Welcome to Impact! with John Shegerian — a weekly podcast featuring conversations with some of the greatest business minds and thought leaders on the planet.

Join us every week for new episodes and explore the collection of past conversations below.

It’s Okay Not to Be Okay with Scott Silverman

Twenty-three years ago, Scott Silverman found himself at an open, 44th-story window, on the brink of suicide. Two decades of escalating substance abuse, blackouts and depression had brought him to this moment. Scott Silverman started Second Chance to help people in shelters, the homeless and inmates leaving prison.  Just then, a colleague entered the room […]

Sustainable Business and Impact Investing with Cliff Feigenbaum

Cliff Feigenbaum is the founder and publisher of the award-winning GreenMoney Journal, now in its 28th year of covering SRI/ESG Investing and Sustainable Business topics.  As a leading voice in Sustainability, Cliff is also the co-author of one of the first books on SRI back in 1999 entitled “Investing With Your Values” (Bloomberg Press, NYC).John […]

Fighting For Your Civil Rights with Lisa Bloom

Lisa Bloom founded and owns one of the largest civil rights law firms in the US, The Bloom Firm, with offices located in LA and NY. Known for representing celebrity clients like Janice Dickinson, Blac Chyna, and Mischa Barton, Lisa mainly fights for ordinary people seeking justice, especially victims of sexual harassment, domestic violence, LGBTQ discrimination, racial bias, sexual […]

Empowering a Equitable Society with Aaron Clark

Aaron is the Founder & CEO of Equity Solutions, a justice-focused consulting firm that educates tech professionals and empowers leaders and organizations to create a more equitable society. We encourage justice reform, publish data relevant to the equity space, and create innovative products — featuring Justice Reskill, a first-of-its-kind learning platform for justice-involved individuals. Aaron […]

The Voice of the Recycling Industry with Robin Wiener

Robin K. Wiener joined the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI), in 1989 to direct the association’s environmental compliance activities. On June 2, 1997, she was appointed ISRI executive director, after serving as association assistant counsel and director of environmental compliance. In March 2000, ISRI’s board conferred on her the title of president. As […]

You Can’t Do It Alone with Maria Quiban

Maria Quiban Whitesell greets millions of Los Angeles viewers daily each morning as FOX11’s meteorologist. Prior to joining the Good Day LA/FOX 11 Morning News team, she was the chief weather anchor for the Orange County News Channel, and before that, meteorologist for NBC Hawaii News 8 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Emmy Award-winning news anchor […]

Maximizing Unwanted Items with Chris Ripley

Chris is driven by an obsession with problem solving, and deep seated frustration with every-day waste and inefficiency.  Having spent his career listening to magical solutions that might solve problems “later,” you could say that Chris is a visionary with no time for vision, instead choosing to focus his life and his career on problems […]

International Aviation Recycling with Gregoire James

Gregoire has worked in the recycling industry for over ten years. It was during a career in corporate real estate that he noticed gaps in the commercial sector. He then went on to found GeneraCycle in 2009 to help clients become more aware of their recycling practices. Recently GeneraCycle was selected for a U.S. Federal […]

Crafting Verizon’s Cultural Commitment To Sustainability with Jim Gowen

James Gowen is Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations and Chief Sustainability Officer for Verizon. Since taking on these complementary roles in 2009, his team has enlisted more than 45,000 Verizon employees in 50 countries around the globe in helping to reduce the company’s environmental footprint while increasing the efficiency of a growing enterprise. Gowen […]

Keep America Beautiful with Helen Lowman

Helen Lowman joined Keep America Beautiful as President & CEO in May 2017 with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the areas of international diplomacy and development, youth engagement, environmental education, disaster resilience, global leadership, volunteerism, social justice, and human rights. From 2010 to 2017, Helen served as an appointee of the President […]

Beyond Electronics with Matt Furman

Matt Furman is the chief communications and public affairs officer for Best Buy Co. Inc. In this role, he oversees internal and external communications, government affairs, corporate responsibility and sustainability, community relations, as well as the company’s in-house production studio and event planning functions.Prior to joining Best Buy in 2012, Matt was the vice president […]

Cleaning Up Our Food with Mollie Engelhart

Mollie Engelhart is a woman of many hats. A successful restauranteur and chef serving irresistible plant-based comfort food to the masses at her four locations across Los Angeles. A regenerative farmer growing clean food free of harmful pesticides. A board member of Kiss the Ground working to train farmers to reverse climate change. A movie […]