Bruno Sarda: “Climate change poses a systemic, existential risk to the future viability of your system”
Back in America
Subscribe to Back in America, the newsletter Back in America is a podcast exploring America's culture, values, and identity. This episode is part of a series on positive initiatives to save our planet. In his last interview, Stan Berteloot spoke with Navi Radjou about the frugal economy. Today, he is talking to Bruno Sarda, an internationally renowned expert in sustainability. For years, corporations have advertised their green initiatives to reassure both investors and customers about their sustainable practices. Yet as we know, climate change is only getting worse, so we wanted to ask Bruno if this was just “greenwashing.” On a personal note: Back in America now boasts more than 50 episodes, and we am very grateful to you, our listeners, for your support during all this time. This summer, Stan will be going back to France for the first time in two years, and he will take a podcast break until September. However, Back in America’s interns Josh and Emma will be keeping the lights on by releasing podcast episodes and newsletter articles (subscribe here). Josh has been working on a series of episodes discussing American music and poetry, which will be released every week in July and August. So Back in America will be in summer mode, and we know you will love it! To learn more about Bruno Sarda check out his Linkedin profile.
Bruno Sarda is a leader in driving a sustainable future, with more than a decade of sustainability leadership experience. As the President of CDP North America, he works to grow the organization and increase environmental disclosure and action among companies and local governments, as well as manage the North American team and operations. Previously he served as Chief Sustainability Officer for NRG, a leading integrated power company, and has also worked at Dell and Charles Schwab. Bruno is a faculty member and Senior Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University. https://www.cdp.net/en https://nexuspmg.com/
"Insights from 2020 AIAG CR Summit: Bruno Sarda with CDP North America"
Supply Chain Now
“Insights from 2020 AIAG CR Summit: Bruno Sarda with CDP North America”Supply Chain Now Episode 350From the 2020 AIAG CR SummitThus episode features Bruno Sarda. Bruno is a leader in the transition to a sustainable economy. As President of CDP North America, Bruno guides the organization’s engagement with thousands of companies, investors and governments across the U.S. and Canada to drive environmental disclosure and ambitious action. Previously he served as Chief Sustainability Officer for NRG, a leading integrated power company, and has also worked at Dell and Charles Schwab. Bruno is a faculty member and Senior Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University.Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode:Subscribe to Supply Chain Now: supplychainnowradio.com/subscribe/Connect with Scott on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/scottwindonluton/Connect with Greg on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/gswhite/Connect with Bruno on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brunosarda/SCN Ranked #1 Supply Chain Podcast via FeedSpot: tinyurl.com/rud8y9mSCNR to Broadcast Live at AME Atlanta 2020 Lean Summit: www.ame.org/ame-atlanta-2020-lean-summitSCNR on YouTube: tinyurl.com/scnr-youtube2020 AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit: tinyurl.com/sd8pb8h2020 AIAG Supply Chain Summit: tinyurl.com/yx5asq35National Supply Chain Day: bit.ly/nationalsupplychaindaySupply Chain Trivia Night: supplychainnowradio.com/supply-chain-trivia/Key Takeaways from Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 Rankings for 2020 Webinar: tinyurl.com/ybodvlxpSupply Chain Now Listener Survey: forms.gle/76Q2ynmidNdRCgzM7Check Out News From Our Sponsors:The Effective Syndicate: www.theeffectivesyndicate.com/blogU.S. Bank: www.usbpayment.com/transportation-solutionsCapgemini: www.capgemini.com/us-en/Vector Global Logistics: vectorgl.com/APICS Atlanta: apicsatlanta.orgVerusen: www.verusen.com/ ProPurchaser.com: tinyurl.com/y6l2kh7gSupply Chain Real Estate: supplychainrealestate.com/This episode was hosted by Greg White and Scott Luton. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: www.supplychainnowradio.com.
