Previous Shows

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

May 7, 2024

Decarbonizing the Building Sector with Sean Drygas of Colliers

Sean Drygas is Global Lead, ESG and Impact at Colliers International, leading development and execution of Colliers’ ESG strategy and reporting on performance. John Shegerian: Do you have a suggestion for a Rockstar Impact Podcast guest, go to and just click “be a guest” to recommend someone today. This edition of the Impact podcast […]

May 2, 2024

Leading Climate Action with Tara Helms of Electrolux

Tara Helms oversees sustainable strategy implementation at Electrolux. Tara is at the forefront of the company’s purpose to shape living for the better by reinventing taste, care, and wellbeing experiences, for more enjoyable and sustainable living. Her mission is to shape the company’s strategies and goals on sustainability and operationalize them across the business and […]

April 30, 2024

Innovating Sustainable Air Travel with Jill Blickstein of American Airlines

Jill Blickstein is the Chief Sustainability Officer at American Airlines, where she leads the company’s long-term strategy to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. With her deep experience in corporate responsibility and public policy, Jill works to find solutions to lower the climate impact of air travel. She also manages American’s sustainable aviation […]

April 25, 2024

Leading the ESG Space with Niki King of Clorox

Niki King is the VP and Head of Sustainability for The Clorox Company, where she oversees the company’s integrated IGNITE ESG efforts including driving strategies and roadmaps to achieve the company’s ambitious ESG goals and implementing the company’s ESG governance structure.  She is also responsible for engaging a broad set of internal and external stakeholders […]

April 24, 2024

Innovating Cleantech Solutions for Real Estate with Ramya Ravichandar of JLL

Ramya Ravichandar is the Vice President of Technology Platforms for Smart & Sustainable Buildings at JLL. She is responsible for building, creating and scaling disruptive cleantech products and solutions at JLL to deliver technology products that help meet clients’ sustainability goals. John Shegerian: Get the latest Impact Podcast right into your inbox each week. Subscribe by […]

April 23, 2024

Alleviating Global Hunger with Valerie Vincent of Kraft Heinz

Valerie Vincent is the Senior Manager, Global ESG and Foundation at The Kraft Heinz Company. She leads Kraft Heinz’s ESG reporting, engagement and corporate foundation strategy. Valerie is passionate about leveraging corporate scale to drive sustainability within organizations and throughout the global food and agricultural value chain. John Shegerian: Have you been enjoying our Impact […]

April 18, 2024

Preserving the Health of Our Planet with Francesca Mahoney of Petco

As Petco’s Vice President of Sustainability, Francesca is responsible for delivering on the company’s commitment to drive positive societal change through accelerated sustainability efforts within the company’s business and industry, as well as the world at large. John: Get the latest impact podcast right into your inbox each week. Subscribe by entering your email address […]

April 17, 2024

Rethinking Sustainability Strategies with Anna Robertson of The Cool Down

Anna Robertson is the co-founder and Chief Content Officer of The Cool Down, the first mainstream climate brand. Anna is an Emmy Award-winning executive and producer who has shaped media brands and built content that speaks to Americans. John Shegerian: Do you have a suggestion for a rockstar impact podcast guest? Go to and […]

April 16, 2024

Driving Innovation in Sustainable Mobility with Toyota’s Kevin Butt

Kevin Butt is the Regional Environmental Sustainability director of Toyota’s North American Environmental Sustainability Programs.  He is responsible for the development of Environmental Sustainability Programs and Regulatory/Legislative development for all of Toyota’s North American operations. John Shegerian: Have you been enjoying our Impact Podcast and our great guests? And please give us a thumbs up […]

April 11, 2024

Fusing Sustainability and Business with Jeff Yorzyk of HelloFresh

HelloFresh Senior Director of Responsibility Jeff Yorzyk has over 20 years of experience in sustainability across a broad range of sectors, acquired from commercial and consulting roles with pioneering firms like Five Winds International and Thinkstep (now Sphera). His expertise spans sustainability program development, strategic management systems, ESG reporting, and product sustainability / life cycle […]

April 10, 2024

Rethinking How We Eat with Award-Winning Author Thomas Kostigen

Thomas M. Kostigen is an award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author and journalist. He founded the Climate Survivalist column for USA Today and has written for numerous publications, including The Washington Post, National Geographic, Discover, Departures, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He is the coauthor with Robert Downey, Jr. of the forthcoming “Cool Food: How to […]

April 9, 2024

Innovating and Simplifying the Recycling Process with Brian Coupland of Staples

As Senior Vice President of Retail Merchandising, Brian brings 30 years of retail experience and over 10 years of international experience and a passion for innovative problem-solving to his role. Leading Merchandising and Retail Store Transformation in US stores, his focus is on enhancing the customer experience and optimizing space productivity. In addition to his […]