Kelly Eisenhardt

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5 years 2 months ago

Interview with Tim Gnatek, President and Co-founder, Blue Practice

Sustainability thought leaders are seeking experienced communications organizations to help get their vision and mission communicated both internally and externally, along with promoting new trends.

Tim Gnatek is President and Co-founder of Blue Practice, a communications agency dedicated to providing media relations, corporate and employee communications, thought leadership programs, content generation, and creative campaigns for clients in the sustainability space. A former New York Times reporter, he was also awarded a fellowship...

5 years 3 months ago

More and more companies are offering employee engagement programs within their benefits package. It is a winning benefit for the employee, the company, the nonprofits and those the nonprofits serve. While there are multiple platform providers that support employee engagement programs there is only one that has always ensured that no portion of the donation is deducted to cover the platform providers’ operational expense…YourCause.

Matt Combs is Founder and CEO of YourCause, LLC. He has been involved in start-ups since graduating from Cornell in 1999. The year of 2007 spawned an idea that changed his life. A boy named...

5 years 5 months ago

Interview with Ira Chaleff, International Leadership Association's Followership Learning Community

Empowering employees to speak up when they see something that is wrong or when they are asked to do something that might cause harm is critical to the survival of all organizations. Each employee needs to internalize their own personal accountability for the actions they take under executive leadership.

Ira Chaleff is the founder of the International Leadership Association’s Followership Learning Community,...

5 years 5 months ago

Interview with Alyson Slater, GRI

Alyson Slater heads GRI’s Knowledge Unit, which is tasked with collecting and mobilizing the vast knowledge and experience found within GRI’s staff and multi-stakeholder network. The Knowledge Unit also leads the development of new products and services to help reporting organizations, data users, and thought leaders optimize their use of GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards and the resulting reported data. GRI’s Emerging Market Regional Hubs in Hispanic America, Africa and South East Asia also fall under Alyson’s remit


5 years 6 months ago

Interview: Vanessa Wakeman by Kelly Eisenhardt

Since launching The Wakeman Agency in 2003, Vanessa Wakeman has been recognized as a champion for nonprofits and progressive organizations at the forefront of innovation and social change. At the helm of an award-winning agency that produces high impact special events and public relations campaigns, Vanessa and her team help tell the stories of a diverse group of clients who want to make the world a better place. Ms. Wakeman has been featured and highlighted in media sources such as PR Week, The New York Daily News,...

5 years 7 months ago

Interview: Dr. Michael Lohuis, Lead Scientist for Environmental Strategy for Agriculture, Monsanto

The world’s population is expected to reach 9.6 billion people by 2050. Feeding everyone on a scale that big without increasing the world’s existing farming footprint by means of deforestation is a daunting challenge. With new technologies like precision agriculture, big data analytics, and the Internet of Things, Monsanto is creating the path to lower carbon emissions while increasing farming productivity.

Dr. Michael Lohuis is the Lead Scientist for Environmental Strategy for...

5 years 8 months ago

SASB has announced a new educational program focused on teaching professionals how to identify, manage, and evaluate sustainability topics relevant to the company’s bottom line. This new program is called the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential. 

Nicolai Lundy is the Director of Education for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) where he oversees SASB’s educational products. His responsibilities include designing value-add educational programs, leading program development, and identifying opportunities to improve existing programs. Currently, SASB offers...

5 years 8 months ago


Interview with Karen Sutton, CEO, National CSR Awards

With previous sponsors and supporters like Mercedes-Benz, Natwest and Carillion, the 2016 National CSR Awards will celebrate business excellence and innovation in Corporate Social Responsibility on May 12, 2016 at The Crystal in London. The Awards focus on the disciplines of leadership, sustainability, community development, worker rights, education, circular economy and clean energy.

Karen Sutton is the CEO of the National CSR Awards, and...

5 years 11 months ago

Interview with Rob Likes, KeyBank Real Estate Capital

Funding for affordable housing is needed more than ever as demand continues to rise. Private sector banks and institutional investors see this as an opportunity to revitalize neighborhoods and generate profits. KeyBank sees this as an opportunity to balance its margin with its mission.

Rob Likes is the National Manager, Community Development Capital / National Affordable Housing Platform, at KeyBank Real Estate Capital. Robert Likes has over 25 years of experience in the real estate banking industry and is the National Manager for KeyBank Real Estate Capital’s...

5 years 11 months ago

Interview with Joe Keefe, President and CEO, Pax World Funds

Women working in global supply chains are most at risk for being victims of unfair practices, violence, and slavery. The United Nations recognizes this and has created the Women’s Empowerment Principles to help companies view these issues through the gender lens.

Joe Keefe is President and CEO of Pax World Management LLC. He is a UN-recognized advocate for women’s equality and implements change by encouraging investors to align their investments with their values by supporting global organizations that promote the empowerment and advancement...