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

What is ‘Risk’? – Michele Wucker, Author, “You Are What You Risk: The New Science & Art of Navigating an Uncertain World”

“Your risk fingerprint is… a combination of genetic,… your innate personality… It also interacts with other things, your experiences….And lots of social influences, whether it’s within your organization or your country, your culture, your peer group, within your family, and all of those things come together. And they pretty much tell you what it is… Continue reading What is ‘Risk’? – Michele Wucker, Author, “You Are What You Risk: The New Science & Art of Navigating an Uncertain World”

Smart & Sustainable Tires? – Maureen Kline, Pirelli Tires

“We asked the Forest Stewardship Council to go on the ground and do the whole certification process, just like they do for paper…Then they’re following that rubber throughout the chain of custody all the way through to the factory here in Georgia….and we have just produced the first FSC certified tire.” Maureen Kline on Electric… Continue reading Smart & Sustainable Tires? – Maureen Kline, Pirelli Tires

Creative Community Solar Financing – Laura Pagliarulo, SolaREIT

“SolaREIT works with a lot of community solar developers. When a landowner wants to tie up their land or farm their land for solar for a community project, we can come in and be the land financing solution.” Laura Pagliarulo on Electric Ladies Podcast As more communities want solar, and don’t have access to their… Continue reading Creative Community Solar Financing – Laura Pagliarulo, SolaREIT

Disruptive Innovation in Energy – Jennifer Gerbi, ARPA-E

“There’s this amazing thing that we think should happen, which is right now physically impossible. That’s fine. Let’s talk about that. Let’s dig down to the technical gap that needs to be filled to enable that new disruptive pathway to start.” To truly address climate change, we need to pivot to a zero-carbon economy, and… Continue reading Disruptive Innovation in Energy – Jennifer Gerbi, ARPA-E

101st Anniversary Of Women Voting – Lori Harrison-Kahan, Author of Book on Women’s Suffrage

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“#MeToo as an idea isn’t new….(W)omen journalists (have been) shedding light on the obstacles, indignities, and violence women face in the workplace….(since) the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when a significant cohort of women entered the newspaper industry.” Lori Harrison-Kahan in an OpEd on CNN.com August 18th is the 101st anniversary of the 19th… Continue reading 101st Anniversary Of Women Voting – Lori Harrison-Kahan, Author of Book on Women’s Suffrage

What Are Green Building Materials? Wendy Vittori, HPD Open Standard

“Any product that is used to construct the building, finish the building, or furnish the building is comprehended within our standard,” Wendy Vittori on Electric Ladies Podcast (then known as Green Connections Radio) The green building sector is booming, and expected to grow to $433 billion by 2024, in efforts to combat climate change, since… Continue reading What Are Green Building Materials? Wendy Vittori, HPD Open Standard

First Female ‘Yachtsman’ – Tracy Edwards &’Maiden’ Go ‘Round the World

“I learned that we are all capable of so much more than we think we are, until we push ourselves. We all have these reserves that I don’t think we use anymore…Keep looking for those parts of yourself that you have ignored.” Tracy Edwards Are you going boating this summer? Listen to this fascinating interview… Continue reading First Female ‘Yachtsman’ – Tracy Edwards &’Maiden’ Go ‘Round the World

100 Years of Women Voting – Lori Harrison-Kahan, Author of Book on Female Suffrage Journalist Miriam Michelson

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As we commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, here is a glimpse into an untold part of the story: a woman journalist who supported the cause by using her work to keep the movement in the headlines: Miriam Michelson, She also happens to be my great-great aunt.… Continue reading 100 Years of Women Voting – Lori Harrison-Kahan, Author of Book on Female Suffrage Journalist Miriam Michelson

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