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The Caring Economy with Toby Usnik

134 EpisodesProduced by Toby UsnikWebsite

Looking for purpose-driven career or business advice? Want to match your personal brand with a values-aligned organization? The Caring Economy is your destination. Join us weekly for insightful discussions with influential leaders sharing how they balance purpose, profit, and legacy in today's chall… read more

134 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

The Power of Philanthropy and Social Impact with Darren Walker

September 27th, 2023


Join us in this inspiring episode of The Caring Economy podcast as we sit down with Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation. Darren's journey from being part of the first class of Head Start in 1965 to leading …

Media Mogul Turned Advocate for a "Caring Economy": Gerry Laybourne

September 18th, 2023


In this must-listen episode of the Caring Economy Podcast, we are honored to have media icon and philanthropist Gerry Laybourne. With a storied career that ranges from leading Nickelodeon to founding Oxygen Media, Gerry …

Community Catalyst: Brandee McHale's Journey of Impact

September 6th, 2023


Season 12 of The Caring Economy Podcast is officially here! Join me as we dive into inspiring conversations with thought leaders who are shaping a more caring and sustainable world.

In this season's first episode, we …

Nurturing Young Minds for a Bright Future | Ramita Anand on ElevateRA

August 11th, 2023


🌟 Prepare to be Inspired! Join us on this episode of The Caring Economy as we dive into the transformative journey of Ramita Anand, a visionary educator and founder of ElevateRA. 🌸✨

Ramita, a trained teacher with a …

Two Green Thumbs Up for NatureSweet CEO, Rodolfo Spielmann

August 4th, 2023


In the next episode of "The Caring Economy" podcast, we're thrilled to welcome Rodolfo Spielmann, the President and CEO of NatureSweet, a …

Leveraging Data for Good: Conversations with Josh Knauer

July 28th, 2023


Join us on "The Caring Economy" as we welcome Josh Knauer, a serial tech entrepreneur, ESG impact expert, and former Obama administration advisor. Known for his relentless curiosity in emerging tech and data, Josh is …

Unveiling the Power of Emily Rasmussen: Cultivating Community Impact with Grapevine

July 19th, 2023


Join us for an extraordinary episode of The Caring Economy Podcast as we unveil the remarkable story of Emily Rasmussen, the visionary Founder and …

Redefining Our Planet's Worth: In Conversation with Environmental Titan, Paula DiPerna

July 5th, 2023


In this episode of The Caring Economy Podcast, join us as we delve deep into the heart of environmental economics with one of its most influential …

Sambazon Stories: Discovering the Power of Sustainability and Compassion

June 23rd, 2023


In this episode, I dive deep into Ryan's inspiring life journey, from his upbringing to his career path, discovering the pivotal moments that shaped his values and led him to co-found SAMBAZON. Learn about their mission …

Revolutionizing Creativity: A Journey with KnownUnknown Founders, Simon Needham & James Sommerville

June 16th, 2023


Welcome to The Caring Economy Podcast! Dive into thought-provoking conversations as we explore the intersection of creativity, innovation, and social responsibility. Each week, your host, Toby Usnik, brings together …

Shaping a Caring Economy: Insights from Thomson Reuters' CEO Steve Hasker

June 8th, 2023


Join us in this episode of The Caring Economy as we delve into the world of data, technology, and global information with Steve Hasker, President and …

Unmasking Global Stories: A Conversation with Laura Trevelyan, BBC's Esteemed British-American Journalist

May 30th, 2023


Laura Trevelyan is a familiar face for many viewers of the BBC, where she worked for thirty years as a correspondent and anchor. She has covered some of the most important news events of our time, from Northern …

Empowering Communities Through Business: Mailchimp's Lain Shakespeare on Corporate Citizenship

May 19th, 2023


Lain leads strategic philanthropy for Intuit and Mailchimp. His team invests more than $4 million annually in small and medium nonprofit organizations. His team also leads purpose marketing efforts for Mailchimp, …

Championing Disability Rights: The Outini's on Journalism and DateKeepers' Journey

May 13th, 2023


Itto Outini is an international journalist, Fulbright scholar, human rights activist, accessibility advocate, and author of the forthcoming memoir …

Driving Charitable Impact: Insights from Pamela Norley, Former President of Fidelity Charitable

May 3rd, 2023


As president of Fidelity Charitable®, Pamela Norley was a leading voice in advocating for the power of American philanthropy across the world. Fidelity Charitable, the leading U.S. grantmaker, has granted more than $51 …

Redefining Fair Trade: Chid Liberty's Journey with Liberty & Justice, Africa's First Fair Trade Certified™ Apparel Manufacturer

April 25th, 2023


Are you interested in building a brand with authenticity and purpose? Look no further than Chid Liberty, the CEO of Liberty & Justice, Africa's first Fair Trade Certified™ apparel manufacturer.