Coronavirus and Corporate Climate Action - Bruno Sarda
Bruno Sarda is the President of CDP North America. He works to grow the organization and increase environmental disclosure and action among companies and local governments, as well as manages the North American team and operations. Previously he served as Chief Sustainability Officer for NRG, a leading integrated power company, and has also worked at Dell and Charles Schwab. Bruno is a faculty member and Senior Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University. Bruno Joins Sustainable Nation to Discuss: Corporate climate action and ESG investing momentum Sustainability leadership in a post coronavirus world Coronavirus potential to increase company commitments to climate resiliency Advice and recommendations for sustainability leaders Bruno's Final Five Question Responses: What is one piece of advice you would give other sustainability professionals that might help them in their careers? Make friends with your CFO. Too many sustainability people seem afraid to spend too much time with their CFO, but I think the more you do that, the more successful you'll be. What are you most excited about right now in the world of sustainability? The rapid growth in organizations setting science based targets especially and net zero commitments. That's definitely be quickly becoming the norm and that's very encouraging. What is one book you would recommend sustainability leaders read? I really liked The Big Pivot by Andrew Winston. It's maybe three or four years old now, but I think he really structured and architected the book in a really interesting way. It's very approachable, it's actionable and it's still very relevant. What are some of your favorite resources or tools that really help you in your work? One of the tools I really like is the weekly digest that the Corporate Eco Forum puts out every Monday morning. It's a great curated list of what's happening in the world of sustainability, on the corporate side, policy and key pieces of new research or new reports. It's free to anyone. You can go sign up at the Corporate Eco Forum website. For those who are interested in what's happening in the field of sustainability careers, I think Ed Carly puts out a really interesting kind of weekly curated list of what the key roles are out there. It's always interesting to see who's hiring for what, what they're naming the roles and where they're trying to staff those roles in different organizations. For those out in the job market, it's a great list. But even if you're like me, not in the job market, that's just really interesting to see where some of the energy is around role creation. Where can our listeners go to learn more about you and your work at CDP? You can go to www.cdp.net. We have lots of resources there on our website. If you want to find me, best place probably is LinkedIn. I'm not hard to find on LinkedIn. I'm not nearly as active maybe on Twitter as I used to be. I just find it's kind of become a bit crowded and toxic. I find LinkedIn a more useful place and anybody who wants to reach out, feel free to find me on LinkedIn. About Sustridge Sustridge is a sustainability consulting firm providing consulting in sustainability strategy development, sustainability reporting, GHG emissions calculating and management, zero waste planning and guidance in TRUE Zero Waste, B Corp, LEED and Carbon Neutral certification.
Bringing calm intensity to sustainability - Bruno Sarda, CEO of CDP North America
Impact Journey with Julia S
How do we stay calm and balanced while having intense conviction, especially with something as urgent as climate change? Bruno Sarda, CEO of CDP North America, shares his experience and what’s possible. - THE IMPACT. Bruno is: - North America CEO at CDP, a nonprofit that runs the global environmental disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts - Previously Chief Sustainability Officer for NRG, a leading integrated power company, and director of sustainability and social responsibility at Dell - Professor and senior sustainability scholar at Arizona State University THE JOURNEY. In our conversation, we explore: - Developing an appreciation for balance in nature and in organizations - How the 90’s disruption of the internet is similar to the current disruption of sustainability - Going from a reactive change management role to proactively intentionally guiding change - Having a long lens that shows what’s possible in every sector and geography A big thanks to Bruno. You can follow his work at cdp.net and on Twitter @bruno68
Bruno Sarda - Pulling The World Back From The Brink Of Dramatic Climate Change (Part 2)
Futures In Focus
Hear more about the future of carbon footprint management, and how it is going to change future economies around us all. We also get a chance to hear about Bruno’s own future vision about what his future world might look like in a decade forward. This is second and final part of this episode.
Bruno Sarda - Pulling The World Back From The Brink Of Dramatic Climate Change (Part 1)
Futures In Focus
We all breathe much of the same air, but certain groups are going to be far more responsible for the carbon footprints we all leave than others. The eco-system, economies and the responsibilities around carbon foot prints are going to affect us all. Listen to the US president of CDP, Bruno Sarda, as he is at the forefront of measuring, educating and helping every type of organization through this process so that we arrive in 2030 with a net positive position. This is maybe the most important conversation about the future we need to have.This is part one of a two-part episode.
