Men & Women & Innovation – Joanne Lipman, Fmr WSJ, Gannett Top Executive

“Men, perfectly good guys, really don’t know what the issues are, who we as women are unintentionally demonizing, and who, if we brought them into the conversation could be part of the solution.” Diversity is a business and innovation imperative, and studies show the financial crisis was caused by groupthink and too much testosterone running… Continue reading Men & Women & Innovation – Joanne Lipman, Fmr WSJ, Gannett Top Executive

“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?

Gov’t Technologies for Private Sector, Grants – Marti Elder, TechLink Centers

Thousands of technologies invented by the brilliant talent in the U.S. Defense Department is available for the private sector to license, including cool new energy innovations. You can bring them to market! Listen to Marti Elder of TechLink Centers on with host Joan Michelson talk about cool new technologies available and the process for licensing… Continue reading Gov’t Technologies for Private Sector, Grants – Marti Elder, TechLink Centers

Food Packaging, Waste – Haley Lowry, Global Sustainability Director, Dow Chemical

“By some estimates, nearly half of the food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. goes to waste.” Feeding America While so much food is wasted, over 13% of the population is going hungry in the U.S., including 13 million children and 5 million senior citizens, according to Feeding America. How do we get the… Continue reading Food Packaging, Waste – Haley Lowry, Global Sustainability Director, Dow Chemical

Women Changing the Rules – Jennifer Palmieri, fmr Head of Communications, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Campaign & Obama’s White House

“We’re playing by an outdated set of rules.”Jennifer Palmieri on Green Connections Radio. You might expect the Communications Director of the White House and a historic presidential campaign to spew talking points, but not Jennifer. Listen as Jennifer and Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson dig into points she raises in her new book – “Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to Women Who Will Rule the World” – and reveal great new insights and stories that are not in the book.”

Transitioning Coal Communities – Heidi Binko, Executive Director, Just Transition Fund

“What can companies who have pledged to source 100% of their energy from clean energy sources do to help coal country?” Heidi Binko  Coal country is an endangered species, between new technologies and the shift to a clean energy economy. So, how do you pivot entire communities and industries for a 21st century economy? Listen… Continue reading Transitioning Coal Communities – Heidi Binko, Executive Director, Just Transition Fund

What Teenage Girls Hear – Hayden Araza, Chief Science Officer of Paradise Valley High School

“Looking at these really strong female (mentors) is helping me see myself as a female in STEM…and then moving on from that to being passionate…about STEM education…being an advocate.” Hayden Araza We all talk about how to encourage young ladies to pursue STEM careers, so we decided to talk to a fabulous young lady who… Continue reading What Teenage Girls Hear – Hayden Araza, Chief Science Officer of Paradise Valley High School

Why Saudi Aramco IPO Matters – Dr. Ellen Wald, Author, “Saudi Inc.”

“For Saudi Arabia, they see (this big solar deal with Softbank) really as a necessity…because right now they burn oil for electricity, and they recognize that that’s horrible, that’s just terrible for the environment and it’s not cost-effective.” Dr. Ellen Wald You might want to dismiss the story of Saudi Aramco Oil and its impending… Continue reading Why Saudi Aramco IPO Matters – Dr. Ellen Wald, Author, “Saudi Inc.”

21st Century Science Museum – Alison Brown, Science Museum of Minnesota

”Everybody can become a scientist…We all use science every day of our lives” Alison Brown on Green Connections Radio         What’s the science in sports? It’s in the human body, the physics of how sports equipment works, such as the impact of the length of the stick on how its thrown by… Continue reading 21st Century Science Museum – Alison Brown, Science Museum of Minnesota

Inspiring Eco-Filmmaker – Dayna Reggero, Climate Listening Project

“If you want to be a good storyteller, tell stories you want to tell…It’s really about the passion.” Dayna Reggero  She’s been called “Earth Mother” in Women’s Day magazine and won awards for her short films about climate-related effects on local communities. Today, filmmaker Dayna Reggero takes us behind the scenes to how she works… Continue reading Inspiring Eco-Filmmaker – Dayna Reggero, Climate Listening Project