25 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.

    MorganFranklin: Head of ESG Delivery, Andrew Rizkallah

    MorganFranklin: Head of ESG Delivery, Andrew Rizkallah

    Alex is talking with Andrew "Riz" Rizkallah, Head of ESG Delivery at MorganFranklin, a management advisory firm under Vaco. They get into the essence of ESG delivery, its critical importance for companies today, and how MorganFranklin assists clients through various stages of ESG maturity. They discuss the growing demands for ESG transparency, the strategic importance of sustainability in financial planning, and the diverse challenges companies face in this evolving landscape. Whether you're a finance leader at a middle-market firm or part of a large corporation, you'll learn ways to make smarter, more sustainable business decisions. 

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

    • 34 min
    Davis Wright Tremaine & Dentons: Navigating the New ESG Frontier with Vidhya Prabhakaran & Andrew Shaw

    Davis Wright Tremaine & Dentons: Navigating the New ESG Frontier with Vidhya Prabhakaran & Andrew Shaw

    Alex is diving into the intricacies of environmental regulations and sustainability initiatives with Vidhya Prabhakaran, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, and Andrew Shaw, a partner at Dentons, who are bringing their expertise in environmental law and ESG to the table. From the challenges of mitigating emissions and navigating regulatory changes to the opportunities presented by renewable energy initiatives and sustainable practices, this episode provides a comprehensive look at how businesses are responding to the urgent call for environmental responsibility.
    Tune in to learn about:
    The transition of traditional energy practices to modern ESG-focused strategies.The implications of regulatory changes across different jurisdictions, particularly in the U.S. and the European Union.The real-world application of sustainability commitments in law firms and their clients.Practical steps companies are taking to reduce their carbon footprints and integrate sustainability into their core values.
    This podcast is powered by GreenPlaces. For help in reaching your company's sustainability goals, visit www.greenplaces.com.

    • 28 min
    ESG for In-house Counsel: Founder, Christine Uri

    ESG for In-house Counsel: Founder, Christine Uri

    Join Alex and Christine Uri, a seasoned lawyer and consultant specializing in ESG programs, as they delve into the practical challenges and strategic considerations for companies striving to address ESG concerns. From the evolving role of general counsel to the impact of ESG regulations on businesses of all sizes, Christine shares insights from her experience working with companies to navigate the intersection of legal compliance and sustainability. Learn why ESG has become a top priority for legal departments, how it influences investor decisions, and why proactive engagement with suppliers is essential for long-term success. 

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

    • 30 min
    Lamp House: CEO, Lisa Hart Shepherd

    Lamp House: CEO, Lisa Hart Shepherd

    Alex is joined by Lisa Hart Shepherd, Founder of Lamp House Strategy. As they delve into Lisa's extensive 25-year journey researching the legal industry, discover the genesis of Lamp House and its mission to elevate the legal community's performance while fostering positive impacts. The two talk the unique challenges the legal landscape faces in embracing ESG considerations and understand why firms are compelled to adapt. Lisa shares insights from Lamp House's recent report, shedding light on the state of ESG initiatives in law firms across the UK, US, and Canada. Gain perspective on the importance of measuring and reporting, the evolving role of stakeholders, and the pressure firms face to align with ESG values.

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

    • 39 min
    Tishman Speyer: Global Head of Sustainability, JP Flaherty

    Tishman Speyer: Global Head of Sustainability, JP Flaherty

    Join Alex as he talks with JP Flaherty, Global Head of Sustainability at Tishman Speyer. The two delve into the intricacies of Tishman's sustainability expedition, gaining exclusive insights into managing colossal structures like the iconic 200 Park Avenue. JP sheds light on decarbonization challenges, meeting investor demands, and adapting to regulatory shifts, offering a unique behind-the-scenes perspective. Explore the intersection of technology, investor expectations, and evolving regulations in the realm of real estate's green odyssey. 

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

    • 39 min
    New York Stock Exchange: Head of ESG Advisory, Brian Matt

    New York Stock Exchange: Head of ESG Advisory, Brian Matt

    In this episode, Alex is joined by Brian Matt, Head of ESG at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Tune in as they explore Brian's investor relations journey, spanning from the late '90s to his current role at the forefront of the evolving ESG landscape. Discover the intricacies of sustainability integration within the business models of over 2,400 listed companies at NYSE and the growing significance of dedicated sustainability roles within these organizations. Whether you're an investor or a business leader, this episode provides a wealth of knowledge and practical strategies for driving sustainable business growth. 

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

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

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.

bhurleym ,

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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