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

Sustainability in Hotels – Denise Naguib, Marriott VP of Global Sustainability

“I think one of the most important starting points, whether it be on social or environmental, is back to the measurement, setting a goal and making progress every single day towards that goal with actions….Even if that goal seems unattainable, challenging, unsure of what the steps are between X and Y. I think the fact… Continue reading Sustainability in Hotels – Denise Naguib, Marriott VP of Global Sustainability

Sustainable Fashion 2.0 – Kerry Bannigan, Conscious Fashion Campaign

“The fashion industry is a supply chain….but the reality is it’s a human chain. Nothing is made that we wear that does not go through many human hands. And so really for me, the environmental aspects are extremely important. But.. it’s really about brands being more open about their supply chain. And, specifically, when there… Continue reading Sustainable Fashion 2.0 – Kerry Bannigan, Conscious Fashion Campaign

SEC’s New Financial Climate Rules – Julie Gorte, Veteran ESG Investor, IMPAX Asset Management

“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

Joan Michelson on The State of Climate Efforts – on Matt Schlegel’s Leadership Show

“I’m very concerned about what’s happening to the planet, but I also see the private sector really stepping up…the Biden administration is doing a great deal, especially having just come from COP26. And I interface with people every day who are in the business world doing this work and in big ways and small ways.… Continue reading Joan Michelson on The State of Climate Efforts – on Matt Schlegel’s Leadership Show

Powering Electric Trucks – 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 Powering Electric Trucks – Neha Palmer, TeraWatt Infrastructure

Challenges of Doing Sustainability – Kate Gaertner, Triple Win Advisory

“I think the biggest issue is there are no quote unquote ‘incentives’ at the national level to require companies of any size, whether they’re private or public to do this hard work, right. And corporate sustainability really is hard work, especially when you’re talking about reducing carbon emissions within their supply chains……. (Europe has mandatory… Continue reading Challenges of Doing Sustainability – Kate Gaertner, Triple Win Advisory

Year-End Planning to Get Investors – Jenny Kassan, Jenny Kassan Consulting

“If you’re solving a problem in the world, if your business addresses climate change, for example, guess what? …Anyone who’s passionate about climate change would be a great potential investor for you. So (investors) are really all over the place. Mostly, it just takes a mindset shift.”  Jenny Kassan on Electric Ladies Podcast As the… Continue reading Year-End Planning to Get Investors – Jenny Kassan, Jenny Kassan Consulting

Twice As Many Women Appointed CEO In 2021 – Bonnie Gwin, Heidrick & Struggles

“Diversity matters. Building diverse boards, building diverse suites, ensuring you have diversity. And I mean, in the broadest sense, it’s not just gender, it’s every aspect. It’s life experience, it’s geographic it’s age. I mean, there’s a wide range of things that go into diversity. I think diversity matters and companies realize that very clearly.”… Continue reading Twice As Many Women Appointed CEO In 2021 – Bonnie Gwin, Heidrick & Struggles

Climate-Economic Leadership Models, COP26 – Sandrine Dixson, Club of Rome

Sandrine Dxson

“What I think is really interesting is how do we get PPPs out there, public private partnerships, where we bring in also the investment community from the beginning, so that we can truly shift the capital where it needs to go in order to reduce our impact.” That’s from Sandrine Dixson, Co-President of the Club… Continue reading Climate-Economic Leadership Models, COP26 – Sandrine Dixson, Club of Rome