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Episode 29 – What we can Learn from the World’s Greenest Cities



Each year, Arcadis publishes an index of the most sustainable cities in the world.

While U.S. cities might not top the sustainability index, there are still important lessons we can learn from those who are making the most progress with their sustainability initiatives.

In this episode, join Kimberly Griego-Kiel as she breaks down the latest sustainability index research report, its findings, and the things we can learn from cities around the world as we work towards a greener tomorrow.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Which U.S. city is the greenest
  • Reasons why we need to improve our sustainability
  • How Santa Fe is working towards a greener future
  • Why diversifying a city’s economy can help increase its sustainability
  • And more!

Tune in now to discover which cities are the greenest and where we can improve our own sustainability for a brighter tomorrow!

Resources:  Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | info@horizonssfs.com  | Facebook | 505-982-9661 | Arcadis 2018 Sustainable Cities Index


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Episode 28 – A Discussion on Sustainability and the 3 P’s



Sustainability is anything that can be sustained and continued for a long period of time, without letting it deteriorate. 

Sustainability can also stretch far beyond just your individual day-to-day life.

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel dives into the concept of sustainability and the triple bottom line, otherwise known as the three P’s. She explains how people, the planet, and a company’s profit are part of the triple bottom line and why they are linked to the principles of sustainability.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How people, the planet, and profit contribute to the three P’s
  • Ways the triple bottom line can help companies 
  • How Ikea is implementing sustainability — and how’s it benefiting the company’s profit
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn all about sustainability and the three P’s! 

Resources:  Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | info@horizonssfs.com  | Facebook | 505-982-9661 


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Episode 27 – An Open Dialogue on Protests and Racial Justice — With Renee Morgan and Aaron Garza



This June brought not only Juneteenth but also several demonstrations of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement across the U.S.

Today, Kimberly Griego-Kiel joins Renee Morgan and Aaron Garza to explore the current state of the racial justice movement through an open discussion on racism, protests, education, and a stand of solidarity.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • About internalized racism
  • The financial impact of systemic racism
  • About community investments — and who it helps 
  • Ways to invest with racial justice in mind
  • And more!

Join Kimberly, Renee, and Aaron now to explore the current state of racial justice in America — and ways we can contribute to building a just society! 

Resources:  Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | Deep Impact Investing Podcast  | info@horizonssfs.com  | Facebook | 505-982-9661 | Renee Morgan | Aaron Garza


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Episode 26 – Will the World Be More Sustainable After COVID-19? – With Kate Noble, Katherine Mortimer, and Melanie A. Stansbury: Part 3



With the 2020 election less than five months away and so much uncertainty remaining around the COVID-19 crisis, what will America’s political landscape look like as we continue to journey towards our post-COVID-19 tomorrow?

Back with the third part of her COVID-19 series, Kimberly Griego-Kiel returns in today’s episode with guests Kate Noble, Katherine Mortimer, and Melanie A. Stansbury to discuss political, health, social, and educational considerations surrounding COVID-19 and the upcoming election. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The role media outlets and social media platforms have in conveying political viewpoints 
  • How COVID-19 could affect the November presidential elections 
  • Why healthcare concerns are a symptom of political and economic inequality 
  • How the anti-racism movement is affecting the American political climate 
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about our current political landscape and what it could look like in our post-COVID-19 lives! 

Resources:  Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | Deep Impact Investing Podcast  | info@horizonssfs.com  | Facebook | 505-982-9661  | Melanie Stansbury  | Katherine Mortimer  | Kate Noble 


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Episode 25 – Will the World Be More Sustainable After COVID-19? – With Kate Noble, Katherine Mortimer, and Melanie A. Stansbury: Part 2



Today, Kimberly Griego-Kiel is back with part two of her special panel discussion about life after COVID-19 and sustainability. 

Exploring the future through a sustainability lens, Kimberly chats once more with Kate Noble, Katherine Mortimer, and Melanie A. Stansbury to highlight different issues surrounding the economy and COVID-19.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How the closing of businesses is affecting the economy
  • How the Green New Deal (GND) is helping climate change and economic inequality
  • Technology’s role in keeping communities together
  • The kindness and generosity we’ve seen during this crisis
  • And more!

Tune in to continue learning about what the future may have in store for our post-COVID world!