Chid recently shared …

Innovative Education in the Arts: A Dialogue with Frances Bronet, President of Pratt Institute NYC

April 13th, 2023


Frances Bronet is president of Pratt Institute in New York City. An educator and leader at the forefront of interdisciplinary learning, Bronet previously served as senior vice president and provost at Illinois Institute …

Mastering Real-Time Leadership: Insights from David Noble, Advisor to CEOs and Bestselling Co-Author

April 4th, 2023


David Noble has more than two decades of global experience advising CEOs, their teams, and  major investors on leadership and strategy, and serving as a top executive. He was named by  Thinkers50 as one of the world's …

Advancing Diversity in Tech: Insights from AT&T's Chief Diversity Officer, Michelle Jordan

March 18th, 2023


Michelle Jordan currently serves as Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T. As the head of all Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) efforts across the company, Michelle is responsible for strengthening and …

Redefining Corporate Success: Insights from JUST Capital CEO, Martin Whittaker

March 11th, 2023


Martin Whittaker is a recognized leader with over twenty-five years’ experience at the intersection of global business, finance, philanthropy and social and environmental impact. He is the founding CEO of JUST Capital, …

Finance Innovation Insights: Marty Chavez, Ph.D., Partner & Vice Chairman of Sixth Street

February 24th, 2023


Mr. Chavez said, “The creative energy the Sixth Street team brings to everything they do gives me tremendous confidence in what we are capable of building together. In addition to the development of our engineering …

Embracing Career Reentry: Insights from Retired Tech Executive, Jennifer P. Howland

February 14th, 2023


Jennifer P. Howland, is recognized in the industry as an expert in leading large, global development teams, developing and progressing diverse technical talent, developing career reentry programs, unconscious bias …

Brewing Success Sustainably: Insights from New Belgium Brewery CEO, Steve Fechheimer

February 5th, 2023


Steve Fechheimer has been Chief Executive Officer of New Belgium Brewery since 2017 where he oversees New Belgium’s executive team, short-term strategy, industry leadership, and day-to-day operations. He joined New …

Venturing into Impactful Philanthropy: Insights from the Father of British Venture Capital, Sir Ronald Cohen

January 30th, 2023


Sir Ronald Cohen is a pioneering philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor and social innovator, who is driving forward the global …

Yash Chavan: Founder of SARAL

January 19th, 2023


Yash Chavan, a marketer at heart who's also the founder of SARAL - a tool that makes finding, managing, and monetizing influencers simple for …

Errol Barnett: Award-winning CBS News Anchor

January 11th, 2023


Errol Barnett is an award-winning CBS News anchor and national correspondent based at the network’s headquarters in New York City. As the only …

Lily Kanter: Founder/CEO Boon Supply & Co-Founder Serena & Lily

December 26th, 2022


LILY KANTER is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in the home design industry. She has founded and led four very successful companies as …

Katrina Van Gasse: Co-Founder & CEO of AidKit

December 16th, 2022


Katrina is a former Fulbright Scholar and previous Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank. She is motivated to accelerate social impact and deliver …

Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano: President of Gallaudet University

November 23rd, 2022


Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano is a values-driven leader focused on sign language equity in education, economic opportunity, innovation, and belonging as president of Gallaudet University, the only birth-PhD education entity …

Michelle Clayman: Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer @ New Amsterdam Partners LLC

November 14th, 2022


Michelle Clayman is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of New Amsterdam Partners LLC, an institutional money management firm based in New York City.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees of …

Margaret (Peg) McGetrick, non-executive Director and former interim CEO for Boston asset manager Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co (GMO)

