Previous Shows

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

Increasing Consumer Recycling Rates with Paulette Frank

Paulette Frank currently serves in the role of Vice President, Sustainability for the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. In her role, she provides thought leadership and strategic direction to advance the organization’s sustainability mission. She also represents the company in external forums and in education and awareness building efforts, providing a voice for […]

Fitness For Everyone with Coss Marte

Coss Marte was sent to jail as the ringleader of a multi-million dollar marijuana operation. He was also grossly overweight and warned by his physician that his current lifestyle, if left unchecked, would likely kill him. Faced with this grim prognosis, Coss started to get in shape using the tools he had — his prison […]

Working Toward Zero Waste with Len Sauers

Through his 30+ years with Procter & Gamble, Len Sauers has seen how the company of more than 100,000 employees operates. As Vice President of Sustainability, it is Sauers’ job to see sustainability not only as a responsibility, but also as an opportunity by integrating it into the rhythm of the iconic household brand’s business. […]

Advancing The Circular Economy with Rob Kaplan

Rob is Founder and CEO of Circulate Capital. He brings nearly two decades of experience in corporate sustainability and impact investing with industry leaders ranging from Walmart to Closed Loop Fund. Rob established Circulate Capital to deploy catalytic capital in partnership with leading corporations and investors to scale solutions that advance the circular economy and […]

Energy Conservation with Neal Saiz

Mr. Saiz is the Director of Safety, Health and Environmental for Unilever North America. He has over 20 years of experience in the field, most of which was spent in manufacturing in the automotive industry. Neal recently joined Unilever from Fiat/COMAU/Chrysler. He has a M.S. in Safety Management and a B.S. in Industrial, Health & […]

Rooted In Good with Sam Dennigan

Sam Dennigan is the 34 year old founder of Strong Roots, the UK’s fastest growing plant-based brand – currently expanding across the US, in already 5000 stores like Whole Foods and Erewhon and just recently rolled out products in over 2000 Walmart stores in September. Sam is interested in building a global brand, CEO, leadership […]

Improving Environmental Standards with Betsy Blaisdell

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 an extensive network of Fortune 500 corporate investors, family offices, institutional investors, industry experts, and impact partners. Closed loops platform spans the arc of capital from venture […]

Unfunc Your Gut with Dr. Peter Kozlowski

As a Functional Medicine M.D., Dr. Peter Kozlowski uses a broad array of tools to find the source of the body’s dysfunction: he takes the time to listen to his patients and plots their history on a timeline, considering what makes them unique and co-creating with them a truly individualized care plan. Currently he works […]

The PlantPower Way with Rich Roll

Rich is a world-renown, plant-based ultra-endurance athlete, in-demand public speaker, wellness advocate, #1 bestselling author and inspirational hero to a global audience of wellness seekers as a transformative example of courageous and healthy living. After succumbing to the sedentary throes of overweight middle age, at age 40, Rich made a decision to overhaul his life, […]

Meatless For All with Christie Lagally

Christie Lagally is the founder and CEO of Rebellyous Foods, a food production technology company working to make plant-based meat price-competitive with traditional chicken products. Ms. Lagally is a mechanical engineer and holder of multiple patents in manufacturing technology. She spent much of her career in the aerospace industry working on commercial airplanes and spacecraft […]

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 […]