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

ESG, Impact Investing & the SEC’s Climate Rules – Jean Case, Case Foundation

“The impact investing we focused on, and tried to bring tools and resources together for, really represents areas of investing where you’re looking for both a financial return and a social return through the investments that you make. So, it’s really that simple. It’s asking the question of, ‘is there some kind of social return… Continue reading ESG, Impact Investing & the SEC’s Climate Rules – Jean Case, Case Foundation

Return on Impact & Changing Careers  – Joni Carswell, CEO, Texan By Nature

“We say data-based because as you work with both the science community and the business community, the best way to bring those communities to the table is to talk to them in their own language. To talk in terms of return, to talk in terms total impact.” Joni Carswell on Green Connections Radio podcast. Scientists are saying the coronavirus may have come from the destruction of the natural habitats of wild animals due to development, deforestation or climate change – and that there are more infectious diseases in likely our future as a result. What can we do about it besides keep “social distancing” and protect ourselves and other people? Listen to Joni Carswell, CEO of a nonprofit founded by Former First Lady Laura Bush called Texan By Nature, describe their creative data-based approach to conservation and how they are bringing the business community into habitat, water and prairie restoration, to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson is this podcast interview. Carswell is decidedly not your typical nonprofit CEO either…..

“Seismic Shift” in Financial Power & ESG Metrics – Patsy Doerr, Thomson Reuters, Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & Inclusion

“There’s a lot more pressure on companies to reveal their statistics…give us the number…a lot more expectation from employees, from clients, from investors to see that level of granularity.”
Patsy Doerr on Green Connections Radio. How do the bolder positions on social and environmental issues that many companies are taking affect their financial performance? What difference can we as individuals make? Listen to Patsy Doerr, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Inclusion at Thomson Reuters and Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s candid, engaging conversation about “tipping point” we are at where social impact meets 70% of financial power. They talk about the impact of transparency and corporate activism on the bottom line and how we can use ESG metrics to find out what the company is really doing. What can we do with that information?

Managing Creativity – Deborah Rutter, President,  John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

As we cope with complete upheaval in our lives and work due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s time to step back, take a breath, and find creative ways forward.
Some of us are naturally creative, others of us are managers and leaders, needing to elicit and nurture creative ideas from our teams. But how? Listen to this enlightening and inspiring conversation between Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson and a master at doing this: Deborah Rutter, President of The John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for The Performing Arts, the nation’s premier arts center.