Stacey Kline, CEO of Otto Intelligence, joins the podcast to discuss the future of purpose-focused finance. Noting the accelerating shift in aligning values with investment priorities, she unpacks how wealth advisors can employ ESG metrics and clients’ environmental and social impact preferences to inform investment strategies.
Heather Clancy, vice president and editorial director at GreenBiz Group, joins the podcast for a wide-ranging discussion about the role of technology in climate action. Heather discusses the need for an intersection of corporate sustainability with social justice and environmental justice; the role of technology in enabling corporate climate action, matched with skepticism that technology cannot deliver on its promises without corporate ethics and systemic social change; and the recognition by corporations that they can no longer speak in terms of aspirations and estimates regarding climate commitments.
Andrew Behar, CEO of As You Sow, joins the podcast to discuss the power of using shareholder advocacy to drive change at large corporations. Andrew walks us through “a day in the life,” specifically May 25, 2022, when his team presented resolutions at five corporate annual meetings on issues ranging from climate change to racial justice; Andrew talks about the SEC’s new draft rule that addresses the ESG naming problem within mutual funds; and the paradox of employees unknowingly investing in companies that are destroying the Amazon through company retirement plans.
Talking numbers and the narrative with Michael Young of Actual Agency and Noah Miller of Calibrate Partners
In a special episode, host Michael Young, founder and CEO of Actual Agency, and Noah Miller, founder and CEO of Calibrate Partners, discuss changing expectations and heightened tension between corporations and stakeholders around ESG and sustainability. We discuss how ESG serves as a litmus test of leadership in 2022 and beyond, we highlight a few exemplars of corporate purpose, and examine what happens when there is a breakdown between the numbers and the narrative - including in the PR industry.
Kwasi Mitchell, Chief Purpose Officer of Deloitte, joins the podcast to discuss the findings from the company’s C-Suite Insight Report. Companies are integrating Purpose into their business strategies but less than 15% of companies are collecting data that lead to quantifiable metrics. We discuss the key insights of the report, how accountability mechanisms are falling into place, and ways companies have innovated to implement their Purpose strategies.
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.
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.
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.
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.