October 18th, 2022


Peg McGetrick is currently a non-executive Director and former interim CEO for Boston asset  manager Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co (GMO). She is a member of the Board of  Trustees of Save the Children …

Bill Abrams, Former President of Trickle Up

October 6th, 2022


Bill Abrams served as President of Trickle Up for 16 years, from 2005-2021. Trickle Up’s reach, impact, and influence grew dramatically during his …

Dwight McBride, President of The New School

September 29th, 2022


Dr. Dwight A. McBride is President of The New School. He is an accomplished academic leader, educator, and scholar with nearly three decades in …

Michael Marinello, Head of Communications and Content at Aon

September 15th, 2022


Michael Marinello is an experienced reputation and brand professional (+15 years) with a proven track record of building and leading communications …

Alan Patricof, Founder of APAX Partners

September 7th, 2022


Alan Patricof grew up in a Jewish family on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, the son of parents who had immigrated from Russia to the United States. His father was a small-time stockbroker Patricof …

Dean Fealk, Co-Managing Partner, Northern California @ DLA Piper | WSJ Best-Selling Author | Leader in Public Affairs

August 31st, 2022


An award-winning international attorney and civic leader bridging sectors to partner alongside business, government, and NGOs to promote international security, democracy and shared prosperity. As Northern California …

Lisa Sherman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Ad Council

August 22nd, 2022


Lisa Sherman is an innovative leader and accomplished operating executive with deep experience in the private and non-profit sectors. She has over 35 years of experience building, transforming, and growing …

Richard Quest, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN Business Editor

August 10th, 2022


Richard Quest is CNN's foremost international business correspondent and anchor of Quest Means Business, the definitive word on how we earn and spend our money. Based in New York, he is one of the most instantly …

Michael Mwenso, Bandleader, Activist, Curator and Entrepreneur

August 3rd, 2022


Michael Mwenso was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone but spent his teenage years hanging out at the legendary jazz club Ronnie Scott’s in London where he was exposed to musicians such as Betty Carter, Elvin Jones, Ray …

Melissa Berman, CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.

July 14th, 2022


Melissa Berman is the founding President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc., an innovative nonprofit philanthropy service launched by the Rockefeller family in 2002. Over the last two decades, Ms. Berman …

Lybra Clemons, Chief Diversity Officer of Twilio (NYSE:TWLO)

July 8th, 2022


Lybra Clemons is Twilio's first Chief Diversity Officer. Prior, she was the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at PayPal, where she was responsible for overseeing and managing all global diversity initiatives, …

Leon Botstein, Bard College President & Leon Levy Professor in the Arts and Humanities

July 1st, 2022


Leon Botstein is a Swiss-American conductor, educator, and scholar serving as the President of Bard College since 1975. He is also the Leon Levy …

Jean Sung, Head of The Philanthropy Centre (Asia), J.P. Morgan Private Bank (NYSE:JPM)

June 23rd, 2022


Jean Sung is Head of The Philanthropy Centre, Asia for J.P. Morgan  Private Bank.

Prior to joining The Private Bank, Jean was Head of Global Philanthropy  for J.P. Morgan Chase in Asia Pacific (2006 to 2013), managing …

Carla Grant-Pickens, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for IBM (NYSE: IBM)

June 15th, 2022


Carla Grant-Pickens serves as the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for IBM, where she leads a global team dedicated to creating an inclusive …

Romain Liot, COO of Adore Me

June 8th, 2022


Romain Liot is the co founder & COO of Adore Me - a disruptive e-commerce startup, revolutionizing the fashion industry. With revenues growing …

Christina Ho, Pilot

May 25th, 2022


I am an airline pilot from one of the world’s leading airlines based in Hong Kong. I was a fine arts major and a fashion designer before becoming a pilot. I discovered my passion in aviation when I once entered the …

Tom Moore, Co-Founder of With You With Me

May 19th, 2022


Tom Moore, a former captain in the Australian Army who co-founded ( (WYWM) to assist veterans, military spouses, neurodivergent individuals, Indigenous people and other underserviced groups in a …

Beth A. Brooke, Global Professional Business Executive

May 12th, 2022


Beth A. Brooke Director, The New York Times Company, eHealth, Beta Bionics, Tricolor Holdings, Reed Smith, and The United States Olympic and …

