ESG On Corporate Boards – Helle Jorgenson, CEO of Competent Boards

“How do we deal with dilemmas? How do we think unthinkable? You know, the climate, ESG, human rights issues, diversity, equity, inclusion, supply chain issues, cyber security, integrity of data, incentive plans, all of those, the future of good corporate governance, transparency, anti-corruption. All of those different issues that have been there for a long,… Continue reading ESG On Corporate Boards – Helle Jorgenson, CEO of Competent Boards

Why Heat Pumps Are “In” – Lauren Salz, Co-Founder & CEO of Sealed

“There’s a few reasons why a building owner might want to electrify their building and get heat pumps. One is that it is a better experience for the people who are living in those units. It’s really, really quiet. it’s healthier, it’s safer…and then secondly, there should be less maintenance cost over time. Just having… Continue reading Why Heat Pumps Are “In” – Lauren Salz, Co-Founder & CEO of Sealed

Famous Music Venue Goes Sustainable – Erika Wollam-Nichols, The Bluebird Café

“We have staff members who are very, very conscious of sustainability. One of our servers does our recycling…and we’ve had to really step into how can we find space for those kind of things, even composting…because obviously we have food waste, but our kitchen is not much bigger than the bathroom here.…I would also add… Continue reading Famous Music Venue Goes Sustainable – Erika Wollam-Nichols, The Bluebird Café

ESG Software Tips – Bridget Hughes, Donnelley Financial Solutions

“What’s interesting about the ESG data, when you start to collect just the greenhouse gas, it’s all surveys, it’s all subjective information that you’re collecting on a monthly basis. So, I think… the more questions you ask and the more data you’re asking for and get to retrieve, and then collect, I think, starts to… Continue reading ESG Software Tips – Bridget Hughes, Donnelley Financial Solutions

EV Trucks & The Inflation Reduction Act – Neha Palmer, TeraWatt Infrastructure

“I think what’s really interesting and intriguing to me is the collaboration from the DOT and the DOE. there certainly is an overlap when you think about electrification, it’s a transportation question, but it’s also an energy question and both of those things have to be really coordinated to have success here…. They have to… Continue reading EV Trucks & The Inflation Reduction Act – Neha Palmer, TeraWatt Infrastructure

Business, Climate And The Inflation Reduction Act – Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations, Ceres

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, Ceres.org on… Continue reading Business, Climate And The Inflation Reduction Act – Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations, Ceres

Risk & New Climate-Inflation Bill – Michele Wucker, Author, “You Are What You Risk: The New Science & Art of Navigating An Uncertain World”

How will Members of Congress view the risks of climate change and their actions as they prepare to vote on new ground-breaking legislation to reduce carbon emissions, further the transition to clean energy, and help families with basic costs?  What’s our own risk “fingerprint” and risk “ecosystem”? Listen to this interview with Michele Wucker on… Continue reading Risk & New Climate-Inflation Bill – Michele Wucker, Author, “You Are What You Risk: The New Science & Art of Navigating An Uncertain World”

Circular Economy Business Models in Iceland – Birta Kristin Helgadottir

“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

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

The 5 Pt. Framework To Net Zero – Janet Gail Besser, Smart Electric Power Alliance

“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