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”

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

Infrastructure, Jobs & Climate Change – Anne Kelly, Ceres Government Relations

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 on Electric… Continue reading Infrastructure, Jobs & Climate Change – Anne Kelly, Ceres Government Relations

New Apple Diversity Chief! – Barbara Whye, formerly CDO at Intel

“Innovation is …the heartbeat of the company, and as we strive for increasing diversity and inclusion, at the heart of that is… Because when doing so, it actually brings forth the best ideas, the best results, and just a higher level of creativity and solving problems.” Barbara Whye, CDO of Intel on Electric Ladies Podcast… Continue reading New Apple Diversity Chief! – Barbara Whye, formerly CDO at Intel

Is Your Office Covid-Safe? – Rachel Gutter, Int’l Well Building Institute

“Employers need to be providing re-onboarding to every employee and for that matter for even every guest that comes into the building, because…..it comes down to each and every individual and their commitment to these new protocols and policies.” As we prepare to return to our offices, schools, coworking spaces, and houses of worship, while… Continue reading Is Your Office Covid-Safe? – Rachel Gutter, Int’l Well Building Institute

Inspiring Eco-Filmmaker – Dayna Reggero, Climate Listening Project

“If you want to be a good storyteller, tell stories you want to tell…It’s really about the passion.” Dayna Reggero  She’s been called “Earth Mother” in Women’s Day magazine and won awards for her short films about climate-related effects on local communities. Today, filmmaker Dayna Reggero takes us behind the scenes to how she works… Continue reading Inspiring Eco-Filmmaker – Dayna Reggero, Climate Listening Project

Energy Trends – Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Forbes, Northbridge Energy

The energy revolution continues, and is gaining speed as it converges with “Big Data” and more – despite geopolitical volatility. How do we make sense of it? How do we choose today’s investments that will affect tomorrow? By looking at the trend lines and intersections we might miss. The best person to give us those… Continue reading Energy Trends – Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Forbes, Northbridge Energy

The “Un-Utility” – Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power

With so much innovation in the energy sector, the rapid expansion of renewable energy, development of a “smart grid” and the Internet of Things technologies, the utilities have to evolve too. And, without dropping any service to anyone, ever. So, what’s a utility to do to survive – and to thrive? Enter Mary Powell, CEO… Continue reading The “Un-Utility” – Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power

Can Kamala Harris Heal A Century Old Conflict Between Black And White Women – Elevating Both?

As we commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote this month, Biden choosing Harris is an opportunity for a healing moment for the country and for American womankind.  We are wise to remember the winding road of the alliance between black women and white women reflected in my great-great aunt’s unlikely friendship with Mary Ellen Pleasant so very long ago.