KENYATTA Berry, Professional Genealogist, Author, Attorney, Lecturer, & Television Personality

April 29th, 2022


KENYATTA Berry is a Contributor to the groundbreaking “1619 Project” published by the New York Times. She is the 2019 Honorary Chair for Preservation Week and was recently named a “Newsmaker” in American Libraries …


April 21st, 2022


Author of ASYLUM, A MEMOIR AND MANIFESTO, Edafe Okporo was born in Warri, Nigeria. He migrated to the United States in 2016 as an asylum seeker and is now a refugee of the United States. Edafe is a global gay rights …

Eric Nee, Editor-in-Chief of Stanford Social Innovation Review

April 15th, 2022


Eric Nee is editor-in-chief of Stanford Social Innovation Review, a position he has held since 2006. SSIR produces a quarterly magazine, website, webinars, podcasts, and conferences, all serving leaders of organizations …

Robert Eccles, Professor, ESG Leader, and Author

April 10th, 2022

Robert G. Eccles is a leading authority on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in resource allocation decisions by

Andrea Hailey, CEO of

March 31st, 2022


Andrea Hailey is the CEO of, the nation’s largest nonpartisan digital voter engagement organization. Andrea led to record-breaking growth during the 2020 General Election and the Georgia runoff …

Hal Rubenstein, Author, Journalist, Teacher, Fashion Personality

March 23rd, 2022


Except for portrait painting and crewelwork, there isn’t much in culture that Hal Rubenstein hasn’t taken on with relish. He has acted, sang, danced, …

Penny Abeywardena, Former New York City's Commissioner for International Affairs

March 16th, 2022


Penny Abeywardena is New York City's Commissioner for International Affairs. As head of the Mayor's Office for International Affairs, she leads the City's global platform for promoting its goals for a more just and …

Dr. Kevin Williams, Chief Medical Officer, Internal Medicine, Pfizer

March 4th, 2022


Kevin Williams, M.D., is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Pfizer Internal Medicine and Co-Chair of the SAGE Board of Directors. In this role, he …

Blake Woolsey, Chief Communications & Development Officer, Heartland Forward

February 21st, 2022


Blake Woolsey is the chief communications and development officer for Heartland Forward (HF), a “think and do tank” based in Northwest Arkansas with …

Chandra Vasser, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Nissan

February 10th, 2022


Nissan has named Chandra Vasser to the new position of vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for its Americas region.

In …

Kevin Parker, CEO and Founder, Sustainable Insight Capital Management

February 1st, 2022


Kevin has over 35 years of investment experience. Kevin is responsible for all strategic and business aspects of the company. Prior to SICM, Kevin was a Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank for 10 years and …

Virginia Roach, Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

January 28th, 2022


Virginia Roach, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, has a formidable track record as a nonprofit leader and higher education administrator and a strong commitment to ensuring that every …

Roifield Brown, Podcast Host & Author

January 12th, 2022


Roifield is an experienced podcaster, media strategist and host leader, with an impressive track record of creating and activating campaigns and …

Sree Sreenivasan, CEO of Digimentors

January 11th, 2022


Sree Sreenivasan is the inaugural Marshall Loeb visiting Professor of Digital Innovation at Stony Brook School of Communication and Journalism and …

Bradley Bewkes, Director of Business Development @ Idealist

December 29th, 2021


Bradley Bewkes is an award-winning technologist, business founder, and elected public official.

He currently holds the position as the Director of …

Dr. Chris Howard, President of Robert Morris University

December 14th, 2021


Dr. Howard is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he earned a B.S. in political science in 1991. A Rhodes Scholar, he …

Chris Farrell, Journalist, Speaker, & Author @ Marketplace

December 6th, 2021


Chris Farrell is a senior economics contributor at Minnesota Public Radio and Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic programs. He is co-host of the MPR/APM podcast, …

Suzy Welch, American Author, Television Commentator, Business Journalist, & Public Speaker

November 29th, 2021


The business author and journalist is a popular Today Show and CNBC contributor, as well as the author of the New York Times bestseller 10-10-10: A …

T. Oliver Reid, Singer, Actor, Activist

November 24th, 2021


Native of the small town of Gastonia North Carolina, T. Oliver has been performing since he could walk and talk. The youngest of 4 children…he began …