Resources:  Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | Deep Impact Investing Podcast  | info@horizonssfs.com  | Facebook | 505-982-9661 


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Episode 24 — Will the World Be More Sustainable After COVID-19? – With Kate Noble, Katherine Mortimer, and Melanie A. Stansbury: Part 1



As we look ahead to life after COVID-19, many people have been wondering how our society will change as a result of this pandemic.

How will our communities change? Is it possible to increase sustainability in our financial, health, and education system?

To better explore these questions, Kimberly Griego-Kiel kicks off a new three-part series today to explore life after COVID-19. Along with guests Kate Noble, Katherine Mortimer, and Melanie A. Stansbury, Kimberly discusses what the future may hold from a sustainability perspective — and what changes we’re already starting to see.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How children and seniors are coping with the pandemic
  • The possibility of a hybrid education system
  • A sustainable proposal for a more affordable housing system
  • How companies like Google and Facebook are implementing sustainability
  • And more!

Tune in now as Kim and her guests break down different financial, technological, and well-being sustainability issues for our post-pandemic future.

Resources:  Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | Deep Impact Investing Podcast  | info@horizonssfs.com  | 505-982-9661 

 


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Episode 23 – Supply Chain and Marketplace Updates During COVID-19



It’s clear that certain supply chains are struggling right now. Do you know why highly desired products, like toilet paper, can’t seem to catch up with the demand?

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel and Johann Klaassen update you on supply chain challenges and what is happening in the marketplace right now. You will also hear questions to ask yourself before making changes to your portfolio.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why we’re experiencing shortages in toilet paper, paper towels, and cleaning supplies
  • Which factors are contributing to clients’ portfolios being ahead of the general market
  • Top economists’ predictions about how much the unemployment rate will rise
  • And more!

Tune in to get your updates on supply chain issues and the current marketplace.

Resources:  Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | Deep Impact Investing Podcast  | Johann Klaassen | info@horizonssfs.com  | 505-982-9661 


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Episode 22 – How to Support Local Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic – With Vicki Pozzebon



Are you looking for ways to support local businesses that have been forced to close down due to the COVID-19 outbreak?

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel speaks to Vicki Pozzebon, a localist and social entrepreneur, about different ways that people can help local businesses right now. This is an informative episode that will give you insight into what business owners are experiencing and options for helping that suit all budgets.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to show goodwill in ways that won’t overwhelm business owners
  • How to play a role in marketing local businesses
  • Reasons why nonprofit organizations are struggling right now
  • About the different relief loans that are available to business owners
  • The role of the ripple effect and how it impacts independent businesses
  • And more!

Tune in to learn how you can support local businesses that have been hit hard financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Resources:  Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | Deep Impact Investing Podcast  | info@horizonssfs.com  | 505-982-9661 | Vicki Pozzebon | purveyor@vickipozzebon.com | Vicki Pozzebon on Twitter | Nextdoor | U.S. Small Business Administration


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Episode 21 – Consider Supply Chains When Investing



Nearly every product-based company that you invest in has a supply chain. Where do the suppliers along these supply chains purchase their materials from? Do these materials cause harm to workers or environmental pollution?

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel unravels questions for every responsible investor to consider about supply chains. This is an informative conversation that also discusses which companies have made progress in creating supply-chain visibility and holding suppliers accountable. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What supply chains are and examples of the issues that unethical working conditions impose on people
  • American laws around supply chain issues such as child labor and human trafficking 
  • Top six important changes to supply-chain regulations from 2019
  • Shareholder advocacy moves to make in the 2020 proxy season
  • And more!

Tune in to learn what you must consider about supply chains as you strive to invest like you give a damn.

Resources:  Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661| info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook 

 


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Episode 20 — 30 Eco Tips for a Greener Life: Part 2



There are small changes we can all make to help preserve our resources. Are you up for the challenge?

Kimberly Griego-Kiel is back with part two of her mini-series that covers 30 tips that you can act on today to starting living a greener life. To kick off today’s episode, Kimberly and her co-host, Aric Johnson, discuss the results from their water-calculator tests, which compared their personal water usage to the average American’s water footprint. Next, they share easy lifestyle changes that can lead to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Reasons to start looking for refillable soap stores in your community
  • Alternatives to buying brand new items
  • What to consider about your food’s carbon footprint
  • How to weatherize your home
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn more tips eco-friendly tips for living a greener life!

Resources:

Horizons Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | Horizons Facebook | 30 Eco Tips Challenge |  Water Calculator | Episode 17:  30 Eco Tips for a Greener Life: Part 1