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.

29: Climate Solutions out of Thin Air: Gregory Constantine, CEO of Air Company

Turning the air we breathe– and the carbon dioxide we produce– into products that enhance our daily lives. It’s not only possible but happening right before our eyes. Gregory Constantine is co-founder and CEO of Air Company, a technology, engineering, and design company that has developed a new process to turn carbon dioxide into value-added products, with a goal of demonstrating to the world that there is limitless potential in technology, and that it should be accessible to all. In this episode, he shares how to launch and scale a truly disruptive and purposeful company with multiple product lines and how to leverage that purpose to win investors, employees, and customers, and a brighter future.

28: Finding Your Way to Flourish: Dr. Katia Sol, Assistant Director of the Stanford Flourishing Project

The way we think about leadership is changing, both on a personal level and in the context of business growth and development. For a business to succeed, especially in the digital era, the conversations around what it means to lead must evolve with the changing societal landscapes. But when you are seeking reinvention, it’s easy to get stymied by the simple question: where do we start? Dr. Katia Sol is a lecturer at Stanford University as well as Assistant Director of the Stanford Flourishing Project, a weekly lecture series designed to enhance one’s own leadership toolkit and change-making capacity, as well as one’s ability to enhance collective prosperity and flourishing. In this episode, she shares how we can regenerate ourselves to show up most effectively for others and the planet, and how we foster a culture of purpose and service to navigate challenging times and course-correct our future. Lead With We is Produced by Goal 17 Media – https://goal17media.com

27: Meeting the Moment for Mental Wellness: Taryn Bird, Senior Director of Social Impact, Kate Spade NY

Mental health and wellness has never been more top of mind. The global toll of the Covid-19 pandemic peeled back the layers on long-held stoicism, unearthing a growing crisis not only on a personal level, but one that permeates business and brands worldwide. Now, employers are asking themselves: What can we do to help? Taryn Bird is Senior Director of Social Impact at Kate Spade New York, a globalfashion design company known for its colorful, playful designs and its commitment to creating high-quality productswith personal style statements for each customer. In this episode, she shares how a company of any size can address a sensitive issue like mental health in ways that are deeply meaningful to employees and customers, while also delivering real value to a business at a time when it’s needed most.

26: Sustaining a Healthier Future: Alison Writenour, CEO of Seventh Generation

Alison Writenour is CEO of Seventh Generation, a homecare products company that became a household name selling eco-friendly cleaning, paper, and personal care items with a focus on sustainability and the conservation of natural resources in both product development and marketing practices. In this episode, she shares how an industry leader reimagines its role to unlock new innovations, products, and growth, and how a purpose-led company of any size can accelerate and scale impact in ways that inspire everyone to build its business.

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.

19: Paul Hawken & Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

It’s hard to overstate Paul Hawken’s contribution to transforming the relationship between humanity, business and the natural world. His books and leadership have built the foundation and laid out the roadmap for how we work together to address the climate crisis. It was a privilege to speak with him about his new book: Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation.

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