Listen to new episodes: Business talks ESG

Publisert: 30. juni 2023

The Norwegian Polytechnic Society proudly presents the new #PolyPod podcast-series on environmental, social and governance matters. Listen to global experts with their business shoes on, talking with Hege Norheim, the EVP of FREYR. Stay tuned for weekly episodes!

Business talks ESG with Brian Matt: Is ESG replacing Sustainability?

How does the New York Stock Exchange work with ESG, and how do they define it? What are the facts and figures NYSE gather to reflect around Governance?

Listen to the conversation between:

  • Brian Matt, Head of ESG Advisory, New York Stock Exchange 
  • Hege Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR

Business talks ESG with Jessica Strine: Materiality as response to ‘Woke ESG’? 

What is «Woke ESG»? How is this connected with materiality? How can you conduct a successful materiality analysis, and how do you proceed to communicate it?

Listen to the conversation between:

  • Jessica Strine, CEO, Sustainable Governance Partners USA
  • Hege Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR

Business talks ESG with Pippa Howard: How can businesses manage within Earth’s limits? 

What do we know about the term ‘Earth’s limits’? How radical is the shift needed? How do we start thinking circular? What regulations can we see coming?

Listen to the conversation between:

  • Pippa Howard, Chief Nature Strategist, NatureMetrics
  • Hege Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR

Business talks ESG with: Anne-Marie Fleury: When should business take community responsibility? 

How should companies think about their value chain?

Listen to the conversation between:

  • Anne-Marie Fleury, Responsible Sourcing Director Cobalt, Glencore  
  • Hege Marie Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR

Business talks ESG with Catharina Tagesson Francoise: Is project financing the ultimate ESG test for business?

How are banks and investors incorporating ESG considerations into their due diligence processes for project financing? Why may companies benefit from the imposed transparency? How important has regulation of the banks been and will that trend continue?

Listen to the conversation between:

  • Catharina Tagesson Francois, Senior Impact Structuring Advisor, Societe General
  • Hege Marie Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR

Business talks ESG with Kaare Sand: Is the Board of Directors the weakest link on ESG in a business?

What is the role of the board in ESG and business, and why is it important? How can a board become a strong proponent of ESG, and what are the reasons why some boards do well or less well in this regard?

Listen to the conversation between:

  • Kaare Sand, Partner, Korn Ferry
  • Hege Marie Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR

Business talks ESG with Jessica Strine: Do investors really care about ESG?

Do investors really care about ESG or not? How should a company respond to this interest in the capital market?  

Listen to the conversation between:

  • Jessica Strine, CEO, Sustainable Governance Partners USA
  • Hege Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR

Business talks ESG with Robert Pell: What is a Life Cycle Assessment and why should business care?

What is a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and how does it assess the environmental impact of products and services throughout their entire life cycle? How is LCA evolving historically and what can we expect in the next 10 years with the introduction of new regulations? 

Listen to the conversation between:  

  • Robert Pell, CEO, Minviro 
  • Hege Marie Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR 

Business talks ESG with Andrew Behar: What is a proxy season and how can NGOs use shareholder power?

What is shareholder engagement, and how can it actually influence investments? How does shareholder power differ between Europe and America in terms of shareholder proposals? What are the regulatory variations that contribute to this difference?

Listen to the conversation between:

  • Andrew Behar, CEO and founder, As You Sow
  • Hege Marie Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR 

Business talks ESG With Tove Andersen: Is circular business a viable business model?

Circularity is more than recycling. What is a circular economy in terms of product design, demand and management? How can waste become a resource? How would an international agreement on Plastic make a difference?

Listen to the conversation between:

  • Tove Andersen, CEO, TOMRA
  • Hege Marie Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR 

Business talks ESG with Rasmus Skov: From coal power plants to global leader in sustainability – how?

How does a company transition from working with coal, oil, and gas to become one of the world’s most sustainable companies?

Listen to the conversation between:

  • Rasmus Skov, Head of Global External Affairs & Sustainability Solutions at Ørsted 
  • Hege Marie Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR 

Business talks ESG with Estelle Levin Nally: Human Rights in your supply chain, is your business!

How accountable can a company be for Human Rights abuses in their supply chain?

Listen to the conversation between:

  • Estelle Levin Nally, Founder and CEO at Levin Sources
  • Hege Marie Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR

Business talks ESG with Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea: Product regulations on ESG are coming in the EU – what does it mean for business?

Listen to the conversation between:  

  • Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, Director of Environment at the Directorate-General for Environment in the EU Commission
  • Hege Marie Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR 

 

Business talks ESG with Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea: Product regulations on ESG are coming in the EU – what does it mean for business?

Listen to the conversation between:  

  • Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, Director of Environment at the Directorate-General for Environment in the EU Commission
  • Hege Marie Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR 

 

Business talks ESG with Alzbeta Klein: The fertilizer industry is in the midst of global ESG dilemmas – are there solutions?

How does the fertilizer industry contribute to achieving UN Sustainable Goal nr 2 – Zero Hunger? What role do large international fertilizer companies play in addressing ESG challenges in agriculture? In this episode you will learn the evolving landscape of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues within the fertilizer industry.

Listen to the conversation between:

  • Alzbeta Klein, Director General at International Fertilizer Association
  • Hege Marie Norheim, EVP Corporate Public Affairs and Sustainability, FREYR Battery

 

 

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