Adi Ignatius, Editor in Chief of the Harvard Business Group

November 17th, 2021


Adi Ignatius is Editor in Chief of the Harvard Business Group, where he oversees editorial activities at HBR,, and HBR's book-publishing unit. He is also Publisher of HBR Press. Under his editorial leadership, …

Dr. Stephanie Gripne, Founder and Executive Director of Impact Finance Center

November 12th, 2021


Founder and Executive Director Dr. Stephanie Gripne is an academic entrepreneur, impact investor, researcher, educator & the creative force behind Impact Finance Center, Impact Investing Institute, Investor Clubs, …

Sheila C. Johnson, Founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts

November 12th, 2021


Sheila C. Johnson is Founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts. The company operates a  collection of luxury properties in the US and the …

Dan Mendelson, CEO of Morgan Health at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

October 27th, 2021


Dan Mendelson is CEO of Morgan Health at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He was previously Founder and CEO of Avalere Health, a healthcare advisory company based in Washington DC. Dan also served as Operating Partner at Welsh …

Zara Rutherford, 19YO Aircraft Pilot

October 22nd, 2021


My name is Zara Rutherford, I am 19 years old. I have just completed my A-Levels in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Economics, and Physics, and …

Martha Mackenzie, Global Humanitarian Advocacy Lead, UNICEF

October 11th, 2021


Martha Mackenzie is passionate about building a better world for children. She is a former advocacy and campaigns director, and now drives UNICEF’s global humanitarian advocacy and communication. As an experienced …

Aniket Shah, Managing Director and Global Head of ESG and Sustainability Research at Jefferies Group LLC.

October 7th, 2021


Aniket Shah is Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability Research at Jefferies Group LLC. In …

Oliver St. Claire Franklin, Honorary British Consul for Greater Philadelphia

September 27th, 2021


Oliver St. Clair Franklin, OBE has had a distinguished career in financial and public services. He is a  former Senior Vice President of Dreyfus and Fidelity Investment and a founding Partner of RISA Investment …

Kay Unger, CEO of Kay Unger Design

September 17th, 2021


Kay Unger is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist based in New York. For more than forty years, her flattering, feminine looks have …

Jonathan Black, Director of the University of Oxford Careers Services & Professional Writer @FT

September 6th, 2021


Jonathan has been director of the University of Oxford Careers Service since 2008. Prior to this he held a number of senior commercial roles at Booz …

Michael Dupree, Chairman, Town of Hyde Park Planning Board

August 29th, 2021


Michael Dupree is, the Chairman, of Town of Hyde Park Planning Board. He reviews site plans, special use permits, subdivision and planned unit development applications. He is also responsible for conducting meetings, …

Cheryl Wills, Anchor at NY1 and Author

August 19th, 2021


Cheryl Wills is a veteran anchor for Spectrum News NYl - she joined the cable network during its launch in 1992.  She is the primetime anchor for NY1 Live at Ten and  she’s also the host of the public affairs talk show …

Claire Du Yanjingdu Co-Founder and CEO of Achievers Circle

August 11th, 2021


Yanjing Claire Du graduated from Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA, with a double major in History and International Relations/Political Science …

Mario Bosquez, Weekend Anchor, 1010 WINS

August 6th, 2021


Mario Bósquez co-anchors CBS 2 News This Morning in New York City. Previously, he was an anchor at Fox 5 in New York and held a variety of positions, as anchor of Fox Five News at 11:30AM, co-anchor of Good Day Wake Up

Emily Glasser, President & CEO, Achilles International

August 2nd, 2021


Emily Glasser joined Achilles International as Interim Executive Director in August 2019 and was named President and CEO in November 2019. Emily brings with her over a decade of experience managing strategic …

Marisa Quinn, Chief of Staff to Provost, Brown University

July 19th, 2021


Marisa A. Quinn, is an experienced higher education administrative leader with expertise in policy development and execution, public affairs, and …

Richard Tofel, President, ProPublica

July 16th, 2021


Dick Tofel, was the founding general manager (and first employee) of ProPublica from 2007-2012, and has been its president since 2013. He has responsibility for all of ProPublica’s non-journalism operations, including …

Paloma Carcedo de Mufarech, Professor at University of Lima (Peru)

July 8th, 2021


Paloma Carcedo de Mufarech, a scholar and an expert of pre-Columbian art, Paloma today teaches pre-Hispanic and colonial art in the Architecture Dept …

Rob Smith, Founder & CEO of The Phluid Project

June 29th, 2021


Rob Smith, the CEO and Founder of The Phluid Project, has created a brand, combining his profession, which is retail, along with his passion, a commitment to social justice.

