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Talking carbon-negative solutions from algae with Elliot Roth of Spira and Balaji Ganapathy of TCS

Talking carbon-negative solutions from algae with Elliot Roth of Spira and Balaji Ganapathy of TCS

December 14, 2021

Elliot Roth, Founder of Spira Inc, and Balaji Ganapathy, Chief Social Responsibility Officer of TCS, join the podcast to discuss how Spira is using algae to create new products that will improve the foods we eat and the products we use while sequestering carbon dioxide. Spira’s innovative solution earned Elliot recognition as winner of the TCS 2021 Pitch for Purpose, a competition designed to elevate social entrepreneurs and the solutions that will change the world.

Leading with Equity: The next evolution of DEI in the workplace with Michele Lanza and Glenn E. Singleton of Work Wider

Leading with Equity: The next evolution of DEI in the workplace with Michele Lanza and Glenn E. Singleton of Work Wider

December 7, 2021
Work Wider co-founder Michele Lanza and Glenn E. Singleton, founder of Courageous Conversations, join the podcast for a conversation about how companies must change to make diverse teams a reality. We discuss why companies cannot recruit their way out of the diversity challenge; how performative DEI statements must be replaced if organizations want to connect and reflect a world that is already diverse; and why companies must eschew the notion of “cultural fit” and focus on a journey of cultural evolution.
Living The Core Values with Oshkosh Corporation‘s Kevin Tubbs

Living The Core Values with Oshkosh Corporation‘s Kevin Tubbs

November 16, 2021

Kevin Tubbs, Vice President and Chief Ethics Compliance and Sustainability Officer at Oshkosh Corporation, joins the podcast to talk about the values that have guided Oshkosh’s success for the past 100 years. Tubbs discusses Oshkosh Corporation's four core values in detail and explains how values guide the company's people-first culture, industry-leading sustainability efforts and non-stop innovation.

Managing Climate Risks and Opportunities in a Shifting Market with Laura Zizzo

Managing Climate Risks and Opportunities in a Shifting Market with Laura Zizzo

October 5, 2021

Laura Zizzo, Co-founder and CEO of Manifest Climate, joins the podcast to discuss why organizations must incorporate climate disruption into decision making and governance. Laura discusses how organizations can understand and manage climate risk in a time where incentives, regulations and investor expectations are shifting rapidly.

A Recipe for Success: Why Corporations Should Partner With Their Critics with Bob Langert

A Recipe for Success: Why Corporations Should Partner With Their Critics with Bob Langert

September 28, 2021

Bob Langert, author of The Battle to Do Good: Inside McDonald’s Sustainability Journey, joins the podcast to discuss his 25-year career as head of CSR and Sustainability for McDonald’s. Bob shares the strategy he used to partner with McDonald's critics at major environmental and sustainability organizations, and how he worked with these groups to find common ground and solutions.

Disclosure is Not the Same Thing as Action with Alison Taylor of Ethical Systems

Disclosure is Not the Same Thing as Action with Alison Taylor of Ethical Systems

August 31, 2021
Alison Taylor, executive director of NYU-based research collaborative Ethical Systems, returns to the podcast to broaden our understanding of the ethical, moral and conceptual boundaries around ESG, purpose and DEI. Alison makes the case that an organization cannot be everything to everyone, setting out a framework for how companies can prioritize issues to address divergent stakeholder interests. We also discuss the difference between reporting DEI metrics and actually closing the widening racial and gender gaps.
 
Embedding Purpose and ESG into the Muscle of the Business with Bruce Simpson of McKinsey

Embedding Purpose and ESG into the Muscle of the Business with Bruce Simpson of McKinsey

July 13, 2021
Bruce B. Simpson, Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, joins the podcast to deliver thought provoking analysis and critique of the state of corporate purpose and ESG. Bruce argues that “longtermism” is where shareholder and stakeholder interests actually converge; how employees, investors and consumers are taking to social media to voice their opinions and challenge management to embrace change; why embedding ESG “into the muscle” of the organization is the key to driving change, creating business value, and delivering new sustainable business models that will outperform competitors.
Materiality: The Key to ESG Priorities and Board Effectiveness with Anthony Goodman of Korn Ferry.

Materiality: The Key to ESG Priorities and Board Effectiveness with Anthony Goodman of Korn Ferry.

June 22, 2021

Anthony Goodman, Senior Client Partner & Head of the Board Effectiveness Practice at Korn Ferry, rejoins the podcast to discuss how Engine No. 1, a purpose-driven investment firm with a small stake in ExxonMobil, won 3 executive board seats by identifying the company's failure to evolve and pushing for a move towards renewables. We also break down how climate has come roaring back to the forefront of corporate governance agenda, why inclusion is just as important as diversity in the boardroom and within the organization, and the future of ESG.

Putting Sustainability, ESG and DEI on the Menu with Caitlin Leibert of Chipotle

Putting Sustainability, ESG and DEI on the Menu with Caitlin Leibert of Chipotle

June 1, 2021

Caitlin Leibert, Director of Sustainability for Chipotle Mexican Grill, joins the podcast to talk about Chipotle's sustainability mission surrounding food & animals, people, and the environment. From the farm,  to the kitchen, the boardroom and the customer experience, Caitlin takes us on a journey that shows how Chipotle integrates sustainability, ESG and DEI initiatives in every aspect of the business.

Social Justice and Sanitation with Kim Worsham of FLUSH

Social Justice and Sanitation with Kim Worsham of FLUSH

December 22, 2020

On today's episode of Purpose, Inc., Michael Young speaks with Kim Worsham, Founder and Principal of FLUSH, about the social, economic, racial and gender issues surrounding sanitation in communities from Africa, India, and the United States. Kim works with organizations and their stakeholders to implement greater access to clean water and sanitation in rural communities and major cities.

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