13 episodes

Does everyone know what sustainability *actually* means? Most people don’t — and that’s alright! Our podcast breaks down what’s happening in sustainability, climate, and ESG. Join hosts Tim Mohin, Chief Sustainability Officer at Persefoni and an OG in the field, and Caitlin Kinney, a Gen Z climate activist, as they talk to leaders and experts about important stories and the latest trends in ESG and the climate. Let’s get smarter about sustainability, together. A new episode drops every Tuesday. Produced by Persefoni Media House and Hueman Group Media.

Sustainability Decoded with Tim & Caitlin Hueman Group Media

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Does everyone know what sustainability *actually* means? Most people don’t — and that’s alright! Our podcast breaks down what’s happening in sustainability, climate, and ESG. Join hosts Tim Mohin, Chief Sustainability Officer at Persefoni and an OG in the field, and Caitlin Kinney, a Gen Z climate activist, as they talk to leaders and experts about important stories and the latest trends in ESG and the climate. Let’s get smarter about sustainability, together. A new episode drops every Tuesday. Produced by Persefoni Media House and Hueman Group Media.

    The Social and Governance Side of ESG w/ Mandi McReynolds

    The Social and Governance Side of ESG w/ Mandi McReynolds

    For our final episode of Sustainability Decoded Season 1, we’re doing some self reflection with a fellow podcaster.
    All season long we’ve talked about ESG – environmental, social, and governance, and we’ve spent several episodes on the environmental side. Mandi McReynolds is the Head of Global Environment, Social, and Governance at Workiva and the host of ESG Talk.
    In this episode, she broke down why the ‘S’ and ‘G’ in ESG are just as important as the ‘E.’ She told us that good governance is a base for good business, and that social impact is a growing interest area for businesses around the world.  
    Learn more about Mandi McReynolds here.
    Sustainability Decoded is produced by our incredible team at Persefoni and Hueman Group Media. 
    Learn more about Persefoni and our climate management and accounting platform by subscribing to Tim’s weekly newsletter!

    • 45 min
    The Green Building Movement w/ Eric Corey Freed

    The Green Building Movement w/ Eric Corey Freed

    The amount of greenhouse gas emissions that buildings are responsible for is unbelievable. Construction and operations of buildings account for up to 50% of global emissions. Everything from heating and cooling a building, to keeping the lights on, to the materials it’s made out of contribute to climate change.  But luckily, there’s a movement toward more sustainable architecture.
    In today’s episode, we explore green buildings with one of the OG architects in the space, Eric Corey Freed. He’s the Principal and Director of Sustainability for CannonDesign and author of “Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies.”  Eric has won countless awards and titles relating to green architecture. 
    On the show, we talked about the pros and cons of retrofitting versus building new and how we can construct more climate resilient buildings.
    Learn more about Eric Corey Freed here.
    Sustainability Decoded is produced by our incredible team at Persefoni and Hueman Group Media. 
    Learn more about Persefoni and our climate management and accounting platform by subscribing to Tim’s weekly newsletter!

    • 43 min
    Why Mining is Crucial for Sustainability w/ Rohitesh Dhawan

    Why Mining is Crucial for Sustainability w/ Rohitesh Dhawan

    Will mining ever be sustainable? How do we deal with the sins of the past and move forward in a responsible way?
    We explore this in today’s episode with Rohitesh Dhawan, President and CEO of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). ICMM brings together 26 of the world's largest mining and metals companies to work collectively on issues of sustainable development.  
    We talked to Rohitesh about the work he’s doing at ICMM and the commitments the council is making. We get into how mining and the circular economy intersect, misconceptions about the mining industry, and the increased demand for metals that the sustainability sector creates. 
    Learn more about Rohitesh and ICMM here.
    Sustainability Decoded is produced by our incredible team at Persefoni and Hueman Group Media. 
    Learn more about Persefoni and our climate management and accounting platform by subscribing to Tim’s weekly newsletter!

    • 40 min
    Flipping the Script on Covering Climate w/ Joel Makower

    Flipping the Script on Covering Climate w/ Joel Makower

    This week’s guest has been watching and writing about the sustainability world for over 30 years and he provided us with some unique perspectives. 
    Joel Makower is a journalist and the chairman and co-founder of GreenBiz, a media and events company focusing on the intersection of business and the clean economy. He had a syndicated newspaper column, he contributes to the radio show, Marketplace, and he has authored over a dozen books. 
    This episode really feels more like we had a third host than a guest. He also brought up new subjects for the podcast, including, what a green consumer is, criticisms of the sustainability industry, and changing economic systems.
    Learn more about Joel Makower and GreenBiz here.
    Sustainability Decoded is produced by our incredible team at Persefoni and Hueman Group Media. 
    Learn more about Persefoni and our climate management and accounting platform by subscribing to Tim’s weekly newsletter!

    • 40 min
    The ESG Sensation (Decades in the Making) w/ Aron Cramer

    The ESG Sensation (Decades in the Making) w/ Aron Cramer

    In this episode, we talked about how interest and advancements in ESG are suddenly everywhere. 
    Today’s guest, Aron Cramer called the trend an “overnight sensation.” But really he’s been working for years to pull sustainability into the mainstream. Aron is the President and CEO of management consulting company, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility). Before his career as an ESG OG, Aron went to law school and worked as a journalist.
    On the show, Aron tells us about his professional journey, how BSR helps businesses advance ESG initiatives and how ESG has evolved and exploded in popularity! 
    Learn more about Aron Cramer and Persefoni here.
    Sustainability Decoded is produced by our incredible team at Persefoni and Hueman Group Media. 
    Learn more about Persefoni and our climate management and accounting platform by subscribing to Tim’s weekly newsletter!

    • 38 min
    Why Fighting Climate Change is Personal for Gen Z w/ Anissa Vasquez and Kevin Stephen

    Why Fighting Climate Change is Personal for Gen Z w/ Anissa Vasquez and Kevin Stephen

    To mark the halfway point of our first season we’re talking to two Gen Z climate fanatics and Persefoni employees!
    Anissa Vasquez is Manager of Global ESG Policy at Persefoni and Kevin Stephen works on the sustainability strategy team. They came on the show to talk about how young people can get involved in sustainability and climate tech,why fighting climate change is an incredibly personal fight for their generation, and what they are doing to stay optimistic about their future. 
    In this episode, we got reflective. Kevin and Anissa shared book recommendations, thoughts on some of our previous episodes, and advice for fellow Gen Z climate nerds.
    Learn more about Anissa, Kevin, and Persefoni here.
    Sustainability Decoded is produced by our incredible team at Persefoni and Hueman Group Media. 
    Learn more about Persefoni and our climate management and accounting platform by subscribing to

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

SFreviewer432 ,

ESG put simply

Great mix of content about how leaders are thinking about their climate impact. Appreciate how Tim & Caitlin are breaking down complex topics and an array of acronyms to be approachable for anyone.

WyCud ,

Keep Going!

This podcast is needed! Fantastic view into the world of business and sustainability. The first episodes have been great!

Claire Elliott ,

Really good

Entertaining, yet very informative. A great way to learn about Sustainability. Keep it up!

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