The ESG Experience

The ESG Experience

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

Episodes

January 17, 2023 32 min

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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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Maya van Rossum, Founder of Green Amendments for the Generations, to discuss green amendments. They examine what green amendments are, how they work, and the effectiveness, value, and long-term positive impact they provide.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, hosts Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Greg Fasullo, CEO of Elevation, to discuss trends, developments, opportunities, & benefits of energy efficiency & sustainability in the rentals market. Topics covered in their discussion include an overview of the state of single-family home rentals, understanding typical energy usage trends & strategies for decreasing usage, benefits o...

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, guest host Anne Landgraf, a consultant at Conservice ESG, was joined by Minjia Yang and Kelly Worden from the International WELL Building Institute to examine ESG risks and opportunities, specifically those surrounding health & wellbeing and human & social capital, as well as industry trends & emerging regulations.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Dale Nirvani Pfeifer, CEO of Goodworld, to examine the critical role of engagement in ESG leadership. They discuss the importance and benefits of engaging your business community, including customers, employees, & shareholders, in ESG efforts, the ways that this engagement helps increase the value of ESG for business, barriers around engagement and w...

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Timothy Kim, CEO at ibV Energy Partners, to discuss the current political landscape & what the next few years will look like for ESG investing. Topics covered include the current administration’s commitment and progress around clean energy support & implementation, how corporate adoption of ESG goals may affect large-scale solar procurement &...

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Urvashi Bhatnagar. They discuss how firms can incorporate ESG into corporate strategy to go beyond compliance & disclosure, leading efforts & best practices around preventing greenwashing and rainbow-washing, trends in urban sustainability, themes & takeaways from Urvashi’s book, “The Sustainability Scorecard: How to Implement and Profit from...

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Eddy Soffer, ESG Manager at Interactive Brokers, to explore some of the ways that ESG has evolved over last decade, discuss the current state of diversity, equity, & inclusion, examine trends around corporate compliance & greenwashing, and contemplate where the future of ESG is heading & what the next generation of ESG-conscious professionals...

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Companies' social efforts tend to center around employees' health and wellbeing, and while this should not be lost nor minimized, companies' focus should also include their surrounding communities. In this episode, Ryan Nelson is joined by Hannah Nelson to discuss the anthropological impact of ESG.

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In this episode, Helee Lev is joined by fellow Conservice team members Adam Sirvinskas, Dax Madsen, & Heidi Stenvig to talk about the intersection of ESG and waste management. They examine perceptions of waste, the challenges of dealing with waste, waste management approaches from both corporate & individual perspectives, how waste management fits into ESG strategies, & more.

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In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Chris Patteson, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at FRONTdoor Collective, to discuss the relationship between ESG and risk management. They examined industry trends and the direction of ESG in 2022 and beyond, explored the growing emphasis on the social aspect of ESG and how social impact reporting will continue to evolve, discussed approaches f...

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In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Yaniv Kalish, Founder & CEO of SolarKal, to talk about the intersection of ESG and solar energy. They discussed current & emerging industry trends, the evolution of solar technology, best practices for identifying opportunities & selecting vendors, benefits of solar energy for properties & portfolios, strategies for incorporating solar into broader ESG program...

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In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO of WeSpire, to discuss driving purpose in a business with an increasingly remote-first workforce. They review industry shifts & trends, common challenges that companies are facing & the role of reporting and disclosure in overcoming them, how DEI initiatives support ESG business goals, the importance of employee engagement in the ...

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Laura Coy, Head of Philanthropy Strategy & ESG Integration at William Blair, to examine how a multidimensional business can integrate ESG while overcoming a historically siloed organization structure.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Ryan Nelson is joined by Carlos Solano, ESG Manager at Goby, and special guest Tim Kleiman, Managing Director & Head of ESG at Golub Capital, to discuss ESG from a lender’s perspective. They discussed Golub’s longstanding commitment to ESG and strategies they’ve used for incorporating ESG into their corporate values & culture, examined similarities & differences in the approaches t...

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In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Chris Laughman, VP of Sustainability at Conservice, to explore how data is being used to drive greenhouse gas reductions in commercial real estate. They discuss how real estate portfolios can use utility data to uncover energy efficiency opportunities, methods for reducing GHG emissions across CRE portfolios, strategic application of the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager platform...

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Patrick Wood Uribe, CEO of FinTech startup Util, to discuss influences and trends that will affect the ESG investing landscape in 2022. Topics include lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, ESG investment growth and the emergence of required disclosures in the U.S., risks surrounding ESG-related litigation, and more.

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In this episode of The ESG Experience, hosts Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Alisa Mall, Managing Director at Foresite Capital, to discuss the state of diversity & inclusion in the investment management industry and examine strategies and best practices for improving diversity & inclusion across portfolios.

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