Raising Money While Female – Ginger Rothrock, HG Ventures

“Do you understand what customers are looking for?…Do you know where you want to go? Can you tell a story? Are you the right person to lead this team and bring others on board?…The financial model is often the number side of your story. It is storytelling through numbers.” Ginger Rothrock on Electric Ladies Podcast… Continue reading Raising Money While Female – Ginger Rothrock, HG Ventures

How Corporates Can Lead Sustainability – Trisa Thompson, Former Chief Sustainability Officer, Dell Technologies

“Trust in the corporation today is higher than in your own government. That really gives them this moment that they should not squander, because the majority of Americans do believe in climate change and do want something done about it. And so, I think there are some real opportunities …. And this is for boards… Continue reading How Corporates Can Lead Sustainability – Trisa Thompson, Former Chief Sustainability Officer, Dell Technologies

Behind The SEC Curtain On Climate Rules – Kristina Wyatt, Fmr SEC Climate Risk Task Force, now at Persefoni

“The climate emergency is urgent and climate risk is financial risk. And the SEC is all about the protection of investors and the financial markets. And if you have this looming financial risk, that’s not being adequately addressed. …And, investors were saying, look, the information that we’re getting just doesn’t cut it. It’s not sufficiently… Continue reading Behind The SEC Curtain On Climate Rules – Kristina Wyatt, Fmr SEC Climate Risk Task Force, now at Persefoni

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

Why ESG Matters – Joan Michelson on Eisner Amper’s “Fast Forward” Podcast

Joan Michelson

“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

Can Big Companies Innovate Electric Vehicles? – Sue Ozdemir, Exro Technologies, CEO

Sue Ozdemir, Exro Technologies CEO

“Part of our culture, a core value, we call it disciplined innovation. So, innovation that leads to execution is our goal. It’s a lot of fun to be able to spitball together different ideas…But then to kind of boil that down and say ‘what makes a great business model? What also helps real people in… Continue reading Can Big Companies Innovate Electric Vehicles? – Sue Ozdemir, Exro Technologies, CEO

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