25. The Intersection of AI and ESG in Today’s Regulatory and Ratings Environment
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by Marcy Twete
2M ago
The buzz on AI and specifically Generative AI has reached an all time high in today’s technology zeitgeist. Sustainability and ESG leaders are experiencing the AI wave first hand as they see more investors, ratings agencies and even consumer and employee readers using AI to evaluate their reports and progress. In today’s episode, Veerless CEO and technology expert Charlie Beck joins us to talk nuts and bolts of AI, how AI is already at use in sustainability and ESG ratings and regulations, and what considerations we should all make in tailoring our reports to an ever-changing AI landscape. Our ..read more
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Environment Isn’t Enough: When Fair Treatment and Fair Pay Lag in Otherwise Standout Sustainability Leaders
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by Marcy Twete
4M ago
One of the more shocking trends in ESG and sustainability is when a stand-out leader in one area of ESG (environment, for example) lags behind significantly or experiences concerning controversy in another area. Today on Table Stakes, we’re examining three examples of companies (Kaiser Permanente labor strikes last week, Patagonia controversy in fair pay of textile workers, and Ben & Jerry’s role in a migrant child worker crisis) whose fair treatment and fair pay initiatives just don’t hold up against their impeccable environmental programs. What can we do to influence the fair labor work ..read more
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23. Your Bereavement Leave Policy Probably Sucks – And How to Change It
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by Marcy Twete
5M ago
In the corporate world, some policies, procedures and processes take years to change. But others may just require a small group of individuals who say “there’s a better way to do this.” Today, we’re talking about one of those policies in particular – bereavement leave. Unfortunately, most companies have archaic bereavement leave policies in place that don’t consider the personal and cultural differences we all might face when it comes to the loss of a loved one. In today’s episode Veerless leaders Marcy Twete and Kristen Fischer outline the steps your company can take to build a better bereave ..read more
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22. Our 2023 Return to Table Stakes: Update from Marcy and Veerless
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by Marcy Twete
5M ago
It’s been over a year since Table Stakes brought you the news of corporate responsibility, sustainability and ESG on this platform, and we are back! Today’s episode is a quick message from your host, Marcy Twete, updating our listeners on what’s been going on this past year. Learn about the exciting new developments in Veerless, our newly rebranded company, and what’s to come for the future of Table Stakes. Listen Now Or tune in anywhere podcasts are found including iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn and more. The post 22. Our 2023 Return to Table Stakes: Update from Marcy and Vee ..read more
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21. Raising Your Ethics Game with Lisa Beth Lentini Walker
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by Marcy Twete
2y ago
The link between compliance and ESG is clear. We are all working to make our companies stronger, more ethical, more sustainable, and encouraging our colleagues to “do the right thing.” The skills necessary for success in these roles is also the same – influence over authority, understanding over commanding, listening more than talking. Today’s guest Lisa Beth Lentini Walker joins us to share her experience as a compliance leader and the co-author of the book Raise Your Game, Not Your Voice: How Listening, Communicating, and Storytelling Shape Compliance Program Influence. Our Guest Today: Lisa ..read more
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20. The Power of Your Personal Carbon Footprint to Change Big Business
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by Marcy Twete
2y ago
We know that companies and governments must be leaders in fighting the threat of climate change. But individuals have a clear role to play as well. Our guests today lead Aurora Sustainability, an innovative platform for individuals to calculate, understand, and address their carbon footprint. Aurora’s model is unique in that it brings together individuals and the companies they work for to collectively address carbon footprint and climate change.  Our Guests Today: Danielle Laity Danielle is the Founder of Aurora Sustainability and started the company to help people see and improve their ..read more
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19. Acknowledging the Messiness of “People Business” with O’Brien McMahon
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by Marcy Twete
3y ago
Our Guest Today: O’Brien McMahon, SVP, Lockton Companies, Host of the Podcast People Business In addition to hosting People Business, O’Brien is a Senior Vice President with Lockton, where he helps companies build Total Rewards programs (benefits, compensation, retirement, etc.) that align with and reinforce their mission, vision, and values. Human nature is complex. Whether we are trying to improve our health, lead a project team, or guide a business into the future, our success or failure rides on how well we can harness the psychology, behavioral science, and elemental principles that driv ..read more
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18. 2021 Trends Forecast in ESG, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
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by Marcy Twete
3y ago
For our 2021 trends forecast, we’ve broken down four overarching trends and definitions of those trends. And in each of those four areas, outlining a trend in action (happening right now), a trend in development (starting to happen), and a trend in decline (was a trend in recent years but diminishing today). From diversity to CEO activism, from body positivity to corporate philanthropy, these trends span the fields of CSR, ESG and sustainability in 2021. This podcast is accompanied by an article published on LinkedIn with full details of the trends we outlined in the episode. Read it here. Lis ..read more
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17. Your 2021 Impact Plan to Create the World You Want with Author Tammy Tibbetts
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by Marcy Twete
3y ago
We all want to have a positive impact on our communities and the world we live in. But it’s easy to get stuck on where to start and how to achieve our impact goals. In Impact: A Step-by-Step Plan to Create the World You Want to Live In, authors Tammy Tibbetts and Christen Brandt give readers a workbook for anyone who wants to reevaluate the impact they make in the world personally. You set a strategy for your financial life, your career, your family – you should have a strategy for your social impact as well. January is the perfect time of year to go through the steps in Christen and Tammy’s b ..read more
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16. Set a 2021 Sustainability Resolution
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by Marcy Twete
3y ago
January 1, 2021 is right around the corner, and as you think about setting your 2021 resolutions, we’re challenging you to make one big commitment related to a sustainability or social issue. In this episode, Marcy takes you through her 5-year journey of setting a sustainability challenge/resolution every year, how to do it, and what you’ll learn. Shownotes The list below details any key topics, issues, articles, notes mentioned in today’s show. Two of my favorite consumer sustainability podcasts: Eco Chic Podcast and Good Together Podcast Learn about the multiple certifications for Cruelty F ..read more
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