About the Podcast

In today’s business landscape, responsibility and sustainability are no longer optional or “nice to have.” Modern stakeholders don’t just expect an environmental, social and governance (ESG) focus, they demand it. Being a good corporate citizen today is “table stakes.” Simultaneously, many of the corporate social responsibility departments companies launched in the last 30 years aren’t thinking enough about innovation, growth, business-focused results and resilience. Table Stakes discusses the issues of sustainability with forward-thinking leaders to forecast the future of responsible business. Being ethical, human and sustainable is no longer optional – it’s table stakes.

About Your Host: Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is the CEO of Veerless, a boutique sustainability consulting company with clients around the world. She is a recognized leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability for multinational Fortune 500 companies. She brings to the table background both broad and deep in ESG (environmental, social, governance) factors for corporations, nonprofit organizations and investors. Graduating from Kellogg’s Executive MBA program in 2018, Marcy calls herself a CSR leader turned “finance geek,” and a passionate advocate for the intersection of societal value and responsible practices across sectors.

Having led the sustainability function for ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel and mining company, in 2018 Marcy launched her own boutique consultancy focused on ESG risk and strategic resilience in organizations big and small. Since 2018, she has advised corporations, nonprofit organizations and P.E./V.C. investors and portfolio companies on a wide range of topics.

Marcy’s background also includes nearly a decade in fundraising and marketing in the nonprofit sector, founding a women’s career development initiative that attracted more than 1 million women to its services from 2012-2014, and authoring the book You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works. She is a proud Board Member for Girls on the Run Twin Cities, and former member of the Boards of Directors at Chicago Architecture Center, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and Step Up. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the College of Saint Benedict and her MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Marcy recently moved from Chicago to Minneapolis with her husband Charlie, her tabby cat Betsey and her terrier mix Pearl.

Work With Veerless

Are you ready to future-proof your business’ long-term financial value? Are you ready to think about how environmental, social and governance factors affect your business today and in the future? Identify and mitigate your risks before a crisis hits. Make sure you’re meeting the “Table Stakes” we talk about every week on the podcast.

Veerless moves swiftly toward sustainability for our clients, producing quick wins and best-practice informed results for immediate ROI. Learn more about us at www.veerless.com.