18 episodes

We interview sustainability leaders across industries to learn what they are working on and how they are steering their companies toward a climate-friendly world.

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

We interview sustainability leaders across industries to learn what they are working on and how they are steering their companies toward a climate-friendly world.

    Ethos Giving: Founder and CEO, Emily Kane Miller

    Ethos Giving: Founder and CEO, Emily Kane Miller

    In this episode, Alex talks with Emily Kane Miller, the visionary behind Ethos Giving, to unpack the layers of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the realm beyond compliance. From tracing the fascinating history of philanthropy post-World War I to dissecting the motivations behind embracing CSR during the Cold War, this episode is a rollercoaster through ethical business practices. Dive into the complexities of CSR frameworks, the rise of sustainability efforts in the 1990s, and explore how businesses today can be instrumental in tackling global challenges. This episode offers a fast-paced journey through the past, present, and future of corporate impact, sharing actionable insights for a purpose-driven business revolution. Tune in for a dynamic exploration of Ethos Giving's impact blueprint and discover how businesses can shape a sustainable and purposeful future.

    This podcast is powered by GreenPlaces. For help in reaching your company's sustainability goals, visit www.greenplaces.com.

    • 33 min
    Hunt Club: Founder, Nick Cromydas

    Hunt Club: Founder, Nick Cromydas

    In this episode, Alex delves into the world of sustainability and ESG hiring with Nick, the founder of Hunt Club. Discover how sustainability and ESG practices are influencing the recruitment landscape, and explore the evolving hiring trends in this rapidly growing sustainability field. Gain valuable insights into the key skills and attributes required for successful sustainability leaders, and how businesses are adapting to attract top talent passionate about creating a better tomorrow. Nick also highlights the significance of authentic, business-aligned sustainability initiatives. Tune in for a deeper understanding of the sustainability talent revolution and its profound impact on the future of hiring.

    This podcast is powered by GreenPlaces. For help in reaching your company's sustainability goals, visit www.greenplaces.com.

    • 30 min
    Amity Advisory: Founder and CEO, Pamela Cone

    Amity Advisory: Founder and CEO, Pamela Cone

    In this episode, Alex is joined by Pamela Cone, founder and CEO of Amity Advisory. A dedicated board member of the Law Firm Sustainability Network (LFSN) with extensive expertise in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters, Pam and Alex explore the pivotal role that law firms play in the global journey toward achieving net-zero emissions. Pamela reveals how law firms are becoming integral to the sustainability efforts of their clients, emphasizing the significance of managing Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions in supplier relationships. Pamela also highlights the importance of transparency, sharing practical steps for law firms to take inventory of their existing sustainability practices, conduct materiality assessments, and proactively engage with the EcoVadis assessment, which allows firms to showcase their commitment to sustainability and maintain their competitive edge. Discover why sustainability is no longer confined to companies manufacturing physical products, and why legal service providers are increasingly finding themselves in the spotlight of sustainability and ESG scrutiny, and gain insights into how law firms can respond to client demands, build their sustainability narratives, and adapt to evolving industry expectations.

    This podcast is powered by GreenPlaces. For help in reaching your company's sustainability goals, visit www.greenplaces.com.

    • 39 min
    Sustainability in Higher Education: Will Crawford and Brad Ives

    Sustainability in Higher Education: Will Crawford and Brad Ives

    In this episode, Alex is talking with two distinguished guests: Brad Ives, Head of Sustainability at Catawba College, and Will Crawford, Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) at Follett, North America's leading campus retail partner. Together, they explore the multifaceted journey toward sustainability and reducing carbon footprints on college campuses across the United States. Discover the challenges and unique approaches faced by colleges and universities of various sizes, including factors like energy consumption, transportation, waste management, and more. Brad shares insights from Catawba College's remarkable achievement as the first college in the Southeast to achieve carbon neutrality. Will sheds light on Follett's commitment to sustainability and how it aligns with the diverse needs of higher education institutions. Learn how collaborative efforts, innovative solutions, and initiatives like Follett Access are transforming the way students access course materials while contributing to a greener future. 

    This podcast is powered by GreenPlaces. For help in reaching your company's sustainability goals, visit www.greenplaces.com.

    • 55 min
    GreenPlaces: VP of Sustainability, Corinne Hanson

    GreenPlaces: VP of Sustainability, Corinne Hanson

    In this episode, Alex is talking sustainability strategy with Corinne Hanson, a seasoned professional with a decade of experience in the field. As a former head of sustainability at SH Hotels and Resorts and now the VP of Sustainability at GreenPlaces, Corinne shares her expertise on how businesses are transitioning from mere philanthropy to holistic sustainability, driven by customer expectations, investor demands, and regulatory shifts. Learn the essential steps to kick-start your sustainability journey, from centralizing data to tapping into available incentives. Gain insights into the evolving landscape of sustainability reporting and strategy, and how GreenPlaces is empowering businesses with actionable intelligence to achieve their sustainability goals.

    This podcast is powered by GreenPlaces. For help in reaching your company's sustainability goals, visit www.greenplaces.com.

    • 45 min
    Spiffy: Cofounder and CEO, Scot Wingo

    Spiffy: Cofounder and CEO, Scot Wingo

    In this episode, Alex is joined by Scot Wingo, the co-founder and CEO of Spiffy, a pioneering on-demand mobile car wash and detailing company. As a serial entrepreneur and former CEO of ChannelAdvisor, Scot's expertise and curiosity led him to revolutionize the car care industry. Tune in to hear how Spiffy employs convenience, technology, and sustainability to create a modern, greener car care service and business model. Learn about innovative solutions like water reclamation, eco-friendly chemicals, and lithium-ion “penguin power packs,” that are environmentally friendly and create a better customer experience. Plus, hear Scot’s insights on Spiffy's role in evolving markets and electrification, and its commitment to sustainability. 

    This podcast is powered by GreenPlaces. For help in reaching your company's sustainability goals, visit www.greenplaces.com.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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TSB Podcaster ,

Very interesting — Taco Bell surprises

Great conversation with head of sustainability at Taco Bell. Full of surprises and actionable items everyone can do to help.

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Off to a running start!

Great listen & a great first ep! Can’t wait for more from this pod & its guests in the sustainability space

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