After graduating from Michigan State …

Zach Buchwald, Managing Director & Head, BlackRock Institutional Business US/CA

June 21st, 2021


Zach Buchwald, Managing Director, is the Head of BlackRock's Institutional Business for the U.S. and Canada. He leads sales, client service, strategy and research, and is responsible for delivering BlackRock's …

Crawford Sherman, Co-Founder PPL Hospitality

June 9th, 2021


Crawford F Sherman’s, family has had a history of involvement in the hospitality industry going back to before the turn of the century (1900) and …

April Goess, Managing Director at The Culinary Institute of America

June 2nd, 2021


April Goess, is the Managing Director at The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio campus.

Ms. Goess graduated top of her class in 2003 with a …

Xing Zheming, Founder & President, Taskforce Consultancy

May 30th, 2021


Zheming is an expert on strategic & international communication, stakeholder engagement, crisis management, and policy advocacy. In 2019, he …

Christine Heenan, Chief Communications Officer & Senior Partner, Flagship Pioneering

May 24th, 2021


Christine Heenan serves as Flagship’s senior partner and chief communications officer, overseeing communications, external affairs, brand and marketing for Flagship and its enterprise companies. She also serves as an …

Dominic Kalms, Founder, President, and Chief Philanthropy Officer

May 13th, 2021


Dominic Kalms is a venture backed entrepreneur and philanthropist with an expertise in Financial Technology (FinTech), nonprofits, and charitable …

Gregory Hess, President and CEO at IES Abroad

May 7th, 2021


Gregory D. Hess, Ph.D., is President and CEO of IES Abroad, a not-for-profit academic consortium of 270 top-tier American Colleges and universities, …

Christina Farrell Danka, Partner, HI Executive Consulting

May 6th, 2021


Christina Farrell Danka is a Partner for the Consumer & Retail practice at H.I. Executive Consulting, a leading global executive search firm …

Richard Marshall, Head of Corporate Affairs Practice, Korn Ferry (NYSY: KFY)

April 29th, 2021


Richard Marshall leads the Firm's specialty practice globally which focuses on corporate communications, investor relations, and government affairs.

Nixon Joseph, President & COO, State Bank of India Foundation (NSE: SBIN.NS)

April 21st, 2021


Nixon Joseph, President & Chief Operating Officer, SBI Foundation, is a postgraduate in English Language and Literature, joined State Bank of India in 1985 as a probationary officer. As a career banker, he has …

Vanessa Cheung, Group Managing Director, Nan Fung Development Ltd. & The Mills Hong Kong

April 20th, 2021


Vanessa Cheung is the Group Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd., managing the Group’s Hong Kong property division.

She is also the Founder of The Mills – a revitalization project of transforming the Nan Fung …

Majken Gilmartin, Co-Founder & CEO, Global Goals World Cup

April 16th, 2021


Majken Gilmartin founder of Eir org and Global Goals World Cup (GGWCUP), an activist women's football tournament. She currently resides in Denmark.

Longtime film producer, event producer, footballer, and certified …

Neil Vogler, Retired, BASF (FWB: BAS; DAX Compent)

April 7th, 2021


A native of Northern Michigan, Neil Vogler is a chemical engineer professional who spent the majority of his career with German chemical conglomerate BASF SE, the largest chemical producer in the world. Spanning two …

Nate Garvis, President of Naked Civics and Co-Founder of Studio/E

April 2nd, 2021


How do we align incentives so that organizations aggressively move us towards better societal outcomes in ways that our political class is unable or …

Gwen Greene, Financial Advisor, JPMorganChase (NYSE: JPM)

