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The ESG Experience

Conversations about ESG and beyond, brought to you by Conservice ESG.

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Navigating SEC disclosures & corporate strategies ft. Nancy Mentesana
In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Nancy Mentesana, Executive Director of ESG at Labrador, to dissect the seismic shifts in SEC disclosures and their far-reaching effects. They explore the evolving landscape of climate reporting, from voluntary to mandatory, and the varying perceptions among companies. They also provide invaluable insights into guidelines for private companies reporting and Larry Fink's strategies at BlackRock amidst the ESG backlash, prompting profound changes in investor behavior and corporate rhetoric.
49:38 5/20/24
Unlocking sustainable futures: Exploring ESG's impact on real estate ft. Jack Davis
In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Jack Davis, who recently joined Conservice as VP of ESG Strategy, to discuss ESG trends and their impact on real estate, examine the unique aspects of ESG within the real estate sector, and shed light on the significance of ESG and its potential for transformative change.
40:18 5/6/24
Winters + Winters discuss GRESB ft. Michelle Winters & Dan Winters
In this special episode of the ESG Experience, Dan Winters from GRESB joins Michelle Winters from Conservice to explore the significance of data coverage in enhancing GRESB scores and the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios. They tackle the challenges hindering widespread adoption of GRESB reporting and how industry initiatives are addressing them, analyze the intersection between GRESB and SEC disclosure/IFRS standards, uncovering the implications for sustainability reporting in the global real estate sector, and gaze into the future and discuss the trajectory of GRESB, envisioning its profound impact on shaping the sustainability landscape of the real estate market worldwide.
34:25 4/26/24
The intricacies of sustainability in the food industry ft. Maisie Ganzler
In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Maisie Ganzler, Chief Strategy & Brand Officer of Bon Appétit Management Company, to dive into the intricate world of sustainability in the food industry. They explore thought-provoking questions that shed light on how Maisie's personal experiences shape her perspectives, the dangers of greenwashing, and strategies for effectively communicating sustainability efforts.
48:25 3/25/24
Navigating ESG turbulence: Strategies for corporate responsibility ft. Jeff Senne
In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Jeff Senne, the Founder & CEO of Sandbar Solutions, to discuss the corporate responsibility teams and boardrooms amidst the backlash surrounding ESG initiatives, the imperative to reconsider and redefine the roles of government and individuals in propelling ESG agendas, and the formidable challenges confronting global corporations as they implement a unified global purpose, values, and principles.
48:18 2/14/24
The rise of sustainability as a critical concern for retailers ft. Mike Robinson
In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Mike Robinson, founding member of retail sustainability platform The Eighth Notch, to discuss the rise of sustainability as a critical concern for retailers, delving into the evolving landscape and its influence on business strategies, the significance of prioritizing carbon avoidance over offsets, and the importance of transparency in ESG compliance and reporting for retailers.
42:54 1/29/24
Navigating climate risk & emerging reporting standards ft. Janis Parthun
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Janis Parthun, VP of Project Consulting Services at RGP, to discuss how companies are handling climate risks and navigating emerging climate reporting standards as well as challenges they face throughout the lifecycle of ESG strategy implementation.
44:31 12/4/23
Telling the story of ESG within a corporation ft. Gary Baker & Roxanne White
In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Gary Baker, CEO, and Roxanne White, VP of ESG/Corporate Reporting, from Baker Brand Communication to discuss the branding and strategy of a corporate brand, telling the story of ESG within a corporation, and communicating strategies with stakeholders.
41:41 9/8/23
The role of real estate investment in the community ft. Larry Dorfman
In this episode of The ESG Experience, we were joined by Larry Dorfman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Roots, to discuss the role of real estate investment in the community, understanding the science behind investing, and how anyone can build real wealth by investing in real estate with the help of Roots.
45:39 8/31/23
Examining the role of food in ESG discussions ft. Jennifer Stojkovic
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Jennifer Stojkovic, Founder of the Vegan Women Summit, to discuss why food is frequently left out of the ESG discussion despite being a large part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a critical component of climate goals.
47:05 8/3/23
Investing in long-term strategies & efficiencies in food systems ft. Rex Raimond
In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Rex Raimond, Director of Transformational Investing in Food Systems (TIFS), to discuss investment in food systems, how food systems can help transform the ESG regime, why investors need to coordinate with the community to increase finances within these food systems, and more.
50:10 6/15/23
Evolving infrastructure & low emission investing ft. Bill Green
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Bill Green, Managing Partner at Climate Adaptive Infrastructure, to discuss the importance of selecting, developing, and financing projects with the lowest possible carbon emissions, how the definition of "infrastructure" has evolved over time, the outlook of the climate transition in 2023 and beyond, and more.
48:29 6/8/23
Energy procurement, renewable energy, & deregulation ft. Marcus Burrow
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Marcus Burrow, Conservice’s VP of Energy & Sustainability Solutions, to discuss energy procurement, renewable energy, understanding deregulation across different states, solutions for managing utility data and energy procurement efforts, and more.
28:39 5/16/23
Putting trust into action ft. Jim Massey
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Jim Massey, Chief Sustainability Officer of Zai Lab, to discuss putting trust into action to tackle big problems, cultivating & institutionalizing organization purpose, creating cultures designed to help teams thrive, and more.
36:37 4/28/23
The role of existing buildings in global carbon emissions ft. Chris Gray
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Chris Gray, Chief Technology Officer of RENU Communities, to discuss the role existing buildings play when it comes to global carbon emissions, and why we must focus on making our existing building stock more energy resilient, as opposed to only prioritizing new, energy efficient building projects.
