How GM Is Going All Electric – Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

“We’ll have over 50% of our facilities producing EVs here in the U.S. by 2025. We’ve announced four battery plants here in the U.S., a number of supply chain agreements, again, to really get those critical minerals happening here. So, so really excited to see where this, this is going to take us.” Kristen Siemen… Continue reading How GM Is Going All Electric – Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

Food Design, Nutrition & Climate – Dr. Lara Ramdin, Dole Sunshine Foods

Lara Ramdin (Casey Curry/AP Images for Dole Packaged Foods)

”Think about food design as a system. We are innovating at the product end, but we’re also trying to innovate ….to get food that would be otherwise be wasted back into the food supply chain…(including through) canned (and frozen) fruit and vegetables, which are really good accessible nutrition,” especially in the face of climate change.… Continue reading Food Design, Nutrition & Climate – Dr. Lara Ramdin, Dole Sunshine Foods

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

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

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

Joan Michelson

“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

Green Consumer Products & Cosmetics – Boma Brown-West, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

“When we talk about products, there’s waste in terms of products too. Like what happens when… we’re done using it, when it fails, when it’s broken. Certainly there are things that consumer can do in terms of being more mindful of the types of products that they’re purchasing… But at the end of the day,… Continue reading Green Consumer Products & Cosmetics – Boma Brown-West, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

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

Smart & Sustainable Tires? – Maureen Kline, Pirelli Tires

“We asked the Forest Stewardship Council to go on the ground and do the whole certification process, just like they do for paper…Then they’re following that rubber throughout the chain of custody all the way through to the factory here in Georgia….and we have just produced the first FSC certified tire.” Maureen Kline on Electric… Continue reading Smart & Sustainable Tires? – Maureen Kline, Pirelli Tires

Fuel Cell Cars & Trucks – Jackie Birdsall, Toyota

Many voices are talking about how we need to rebuild the post-pandemic economy to also make us more resilient to the ravages of climate change.  Ramping up adoption of electric vehicles is always in those conversations, especially battery-powered ones. But not there are hydrogen fuel cell EVs too. Listen to Jackie Birdsall, Senior Engineer of these vehicles at Toyota explain how they work and much more, with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.