30: Making Modern Slavery History: Joanna Ewart-James, Co-founder & Executive Director of Freedom United

It’s a crisis many of us never imagined could exist in our lifetimes: modern slavery. But the unconscionable issue of forced labor is something that everyone can help tackle head-on. Joanna Ewert-James is executive director and co-founder for Freedom United, the world’s largest community dedicated to ending human trafficking and slavery. In this episode she shines a light on the unseen facets of modern slavery in business, what we can do to address it, and how together we can make progress to expose and end modern slavery through the company and industry-wide collaboration.

21: Why Sustainability Is Getting Better For Business: Koann Skrzyniarz, Founder and CEO Of Sustainable Life Media

KoAnn is the Founder and CEO of Sustainable Life Media, producers and conveners of the internationally respected Sustainable Brands community. Through Sustainable Brands, she and her team lead the global conversation about how 21st-century brands can, and are delivering new business value through innovation for environmental and social purpose. In this episode, we discuss the evolution of sustainability efforts around the world and the positive progress we’re making, as well as exciting and disruptive new companies, technologies, and collaborations that are unlocking huge marketplace opportunities in the future. Lead With We is Produced by Goal 17 Media – https://goal17media.com

20: Making Climate Change A Human Rights Issue: David Clark, Founder and CEO of The Right Here, Right Now – Global Climate Alliance

David Clark is the Founder and CEO of The Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance, an international initiative ensuring climate change is recognized as the human rights crisis that leading scientists and human rights advocates, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, have declared it to be. In this episode, he reveals the state of the climate movement and how companies large and small can participate in meaningful ways that support much-needed business growth while also course-correcting our future.

18: Changing The Future Of The Face: Pascal Houdayer, Co-founder & CEO of Orveon

Pascal Houdayer is a purpose-driven leader with 30+ years of experience in Beauty & Personal Care, with a personal mission to improve people’s lives and wellbeing. He’s passionate about creating innovative solutions to foster Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for a more sustainable world. He currently serves as CEO of Orveon (bareMinerals, Laura Mercier, BUXOM), Board Member and Senior Advisor for Global Private Equity firms. Previously held the role of NAOS CEO (Bioderma, Esthederm, Etat Pur), EVP and member of the Management Board at Henkel for the Beauty Care Division, after 19y at P&G in various international Leadership roles.

12: Creating A Waste-Free Future: Matt Bertulli CEO of Pela

Matt Bertulli serves as the CEO and co-founder of Pela, an international company leveraging sustainability to make “everyday products without everyday waste”. With products ranging from phone covers to sunglasses to Lomi composting machines, Pela sits at the forefront of how business reimagines and reengineers how we live while building a high-growth business. Inspiring and ingenious in equal parts, Pela reveals what a multistakeholder movement looks like to realize a sustainable future. Lead With We is Produced by Goal 17 Media – https://goal17media.com

10: Lead With Respect: Rob Cameron, Nestlé’s Global Head of Public Affairs and ESG Engagement.

Rob Cameron is Nestlé’s Global Head of Public Affairs and ESG Engagement. He brings 25 years of experience in the fields of sustainability and corporate responsibility. Nestle is the world’s largest, most diversified food and beverage company. It has a unique global footprint and sells products in over 180 countries working to enhance the quality of life and build a healthier future for people across the. In this episode, we’ll discuss how a company with such a complex and consequential footprint leads with respect to ensuring what it makes and how it makes it serves as many people as possible. And the precious planet we share.

9: A Formula For Success: Brenda Demers, CEO at Smartypants

Brenda Demers is the CEO of SmartyPants Vitamins, where she most recently led SmartyPants’ integration into Unilever’s Health & Wellbeing collective — while propelling the business to a Top-10 share position in the multivitamin category through her focus on marketing and operational excellence. In this episode, she shares how to build and scale a company that not only wins over employees and consumers but also drives extraordinary growth while creating exceptional impact. She also explains why the company believes so strongly in giving back by making a matching nutrient grant donation to a child in need for every bottle they sell.

8: POV on the Business of Sustainability with GreenBiz’s Heather Clancy

We’re excited to launch this new POV format where, once a month, I go head-to-head with a featured guest. For our first POV episode, we welcome Heather Clancy, the Vice President and Editorial Director at GreenBiz. GreenBiz Group is a media and events, member-based company that recognizes the inextricable link between climate change and social change. Join Heather and I in a critical discussion around the climate and sustainability landscape, how business is showing up, and why we both believe there is strong cause for optimism.

7: On A Mission to Save Our Home Planet: Patagonia’s Rick Ridgeway

Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company based in Ventura, California with a mission to save our home planet. It was founded in 1976 by Yvon Chouinard and was the first B-Corporation in the state. Rick was Vice President of Environmental Initiatives and Special Media Projects for Patagonia for 15 years during which he founded the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. In addition to his accomplishments at Patagonia, Rick is recognized as one of the world’s foremost mountaineers. Along with Yvon and another friend, they were the first Americans to summit K2. He has done other significant climbs and explorations on all continents. In this conversation, Rick discusses why and how Patagonia is fulfilling their mission to save our home planet. He also talks about how Patagonia walks the walk when it comes to sustainability and how it measures its financial performance with the overall health of the planet. Rick is also the author of 6 books. His latest book, “Life Lived Wild: Adventures at the Edge of the Map” is a memoir that recounts some of his boldest expeditions. Rick estimates that he has spent over five years of his life sleeping in tents in distant locations around the globe, “Life Lived Wild” offers some insights to those adventures including his ascent of K2 to exploring a remote area of Tibet that no outsider had ever seen.

6: A Dose of Optimism: Tracey Franklin, Chief Human Resources Officer at Moderna

Tracey Franklin is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Moderna, a pharmaceutical and biotechnology company playing a critical role in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic. Its enduring mission is to deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients. Over the last two years, they were challenged to do so while facing extraordinary pressures, expectations, and conditions. In this episode, Tracy shares how Moderna works to solve this global health crisis in real-time, how they manage through hypergrowth, and what steps they took to nurture a culture that brought out the best in their people so they could protect and save countless lives.