42:21 3/30/23
The relationship between ESG & the lithium industry ft. Kellee Khalil
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Kellee Khalil, Chief Development Officer of EnergyX, to discuss the current and future relationship between ESG and the lithium industry as well as the role of lithium in achieving renewable energy targets and supporting the green energy transition.
46:04 3/14/23
Investment strategies for effecting systems-level change ft. William Burckart
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by William Burckart, CEO of The Investment Integration Project (TIIP), to discuss creating & adopting investing strategies that are aimed at affecting systems-level change.
40:15 2/8/23
The role of geospatial data in ESG reporting & climate resilience ft. Kat Kraft
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Katherine Kraft, Director of Product at Teren, to discuss the role of geospatial data in ESG reporting & climate resilience as well as emerging trends & regulations around physical risk management.
32:01 1/17/23
Advancing the real estate investment industry ft. Dan Winters
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Dan Winters, Senior Director of GRESB, to discuss advancing the real estate investment industry. They examine past and present efforts to incorporate ESG across real estate investing, reflect on the history of the GRESB framework & its widespread influence, and consider the future trajectory of ESG adoption across the industry.
34:26 1/6/23
The future of building energy modeling ft. Zach Wade
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Zach Wade, VP of Data Science at LightBox, to discuss Automatic Building Energy Modeling (AutoBEM), trends & data emerging from building energy modeling advancements, and more.
42:36 12/8/22
Understanding & embracing the value of green amendments ft. Maya van Rossum
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Maya van Rossum, Founder of Green Amendments for the Generations, to discuss green amendments. They examine what green amendments are, how they work, and the effectiveness, value, and long-term positive impact they provide.
45:43 11/14/22
Sustainability & energy efficiency trends in the rentals market ft. Greg Fasullo
In this episode of The ESG Experience, hosts Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Greg Fasullo, CEO of Elevation, to discuss trends, developments, opportunities, & benefits of energy efficiency & sustainability in the rentals market. Topics covered in their discussion include an overview of the state of single-family home rentals, understanding typical energy usage trends & strategies for decreasing usage, benefits of implementing energy efficiency in rental homes beyond reduced expenses, the impact of recent & emerging legislation around energy efficiency, and more.
28:14 10/24/22
Examining the materiality of health & wellbeing ft. IWBI
In this episode of The ESG Experience, guest host Anne Landgraf, a consultant at Conservice ESG, was joined by Minjia Yang and Kelly Worden from the International WELL Building Institute to examine ESG risks and opportunities, specifically those surrounding health & wellbeing and human & social capital, as well as industry trends & emerging regulations.
48:37 9/12/22
Engagement as a critical aspect of ESG leadership ft. Dale Nirvani Pfeifer
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Dale Nirvani Pfeifer, CEO of Goodworld, to examine the critical role of engagement in ESG leadership. They discuss the importance and benefits of engaging your business community, including customers, employees, & shareholders, in ESG efforts, the ways that this engagement helps increase the value of ESG for business, barriers around engagement and ways to overcome them, real life strategies & examples of effective employee and stakeholder engagement, and more.
37:21 8/25/22
Talking politics & policies: Predicting the next 5 years of ESG investing ft. Timothy Kim
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Timothy Kim, CEO at ibV Energy Partners, to discuss the current political landscape & what the next few years will look like for ESG investing. Topics covered include the current administration’s commitment and progress around clean energy support & implementation, how corporate adoption of ESG goals may affect large-scale solar procurement & pricing, what the next 5-10 years will look like for solar energy installation, and more.
42:08 8/8/22
How profitability & sustainability go hand in hand ft. Urvashi Bhatnagar
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Urvashi Bhatnagar. They discuss how firms can incorporate ESG into corporate strategy to go beyond compliance & disclosure, leading efforts & best practices around preventing greenwashing and rainbow-washing, trends in urban sustainability, themes & takeaways from Urvashi’s book, “The Sustainability Scorecard: How to Implement and Profit from Unexpected Solutions”, & more.
38:13 7/22/22
A deep dive into ESG and DE&I ft. Eddy Soffer
In this episode of The ESG Experience, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Eddy Soffer, ESG Manager at Interactive Brokers, to explore some of the ways that ESG has evolved over last decade, discuss the current state of diversity, equity, & inclusion, examine trends around corporate compliance & greenwashing, and contemplate where the future of ESG is heading & what the next generation of ESG-conscious professionals can do.
32:12 6/8/22
The anthropological impact of ESG ft. Hannah Nelson
Companies' social efforts tend to center around employees' health and wellbeing, and while this should not be lost nor minimized, companies' focus should also include their surrounding communities. In this episode, Ryan Nelson is joined by Hannah Nelson to discuss the anthropological impact of ESG.
37:01 5/31/22
Trash Talk: The intersection of ESG & waste management
In this episode, Helee Lev is joined by fellow Conservice team members Adam Sirvinskas, Dax Madsen, & Heidi Stenvig to talk about the intersection of ESG and waste management. They examine perceptions of waste, the challenges of dealing with waste, waste management approaches from both corporate & individual perspectives, how waste management fits into ESG strategies, & more.
43:26 4/21/22
Viewing ESG through a lens of risk management ft. Chris Patteson
In this episode, Helee Lev and Ryan Nelson are joined by Chris Patteson, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at FRONTdoor Collective, to discuss the relationship between ESG and risk management. They examined industry trends and the direction of ESG in 2022 and beyond, explored the growing emphasis on the social aspect of ESG and how social impact reporting will continue to evolve, discussed approaches for using ESG to support & enhance corporate governance, risk mitigation, and compliance, and more.
40:11 4/15/22

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