Electric Ladies Podcast listeners requested that we air a collection of career advice from our various guests and here it is! In fact, we’re making it a new continuing part of our series. The last question in each of our Electric Ladies Podcast episodes is asking for career advice, especially for midcareer women who want… Continue reading Career Advice From 5 Top Guests In 2022 – By Listener Demand!
“Landscape architecture involves the planning, design, management, and nurturing of the exterior built and natural environments. So, landscape architects is a professional degree and…we design places like parks and campuses, streetscapes trails, plazas, residences, and other projects that strengthen communities. And … our work also involves increasing resilience to climate impacts and drawing down carbon… Continue reading Using Landscapes To Combat Climate Change – Pamela Conrad, Landscape Architect, Climate Positive Design
“There’s a huge barrier for ev adoption in this country…it’s lack of public charging infrastructure… So, my co-founder and I said, there’s got to be a solution…And it came to us that…why can’t we just make the (apartment) buildings the source of the energy instead of having to put in all this new infrastructure on… Continue reading EV Charging On City Streets – Tiya Gordon, COO, itselectric
“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
“For anything to happen on a grand scale, we need to have culture supported… Artists are good at planting these seeds, putting the stories out there and for anybody. The key is repetition. So, if you encounter a certain story, certain type of story in the music you listen to, in the articles that you… Continue reading A Climate Cabaret? – Sandra Bargman & Chantal Bilodeau, Artists & Climate Initiative
“We’ve really had a fundamental shift in the economy where employees are demanding that companies align with their values and they’re demanding that they take care of their environmental footprint and that they report on it with great accountability and transparency. And so, if you are a company, you can’t get away with not walking… Continue reading Why ESG Matters – Joan Michelson on Eisner Amper’s “Fast Forward” Podcast
“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
“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
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
“In a crisis time, you need the most creative ideas and the most differing experiences and perspectives, which is obviously what diversity provides…So, particularly companies need to be ever-vigilant in that they don’t skimp in their focus around diversity,” Laura Liswood, Secretary General of the Counsel of Women World Leaders warned in a World Economic Forum’s Davos 2021. As our economies seek ways to emerge stronger from this covid pandemic and the economic crisis it caused, it is shocking that so few women (and under-represented groups) are at the leadership tables planning this recovery.
Listen to this fascinating interview with Laura Liswood on the benefits women bring simply because they have NOT been in control. Liswood is Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders and has studied, interviewed and worked with dozens of female heads of state and ministers, Fortune 500 companies and global nonprofits, including having led diversity programs. Laura spoke at the World Economic Forum 2021 about these issues, and this interview was recorded prior to the pandemic.