hrund Logadottir, Director-General of Iceland’s National Energy Authority

Halla Hrund Logadottir, Director=General, National Energy Authority, Iceland

Iceland runs on 85% renewable energy. How did they get there? “My favorite part of Iceland’s renewable energy story is that it started small. It started with innovation, entrepreneurship. In terms of how has this developed, originally organically and then supported by the government and by policies and funding, which is essential for any development.”… Continue reading Is Iceland A Pilot For 100% Renewable Energy? – Halla Hrund Logadottir, Director-General of Iceland’s National Energy Authority

The 5 Pt. Framework To Net Zero – Janet Gail Besser, Smart Electric Power Alliance

“Net zero means that you may have some emissions, but you’re going to offset them in another way…When you talk about net zero buildings, meaning…that it’s generating as much energy as it’s using. But when you talk about a utility commitment to be net zero by 2030, 2035, 2040, they may mean net zero in….the… Continue reading The 5 Pt. Framework To Net Zero – Janet Gail Besser, Smart Electric Power Alliance

Challenges of Doing Sustainability – Kate Gaertner, Triple Win Advisory

“I think the biggest issue is there are no quote unquote ‘incentives’ at the national level to require companies of any size, whether they’re private or public to do this hard work, right. And corporate sustainability really is hard work, especially when you’re talking about reducing carbon emissions within their supply chains……. (Europe has mandatory… Continue reading Challenges of Doing Sustainability – Kate Gaertner, Triple Win Advisory

Climate & Economic Opportunity, COP26 – UNFCC Panel with Extraordinary Leaders

As the new year begins, listen to this recording of one of the most remarkable panels at the recent United Nations climate conference  known as COP26, with some of the world’s top CEOs. The heads of Volvo, Rocky Mountain Institute, Club of Rome (group of heads of state, CEOs), and “the” top venture capital firm… Continue reading Climate & Economic Opportunity, COP26 – UNFCC Panel with Extraordinary Leaders

Clean Energy Portable Generators? – Connie Stacey, Growing Greener Innovations

“Energy storage kind of cuts across multiple sectors…vehicles, that’s a big one…and quite frankly, to move ahead with a lot of the smart cities initiatives, we have to look at centralizing storage in order to maintain the current grid, because the grid can’t handle increased load…So storage really runs the gambit in touching our lives… Continue reading Clean Energy Portable Generators? – Connie Stacey, Growing Greener Innovations