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February 27, 2024

Bringing Life to a Healthy, Sustainable Vision with Caitlin Leibert of Whole Foods

As Vice President of Sustainability for Whole Foods Market, Caitlin is responsible for creating and implementing the company’s sustainability vision and strategy in more than 540 stores worldwide. From climate strategy, to waste reduction, to water and land stewardship, Caitlin works to improve Whole Foods Market’s impact as a company and plays a key role […]

February 22, 2024

Integrating ESG Into CRE Business Goals with Kelsey Duffey of Walker & Dunlop

Kelsey Duffey, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, joined Walker & Dunlop in August 2012. Her primary responsibility is managing all communications between Walker & Dunlop and the investment community. She spearheads the company’s ESG efforts and leads a group of senior executives in driving towards W&D’s Drive to ’25 ESG goals.  John Shegerian: Get […]

February 21, 2024

Scaling Impact Businesses for Global Success with Aidan McKenna of Enterprise Ireland

Aidan is the Regional Director, Americas for Enterprise Ireland. In his role, Aidan is responsible for implementing Enterprise Ireland’s strategy for increasing client exports through identification of market opportunities, market connections and advice. Aidan leads a team across 9 offices supporting over 900+ client companies entering and scaling key markets and verticals in Americas. John […]

February 20, 2024

Transforming How the World Connects with Angela Baker of Qualcomm

Angela Baker is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Qualcomm, Inc. and spearheads the company’s Corporate Responsibility efforts focused on driving sustainable innovation in wireless technology to transform how the world connects, computes, and communicates. She oversees Qualcomm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program; Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™, the company’s tech-for-good initiative; and global STEM Education investments […]

February 15, 2024

Establishing Purpose-Driven Priorities with Jeannie Renné-Malone of VF Corporation

Jeannie Renné-Malone leads global sustainability at VF Corporation, overseeing all aspects of VF’s sustainability strategy across its brands, operations, supply chain, materials, and products. Renné-Malone has extensive experience in the development and implementation of sustainability goals and strategies, stakeholder engagement, and tracking and reporting of sustainability/ESG results. At VF, she has led various strategic initiatives, […]

February 14, 2024

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates with Dan Zahir

Daniel Zahir is the Creative Director of Edelweiss Chocolates, a 5th-generation family run chocolatier, handcrafting confections in the heart of Beverly Hills since 1942. Daniel has enjoyed 20 years of growth and learning at Edelweiss Chocolates and is proud to commit to ushering in a new era of tradition that will take Edelweiss full-steam ahead […]

February 13, 2024

Cooking Up a Recipe for Change with Suzanne Long of Albertsons Companies

Currently serving as Chief Sustainability and Transformation Officer at Albertsons, Suzanne Long began her career at Accenture consulting for Fortune 100 companies. She joined Albertsons in 2001 where she developed and led the company’s Lean Six Sigma program – this first of its kind in the food and drug industry. In 2008, she become the Retail […]

February 8, 2024

Plunging into Metabolic Resilience with Thomas Seager of ASU and Morozko Forge

Dr. Thomas P Seager is an Associate Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University. He is the founder of a new concept called Self-Actual Engineering that emphasizes application of design principles for the top of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Motivation, rather than the bottom. Seager also co-founded the Morozko Forge ice […]

February 6, 2024

Innovating for a brighter future with Tobi Young of Cognizant

Tobi Young is the SVP of Regulatory, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs at Cognizant, a Fortune 250 company.  Tobi manages global regulatory risk for Cognizant, including privacy, ESG, immigration, and government affairs.  She also manages global impact and philanthropy for Cognizant. John Shegerian: Do you have a suggestion for a Rockstar Impact podcast guest? Go to […]

February 1, 2024

Bringing Credibility, Consistency and Value to ESG Reporting with Jon Powell of Salesforce

Jon Powell, the Global Head of the Sustainability Practice at Salesforce, is an entrepreneur, technologist, academic, and chemical/environmental engineer by training. At Salesforce, Jon works directly with hundreds of the world’s largest forward-thinking corporations to accelerate their ESG and Sustainability strategies and actions through direct, catalytic advisory engagements. Additionally, Jon is leading multiple internal and […]

January 30, 2024

Connecting Employee Purpose to Corporate Purpose with Shannon Schuyler of PwC

Shannon is PwC’s US Chief Purpose & Inclusion Officer – a role that brings together unique insights and perspectives from her prior roles as Chief Purpose Officer and Responsible Business Leader to the Chief Diversity Officer role. Her role also includes oversight of this same function in PwC’s Mexico and Asia Pacific America territories, as […]

January 25, 2024

Making Financial Education Accessible with Worku Gachou of Visa

Worku Gachou is the Head of North America Inclusive Impact & Sustainability at Visa, where he leads the company’s efforts to drive equitable economic growth in the United States and Canada.  John Shegerian: Have you been enjoying our Impact Podcast and our great guests? Please give us a thumbs up and leave a five-star review […]