Previous Shows

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

Reporting on the Business of Doing Better with Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the executive editor of, a sustainable news site that has focused on the economic case for responsible business for 15 years. John Shegerian: This episode of the impact podcast is brought to you by Closed Loop Partners. Closed Loop Partners is a leading circular economy investor in the United States with […]

The Tackle That Changed My Life with Eric LeGrand

Eric LeGrand is a former defensive tackle for Rutgers University. In October 2010, he became paralyzed in-game while making a tackle, but has since regained movement in his shoulders and sensation throughout his body. LeGrand is undoubtedly a fighter and during his recovery said “it’s not even whether you keep breathing, it’s whether you keep […]

How to Compete and Win with Artificial Intelligence with Ash Fontana

Ash Fontana became one of the most recognized startup investors in the world after launching online investing at AngelList. He then became a Managing Director of Zetta, the first investment fund that focused on AI. The firm was the lead investor in category-defining AI companies such as Kaggle, Domino, Tractable, Lilt and Invenia. He has […]

I’d Rather Be Playing Tennis with Amy Choyne

As the Chief Marketing Officer, Amy Choyne oversees all of the USTA’s marketing efforts across each of its divisions, including community tennis and its emphasis on driving the USTA mission and overall tennis participation in this country, as well as all aspects of the USTA’s professional tennis interests, most notably the US Open, which is […]

Tame The Monster with Ben Pring

Ben Pring co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. Ben sits on the advisory board of the Labor and Work Life program at Harvard Law School. In 2018 Ben was a Bilderberg Meeting participant. Ben was named as one of 30 management thinkers to watch in 2020 by Thinkers 50. He was […]

Enriching Lives Through Technology with Corie Barry

Corie Barry is CEO of Best Buy Co. Inc., the leading provider of consumer technology products and services, with approximately 100,000 employees in North America and $47 billion in annual revenue. She also serves on the company’s board of directors. She has been with the company for more than 20 years and has held a […]

Booking Made Easy with Brendan Egan, Jake Olson, & Daniel Hennes

Engage™ is a web based platform designed to digitize the process of booking anything from a speech to a once in a lifetime experience. Engage™ is the Airbnb for events, allowing individuals to book talent online for a keynote speech, buy tickets to talent’s pop-up events, or engage with talent in a unique, personalized way. […]

Shaping the Future of Energy with Cara Libby

Cara Libby is a Principal Technical Leader at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). She joined EPRI in 2006 and has held multiple positions within the Renewable Energy Generation team. She currently leads EPRI’s Environmental Aspects of Solar Program, which broadly addresses environmental issues for large-scale solar projects. She is a subject matter expert in […]

The Planet’s Choice For a Powerful Clean with Martin Wolf

Martin H. Wolf creates the frameworks for design of sustainable products at Seventh Generation, Inc., a manufacturer/distributor of ecological household and personal care products. He also creates frameworks for more sustainable systems of commerce, and for working with other businesses, industry associations, legislators and regulators to implement those frameworks. Wolf brings over 40 years of […]

Can I Recycle This with Jennie Romer

Jennie Romer, Esq. is a writer, a lawyer, and a sustainability expert, and the author of Can I Recycle This?, an illustrated guide to better recycling and how to reduce single-use plastics, which was released by Penguin Books in April 2021. As a Legal Associate at the Surfrider Foundation’s Plastic Pollution Initiative, Jennie leads policy […]

Transitioning to a Circular Economy with Jarkko Havas

Jarkko leads the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Insights & Analysis work. I&A consists of the Data & Metrics Initiative with a focus on measuring company level circular economy performance (Circulytics), and teams working on upcoming focus topics for the Foundation, as well as the case study programme. Prior to joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Jarkko was […]

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 […]