The ESG Experience

The ESG Experience

Conversations about ESG and beyond, brought to you by Conservice ESG.

Episodes

May 20, 2024 49 mins

In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Nancy Mentesana, Executive Director of ESG at Labrador, to dissect the seismic shifts in SEC disclosures and their far-reaching effects. They explore the evolving landscape of climate reporting, from voluntary to mandatory, and the varying perceptions among companies. They also provide invaluable insights into guidelines for private companies reporting and Larry Fink's strate...

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In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Jack Davis, who recently joined Conservice as VP of ESG Strategy, to discuss ESG trends and their impact on real estate, examine the unique aspects of ESG within the real estate sector, and shed light on the significance of ESG and its potential for transformative change.

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In this special episode of the ESG Experience, Dan Winters from GRESB joins Michelle Winters from Conservice to explore the significance of data coverage in enhancing GRESB scores and the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios. They tackle the challenges hindering widespread adoption of GRESB reporting and how industry initiatives are addressing them, analyze the intersection between GRESB and SEC disclosure/IFRS stan...

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In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Maisie Ganzler, Chief Strategy & Brand Officer of Bon Appétit Management Company, to dive into the intricate world of sustainability in the food industry. They explore thought-provoking questions that shed light on how Maisie's personal experiences shape her perspectives, the dangers of greenwashing, and strategies for effectively communicating sustainability efforts.

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In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Jeff Senne, the Founder & CEO of Sandbar Solutions, to discuss the corporate responsibility teams and boardrooms amidst the backlash surrounding ESG initiatives, the imperative to reconsider and redefine the roles of government and individuals in propelling ESG agendas, and the formidable challenges confronting global corporations as they implement a unified global purpose, v...

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In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Mike Robinson, founding member of retail sustainability platform The Eighth Notch, to discuss the rise of sustainability as a critical concern for retailers, delving into the evolving landscape and its influence on business strategies, the significance of prioritizing carbon avoidance over offsets, and the importance of transparency in ESG compliance and reporting for retaile...

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Janis Parthun, VP of Project Consulting Services at RGP, to discuss how companies are handling climate risks and navigating emerging climate reporting standards as well as challenges they face throughout the lifecycle of ESG strategy implementation.

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In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Gary Baker, CEO, and Roxanne White, VP of ESG/Corporate Reporting, from Baker Brand Communication to discuss the branding and strategy of a corporate brand, telling the story of ESG within a corporation, and communicating strategies with stakeholders.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, we were joined by Larry Dorfman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Roots, to discuss the role of real estate investment in the community, understanding the science behind investing, and how anyone can build real wealth by investing in real estate with the help of Roots.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Jennifer Stojkovic, Founder of the Vegan Women Summit, to discuss why food is frequently left out of the ESG discussion despite being a large part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a critical component of climate goals.

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In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Rex Raimond, Director of Transformational Investing in Food Systems (TIFS), to discuss investment in food systems, how food systems can help transform the ESG regime, why investors need to coordinate with the community to increase finances within these food systems, and more.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Bill Green, Managing Partner at Climate Adaptive Infrastructure, to discuss the importance of selecting, developing, and financing projects with the lowest possible carbon emissions, how the definition of "infrastructure" has evolved over time, the outlook of the climate transition in 2023 and beyond, and more.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Marcus Burrow, Conservice’s VP of Energy & Sustainability Solutions, to discuss energy procurement, renewable energy, understanding deregulation across different states, solutions for managing utility data and energy procurement efforts, and more.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Jim Massey, Chief Sustainability Officer of Zai Lab, to discuss putting trust into action to tackle big problems, cultivating & institutionalizing organization purpose, creating cultures designed to help teams thrive, and more.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Chris Gray, Chief Technology Officer of RENU Communities, to discuss the role existing buildings play when it comes to global carbon emissions, and why we must focus on making our existing building stock more energy resilient, as opposed to only prioritizing new, energy efficient building projects.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Kellee Khalil, Chief Development Officer of EnergyX, to discuss the current and future relationship between ESG and the lithium industry as well as the role of lithium in achieving renewable energy targets and supporting the green energy transition.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by William Burckart, CEO of The Investment Integration Project (TIIP), to discuss creating & adopting investing strategies that are aimed at affecting systems-level change.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Katherine Kraft, Director of Product at Teren, to discuss the role of geospatial data in ESG reporting & climate resilience as well as emerging trends & regulations around physical risk management.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Dan Winters, Senior Director of GRESB, to discuss advancing the real estate investment industry. They examine past and present efforts to incorporate ESG across real estate investing, reflect on the history of the GRESB framework & its widespread influence, and consider the future trajectory of ESG adoption across the industry.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Zach Wade, VP of Data Science at LightBox, to discuss Automatic Building Energy Modeling (AutoBEM), trends & data emerging from building energy modeling advancements, and more.

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