Ukraine & The Hidden Power of ESG – Natalie Jaresko, fmr Finance Minister of Ukraine

“The global business community must understand that nurturing, upholding and protecting freedom and democracy is part of their ESG responsibility. It’s not only in their best interest, but also in, in those of their increasingly noisy and numerous stakeholders…Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine started, not all chief executives have had the courage to take… Continue reading Ukraine & The Hidden Power of ESG – Natalie Jaresko, fmr Finance Minister of Ukraine

Sustainable Fashion 2.0 – Kerry Bannigan, Conscious Fashion Campaign

“The fashion industry is a supply chain….but the reality is it’s a human chain. Nothing is made that we wear that does not go through many human hands. And so really for me, the environmental aspects are extremely important. But.. it’s really about brands being more open about their supply chain. And, specifically, when there… Continue reading Sustainable Fashion 2.0 – Kerry Bannigan, Conscious Fashion Campaign

SEC’s New Financial Climate Rules – Julie Gorte, Veteran ESG Investor, IMPAX Asset Management

“The really important thing I think about this rule (from the SEC),” Dr Gorte explained, “is that if companies are going to be on the record as having a certain level of emissions, especially as climate change gets worse, there’s going to be increasing scrutiny and pressure on them to reduce those emissions.” Dr. Julie… Continue reading SEC’s New Financial Climate Rules – Julie Gorte, Veteran ESG Investor, IMPAX Asset Management

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

What Happened at COP26? Joan Michelson appears on GreenTV with Betsy Rosenberg

We need “a whole economy transition,” the announcement at COP26 of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero stated, where “every company, bank, insurer and investor will have to adjust their business models, develop credible plans for the transition and implement them.” Gillian Tett of the Financial Times said on my Electric Ladies podcast at… Continue reading What Happened at COP26? Joan Michelson appears on GreenTV with Betsy Rosenberg

Year-End Planning to Get Investors – Jenny Kassan, Jenny Kassan Consulting

“If you’re solving a problem in the world, if your business addresses climate change, for example, guess what? …Anyone who’s passionate about climate change would be a great potential investor for you. So (investors) are really all over the place. Mostly, it just takes a mindset shift.”  Jenny Kassan on Electric Ladies Podcast As the… Continue reading Year-End Planning to Get Investors – Jenny Kassan, Jenny Kassan Consulting

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

Holiday – Year-End Finances – w Michelle Singletary, Washington Post Personal Finance Expert

“It’s how you think about the money thing” that drives your spending and saving habits. Money. We need it, struggle to manage it and don’t know who to listen to for advice. Everyone seems to be telling us what to do – “On sale, Buy now!” “Save for retirement!” “Low interest rate!” What’s a money-smart… Continue reading Holiday – Year-End Finances – w Michelle Singletary, Washington Post Personal Finance Expert

Start-up Resources – Julie Lenzer, UMD Entrepreneur Program

“It’s easier to change the world with money…Ideas are out there…the trick is in the execution. It’s not always the best technology that works…Be persistent.” Julie Lenzer Having a great idea for a new technology or new business model that you think can change the world is terrific. But it will only make that change… Continue reading Start-up Resources – Julie Lenzer, UMD Entrepreneur Program