Previous Shows

Impact with John Shegerian produces new episodes every week. Visit regularly to explore our archive of past conversations below.

Sustainable Solar Technologies with Meng Tao

Dr. Meng Tao joined Arizona State University in 2011 as a professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. He came from China in 1992 with a Master degree in Materials Science and Engineering. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His current research […]

Sustainable Packaging Goals with Renée Paris

Originally from Augusta, GA, Renée Paris has lived and worked in several diverse locations, including France, Spain, Washington, DC, and West Africa. Renée has a bachelor’s from the George Washington University and an International MBA from the University of South Carolina. Renée served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, where she met her husband. Renée has […]

Salivation Salvation with James Petrie and Ben Leita

Dr. James Petrie is an experienced crop metabolic engineer, who spent 13 years working at CSIRO as a research scientist as part of the Plant Oils Engineering Group before co-founding Nourish Ingredients. During his time at CSIRO, James was a part of the team who spearheaded the creation of omega 3 canola – the world’s […]

Rolling with Sustainable Technologies with Chris Helsel

Chris Helsel is responsible for a global network of tire technology, innovation, research and product development operations, focused on creating industry-leading solutions for consumer, commercial and off-the-road vehicles, in addition to aviation and racing. Mindful of the inflection point in mobility, Helsel and his team operate with duality, working to enhance Goodyear’s core tire product […]

Going Beyond Meat with Ethan Brown

Ethan Brown developed an early interest in animals and agriculture while tagging along with his dad, a professor, farmer and conservationist who infused his son with a deep appreciation for the natural world. As an adult, Ethan developed a promising career in the clean energy sector where he held positions of increasing leadership responsibility in […]

The Circular Supply Chain Network with Deborah Dull

Deborah Dull is a supply chain and circular economy rock star …. nicknamed the “Circular Nomad” for her global travels and efforts to educate about the benefits of circular economy. She leads the operations performance management, supply chain optimization and circular economy economy efforts for the GE Digital division of GE.   John Shegerian: This edition […]

Curbing The E-Waste Problem with David Thompson

David A. Thompson, Director of Environmental Affairs at Panasonic Corporation of North America, returns to Green is Good to discuss his nearly 30-year environmental journey with the company. In the past, Thompson has worked on initiatives on recycling batteries and curbing the growing e-waste problem. This has led to an increased focus on green education. […]

The Search Engine That Plants Trees with Christian Kroll

Christian Kroll is the founder and CEO of Ecosia, the green search engine that uses its profits to plant trees. He launched Ecosia in 2009 after witnessing the devastating impacts of social inequality and massive deforestation while traveling through Nepal and South America. Ecosia has gone on to become the world’s largest not-for-profit search engine […]

Sustainabilitiy with an Iconic Brand with John Paul Dejoria

Patrón Tequila owner and co-founder John Paul DeJoria has been investigating ways to green the iconic tequila brand’s operations since the late 1980s. Today, every one of Patrón’s bulky glass bottles, easily spotted in bars around the globe, are made from recycled glass. Even greener still, Patrón distills its tequila byproduct to the purest state […]

Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance with Rich Diviney

Rich Diviney is a retired Navy SEAL commander. In a career spanning more than twenty years, he completed more than thirteen overseas deployments—eleven of which were to Iraq and Afghanistan. As the officer in charge of training for a specialized command, Diviney spearheaded the creation of a directorate that fused physical, mental, and emotional disciplines. […]

Promoting Sustainable Farming with Michiel Leijnse

John Shegerian: This edition of the impact podcast is brought to you by ERI. ERI has a mission to protect people, the planet, and your privacy. And is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States and maybe even the world. For more information […]

Sustainable Technology Consulting & Investing with Andy Taylor

Andy is an experienced corporate executive with over 25 years in senior finance roles (Balfour Beatty, GE Capital, Westfield Group, and KPMG). With qualifications as a chartered accountant, a law degree and an MBA, he mentors Greentech’s portfolio clients on market entry strategy, project delivery and business management. Andy also plays an active role in […]