March 24th, 2021


Gwen Greene is a Financial Advisor at JP Morgan Chase, by way of Bear Stearns and Co Inc, and started her career on Wall Street at the former Smith Barney Harris Upham and Co Inc 40 years ago. Prior to that Gwen worked, …

Lydia Fenet, MD & Head of Strategic Partnerships, Christie's

March 20th, 2021


LYDIA FENET is Global Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships, and Lead Benefit Auctioneer at Christie’s Auction House. She has led auctions for more than six hundred organizations and raised over half a billion …

Emily Rafferty, President Emerita, The Metropolitan Museum, and Senior Advisor to UNESCO, and Russell Reynolds

March 12th, 2021


Emily Kernan Rafferty, President Emerita of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, served for 40  years at the Museum: as chief of institutional …

Rebekah Skovron, Executive Producer, The Caring Economy

March 6th, 2021


Rebekah Skovron  The Caring Economy podcast series Executive Producer and a Digital Marketing Specialist.

Previously, Rebekah graduated from Hobart …

Rhea Wong, Founder of Rhea Wong Consultants & Podcast Host of Non-Profit Lowdown

March 3rd, 2021


Rhea helps nonprofits raise more money. Though she has deep experience with institutional, corporate, and event fund-raising, she is passionate about major individual donors and helping organizations to establish …

Hannah Young, Deputy General Consul, British Consulate General of New York

February 20th, 2021


Hannah Young is a diplomat with the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. She is currently the Deputy Consul General at the British …

Nikita Singhal, Co-Head, Sustainable Investing & ESG, Lazard Asset Managment (NYSE: LAZ)

February 15th, 2021


Nikita Singhal is the Co-Head of Sustainable Investment & ESG at Lazard Asset Management. Nikita oversees the firm’s ESG integration strategy. …

Patrick Robinson, CEO & Founder of Paskho

February 15th, 2021


"By the time I was 40, I had a great track record of designing for other people – Giorgio Armani, Anne Klein, Perry Ellis, Paco Rabanne – and I joined Gap to head up their global design team in 2007. But then I started …

Brian Boles, Senior Director of Development, Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business

February 8th, 2021


Brian Boles, a Baltimore native, serves as a Senior Development Officer at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School working to raise money for the …

Michael Frazier, EVP and Deputy Head of External Affairs, 9/11 Memorial and Museum

February 6th, 2021


Michael Frazier is the executive vice president and deputy director for external affairs for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. He oversees strategic marketing, social media, mobile, and web and digital communications. As …

Edris Nicholls, Founder of

January 30th, 2021


St Vincent-born Edris Nicholls got her start in the hair business as a teenager in New York, learning her first tricks of the trade in a Koch-era …

Beata Gutman, CEO & Founder of Grasshopper

January 27th, 2021


Beata Gutman is an entrepreneur, executive producer, and pioneer in impact ventures & investments. She is CEO & founder, Grasshopper, a global venture-building and advisory firm; partner in Grasshopper Film, an …

Ian Malin, CFO, AJW Group, Owner of Little Giant Restaurant, Co-Founder of Cooking for Community

January 20th, 2021


Chief Financial Officer and CEO of AJW Leasing of the AJW Group Ian joined AJW in 2011 after eleven years in investment banking, having financed …

Crystal Barnes, SVP of CSR & ESG, Viacom/CBS (NASDAQ: VIAC)

January 14th, 2021


Crystal Barnes is Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and ESG Strategy & Reporting at ViacomCBS. In this role, Barnes is …

Mark Patricof, CEO & Founder, Patricof Co

January 11th, 2021


Mark Patricof is a serial entrepreneur and media executive with extensive leadership and operational experience in the finance, entertainment, …

Andrew Zobler, Founder & CEO of Sydell Group

January 9th, 2021


Andrew Zobler is the Founder & CEO of the Sydell Group, a hospitality company founded in 2005, known for creating and managing unique hotels deeply rooted in their location and architecture. A pioneer in the …

Jo Grover of Watson Grover Consultants on New Year's Resolutions

January 4th, 2021


Jo Grover has  15-years of experience as a cognitive therapist. In addition, she is a board-certified coach, a published member of the International Coaching Federation, and a fellow at the Harvard Institute of …

Susan Rockefeller, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Artist and Environmentalist

