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

Mobilize, Measure, Manage ESG – Evelyne Saelens, UL Solutions ESG Advisory Lead

“These climate events, they’re impacting our everyday lives. They’re making the world unsafe…Sometimes it might feel that it’s hard to get to solid, tangible information. It’s hard to know that what you’re doing is meaningful, that it really has an impact. So the, what made it extremely interesting at being able to develop these ESG… Continue reading Mobilize, Measure, Manage ESG – Evelyne Saelens, UL Solutions ESG Advisory Lead

Climate Philanthropy – Heather Grady, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

“Philanthropy generally, we consider, contributing private money for public good or community good. And climate philanthropy is simply, when we are making those private contributions in ways that are going to address the climate crisis that our country and that the world is facing today. I would expand that slightly by saying that one of… Continue reading Climate Philanthropy – Heather Grady, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

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”

Philanthro-Activism At Work – Justin Winters, One Earth

“We’re in this moment right now where we have a very short window to drive the type of transformative change that’s necessary to solve a climate crisis. And we believe at One Earth that philanthropy can play a really, really critical role in actually making this transformation possible….But less than 2% of all philanthropic capital… Continue reading Philanthro-Activism At Work – Justin Winters, One Earth

Climate & Culture – Sandra Bargman & Chantal Bilodeau, Artists & Climate Initiative

“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 Climate & Culture – Sandra Bargman & Chantal Bilodeau, Artists & Climate Initiative

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”

Investing In Companies For Social Impact – Meredith Shields, Citi Impact Fund

“We have an allocated pool of capital that we are investing in early stage startups that are solving some of the world’s most critical challenges. And…we care just as much about the financial success of the company as we do the impact that that company is going to make on the world. When I say… Continue reading Investing In Companies For Social Impact – Meredith Shields, Citi Impact Fund