March 2022 Newsletter

March 2022 Newsletter


Dearest Friends,

What a month March has been!!! As I reflect, it’s impossible for me not to highlight the sad events in Ukraine. My heart breaks over the needless violence, bloodshed, and devastation. However, one encouraging aspect is how rapidly businesses have responded to the crisis – coming together in a rare show of solidarity and strength across the world – and going beyond government-imposed sanctions. This is ESG/S alive in our world and in business! While examples of businesses standing up to the Russian threat on democracy are far too many to list, here are just that caught my eye:

  1. Airbnb freeing up housing for 100,00 Ukrainian refugees.
  2. Oil companies – Exxon, BP, and Shell, ending multiple joint investment projections with Russian oil companies.
  3. Global retailers shutting down Russian sales and closing stores.
  4. Major credit card companies – Visa and Mastercard – shutting down global services in Russia.
  5. Professional services firms like Accenture, KPMG, and PwC cutting ties with their Russian member firms.

Other big ESG/S news this month: The SEC’s long awaited vote to propose regulations that would require public traded companies to report their greenhouse gas emission and how climate change exposure is impacting their business. We expect these mandatory disclosure rules for public companies to further accelerator the ESG/S transformation for all businesses. Much more on this to come!

Separately, I’m pleased to announce the spring launch of our new ESG/S executive coaching program! Below is more detail and spread the word!

As always, we love your feedback! Please reach out anytime with ways we can collaborate and/or serve you better!


Jennifer Faust


I’m committed to helping organizations, businesses, investors, and individuals successfully navigate the continuing ESG/S transformation. To that end, I’m extremely excited to officially launch my personalized ESG/S executive coaching program. I’ve worked closely with an instructional designer to create a comprehensive and personalized course curriculum that will teach you what you must know about the rising ESG/S movement. And give you the tools to build out an ESG/S framework for your business or organization.

You’ll find more information about the ESG/S coaching program and how to sign up on my website. I care deeply about this work and believe business can be a powerful tool for positive change in our world. My sincere goal is to help individuals understand the power of ESG/S and apply it in their respective lives for lasting impact. So, let’s work together to transform our world for the better. Purpose-driven – for people, planet & profit!



The month of March is Women’s History Month! In that spirit, here is a shortlist of women-founded companies who successfully keep planet, people, and profit at the core of their business!  Please take a few moments to learn about 5 women who are an inspiration for us:

  1. Eileen Fisher – Eileen Fisher
  2. Liya Kebede – LemLem
  3. Nancy Twine – Briogeo
  4. Rachel Miller – Cora Ball
  5. Sarah Kaeck – Beeswrap


What is International Women’s Day? Why was it formed and what does it celebrate?
International Women’s Day ( is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Marked annually on March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

  • celebrate women’s achievements
  • raise awareness about women’s equality
  • lobby for accelerated gender parity
  • fundraise for female-focused charities

Beyond every March 8, let’s continue to celebrate women’s achievements and rally for women’s equality!

Who has inspired you? We’d love to get your insights – please share at and we’ll feature your suggestions!


•  Reuters – Responsible Business USA 2022

April 19-20th, 2022 in New York Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge

For more information, please click on the link:

Pick up one of these powerful books authored by incredible women:

  • “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls – For when you want a book that’ll give you chills.
  • “Becoming” by Michelle Obama – For when you want a little bit of history in your life.
  • “Educated” by Tara Westover – For when you want a conversation starter.
  • “The Rules Do Not Apply” by Ariel Levy – For when you’re ready for a good cry.
  • “I know why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou – For when you’re ready to delve into a powerful life story.
  • “Every Woman’s Guide to Saving the Plant” by Natalie Isaacs.
  • “The Future We choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis” by Christiana Figueres


As I’ve written before, I love podcasts! Whether I’m driving in my car or knocking out chores around the house, my earbuds are in, and a podcast is rolling! Here are a few of my favorites that are also hosted or co-hosted by amazingly talented women! Please check them out!

  • A Sustainable Mind with Marjorie Alexander
          Listen On iTunes, Spotify and Sticher.
  • Leadership Next with Alan Murray and Ellen McGirt
           Listen On iTunes, Spotify and Sticher.


If you have an event or interesting resource to share, please let us know! Send us an email at

Are you looking for good movie? Here is a great one:

  • The Human Element (2019) – Centered around climate change, this movie reveals how global warming has drastically contributed to wildfires and hurricanes that disrupt the human-nature balance.

If you have an event or interesting resource to share, please let us know! Send us an email at


One last friendly reminder to download my free ESG/S Guide that is only available for subscribers. Purpose-driven for people, planet & profit, we’re committed to helping people successfully navigate this continuing transformation. And we believe the best place to start is to clearly define what ESG/S means!