The Future of Sustainability & ESG – Joan on “Doing Sustainability” Podcast With Gary Baker

“Corporate America has a very important role to play in this transition. They have the resources, they have the talent, and they are being nudged by their customers, their employees, even their suppliers, their investors, and obviously regulators to do this work. They know it’s the right thing to do…Just as a quick thing to… Continue reading The Future of Sustainability & ESG – Joan on “Doing Sustainability” Podcast With Gary Baker

The Power Of Buildings – Katie McGinty, Johnson Controls Chief Sustainability Officer

“The march that we have seen in businesses taking on climate commitments has been one of those forcing functions to bring the data related to buildings front and center (because buildings account for 40% of greenhouse gas emissions) ….There is a whole heck of a lot of inefficiency to cut out of those buildings. And… Continue reading The Power Of Buildings – Katie McGinty, Johnson Controls Chief Sustainability Officer

Advanced Technology Improving Transportation – Michele Mueller, Michigan DOT

“We start to look at the advantages of the technology, and we start to really focus in on where can we go forward? What are the things we’re doing and how do we get there collectively so that it is the industry, and the infrastructure side actually coming together and making those choices and implementing… Continue reading Advanced Technology Improving Transportation – Michele Mueller, Michigan DOT

Career Advice Collage Time! Powerful Insights From 5 Extraordinary Women Changemakers in 2023

“Really think about why are you doing what you’re doing, what motivates you?…(and) be extremely opportunistic and don’t be afraid to take risks….(M)ost of my opportunities that I’ve had have come from me putting my hand up, taking a chance, doing something that feels scary and terrifying, but that is aligned to my core goal… Continue reading Career Advice Collage Time! Powerful Insights From 5 Extraordinary Women Changemakers in 2023

Transforming Our Energy System – Vanessa Chan, U.S. Dept of Energy

“The theme across all of this, this clean energy transition, it is private sector led, but government enabled. So, we as a government are trying to enable the private sector to move faster so we can meet our very ambitious goal, which includes a 50% reduction from 2005 levels of greenhouse gas pollution by 2030…… Continue reading Transforming Our Energy System – Vanessa Chan, U.S. Dept of Energy

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

A Biography of Carbon! – Daniella Ortega, Direector of “Carbon: An Unauthorized Biography”

“What surprised me was actually how profound, how deep I managed to have this relationship with carbon. Like, because in the end, I found, through the writing and embodying carbon for so long, I found the connections, the  entanglement of carbon across so many aspects of all our lives so illuminating, so surprising. Sometimes I… Continue reading A Biography of Carbon! – Daniella Ortega, Direector of “Carbon: An Unauthorized Biography”

Zero Emissions Space Travel? – Jane Poynter, Space Perspective

Jane Poynter

“People who have been to space really do speak about it with great reverence. And it is for that reason that we want to take people to space in our car. Neutral zero emission spaceship, spaceship vacuum, which as you saw is not a rocket. Enormous balloons. It’s a very gentle flight. We want to… Continue reading Zero Emissions Space Travel? – Jane Poynter, Space Perspective

Hire The Outliers – Joan on Lesley Michaels Show, “Women We Should Know”

“72% of CEOs say that innovation is one of their top three priorities. And close to 70% of them say they have a hard time driving innovation in their organization. I would posit, having been in there and been an intrapreneur myself, that the problem is they hire the wrong people. They hire for what… Continue reading Hire The Outliers – Joan on Lesley Michaels Show, “Women We Should Know”

Creating A Climate Positive Economy – Aimee Christensen, CEO, Christensen Global & Founder/CEO, Sun Valley Forum

“What I’m hearing is, how do we go faster? How do we transform the key industries that are driving emissions now? And, that can be the solutions to our climate crisis, to our biodiversity crisis. They’re really seeking what are the strategies, where should they be going strategically to shift capital, to shift their operations?…I’m… Continue reading Creating A Climate Positive Economy – Aimee Christensen, CEO, Christensen Global & Founder/CEO, Sun Valley Forum