Through the Noise is a podcast that explores the hurdles, solutions, and the process of cultivating success for organizations, through conversations with CEOs, executive directors, entrepreneurs, authors, and consultants.
What is ESG and what does Tesla have to do with it? - with Jason Howell
Tesla got cut from the S&P 500 ESG Index. What?
Jason Howell comes back to step us through the world of ESG and what’s going on with Tesla and the S&P ruckus. Jason also informed us about the SEC’s open for public comment meeting on ESG’s Sunshine Act Notice. That should be a fun one!
Jason Howell is a Certified Financial Planner™ and Chartered SRI Counselor™ professional. He is also a professor, author, former US Congressional Candidate, and a Top Wealth Adviser by Washingtonian Magazine.
Jason Howell Company is a family wealth management firm that uses Sustainable Responsible Impact investing strategies to develop community stakeholders.
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Inside Carbon Caption Technology - with Stefan Koester
Stefan Koester is a senior policy analyst with the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation where he focuses on clean energy innovation and climate change policy. He has a background in energy and environmental policy and has worked on carbon pricing, corporate sustainability, energy efficiency, electricity markets, and issues related to the electric power sector and renewable energy at the state, regional, and federal levels. ITIF is a Washington, D.C.-based think-tank with a mission to formulate, evaluate, and promote policy solutions that accelerate innovation and boost productivity to spur growth, opportunity, and progress.
598 Green Computing Power from Surplus Renewable Energy - with John Belizaire
John Belizaire’s parents escaped Haitian dictatorship and potential death before reuniting and coming to the United States. Since the age of 14 selling floppy discs in high school, John has had an entrepreneurial spirit and interest in technology. He was a recipient of the Intel Scholarship Program and he went on to receive a computer science and engineering degree from Cornell University.
When he was 28 years old, he sold his first start-up company for $150 million. He has gone on to become a versatile CEO and serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded and scaled several multi-million dollar technology and fintech companies. He is currently the CEO of Soluna, a computing company helping to shape the future of renewable energy development. His expertise as both a highly effective business leader and technology strategist has enabled his new venture and operational success steering complex initiatives from concept to funding to launch to growth.
Soluna Computing builds modular, scalable data centers that convert wasted renewable energy into computing power for intensive, batchable applications such as cryptocurrency mining, AI, and machine learning.
Turning Excess Heat into Electricity - with Tony Pan
Tony Pan is the co-founder and CEO of Modern Electron. He is an inventor on 250+ patents pending, and has been named to Forbes 30 under 30, MIT Technology Review Innovators under 35, and Business Journal 40 under 40.
Modern Electron is a sustainable heat and power technology company that helps building owners and homeowners save money, reduce carbon emissions, and increase resiliency during power outages.
Crisis Prevention vs Crisis Response with Dr. Dan Brooks
Daniel Brooks is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Linnean Society of London, and a Research Fellow of the Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum. He has been working for the past decade as a free-lance consultant on the evolutionary biology of climate change and emerging disease. He is also an author of The Stockholm Paradigm, which we discussed in his first episode, during the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown. In his second episode, we discussed the COVID-19 vaccine. The Stockholm Paradigm
The crisis of emerging disease has been a century and a half in the making. Human, veterinary and crop health practitioners convinced themselves that disease could be controlled by medicating the sick, vaccinating those at risk, and eradicating the parts of the biosphere responsible for disease transmission. Most climate scientists made no connection between climate changes and disease. Evolutionary biologists assured themselves that coevolution between pathogens and hosts provided a firewall against disease emergence by pathogens moving to new hosts. None of those traditional perspectives anticipated the onslaught of emerging infectious diseases confronting humanity. A new understanding of the evolution of pathogen-host systems, called the Stockholm Paradigm, explains what is happening. The planet is a minefield of pathogens with pre-existing capacity to infect susceptible but unexposed hosts, needing only the opportunity to come into contact with them. Climate change has always been the major catalyst for such new opportunities, through disrupting local ecosystem structure and allowing pathogens and hosts to move to new ecosystems. Once pathogens expand to new hosts, novel pathogen variants may emerge, each with new capacities to infect hosts. Mathematical models and real-world examples uniformly support the conceptual framework. Emerging disease is thus one of the climate change-related threat multipliers confronting humanity. The universe of risk is thus enormous and climate change is the trigger - time is short, danger is great, we are unprepared. Even without deadly global catastrophes of the scale of the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic, emerging diseases cost humanity more than a trillion dollars per year in treatment and lost productivity. The Stockholm Paradigm also offers hope. Embodied in the DAMA (document, assess, monitor, act) protocol, we can “anticipate to mitigate” emerging disease, buying time and saving money while we search for more effective ways to cope with this challenge.
Sailing Towards a Cleaner Future - with Zéphyr & Borée
Amaury is an entrepreneur and business executive with past experiences in financial consultancy and business development. Zéphyr & Borée is a shipping company specialized in delivering low carbon fret transport solutions using wind-propelled merchant ships. Recognized to have developed in partnership with JIFMAR and AYRO the Canopée vessel : first modern wind-propelled ship of 120 meters being built currently in Europe and that will be dedicated to carry the satellite launchers of ArianeGroup from Europe to French Guiana.
Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🔥
Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to make on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change within the social / profit space - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Ernesto does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to breaking through the barriers that often keep you from building a thriving social enterprise - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
Just listened to the talk with Joe Mariano about the Direct Selling Association. Thank you for the insightful questions and thoughts on the industry. Great job!
Always a good listen
TTN is engaging and informative. The hosts and their guests bring an interesting aspect to the best of comminications and advocacy that can be understandood and enjoyed by all people.