December 30th, 2020


Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Musings, Susan Rockefeller is a documentary-filmmaker and environmentalist who has long used the power of storytelling to raise awareness and engage a global audience in issues that impact …

Maurice A. Jones, President and CEO LISC, The Local Initiatives Support Corporation

December 8th, 2020


Maurice A. Jones was appointed CEO and President of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in September of 2016. LISC is one of the country’s largest organizations supporting projects to revitalize communities …

Vanessa Barboni Hallik, Founder & CEO of Another Tomorrow

November 19th, 2020


Vanessa Barboni Hallik is the founder and CEO of Another Tomorrow, an end-to-end sustainable apparel company and platform for discovery and action …

Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer & International Head of Institutional Affairs, Kering (Euronext: KER)

October 28th, 2020


Marie-Claire Daveu began her career as a technical advisor to the cabinet of Prime Minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, before becoming Principal Private …

Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Global Sustainability, Novozymes (Nasdaq Copenhagen: NZYM B)

October 14th, 2020


Claus Stig Pedersen-Head of Global Sustainability, Novozymes

Claus leads sustainability in Novozymes to help our customers make their businesses …

Karin Raguin, VP Talent & Special Projects, LVMH (Euronext Paris: MC)

October 7th, 2020


Karin Raguin; Vice-President of Global Talent LVMH

Karin began her own career in human relations – employee training and reconversion – and those formative years left an indelible impression on how she viewed Human …

Pam Matthews, Executive Director of IEBA (International Entertainment Buyers Association)

September 30th, 2020


Pam Matthews is a proven industry leader with four decades of experience in the entertainment business. She began her career at age fifteen as a runner for Mid South Concerts in Memphis. Today, she serves the live …

Sam Donaldson, Legendary ABC News Reporter and Anchor

September 23rd, 2020


Sam Donaldson was a news reporter based in Washington from February 1961 to October 2013, and was employed by ABC News from 1967 to 2013. He covered every presidential election during that time beginning in 1964, with …

Ronna Chao, Chairperson, Novetex Textiles & CEO, Bai Xian Institute (Hong Kong)

September 16th, 2020


Ms.Ronna Chao is Chairman of Novetex Textiles Limited, a textile industry market leader with operations across Hong Kong, China, and Asia. Since joining the family-run business in 2010, she has spearheaded initiatives …

Supriya Singh, Head of Corporate Social Responsiblity, Tata Communications

September 2nd, 2020

Supriya Singh
Corporate Social Responsibility globally, Tata Communications

Supriya Singh heads Corporate Social Responsibility globally for Tata Communications and its subsidiaries. She has spent the last 13 years of …

Herve Duteil, Chief Sustainability Officer, BNP Parisbas

August 26th, 2020


Hervé Duteil, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Finance, BNP Paribas

Hervé P. Duteil has spent most of his career with BNP Paribas in New York.  For over 20 years, he specialized in trading …

Laura Zelenko, Senior Executive Editor @ Bloomberg LP

August 19th, 2020


Laura Zelenko is Senior Executive Editor overseeing talent, diversity, training, and standards across Bloomberg's global newsroom. As part of her …

Art Bilger, Founder of, Venture Capitalist and Philanthropist

August 5th, 2020


Art Bilger, Founder & CEO, is a venture capitalist who started WorkingNation in 2016 to bring attention to structural unemployment issues, the …

Damon D. Jones, Chief Communications Officer, P&G (NYSE: PG)

July 22nd, 2020


Damon Jones leads efforts to to ensure the world’s largest consumer goods company is recognized as one of the most trusted brands in the world. He leads a global organization responsible for P&G’s image and …

Sally Susman, EVP & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Pfizer (NYSE: PFE)

July 1st, 2020


Sally Susman, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Pfizer

As Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Pfizer, Sally Susman directs the company’s communications, public …

Joe Evangelisti, Head of Worldwide Corporate Communications, JPMorgan Chase

June 21st, 2020


This Week's Guest Bio:

Joe Evangelisti is head of Worldwide Corporate Communications and Media Relations for JPMorgan Chase. In this role, he serves …

Intro Promo for The Caring Economy with Toby Usnik

June 11th, 2020


Welcome to my weekly 30-minute fireside chat with amazing business leaders who are committed to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Each week …

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