Sustainability Decoded with Tim & Caitlin

Sustainability Decoded with Tim & Caitlin

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.


September 6, 2022 45 min

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 jus...

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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...

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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 a...

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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 book...

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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 journali...

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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 the...

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This week’s episode is mandatory listening for anyone searching for a career with meaning. Our guest Andrew Hoffman, Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, has powerful advice for engaging in work that has a purpose. Andrew’s book “Management as a Calling” outlines why business leaders can and should see their work as a way to solve societal problems.


Andrew teaches across disciplines in the Ros...

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Until recently, climate disclosures were a mostly voluntary part of doing business. But soon, they could become mandatory. Like financial disclosures, climate disclosures would be overseen by individual regulatory authorities in different countries around the world. These regulatory authorities are members of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).  

Jane Diplock, this week’s guest, chaired the IOSCO for s...

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Encouraging companies to disclose their impact on the environment is more important than ever before and Paul Dickinson has been trying to do just that for over 20 years. 

Paul is the founder of the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP), a non-profit that collects voluntary disclosures from companies about sustainability issues like climate change, water security, and deforestation. The CDP keeps databases so that investors can compare ...

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Creating comparable standards for environmental, social and governance reporting is difficult, but Janine Guillot and The Value Reporting Foundation are on it! 


In this episode, we sat down with Janine to talk about how sustainability reporting has evolved, the new ways we’re finding to track it, and what sustainability reports mean to investors. Janine is a  leader in this field and as CEO of the Value Reporting Foundation she’s...

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A leading authority on corporate purpose, Robert “Bob” Eccles was the founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and was one of the founders of the International Integrated Reporting Council. And yes, we decode what these are on the show!

In this episode, we talk to Bob about his views on what needs to be reported by companies, how activism can be translated into action, and why “unsexy” topics like a...

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You’re not alone if you don’t know what a corporate form is or why Public Benefit Corporations (PBCs) exist. But, it’s so important to understand what they’re here for — and it kind of boils down to accountability. 

In this episode, we are joined by Susan Mac Cormac, a Partner at international law firm Morrison & Foerster. She chairs the firm’s Energy and Social Enterprise and Impact Investing practices.

In this episode, we tal...

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Sustainability is a popular, yet intimidating field, with acronyms and concepts that are confusing for the everyday person.


With the help of leaders and experts, hosts Tim Mohin, Chief Sustainability Officer at Persefoni and former Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative, and Caitlin Kinney, a Gen Z climate activist, will explain and cover important stories and trends in ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and ...

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