September 21, 2021

It’s changing really really fast: Insider ESG advice with Tim Mohin

Tisha Schuller welcomes Tim Mohin, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer at Persefoni, to the Energy Thinks Podcast.

Tisha and Tim discuss:

  • Tim’s book, Changing Business from the Inside Out, and its guidance on corporate responsibility and ESG;
  • ESG and sustainability transitioning from a superficial marketing pitch to a company’s long-term focus;
  • Tim’s opinion piece on the shift in ESG data reporting and the rigor companies need to meet investor demand for data;
  • The anticipated U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) climate disclosure requirements;
  • Tim’s opinion piece and views on boards’ impact on company sustainability efforts;
  • Embracing ESG strategies with boards and the No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention example; and,
  • Leadership qualities and the courage necessary for business cannibalization.

Tim Mohin is the executive vice president and chief sustainability officer at Persefoni, a global venture-backed SaaS company that strives to help organizations lower their carbon footprint by providing the appropriate solutions and tools. He also serves as a stakeholder adviser to BASF’s board and a member of the faculty advisory group on ESG Competent Boards. Before Persefoni, Tim was the chief executive for the Global Reporting Initiative for about three years. He also held multiple corporate responsibility and sustainability roles at companies including Advanced Micro Devices, Apple, and Intel. In addition to being a game-changing leader in the workplace, Tim wrote Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger’s Guide to Working in Corporations to give readers advice on navigating the corporate responsibility sector. He received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology from State University of New York College at Cortland in 1982 and received a Master of Engineering Management with a focus on Environment from Duke University in 1984.

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[Interview recorded on August 23, 2021]

Running time: 33 min

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