Bruno Sarda is head of sustainability at NRG, one of the country’s leading power companies, where he leads the development and execution of company-wide sustainability strategy and initiatives. Named one of the ‘most influential sustainability voices in America’ by The Guardian, Sarda actively participates in a variety of cross-industry efforts bridging public and private entities. Sarda joined NRG from Dell, Inc. where he was director of sustainability and social responsibility. Bruno Joins Sustainable Nation to Discuss: Sustainability initiatives of a large power company Renewable energy and carbon capture technology SASB's role in corporate sustainability Advice and recommendations for sustainability leaders Bruno's Final Five Question Responses: We're going to end with our final five questions. What is one piece of advice you would give other sustainability professionals that might help them in their careers? You have to quickly get comfortable with the fact that sustainability is not the goal .Sustainability is the way. Tie is to the mission. Understand what is the organization trying to do. How does it define success? Show them that sustainability is an unavoidable or better path to go achieve that. Don't make sustainability its own objective. As long as you do that, you start getting a lot more support internally. What are you most excited about right now in the world of sustainability? We touched on that all these ESG movement in the capital markets and the money flows where you look at where all the new money that's going, whether it's from a equity investors or debt lenders, it's all being invested in the right things. Everything else is noise or public money going into the wrong things. I find it very exciting to see that the capital markets are pointed in the right direction. What is one book you would recommend sustainability professionals read? A book that I assigned to my students at Arizona State is The Big Pivot by Andrew Winston. Andrew is a great guy. It's a well structured book that touches on the what's, the why's and the how's. Through the lens from a corporate sustainability view more than anything. It's very useful to anybody who wants to be successful in this space. What are some of your favorite resources or tools that help you in the work that you do? There's a handful. There's such an information overload. I find the Corporate Eco Forum puts out a weekly, very well curated digest. It's a Monday morning religiously at about 8:00 AM Eastern. It's free even to non members. If you subscribed to that, you get a weekly dose of very well curated sustainability news if that's all you get to read, you read that. For years now have also worked with BSR Business for Social Responsibility in terms of access to expertise. I find that they're a great partner and they put out also a lot of new knowledge and content and reports for a non members as well, but anybody can consume peer to peer learning. Mentoring is a important part of sustainability since often there's only a handful of us in any one company doing this job. We're members of the GreenBiz Executive Network. That's a good resource for peer to peer connections and collaboration. The last one I'll mention that's newer for us, but very exciting. We're using a tool called Beta Moran, which is an AI-powered platform to help us streamline our sustainability work. We're about to do a big refresh of our materiality for NRG. For the first time, we're going to use it using this platform instead of using a people power. Where can our listeners go to learn more about you and the work that you're leading at NRG? It's www.NRG.com/sustainability. You'll find everything you need to know about what we're doing here. If you're also interested in what I'm doing on the ASU, you can go to www.sustainability.ASU.edu. I'm on LinkedIn. It's www.linkedin.com/in/brunosarda. I'm Twitter @bruno68.
#13: Powering Sustainability Through Story with Bruno Sarda
Business of Story
Bruno Sarda, Director of Social Responsibility at Dell, joins the Business of Story podcast to shed light on how to combine story with sustainability initiatives. The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT! , Zignal Labs, and Sigstr ACT! helps individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in just one place, ultimately driving sales. Visit http://actstory.com and enter to win a pair of BOSE noice-cancelling headphones. Zignal Labs is a real-time cross-media story tracking platform to make your life easier to see relevant data and reach your customers where they are. Stay ahead of what the world thinks with a free trial at http://zignallabs.com/story. In This Episode Dell's sustainable technology innovations Sustainable initiatives from Dell's projects around the world Using the power of story to connect sustainability to technology Empowering customers to join the story Resources www.bsarda.blogspot.com Bruno Sarda's Twitter Bruno Sarda's LinkedIn Dell's sustainable mushroom packaging Dell's Design for the Environment www.Businessofstory.com For more insights from your favorite storytellers, visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory .
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